Monaghan, County Monaghan
Lowlight Gathering’s musical journey began just over 2 years ago in Monaghan, a small, boarder town in Ireland. Singer - songwriter, Charlie Livingstone (Guitar and Vocals), brought together a number of local musicians with a mutual love for acts like Bon Iver, City & Colour and Jeff Buckley and set about with the simple goal in mind of creating some original music that would make audiences fall in love with their relaxed, harmony laden sound . Gregory O’ Neill (Bass) and now Ex band member, Michael McKenna (Drums and Percussion) began working with Charlie to create the backbone of the Lowlight Gathering today.
The style of music the band created was unique from the very start. The genre proved hard to pigeonhole which led them to simplify it as ‘folk –rock’. With strong lyrics, fluid harmonies and backed up by a rigid rhythm this has seen the band playing shows all across the country. The bands hard work was rewarded for their efforts when they got the chance to support such acts as The Hothouse Flowers, The Riptide Movement, Red Empire and Ryan Sheridan to name but afew and has included a number of Festival appearances which includes this year’s Vantastival,Bloom n the Park,Carrickmacross Arts Festival and Arcadian Field.
Throughout Lowlight Gathering’s short lifetime, additional musicians have joined the 3 initial members. In January 2016, Danny Mahoney (Keyboard and Vocals) and Shane Murphy (Electric Guitar) joined the band and both new members brought their own individual style and ideas to the group and made a significant impact to the sound that is unmistakably the sound of the Lowlight Gathering. The addition of two electronic instruments brought the band away from their acoustic roots and helped develop a truly unique sound. Intense harmonies now compliment most songs as they further try to push the boundaries of their original music.
September 2016 seen the band record their debut EP “Young Hearts” with Cavan based producer John Leader from the band Ape Rising (formerly known as The Radioactive Grandma) A number of shows around the country in support of the release of “Young Hearts” received many positive reviews and accolades including positive words from Nialler9 in the Irish Times in which he stated that the track “Walk Away” is “Beaut of a song” “That’s from the bands “Young Hearts” EP and marks the band out as one to watch”.
For more information please contact
Chris – +35385-1314150 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter - @LLGathering / @heist99MGMT