Beyond the Wash

Cork City, County Cork

Known for combining explosive energy with a lyrical sensitivity, Beyond the Wash is an alt-pop artist from Cork, Ireland. He quickly became recognised for conceptual music works that bring together artists from many different creative fields such as dance, design and book making.

Drawn to music from an early age, multi-instrumentalist Patrick O’Donnell spent his formative years listening to an eclectic array of artists, including Radiohead, Prince, Janet Jackson & Peter Gabriel.

Beyond the Wash as a stage name for his music came into being in early 2019, two singles followed later that year, Misty Morning and Dusktime. The later was accompanied by a music video featured by global arts and cultural platform It was also included in Irish Film London's top 5 Irish music videos of 2019. Dusktime outlined an artist with the weight to match the ambition. Their first single of 2020, Uruguay was released to positive critical acclaim.

These songs are part of a highly anticipated EP, ‘Murmurings’ (due for digital release in May 2020). This 4-track outing is a diverse mix of alt.pop with each song evoking a season. For the release of the physical CD BTW collaborated with recycled paper bookmaker's Badly Made Books and world-renowned sculpture artist Sophie Gough. The result was a unique limited edition book that combined lyrics, song drafts and interpretive artwork that mirrored the music.

Coming off the back of shows in Whelans, the White Horse Sessions and the world renowned Ruby Sessions, 2019 wrapped up with a sold out launch show in Coughlan's Live. 2020 promises to be a big year, as alongside a number of showcase gigs, Beyond the Wash return to the studio in June to build on the momentum already generated. With a release expected later this year.

With each BTW offering, O'Donnell proves the power of collaboration. A multi-layered artist that creates with a unique vision.


"a nimble, multifaceted artist capable of delivering uptempo bangers and plaintive, melodic songs with observationalist lyrics." - Stephen Byrne (Golden Plec)

"A really ambitious and huge statement for a first single, with an amazing video" (on Dusktime) - Kealan Duignan (The Irish Jam, London)

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