Ennis, County Clare
Ushmush hails from the the wild west of Ireland. His music combines influences from traditional Irish styles, West African and Caribbean music, South American club music styles and radio-pop. With lyrics sung in a mixture of Irish Gaeilge and English, the self-described daidí of Reggaelton is a weird and wonderful addition to the Irish music scene. As a recording artist he has released music with Irish labels SESH FM, and the Wagwan collective.
In 2018, the release of his debut video "Grá Mór" garnered attention from Nialler9, District Magazine, and Nós irisleabhair. The video, directed by Caimin Jacob, was nominated by Nós for video of the year 2018 and for newcomer of the year for 2018.
In 2019 Ushmush self-released his debut longform release "Oileáin" - the title alluding to the influence of island communities on his music.
In live performance, Ushmush is joined on stage by electronic producer and fellow Clare native FaL. In 2019 they have performed with Kneecap, The Mud Bubble, Wagwan, PX Music, and at Limerick's All In festival in venues across the West of Ireland.
(press photos credit Caimin Jacob)