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Sun 12th Jun 2022

Whelan’s Upstairs

Peter Richardson is a 23-year old singer/songwriter from Dublin. An avid songwriter since the age of 15, Peter grew up surrounded by music. After testing the waters with his original songs at a college open mic, Peter began properly recording his music at home in the summer of 2020. A few months later in October he released his debut single, “The End of The World”, an indie folk ballad filled with choral vocals and stirring, apocalyptic lyrics and instrumentation.

Peter’s dramatic acoustic sound draws from a wide range of influences, drawing on the poeticism and varied sounds of artists such as Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Hozier, Lorde and Ben Howard among countless others. Peter also draws influence from great Irish folk singer/songwriters, such as Paul Brady and Declan O’Rourke.

Peter’s second single, “Please Don’t Believe Me” released in March of 2021, and further expanded his ambitious home-crafted sound. The “Gripping sophomore track” (Hot Press) was featured on RTÉ Radio 1 and Hot Press’ “Track of The Day” upon release. Indie Buddie remarked the track “oozes passion, compelling melodies, and cinematic appeal”, describing it as “a refined display of contemporary pop marking Peter Richardson an artist to keep an eye on.” Since the release of “Please Don’t Believe Me”, Peter has been working on his debut EP, ‘Then & Now’, which will be releasing June 10th. Working with Cork producer Cian Sweeney (1000 Beasts), Peter released the first single from the EP, ‘The Coast’ in February. Praised by Hot Press as “Gentle, soaring and full of nostalgic comfort”, the track received incredible support, and continues to build excitement for what’s to come – “it’ll be monumentally exciting to see where Peter Richardson goes next.” (Hot Press). The second and final single from the EP, ‘Pray’ released on April 15th.



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€12 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


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