LOWLIGHT GATHERING are purveyors of electric indie-folk music that stirs emotions and touches hearts wherever they travel. The Monaghan based band consists of Charlie Livingstone (Acoustic Guitar/Lead Vocals) Gregory O’Neill (Bass/Backing Vocals) Daniel Mahony (Piano/Backing Vocals) Shay Sweeney (Drums/Percussion) and Chris Cole (Lead Guitar).
Touring the length and breadth of Ireland saw the lads being welcomed with open arms and ears throughout the country as they refined their sound and following the release of their studio debut "Young Hearts" they received both public and critical acclaim. In 2017 the band were winners of the “Best Newcomer” Award and Nominee for “EP of the Year” at the PureM Awards. They supported the release of their EP on the festival circuit; performing to crowds at Vantastival, YouBloom, Electric Picnic, Whelans 'Ones to Watch' and Taste to name just a few, as well as supporting The Hothouse Flowers, The Riptide Movement, The Magic Numbers and Ryan Sheridan.
2018 will see the boys collaborating with Ryan Sheridan for the recording and release of their second EP, along with a tour of Ireland, the release of their single and some tashty slots on the festival scene to boot.
“The Young Hearts EP certainly marks this band out as one to watch.”
-The Irish Times
"The lads of Lowlight Gathering made a highly polished and emotive EP ‘Young Hearts’... Fronted by the dexterous voice of Charlie Livingstone, Lowlight Gathering’s lush balladry is pock marked with sumptuous backing vocals and delicately placed weeping guitar."
"Walk Away is a beaut of a song – lilting twilit folk music from Monaghan."
- Nialler9 (on the release of "Walk Away" )
"A brilliant debut EP from the lads from Monaghan. These guys will be making waves across the country."
"This harmonious delight of an EP fills the room with its sparseness allowing the listener to fill those spaces with their own emotions becoming part of the experience. These songs are like old friends coming home to keep you company while the world spins and turns outside a window you have no interest in looking out of. The timelessness of the arrangements and vocal harmonies allows these experiences of emotional connection to happen and it’s so easy to get lost within Young Hearts while you are carried away to the world of Lowlight Gathering."
"Catchy, anthemic and life affirming"
Twitter - @LLGathering