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Fionn O Lochlainn

Performing and recording artist Fionn O Lochlainn was born in England, raised by his musician father Ruan to sing, play guitars, keys, drums, orchestrate strings, and self record his songs. His work with great talents in England such as Nigel Godrich caught the attention of Perfect Songs Publishing. He arrived in America in 2000 after signing a major record deal with Universal Records, recording and living in the lower east side of Manhattan, working with Andy Wallace (Jeff Buckley, Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen) on his material, as well as playing residencies at The Knitting Factory and The Rockwood Music Hall.

His first album Spawn of the Beast gained much critical acclaim, leading him to play sell out shows at Joe's Public Theater with standing ovations, sharing the stage with some of the finest musicians in America, and he performed at CMJ and SXSW in 2007 and 2008. Due to a humanitarian narrative in Fionn's music, he also got invited to perform at a peace conference with Howard Zinn at Great Hall of Cooper Union, and was asked to speak on a panel.

Successful performances also include the Troubadour, Hotel Cafe and House of Blues in Los Angeles, as well as festivals across California, Nevada and Seattle. First years in USA were spent engrossed in recording and performing, so Fionn, greatly inspired by American culture, succumbed to a strong inclination to travel America with his guitar, in pursuit of cultural and social osmosis; gaining a wealth of experience to imbue within his second album, 3 Stripe Balloon, scheduled for release in August 2016. 

"Lovely, lyrical, spiritual, a joy to listen to." ~ Howard Zinn

"Magic writing, magic playing, magic album." ~ Billy Bragg

"His voice is incredibly pure and always soulful. An amazing performer, songwriter,
and recording artist." ~ Mark Sutton, NPR Producer

Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. Doors open at 7pm. You may reserve your seat in advance by emailing Sam@backroommusic.com and using the word "Tickets" in the Subject line. In the body of your email, please indicate how many seats you would like for this performance. If you need more information or have any questions, please call Sam at #510-654-3808.

 

Earlier Event: July 21
Michael Zilber
Later Event: July 23
Lisa Lindsley