Cormac O Caoimh
Cork, County Cork
Cormac O Caoimh is a singer-songwriter and classical guitarist from Cork, Ireland. He is also a former member of ‘The Citadels’, who received critical acclaim on various releases over the last 10 years. His debut solo cd "Stark a spark" was released in 2007 and received glowing reviews. For his new album "A New Season For Love" he re-united with ex-bandmates Art O Laoire and Eoghan Regan, who also were in The Citadels.
O Caoimh has picked up some well-known admirers along the way including Ron Sexsmith and Tom Robinson (BBC) and has supported fellow luminaries; Damien Rice (in the Paradiso, Amsterdam), Declan O Rourke, Josh Rouse, Mark Geary, Nick Kelly, Miles Hunt and Damien Dempsey to name but a few. He also ventured further afield playing headlining gigs and slots in Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam and New York. His solo live performances vary between fast and frenetic indie-pop acoustic guitar playing, slower tunes heavily influenced by his classical guitar playing background and jazz influenced folk music tunes.
An admirable songsmith, each track from his forthcoming album “A New Season For Love” contains a catchiness and accessibility at their core that outweigh any stylistic definition. Though he may be likened to the hypnotic Nick Drake, or the inverse Elliot Smith; it is his slow and gradual soft low-key vocal delivery that inspires repeat listens.
There is a lot of good stuff coming out of Ireland ..people like Damien Rice and David Kitt and I got a cd recently from Cork which I really like.
More than your typical singer-songwriter, O Caoimh mixes pop sensibility with finely tuned song writing wrapping it all up in his soft melodic confidence and sharp lyrical commentary
the fresh confident songwriting of Cormac O Caoimh suggests a promising future
Tom Robinson, BBC
A NEW SEASON FOR LOVE: Early Reviews
"Beautiful beyond words" - Mutant Space
"Leaves you feeling that all can be right with the world" - Fatea Magazine
"There is true magic here" - Folk Words
"The craft at work here is of a rare quality" - File Under Good Music
"I think you will be impressed" - Cork Independent
"O’Caoimh’s voice is flawless delivering songs of undoubted maturity" - Claire Kane
"His voice is a wonderfully expressive instrument..the result is a cohesive and excellent album" - Leonard's Lair
"I challenge you not to be charmed...A new season for love is an accomplished album which wears its sombre mood lightly, with pleasing pop colours. Recommended." - We are noise
"Perfection lies within its quietude" - Scully Love Promo