Bat Kinane comes from Ballyknockan, Co Wicklow, Ireland a granite village with a rich heritage in stone and music. He picked up the guitar at thirteen years of age inspired by the music and words of Phil Lynott. Almost immediately Bat began to write songs. He played in many bands over the years the most successful being Glyder who are one of Ireland's top hard rock outfits. In Glyder Bat has released three critically acclaimed albums the latest "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" which is released on top European hard rock label SPV. Glyder have toured Europe many times and have opened for top international acts like Slash and Metallica.
The track "Stage Struck 74" a tribute to Rory Gallagher has gained the attention all over the globe from blog and fan sites.
"sometime hard rocker goes prog-folk on impressive solo effort" 4/5 Hot Press Magazine
"a fantastic and welcome change of pace from an extremely talented songwriter", Steven Reid, Sea of Tranquility
“A lifetime to Kill” comes out on Oct 1st in Ireland and will be released in other territories over the coming year.