is a Northern Irish
Kieran Goss was born and raised in Mayobridge
, County Down
, Northern Ireland
. He was just nine years old when he got his first guitar. Growing up in a big family with diverse musical tastes meant that early on he was hearing his brothers’ Johnny Cash
, Kris Kristofferson
and Willie Nelson
records, his mother’s Frank Sinatra
records and his sisters’ Rolling Stones
records. These varied influences gave Goss his own unique sound.
Goss supported himself while a law student in Belfast by playing club gigs and the University Students’ Union, earning himself support slots for Elvis Costello
, Christy Moore
and Joe Jackson
along the way. He recorded his first album, Brand New Star
, in 1989. It contained the songs "Brand New Star" and "Just Around The Corner," which came to the attention of Mary Black
as she was preparing the album Babes In The Wood
. She recorded both songs.
Kieran followed up Brand New Star
with New Day
in 1994 and in 1998 he released the album Worse Than Pride
, which contained the Top 10 single "Out Of My Head." It was the second most played song on Irish radio that year. Worse Than Pride
achieved double platinum status nine months after it was released. Red-Letter Day
followed this in 2000 containing fan-favourite "Reasons To Leave".
In the winter of 2002, Goss released the compilation Out Of My......