Male Solo Artist Of The Year - (Jackie Hayden - Hot Press Annual 2010)
"A talent to be reckoned with" (Sunday Tribune - January 2011)
"You write a bloody good song mate" - (Liam Finn - Internationally renowned musician)
"Cullen’s musical prowess really shines through" - (GoldenPlec)
NEW ALBUM "WHISPERS & SILENT SCREAMS" NOW AVAILABLE!
Darragh Cullen is a former member of hotly tipped rock band Pedro For President who split in late 2009. He quickly went into solo mode and spent much of 2010 writing and recording.
He is regarded as one of the most inventive, unique and exciting acts to emerge on the Irish music scene in recent years, and he launched his eagerly anticipated debut album “The Finish Line” in November 2010. The album contains 10 songs all written, arranged and played by Darragh. He co-produced the album with Ivan Jackman at Silverline Studios, and it was mastered by Richard Dowling.
Songs from the album have been featured on radio stations all over the country. This album was 'Pick Of The Fortnight' in Hot Press (November 2010). Jackie Hayden, one of the most respected and influential music journalists named Darragh as his Male Solo Artist of the Year in the Hot Press Annual for 2010. And in January of this year,The Sunday Tribune, (shortly before it's demise), listed Darragh at Number 5 in their annual Hot 100 List for 2011
Since the launch of the album, Darragh has been busy promoting it by playing lots of gigs both in Ireland and the UK. He has been fortunate to share stages with some great acts, including; Aslan, Empire Saints, Ham Sandwich, Dermot Lambert, We Cut Corners, The Riptide Movement, Fiach, Fingersmith, Butterfly Graveyard, Battle For Second Place, Town Criers, MojoGogo and The Envelope.
His 2nd album 'Whispers & Silent Screams' was released on October 28th. The album was recorded in The New Room in Slane with engineer Colin Scallan, with additional recording and mixing being done in Silverline Studios with Ivan Jackman. Once again, Richard Dowling mastered the 14-track effort. The album was proceeded by the radio single 'Over'. Darragh will be taking the songs out on the road after the release of the album.