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Tiny Magnetic Pets Do The Double…

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark have just announced that Ireland’s Tiny Magnetic Pets will be their tour support for the second time. This news comes after last week’s announcement by Midge Ure that Tiny Magnetic Pets will be joining him for 15 dates on the Irish and European leg of The 1980, Vienna – Visage Tour.

TMP supported Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark on the 22 date UK leg of The Punishment of Luxury tour in 2017. TMP will be joining the band on their 40th Anniversary tour in Ireland and Germany.

www.tinymagneticpets.com

Smoke Without A Fire | New Album From Lynda Cullen

Songwriter & folk singer, Lynda Cullen independently released her eagerly awaited 2nd solo album, Smoke Without a Fire in August of this year.

Her latest collection of songs was recorded live at The Hayti Heritage Centre, St.Joseph’s Sanctuary in Durham, North Carolina in November 2018. Local Durham musicians Rob Sharer (guitar and mandolin), Robert Cantrell (drums) and Hugh Crumley (double bass) came on board with the project following a tour in March 2018.

With producer and engineer Dave Tilley at the helm, the live recording brings a touch of the Southern vibe to her instantly recognisable voice and guitar style. Smoke Without a Fire also features guest performances from renowned NC artists Pattie Le Seuer (vocals), Bill Newton (harmonica), John Curry (dobro) and Libby Rodenbough (fiddle)

Since the release of her first solo album, Paper Boat in 2014, Lynda has performed at various folk festivals and gigs throughout Europe, as well as touring in South Korea for a reunion with former bandmates Second Moon.

www.lyndacullen.com

Sean OB Releases ‘Two Last Cans’ Video

Sean OB has released the video for his latest single ‘Two Last Cans’, the first track to be taken from the upcoming EP ‘Cigarettes & Perfume’ due for release later this year.

‘Two Last Cans’ is a song written about a hard breakup that really shook Sean to his core, “I don’t think I’ve ever truly recovered from the breakup. It sent me on a long harrowing spiral. I’m not exactly sure, but I think it’s about learning how to live with regret and let go of things that you can’t take back or change no matter how much they fuck with your head.”

Shot around Dublin City and Smock Alley, Directors Ian Downes & James Clarke explain the concept behind the video, “The idea came strongly from the fantastic lyrical makeup, it was to portray the mask we all wear every day, to let it crumble and inevitably free ourselves from it. However, life isn’t really that simple, sometimes we just start all over again.”

Displaying remarkable skills as a song-writer and lyricist, Sean writes with a hard-hitting honesty. He counts stand-up comedians like Doug Stanhope and Bill Hicks as influences that are just as important as the likes of Hunter S. Thompson and John Lennon. But there’s an inherent falseness about “happy” songs that doesn’t sit terribly well with him, either.

All the best songs are sad songs!” he notes. “A great love song draws on a lot of insecurities. You have to go to a place. I’m always writing, but you have to feel something and really sit with it. If I can get just one sentence that I feel like I wish someone else would sing to me, then I can start. It usually comes pretty quick after that. It might sound weird, but I take a lot of happiness from that.”

‘Two Last Cans’ is out now. Sean OB performs at Whelan’s tonight, Wednesday September 4th

 Upcoming Tour Dates:

4th September Whelan’s, Dublin
14th September The Camden Crush, Rock n Roll Rescue, London
5th October The Amersham Arms, London.

Elliott Mo x XO MO ‘Bad Habit Out This Friday

Fresh off the Elecrtric Picnic 2019 stage, Elliott Mo is reading his remix of Xo Mo’s ‘Bad Habit’ for release on September 6th 2019.

“‘Bad Habit’ is a modern take on control and unrequited feelings in a love exchange, drawing sonic influences from both contemporary pop and hip-hop. The remix or edit by Elliott Mo serves as his own take on the track from his perspective.”

The release follows on a successful year consisting of four singles, which found their place on Spotify’s Editorial Playlists including New Music Friday UK, Spotify’s Fresh Finds New Pop Revolution, A Breath of Fresh Éire and A New Éire, features in HotPress. Accompanied by a run of festival performances concluding with a performance in Electric Picnic’s Electric Arena and much national radio attention as well as their 3rd single ‘Wild Dogs’ being featured on Made In Chelsea’s 2019 season premiere. 

Robert Grace Announces Next Single

Robert Grace releases new single ‘I’m Here Too’ on September 6th.

Following on from the success of his last single ‘Moving Fast’  which was ‘Tune of the Week’ on 2FM, amongst extensive airplay on other stations, Robert releases his new track ‘I’m Here Too’ (on Kobalt / AWAL) on September 6th.

Sounding like Shawn Mendes meets Charlie Puth Robert has the ability to write slices of cool heartfelt pop readymade for radio.

Previous releases have garnered him ‘Artist of the Week’ on Today FM, led to an A Playlisting on 2FM for his track ‘Wanna Love’ and he has had three songs top the 7 at 7 charts on Beat 102-103.

His track ‘The Good Place’ was added to the influential Easy playlist on Spotify where his last three releases have clocked up over 600,000 streams. An excellent live performer Robert has performed to capacity crowds at Ireland’s biggest festivals Electric Picnic and Indiependence.

In recent years Robert has developed into a songwriter of note. He wrote three and co-produced four tracks on Hometown’s 2016 chart topping album in Ireland. Hometown were managed by Louis Walsh & were signed by Colin Barlow at RCA.

Robert has also co-written with some of the best-known songwriters in the UK including:
Dan McDougall (The Wanted, The Shires)
Blair MacKichan (Paloma Faith/Sia/Lily Allen)Phil Thornalley (Natalie Imbruglia/Pixie Lott)
Josh Wilkinson (One Direction / 5 seconds of Summer)

Shane Fallon Shares Anchorman Inspired Video

Last month Shane (Tex) Fallon gave us ‘Stuck Inside This Rhythm’, a cracker of a summer song. It’s a top tune, and the accompanying video conveying Shane’s acting talents perfectly! It’s retro, happy and Shane seems very at ease in his anchorman eske role.

“We had great fun making the video – which I think is obvious in the result, massively inspired by Anchorman and the humour myself and Nic from Camoberg productions share, he had the idea based on the lyrics and sentiment of the song and the result is, I believe, a great video which hopefully will make people smile at me or with me and get into the song or dance along to it.” Shane Fallon

Shane’s voice is possibly the best-known instrument within his band , The Shoos, and while the band is planning on going back into studio later this summer, ahead of new music from the band The Shoos front man was eager to bring us this gem. It’s infectious.

While working on this song, Shane and his wife were also adding to their family with their second baby, James born just three months old. Their little girl, Sophie is just 1 year 3mths!

As a band, The Shoos has impressed many industry heavy weights through the years. This admiration was cemented by many of these inviting the band to guest on their live shows, including One Republic, Maroon 5, Life House & Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters). Indeed, on the release of the band’s last long play, 2016’s self-titled The Shoos , the band was asked to guest with Jeff Lynne at his 3Arena show in Dublin, just a few weeks later. This guest slot was quickly followed by an invitation directly from Jeff Lynne and his management to play his home town show at Birmingham Arena later the same summer.

Shane packs ‘Stuck Inside This Rhythm’ with similar energy he gives to all his records and live performances. It’s a stomper of a track, you get it also!

Insta. ShaneFallonMusic T. @ShaneTexFallon

Cat Lundy Shares Latest Single ‘Burn’

Cat Lundy, a 60’s, blues-inspired storyteller.  With raw, unapologetic emotion, she delivers her truth.  Her debut album ‘9 Lives’ is influenced by love, heartbreak and relationships. A classically trained vocalist from the Royal Academy of Music, and a self-taught guitarist, she has performed her original songs in venues in London,  New York’s ‘The Bitter End’ (where she had a residency) and Los Angeles’ ‘House of Blues’.

Cat finished recording her debut album with producer Ger Mc Donnell in 2018.  Ger has worked with artists such as U2, Kasabian, The Cure and Martha Wainwright…to name a few.     

What Cat has to say about music: “I believe music can change the world around us, even if it is for just three and a half minutes.”

She has supported Fantastic Negrito, American Grammy winner on his Irish tour; ‘…. Cat has it all, she has the goods’ – Fantastic Negrito 2019. She has been described from reviews as “a breath of fresh air, she is sweet, salty and a first-class storyteller.” “Vocally she is smooth as honey.”

Cat controls each song from the start to finish. She is effortless and cool and knows how to lure her listeners in. You can hear a pin drop as she holds her audience spellbound. The brand new single ‘Burn’ is out now, taken from her forthcoming studio album. 

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IMRO Radio Awards Shortlist Revealed for 2019

It has been another stellar year in radio broadcasting on the island of Ireland and the crème de la crème were today announced on the IMRO Radio Awards 2019 shortlist. A major highlight of the industry year, the Awards, which are sponsored by IMRO and BAI, will take place on Friday 4th October at the Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny. The names of those taking home the trophies will be a closely guarded secret until the night itself.

Prior to the main Awards night, the IMRO Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the BAI offices on Tuesday 24th September. Four new inductees will be awarded the honour and join the list of those who have made significant contributions to radio in Ireland.

Speaking about the significance of the event, Chair of the IMRO Radio Awards committee, Tom McGuire said “The IMRO Radio Awards is an important media milestone as it recognises the excellence of Irish radio; celebrates the contribution of broadcasters to the national conversation and for one night only brings together the nation’s stations.”

Eleanor McEvoy, IMRO Chairperson said “After much deliberation and debate the judges have selected an incredible shortlist of 185 Finalists whose broadcasting output fully embodies the broad spectrum of radio content in Ireland today. Irish audiences’ appetite for quality radio output continues to grow, fuelling outstanding creativity, story-telling and audience engagement from broadcasters throughout the country. And this is abundantly evident from the quality of submissions received this year. We wish all of the shortlisted entrants the very best of luck.”

Michael O’Keefe, Chief Executive of BAI said “The BAI is delighted to support the IMRO Radio Awards 2019, which recognise creativity and excellence in the Irish radio sector and highlight the impressive level of high-quality, culturally relevant radio content available to audiences in Ireland. The IMRO awards are highly regarded and coveted and the BAI congratulates all the shortlisted candidates and wishes them well on the awards night in October.”

Shortlist

Category Station
A1  
General Music Programme  
Dermot and Dave Today FM
More Music with Philip Bourke Cork’s Red FM
Muireann O’Connell Show Today FM
The Big Ride Home with Dara Quilty 98FM
The Saturday Soundtrack with Peter Devlin Radio Nova
   
A2  
Specialist Music Programme  
Céilí House RTÉ Radio 1
Music and the Mind: Music and Relaxation RTÉ Lyric FM
The Beat Goes On Today FM
The Paul McLoone Show Today FM
The Tom Dunne Show Newstalk
   
A3  
Breakfast Programme  
Beat Breakfast Beat 102-103
Breakfast with Ray and Jay Cork’s Red FM
Fully Charged with Graham and Nathan Spin 1038
KC and Ross in the morning Cork’s 96FM
The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Today FM
   
A4  
Music Special/Music Event  
Astral Week’s at 50 BBC Radio Ulster
Marty in the morning, Beatles White Album at 50 RTÉ Lyric FM
Proms in the Park BBC Radio Ulster
Tom’s Trip to Tipp – The Tom Dunne Show Newstalk
The Trip to Tipp Tipp FM
   
A5  
Irish Music Programme or Initiative  
Composer Lab on Blue of the Night RTÉ Lyric FM
Electric Mainline BBC Radio Foyle
Folk Awards RTÉ Radio 1
The Long Road RTÉ 2XM
Urban Hymns RTÉ 2FM
   
B1  
News Story/News Event  
BBC Radio Foyle – Lyra McKee BBC Radio Foyle
National Broadband Plan Newstalk
The Battle of the Boyne – Drogheda’s drugs war LMFM
Thank you Laura Clare FM
The Grand Hotel East Coast FM
When Mistakes Cost Lives Radio Kerry
   
B2  
News Programme – Full Service  
Bloody Sunday: The decisions live BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle
Evening Extra BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle
This Week: Brexit’s Meaningful Vote RTÉ Radio 1
   
B3  
News Programme – Local/Regional  
Downtown and Cool FM news teams Downtown and Cool FM
Extended News Bulletin Cork’s 96FM
Optics, Than Fibre Optics Shannonside
Rooskey under fire Shannonside
The Breakfast Show BBC Radio Foyle
   
B4  
Current Affairs Programme – Full Service  
Between the Lines Newstalk
Newstalk Breakfast Newstalk
Saturday with Cormac – the meaning and values of Irishness RTÉ Radio 1
The Hard Shoulder Newstalk
The Pat Kenny Show Newstalk
   
B5  
Current Affairs Programme – Local/Regional  
Deise Today – Waterford Acid Attack WLR FM
Dublin Talks 98FM
Midlands today with Will Faulkner Midlands 103
Morning Focus Clare FM
The Mark Patterson Show BBC Radio Foyle
   
B6  
Sports Story  
Declan Rice – A Tragedy of Three Acts Newstalk
From Russia with Love Today FM
Meet the determined – Team Ireland at the Special Olympics World Games Today FM
Painkillers in Irish Sport Newstalk
“The Players Is The Men” (Derry 1993) RTÉ Radio 1
   
B7  
Sports Programme – Full Service  
Off the Ball – Live Newstalk
Off the Ball Newstalk
Sunday Sport – Stories and Action for over 40 years RTÉ Radio 1
Team 33 Newstalk
The Last Word with Matt Cooper Today FM
   
B8  
Sports Programme – Local/Regional  
Big Red Bench Cork’s Red FM
Carlow Rising KCLR
Now that’s what I call sport 98FM
The Score Cork’s 96FM
Weekend sports breakfast Dublin’s Q102
   
C1  
Documentary  
Documentary on one: in Shame, Love, in Shame RTÉ Radio 1
Lyric feature – In The Wind RTÉ Lyric FM
So much more than baby blues Beat 102-103
Sticking Out BBC Radio Ulster
The Rescue Clare FM
   
C2  
Music Documentary  
Documentary on One: Ireland’s First Superstar RTÉ Radio 1
Documentary on One: Johnny Cash’s Lost Tour of Ireland RTÉ Radio 1
Documentary on One in association with RTÉ Arts and Culture: The summer of Astral weeks RTÉ Radio 1
The Story of the Christmas chart topper 98FM
The Road Well Travelled RTÉ Radio 1
   
C3  
Short Feature  
Cluas Chiarraí Radio Kerry
Every Road Has a Cross to Bear LMFM
Finding your Tingle  – The Francie Boylan Show Ocean FM
Live from the past Radio Kerry
The Birth of Laylah South East Radio
   
C4  
Magazine Programme  
Countrywide RTÉ Radio 1
Moncrieff Newstalk
Plan B with Sarina Bellissimo Spin 1038
The John Toal Show BBC Radio Ulster
Valentines Day Special LMFM
   
C5  
Drama  
Jetty Stars WLR FM
RTÉ Drama on One: James’s Story by Dave Zane Mairowitz RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ Drama on One: Northern Lights by Stephen Jones RTÉ Radio 1
The Vampire of Killaspleen Shannonside
Searching for Daddly Dee Newstalk
   
C6  
Specialist Speech Programme  
Children at the Microphone RTÉ Radio 1
Futureproof “Chances” Newstalk
Getting Better, not Bitter Ocean FM
Six Dads RTÉ Radio 1
The Blame Game BBC Radio Ulster
   
C7  
Craoltoireacht le Gaeilge  
An Saol Ó Deas RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
Donall Mac Ruairi Go Domhain San Fharraige RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
Fear Bean nó Idir Eatharthu RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
Iris Anair RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
Litreacha BBC Gaeilge
Tracy Clifford RTÉ 2FM
   
C8  
Interactive Speech Programme  
Liveline: After 82 years, Eileen Macken Finds Her Mother RTÉ Radio 1
Lunchtime Live Newstalk
Phoneshow FM104
The Neil Prendeville Show – A Mansion on the Hill Cork’s Red FM
   
D1  
Community/Social Action  
Dublin Life FM104
Giving for living radiothon Cork’s 96FM
The East Coast FM Wicklow Wide Coffee Morning East Coast FM
The Galway Bay FM Sleepout for Simon Galway Bay FM
Wish Week Classic Hits
   
D2  
On-Air Competitions/Promotions  
Beat the Bomb Spin 1038
Best of Dublin 98FM
Gotta Get It Wrong Spin 1038
Greedy Guts 98FM
The Can – A – Da Challenge Cork’s Red FM
   
D3  
Station Imaging  
98FM  
FM104  
Newstalk  
Spin 1038  
Today FM  
   
D4  
Entertainment Inserts  
Gift Grub on the Ian Dempsey Show Today FM
Fully Charged with Graham and Nathan Spin 1038
KC and Ross in the Morning Cork’s 96FM
Rise and Smile Galway Bay FM
Strawberry Alarm Clock FM104
   
D5  
Digital & Social Innovation  
Are you Watching on the Radio Ocean FM
Cluas Chiarraí Radio Kerry
Choose your own Breakfast Show 98FM
Gift Grub 2.0 Today FM
The iRadio thief iRadio
   
E1  
Music & Entertainment Presenter of the Year  
Dara Quilty 98FM
Dermot Whelan Today FM
Luke O’Faolain 98FM
Muireann O’Connell Today FM
Ray Foley Cork’s Red FM
   
E2  
Radio DJ of the Year  
David Hammond Beat 102-103
Izzy Bartak-Healey Cork’s Red FM
Killian Pettit Cork’s Red FM
Sharon Lynskey iRadio
Steve K Spin 1038
   
E3  
Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year  
Ann Marie Kelly Midlands 103
God Knows Jonas Spin South West
Kieran McGuinness Radio Nova
Ralf McLean BBC Radio Ulster
Tom Dunne Newstalk
   
E4  
News Broadcaster of the Year  
Andrew Lowth Spin 1038
Elaine McGee BBC Radio Foyle
Gavin McLoughlin Newstalk
Karen Patterson BBC Radio Ulster
Susan Keogh Newstalk
   
E5  
News Reporter of the Year  
Aideen Finnegan Newstalk
Brian O’Connell RTÉ Radio 1
Declan Harvey BBC Radio Ulster
Frank Greaney Newstalk
Henry McKean Newstalk
   
E6  
Sports Broadcaster of the Year – Full Service  
Damien O’Meara RTÉ Radio 1
Darren Frehill RTÉ Radio 1
Joe Molloy Newstalk
Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh Newstalk
Nathan Murphy Newstalk
   
E7  
Sports Broadcaster of the Year – Local/Regional  
Daniel Pitcher Dublin’s Q102
Debbie Ridgard Beat 102-103
Eric White BBC Radio Foyle
Sean McCaffrey Shannonside
Tom Moynihan Radio Kerry
   
E8  
Speech Broadcaster of the Year – Full Service  
Ciara Kelly Newstalk
Ivan Yates Newstalk
Sean Moncrieff Newstalk
Sean O’Rourke RTÉ Radio 1
Stephen Nolan BBC Radio Ulster
   
E9  
Speech Broadcaster of the Year – Local/Regional  
Jerry O’Sullivan Radio Kerry
Mark Patterson BBC Radio Foyle
Neil Prendeville Cork’s Red FM
Niall Delaney Ocean FM
Sarina Bellissimo Spin 1038
   
E10  
Newcomer of the Year Award  
Brian McEvoy iRadio
Declan Wilson Q Radio
Jillian Godsil East Coast FM
Kayte O’Malley Spin South West
Sinead Brassil LMFM
   
F1  
Radio Moment of the Year  
Bosco v Dustin iRadio
Gerry Ryan Show 2FM 40 Special RTÉ 2FM
Maria Bailey Interview RTÉ Radio 1
The Neil Prendeville Show – ‘A Bubble of Brilliant-ness’ Cork’s Red FM  
The priest who anointed Lyra McKee speaks hours after the murder BBC Radio Foyle

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Mick Flannery Releases New Video and Announces Tour Dates

An award-winning, double-platinum selling artist, Mick Flannery’s self-titled sixth album released July 2019, soared to #1 in the Irish album charts, and has been warmly received at live shows to packed audiences across Ireland, the UK and USA this summer.

Continuing his successful streak, Mick has released a striking cinematic video for one of the album’s stand out tracks ‘Star to Star’.

Chatting about the video, Mick said: “This is the song that put my latest album in motion, so I’m very glad it’s getting it’s own movie here. I like how the video takes a different angle on the album’s concept. The song references high’s of fame and success and not wanting to let go, the video mirrors these themes in another aspect of life. Thank you to all involved.”

Director Emily Dynes commented: “Creating the visuals to match the epic emotions and beauty of Mick Flannery’s gorgeous track ‘Star To Star’ was a daunting, but incredibly rewarding task. Operating with a tiny but passionate crew of four, it was a joy to undertake a real-life road trip through rural Australia to bring this music video to life, and to direct the supremely talented Makuei King Aken and Catherine Morvell.”

‘Star to Star’ features on Mick Flannery’s new album, listen/buy: https://wmi.lnk.to/mickfannery

See Mick perform live as he continues his extensive autumn/winter tour across the USA, Canada, UK, and Ireland. Recently added shows include a fourth and final date at Lost Lane Dublin, and December shows at the Westport Townhall Mayo, Kenny’s Lahinch, DeBarra’s Clonakilty, Riverbank Arts Centre Kildare, Bantry House West Cork, Róisín Dubh Galway, and Dolan’s Warehouse Limerick.

TOUR DATES:

Sept 4th – The Pie Shop, Washington, DC, USA  Tickets
Sept 5th – The Word Barn, Exeter, NH, USA Tickets
Sept 8th – Rockwood Music Hall, NYC, USA Tickets
Sept 10th – Club Passim, Boston, MA, USA Tickets
Sept 11th – The Garrison, Toronto, ON, CAN Tickets
Sept 12th – Petit Campus, Montreal, QB, CAN Tickets
Sept 26th –  Cork Opera House, Cork, IRE – *with support from Joshua Burnside Tickets
Sept 27th – INEC, Kilarney, Kerry, IRE – *with support from Joshua Burnside Tickets
Sept 28th – The Dock Theatre, Carrick-on Shannon, IRE Tickets
Sept 29th – Cliffs of Moher Hotel, Liscannor, Co.Clare, IRE – Tickets
Oct 10th – Lost Lane, Dublin, IRE –  SOLD OUT
Oct 11th – Lost Lane, Dublin, IRE – SOLD OUT
Oct 12th – Spiegeltent, Wexford, IRE Tickets
Oct 17th – Lost Lane, Dublin, IRE – *with support from Kitt Phillipa Tickets
Oct 18th – Lost Lane, Dublin, IRE – SOLD OUT *with support from Kitt Phillipa
Oct 27th – NPR Mountain Stage, Charleston, WV, USA Tickets
Nov 2nd – Fremont Abbey, Seattle, WA, USA
Nov 3rd –  Bunk Bar, Portland, OR, USA
Nov 10th – E-Town, Boulder, CO, USA Tickets
Nov 11th – The Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles, USA Tickets
Nov 15th – Union Chapel, London, UK Tickets
Dec 7th –   Westport Townhall, Mayo, IRE Tickets
Dec 12th – Kenny’s, Lahinch, Co. Clare, IRE
Dec 14th – Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare, IRE – Tickets
Dec 15th – De Barra’s, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, IRE – Tickets
Dec 21st,  Bantry House, Bantry, Co.Cork, IRE –Tickets
Dec 28th – Roisin Dubh, Galway, IRE Tickets
Dec 30th – Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick, IRE – Tickets

VIDEO CREDITS:

Director: Emily Dynes
Producer: Christie Fanning
Cinematographer: Hannah Sinagra
1st AC: Jaydan De Oliveira
Editor: Louise Mullins:
Colourist: Drew Hair
Starring: Makuei King Aken & Catherine Morvell
Production Company: Majella Productions

Leo Dynamic1 and Laura Leighe Release ‘Wildfire’

‘Wildfire’ was initially created in Leo Dynamic1’s studio in Ireland in 2017. The project was introduced to Laura Leighe in Los Angeles, who loved the vibe and went on to write lyrics and melody, as well as record the amazing vocal.

‘Wildfire’ is Leo and Laura’s first collaboration, with very early success as the track was used in the promotional video for the Hawaiian Imua Color Music Festival 2019.

Leo Dynamic1 is an award winning Songwriter and Producer from Dublin, Ireland. He is also known as ‘The Punching Producer’ as he is a 2 time National Boxing Champion, fought in Ireland, UK. & USA and shared the boxing ring with 3 World Champions.

He has been writing and producing on a full-time basis for 3 years, prior to that on a part time basis for circa 7 years. In July 2018 he signed a global distribution & development deal with Kobalt/AWAL Music group. His music has received radio play worldwide and has in excess of 1.5 million streams via Spotify/YouTube/Soundcloud.

On February 14th 2019 he released ‘Let Me Love You’ and went straight to Number 1 on the Dutch Dance Top 40 chart on Spotify. On June 13th 2019 he released ‘Just For You’ and it was added to over 30 Playlists on Spotify while also receiving radio play across major stations in Ireland. His latest release ‘Mango’ on July 25th 2019 was immediately added to over 25 playlists on Spotify and is currently receiving radio play in Ireland.

Recently he appeared live at Pride in Amsterdam at Rembrandt Square and played to a crowd of over 10,000 people. He also writes and produces for other artists and produced 2 Top Ten Hits for DJ Shog with Sony Music Germany. Leo Dynamic1 writes music for TV and has had placements on MTV USA and TV adverts. He can produce in multiple genres from Hip Hop, Pop, Dance, Ballads and EDM. One of his songwriting awards was for a Country song in which he wrote and produced, which makes him quite “Dynamic”!!

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