Aiken Promotions presents
Having released his debut album, “Little Ripples” to critical acclaim this summer Irish /Spanish tunesmith Eric McGrath headlines his first Whelan’s show Saturday, November 24th.
“Beautifully crafted song-writing and enveloping arrangements……”
“His music is an ear-gasm-inducing melting pot of sweetly flowing jazz, Americana, power pop and 60’s surf. (EDWIN MCFEE – HOTPRESS)
“McGrath’s intimate singing style and breezy, multi-instrumental compositions often fall somewhere between Bright Eyes and Xavier Rudd ,which is an extremely interesting and unique place to be. But even such grand comparisons are tenuous, because Eric McGrath is definitely blazing a creative trail of his own” (Muruch – Online Music Blogger)
Born in Dublin to a Spanish mother and an Irish father, Eric was raised on a healthy mix of music from around the globe. With a strong love of Latin grooves, 1920’s North American song craftsmanship, and 1960’s Surf harmonies, it wasn’t long before Eric began to blend his diverse inspirations through his own unique compositions. After completing an honors degree in Chemistry at University College Dublin, Eric finally succumbed to his true calling by obtaining a Masters in Music and Media from Trinity College Dublin.
It has been a busy year for Eric supporting such musical luminaries as Cathy Davey, Dave Geraghty, Vyvienne Long and Tiger Cooke, he also played to a packed tent at this year’s Electric Picnic as well as an appearance alongside Jerry Fish / Picture House in Bruxelles for Arthurs Day.
“Little Ripples”, the debut album from Irish/Spanish newcomer Eric McGrath, has received strong critical acclaim in the media. His self penned, arranged, performed and produced album, with its instantly catchy harmonies, unusual chord progressions, and breezy arrangements (captured at various farmhouses, mountain lodges, and pro recording studios all over Ireland) engulfs one with his uniquely appealing sound from beginning to end.
Tickets on sale Thursday October 18th €12 (including booking fee) from www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. 0818 719 300 – Republic of Ireland customers 0844 277 4455 – Northern Ireland customers 00353 1 456 9569 – International customers
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).