Ballinasloe, County Dublin
Kevin Herm Connolly wrote his first song at the age of eight. It was about alcoholism. Live he plays with a band of Hermanos. Their shows are by turns raucous and romantic and have earned comparisons with Tom Waits, Beck and The White Stripes among others.
Debut album ‘Monsters’ was released in 2009. It featured in Best Of Year polls for Phantom FM and Hot Press magazine, with the latter describing it as 'a must for fans of uneasy listening'. The video for "Heads", directed by Ian Benjamin Kenny, was nominated for an Irish Music Television Award. Another single from the album, 'Year Of The Horse’, a duet featuring Nina Hynes, received an honourable mention in the International Song Competition, whose judges include Tom Waits, Ray Davies and Robert Smith.
Kevin will release his second album in early 2014.
“A must for fans of uneasy listening” - HotPress
“He can expect to be, indeed, deserves to be, at the forefront of Irish indie music's new golden age” - Cluas.com
“A reminder that, sometimes, the best music is to be found in the eerie spaces at the edge of town.” – Metro Ireland