Gareth Forsyth

Ballyshannon, County Donegal

Gareth Forsyth grew up in a place called Malvern in England before moving to West Cork, Ireland aged 12. It was at this age that he began to play the Guitar. When he was 16 he studied guitar under the tutelage of Kevyn Gammond (Robert Plant/Priory of Brian) until he was 18. In the years that followed, Gareth worked as a session player with a plethora of established bands on the Irish and international music scene. However, during the last 4 years he has channeled his creative energies back towards his own music, and opting for the acoustic guitar as his main instrument, has just finished recording his debut album ‘In the Shade’. Renowned throughout Ireland as a folk acoustic opus, Gareth shows on the guitar and through his vocals the definite early influences of late greats Nick Drake and John Martyn, and also gives nods in the general direction of more recent artists such as Ben Harper and Bon Iver. The album will be released in 2013 and will be available to download on iTunes, Amazon andCDbaby. The album will be supporting a tour of Ireland, followed by a further tour of the UK and parts of Europe... Watch this space

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