North Dublin , County Dublin
'A poet turned musician - or, perhaps, the opposite, Christian Wethered is a delicate, slow-burning artist who explores life through his lens, with subtle songwriting and poetic lyrics.' - James Hendicott (Goldenplec, NME, Dublin Live)
Christian Wethered [pron. wether-red’] is a poet and songwriter based in Dublin. His debut E.P, ‘Mon Petit Jardin’, is forthcoming. His acoustic folk draws on Iron and and Wine, Fionn Regan, Villagers, Nick Drake, Alexi Murdoch and Adrien Crowley. His first single, 'Mr Medicine Man', promotes mental-health awareness, and was played on 'Ed's Songs of Praise' on TodayFM, Midlands 103, Highland Radio and 'The Irish Jam'. He was also interviewed and gave a live performance of the song for Ann Marie Kelly of Midlands 103. He was later interviewed by James Hendicott of NME and GoldenPlec, where he discussed mental health, his writing process and the overlaps between poetry and music. His next single, 'Way Back' is scheduled for a 21 August release.
He has most recently played at The Ruby Sessions in Doyes, Electric Picnic and Whelans. Louise Bruton of the Irish Times previewed his last solo performance at Anseo as her 'pick of the week.'
Wethered has collaborated with a number of prestigious Irish acts such as Loah, I Have A Tribe, Little Green Cars, Danny Forde, Trinity Orchestra and Zaska, and currently sings in the Discovery Gospel Choir. He also performs poetry across the country, most recently at Books Upstairs, Poetry Ireland, and Kyles, where he supported the acclaimed Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. His debut poetry book, ‘I Don’t Love You’, was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Prize in 2018.