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Cormac Looby

Other // Cahir, Tipperary

Cormac Looby is a singer-songwriter from Co. Tipperary. He draws inspiration from a range of artists including Mick Flannery, Bell X1, Phoebe Bridgers and Sam Fender. Cormac combines elements of folk, pop and rock; with introspective and honest song-writing to create an earnest musical experience.
Cormac's debut single 'I Don't Need Your Love' was released in 2020, independently amassing over 20,000 streams and featuring on BBC Introducing and RTÉ Radio 1 Recommends.

This was followed up by his second single 'Feel Good' that same year. 2022 heralded the release of Cormac's debut EP, 'Things We Don't Control', recorded with a full live band at the Black Gate Studio, Galway. The singles taken from it, 'Patriot' and 'Hard-wiring' also featured on RTÉ Recommends and BBC Introducing respectively.

In support of the EP, Cormac and his band toured extensively, playing venues such as Fiddler's Elbow London, Róisín Dubh Galway and two sold-out shows Upstairs at Dublin's iconic venue, Whelan's. They concluded the year with a headline gig in the Workman's Cellar, Dublin and a hometown show in Cahir, Co. Tipperary.

In the intervening period there have been two more singles; 'Lobsters' and 'I Don't Want To Let You Down'. In February 2023, Cormac was chosen as a nominee for the Irish Music Month 'Local Hero' with Radio Nova for the latter of these singles. That same year, he played the renowned Ruby Sessions in Dublin, sharing the stage with Bombay Bicycle Club, as well as supporting folk musicians David Keenan and Maria Kelly. December 2023 saw their biggest headline show to date in the main room at the Workman's Club.

2024 will see the release of his debut album; 'A Perpetual State of Irony'. Consisting of ten brand new tracks, Cormac and his live band have teamed up once more with the Black Gate Studio in his most ambitious and exciting project to date.

Upcoming Gigs

15th June 2024 19:00 The Workman's Club - Headline Show
19th July 2024 13:00 Forest Fest

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