Trim, County Meath
“What sets Tully aside is his poetic use of words, his description of life, love and all other matters of the heart. There is a warmth about every song that keeps the toe tapping and the soul rejoicing.” Fergal Lynch - The Meath Chronicle.
Born and raised in Trim, Co. Meath, GERRY TULLY is a gifted singer/songwriter. Combining his love of song writing, storytelling and performing, Gerry's one man shows have captivated audiences and he is one of Meath's well kept secrets ‘till now….
He grew up in a musical family and taught himself to play guitar at an early age. After leaving school half way through his secondary education, Gerry worked various daytime jobs but continued to hone his vocal and instrumental skills by gigging solo and also with many other bands. He has played in various music genres including a country band, heavy metal group, and traditional/ballad outfits.
In 2002 Gerry released a six-track demo CD called “Grist for the Mill” which met with great acclaim and has featured on RTE national radio.
In 2003 he joined forces with two friends to form a traditional group “Coisir”. They embarked on a tour of Germany in 2004 with “Sessions From The Hearth” covering 17 cities in 17 nights. They also appeared on Brendan Begley's award winning program “Gantry”. Together they released a CD called “On The Right Track”. The four songs on the CD are penned by Gerry and have gained great favour with audiences and critics alike. During this time, Gerry also found time to tour on the festival circuit in America and Europe with other Irish musicians. Gerry has played support to a host of well-known artists including Dervish, The Fureys, The Hothouse Flowers, Mundy, and The Dubliners, and featured on the Working Class Heroes Tour with Don Baker, Ronnie Drew, and Finbar Furey.
Gerry released his debut album “Leaves Float Down” in February 2008. It is a collection of 13 self-penned songs that bring a brand new eclectic sound and unique style to the market. All the songs are excellently produced and have quirky story lines touching on many subjects including love, loss, fear, and forgiveness. Honest and introspective songs from the heart with a sound that appeals to a broad audience. The song ‘News For You' features harmonica from actor and musician Don Baker.
Gerry is a very strong solo performer. He uses various guitar tunings, self-taught finger styles, and his powerful singing voice enhances his flair for story telling.