Seamus Fogarty hails from the west of Ireland and writes songs about mountains that steal t-shirts, women who look like dinosaurs and various other unfortunate incidents.
He came to the attention of Scottish record label Fence Records after supporting James Yorkston (Domino/Fence Records) at a show in Kilkenny. An invitation to the Collective’s annual Home Game festival in Anstruther, Fife, soon followed – with Seamus performing in front of about five people at a secret pub show/bar room brawl. King Creosote was one of those in attendance, and was immediately hooked (nearly left-hooked). Closer to home he has collaborated with acclaimed Irish video director Myles O’Reilly and performed alongside artists like Adrian Crowley and Lisa O’Neill.
This year began with Jim Carroll picking Seamus as one of the 10 acts to keep an eye on for 2012, he has already secured slots at the Camden Crawl in London and The Green Man Festival in Wales and will also be supporting James Yorkston on the UK leg of his Moving Up Country tour in May.
‘Singer-songwriter Seamus Fogarty is a no-nonsense operator with a fine handle on strong, melodic, powerful folk, country and blues‘
Jim Carroll, Irish Times
‘Deep listening psychedelic folk, a peaty brew.’