A New Year
You could not have scripted this. A poet punk, seeking refuge in the wilds of Europe and the old imperial heartland. Surrounding himself with songwriters and sirens, the scene is intrinsically set.
Shane Ó Fearghail is an Irish Singer-songwriter living in Vienna. From Dublin his musical style fits neatly into the Irish Indie Folk box. Likened to REM, Crowded House, Rufus Wainright III and Ron Sexsmith, it is easy to see where his songwriting loyalties lie. Irish music and poetry however, are his first loves.
“An uber professional at all his own appearances and whilst playing together with others. Always focused on his music, he captivates every audience. Indeed great songwriting meets high musical sense. A fantastic artist!” Bernd Rossmann – Reinhardt Best Acoustics Germany
With Three albums and three EP releases to his name, this Dubliner has recently recorded an exclusive Irish Folk album which will be available to fans and at live shows. As a performer he tours solo as well as with his band ‘The Host’.
“Just listening to the new Shane Ó Fearghail album. Only one way to describe it, totally brilliant form start to finish. Congrats.” Jackie Hayden – Hot Press Dublin.
Meet The Host
An eclectic group of musicians ‘The Host’ come with new ideas. Hailing from Austria, Claudia Heidegger (Fiddle), Emily Velasquez (Bass), David Butschek (Percusision); together they bring rhythm to Shane’s rhyme. An ensemble that “vibes up” the music with new energy; breathing sunlight into old and new songs. All singers and incredible players, Shane & The Hosthave a fantastic and exciting contemporary Irish Appalachian folk roots feel, interlaced with that European twist. It is live however, where you’ll taste their full flavour.
“Shane Ó Fearghail & The Host are a wonderful live band. One of those bands that grabs the audience from the first minute and won’t let them go until the end. I love them!” Harald Neger – Donauinselfest / We Serve You Better – Events Co.
2020 is set to continue on an upwards curve for Shane & The Host as they perform their own brand of contemporary folk. Touching on punk and alternative they perform their set of original material and interwoven with ‘Host’ branded covers, tapping into European traditions with mesmerising effect.
Constantly on the road 2019 has been an incredible year for Shane and for the band. Having performed around Europe, playing to sold out shows from Ireland to Austria and all the countries in between, not to mention successful performances at Frankfurt Messe, Donauinselfest, the Sofar Concerts series and a run of European festival dates over the summer, Shane was also the recent winner at the international Sofia Singer-Songwriting Festival in Bulgaria.
“Shane Ó Fearghail & the Hostknow how to intuitively engage the audience, caressing them with personality, wit and charm. They are captivating. The fun and passion you share with them. That’s why we look forward to a next time!” – Michael Frödrich, Executive Manager Arte Hotels Austria
With other EP releases to his name, countless tours under both belts, Shane is putting the final touches to his new Irish Album. Recorded in Dublin at AP Studios, realease dates will be anounnced soon. Recording will also begin in earnest on the much anticipated and eagerly awaited ‘Shane Ó Feagrhail & The Host‘ album.
Shane and the band are gearing up to play the European festival circuit for 2020. Shane is a brand ambassador for Fusion Bags,Shadow Guitars, Elixir Strings, Logjam Stompboxes and Share MeTransporters Austria.
Booking & Info Europe / ROW – Sabine Mann +43 650 5553343
Management – Jeff Burns +353 8724 22912