Ten years singing with the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, along with many more years involved in performance and production, led Terry Hackett to start writing his own material. Performing works wide and varied from Bach to Beethoven to Mahler, typically to a full National Concert Hall, along with his production and musical skills, influenced the writing and recording of his solo albums.
‘The Music Makers’, is the first single to be released from his forthcoming album ‘Kookoo City’. The song is inspired by two factors; Terry’s many years of teaching Music Production and Edward Elgar’s classical work ‘The Music Makers’, which Terry performed with the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir during his years as a chorister. It is due for release on all download and streaming platforms on 27th July 2018.
With an extensive background in the areas of performance, recording and production, Terry’s original involvement with music was as a drummer, playing and touring with several acts from the late 80’s through to the 00’s. At the same time, he became heavily involved in recording and production, both in studio and on the road. His work either behind the drum-kit or the mixing console has included artists from a wide range of genres including Picturehouse, The Wilde Oscars, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Lunasa, B*witched and Danny O’Donoghue & Mark Sheehan from The Script in their boyband days with Mytown. After ten years singing with the RTE Philharmonic Choir, Terry was inspired to start writing and recording his own material leading to his debut release ‘One Over Eighty’ in 2013, described by MondoTunes as “a record boasting gorgeous unique instrumental and pop compositions alike.”
All of his productions are self-recorded and produced.