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Tommy Cullen

Indie // Dun Laoghaire, Dublin // he/him

From the moment he picked up an acoustic guitar, Tommy Cullen wanted to make music and little else. He grew up in a world of art, the son of creative parents – his father is the celebrated painter Stephen Cullen – and his songs found their first outlet with alternative rock band The False and the Fair, who eventually broke up after a six-year run on Dublin’s underground scene.

Starting over again as a solo artist, Tommy now self-produces homemade recordings of ambitious scope - often in collaboration with London-based producer Marcus Jay. Over the past two years he has completed a seven-date tour along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, played numerous hometown shows and live streams, released multiple singles and a live acoustic EP, and taken up an informal residency busking on South Dublin's seafront.

Debut album Enjoy the Glow – releasing this April – reveals a newly self-assured production, augmenting Cullen’s deeply layered indie sound with influences from alternative/slacker music, bedroom pop pioneers and the classic ‘70s and ‘80s albums of his parents’ record collection. Singles from the album have already received attention from RTE 2XM, Ocean FM,, the GOO and GoldenPlec, while Hot Press have called Tommy “one of the most promising singer-songwriters in the country”.

To celebrate the release of 'Enjoy the Glow', Tommy played his biggest show ever in the Sound House, where a 160-strong crowd gave the record the warmest welcome imaginable. Another show opening for Aslan in Galway has set the tone for a summer which Tommy plans to spend spreading the word of his new record throughout the country.