Headline Agency presents
Damien J Brennan, who goes by the stage name Amos, is a singer-songwriter from Dundrum, Co. Down. On 7th September Amos releases ‘Battlecry’ the first single to be taken from his debut album Letting Go which will follow later in 2018.
Damien began his music career by busking playing guitar while backpacking through Italy and Australia from 2008-2010. Shortly after his return home he began to write his own material and, on a limited budget, recorded some garage demos. These initial recordings, a mixture of acoustic, electro pop and alt rock, received positive feedback and a glowing review from critically acclaimed mastering engineer Pete Maher (U2, Snow Patrol, Hudson Taylor), who exclaimed, ‘Damien is a gifted and super talented singer/songwriter with the potential for great success. Up there with the best!’
Music veterans Phil Quartararo, Robert Cutarella and Chris Carlucci, who head the U.S. industry management company Perfection Records, were eager to work with Amos, recognising him as a great storytelling songwriter with huge potential and the ability to deliver a song that could equal a legend like Bob Dylan. Perfection have signed him which can only herald good things in Amos’ future.
At a time when so many bland and meaningless lyrics dominate mainstream radio, Amos offers the listener an emotional and thought-provoking experience. When Tony Moore (of Iron Maiden fame) had Amos play live in studio on his London Soho Radio show, he raved about what he had just heard, saying Amos was ‘spine-tingingly good, astonishing…That sounds like a major hit to me. The UK needs to hear this, the world needs to hear this.’
The world will indeed hear this with Amos taking on some live shows, starting in Ireland later this year to support the release of his album. His ‘Battlecry’ will no doubt be picked up by many before the year is out!
Appearing at Whelan’s on Sun 21st October
€11 adv / €12 door
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).