Today, Cork singer-songwriter Tiz McNamara, releases a deeply personal single ‘April Fool’, dedicated to his brother and father, who tragically passed away on this day in 1991.
Tiz says: “This song is written about my brother and dad who both drowned when I was 10 months old while sailing. I release a new track on April 1st each year as it’s their anniversary and it helps make a pretty tough time of year into a more productive one. These songs are extremely personal and close to the bone, but for me that has always been what making music was all about. It’s about telling stories and hopefully giving comfort to others.
I’ve held on to this song for a couple of years, but was waiting for the right producer to do it justice. I recorded it in a cabin at Lake Echo in Nova Scotia, Canada, produced by Dan Ledwell, and it features some beautifully delicate backing vocals from Breagh MacKinnon. I hope you like it.”
Tiz McNamara is an Irish singer songwriter and drummer, currently based in Toronto, Canada, who has racked up over 9.5 Million streams on Spotify with his independent releases.
Tiz’s songs have featured on UK TV shows Hollyoaks and Emmerdale, as well as gaining support from some of the industry’s heavy weights including BBC Radio 2, Amazing Radio and NME. Tiz has toured with BRITS ‘Critics Choice Winner’ James Bay, and has sung alongside one of his musical heroes Sir Paul McCartney, as well as Robbie Williams, and Shane McGowan under the name ‘The Justice Collective’.
Tiz was due to release his debut EP today, but is now postponed until May 1st. Tiz’s North American and European tour, including Irish dates, have also been postponed until after the Covid-19 crisis.
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