Since arriving in Wexford town almost 7 years ago I have been fortunate enough to become good friends with many of the talented musicians that the town has to offer. My first introduction to the Wexford music scene came way back in my architecture days. Not knowing many people outside of the work environment I was delighted when Ian Doyle (The Man Whom), a member of Chaplin at the time, arrived early for a planning meeting and we discussed music, guitars, and his long finger nails before the clients came in!
As well as moving right next door to The Sky and the Ground, this introduction sparked an interest in the musical talent that Wexford has to offer. I got friendly with many of the main contenders in Wexford and am delighted to say that this week sees the release of two pieces of work that I was asked to be a part of. Last night saw the release of the E.P. “Sojourning”, from very good friend Gordon Barry. To develop and create the artwork and branding for the E.P. was an absolute honour – and to see people buying a copy of not only one, but two of the colour ways, just goes to show how good of a songwriter and performer Gordon really is.
Tonight sees the release of the second album from the incredibly talented Paul Creane and the Changing Band, The Clock. Having always been a fan of Paul’s music I was almost ecstatic when he approached me about being involved in a music video for one of the upcoming singles ‘She Was an Adventure’. We got to work on creating a timelapse video which saw me illustrating Paul and the constant members of the band Cillian and Lorcan Byrne. Again, to be involved in a project like this is an absolute honour and I’m extremely grateful to be asked to be a part of it!
Best of luck to both Gordon and Paul, you deserve it all!