Newtownabbey, County Antrim
"A songwriter of subtle complexity that belies his tender years" - Daily Mirror
Training as a young orchestral viola player, Owen Denvir was drawn by the alternative sound of Bon Iver over Bach. These two styles of music influence his songwriting, which Hot Press magazine have described as "honest, personal... complex and affecting".
"Honest and personal song-craft, paired with beautiful vocals... This Northern star is rising fast" - Hot Press magazine
An avid video and mashup maker, Owen caught the attention of Coldplay with his "Best Of" mashup, performing a fusion of hits from their first 7 albums. His full series of split-screen multi-instrumental arrangements reached over 800,000 views in 2016 across Youtube and Facebook.
Owen's Live Video EP "Motion Picture Soundtrack" offers an original alternative to releasing new music, keeping with his signature "split-screen" style and one-man multi-instrumentalism. Coverage has come as widespread as Irish television spots on UTV Life and TV3, with features from ITV News, Independent.ie & Belfast Telegraph, as well as major Irish radio stations Cool FM & BBC Radio Ulster.
"Will leave you mesmerised" - Independent.ie
"One of Belfast's gems" - Gigging NI
"An impressive voice - high and emotive" - Culture Hub Magazine
"Lyrically and vocally expressive... Denvir's classical background provides an intricately delicate musical scaffold" - State.ie