(born November 28, 1983) is an Irish singer-songwriter
, County Cork
His debut album Evening Train
resulted from his time spent studying music and management at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa in Cork
. It featured tracks which had previously won Flannery two categories at the International Songwriting Competition
in Nashville, Tennessee
, as judged by his idol, Tom Waits
. He was the first Irish musician to win in this event.
Flannery's second studio album White Lies
was released on September 12, 2008, achieving a top ten position on the Irish Albums Chart
. It later went platinum and was nominated for the Choice Music Prize
.The Irish Times
placed him at number forty-six in a list of "The 50 Best Irish Acts Right Now" published in April 2009. Also that year Flannery won Best Irish Male at the 2009 Meteor Awards
. Influences include Kurt Cobain
, Leonard Cohen
and Bob Dylan
Flannery was reared on farmland outside Blarney, County Cork.
Coming from a family with a keen musical interest, Flannery was introduced to folk and blues music at a young age.
Flannery cites an encounter with the music of Kurt Cobain
as a direct influence on his desire to become a musician. Seeing... Read More