Dublin, County Dublin
DESCRIPTION: Award winning classically trained singer songwriter, producer and multi instrumentalist. His eclectic style taking in Soulful Rock, Americana, Blues, Folk, Rockabilly and Boogie piano have drawn musical comparisons with everyone from Tom Waits, David Gray, Mark Knopfler and Mike Scott to Steve Earl, Kate Bush and Jools Holland.
AWARDS: To date - UK PERFORMING RIGHTS SOCIETY BEST UNSIGNED ACT 2009 - CELTIC CONNECTIONS BEST FESTIVAL ACT - NORTHERN TRAX MAKING IT BIG (Best Newcomer) - PURE RAWK INDIE AWARDS – BEST BLUES TRACK OF THE YEAR 2011.
ALBUM: CRAZY BEAUTIFUL SINGLE: CITY OF DREAMS REVIEWS:
Mojo: ‘Exceptional. A soulful chameleon with an ear for the unexpected, Tenshed’s arrival as a frontline act has long been anticipated.’
UnCut: 4/5 - ‘Intelligent and Articulate... Lyrical balladry recalls Tom Waits... Great depth and wit.’ Maverick: 5/5 Blues Matters: ‘Stunning.’ Northern Sky: ‘Outstanding’ Net Rhythms: ‘Undoubtedly album of the Year’
RECORDS: Current World Record Holder for Most Gigs in 24 Hours. (Taking the title from Jay-Z.)
LIVE WORK: ‘Mr Tensheds boogalicious ivory bashing was a wonder. He is really good at that and merely brilliant at everything else.’ (Portabello Sessions - Acoustic Live.)
Has performed at several prestigious venues and events including the Monaco Grand Prix and St Petersburg Palace during his 11 country 140 date year long Crazy Beautiful European tour and to date has toured as support or special guest with, in the UK: Elvis’ TCB Band – James Burton, Glen D, Jerry Scheff and Roni Tutt - Hazel O Connor, (2 full tours) Roger Chapman, Arctic Monkeys, Paul Young. Finland: Hasse Walli. USA: Nashville Legend Pam Tillis.