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Brendan O'Shea


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Originally from Killarney in the South West of Ireland, singer-songwriter Brendan O’Shea moved to the United States in the late 90’s. Since then, he has become a veteran of New York City’s songwriter scene and has released three albums garnering him praise from critics and press around the world. HIs music can be heard in such films as Ron Howard’s Oscar nominated film Backdraft, the wildly successful Karen Gehres indie-doc Begging Naked, and the ABC docu-drama Boston Med. Most recently, Brendan’s was invited to record a concert for the XM Radio show From the Living Room to the Loft keeping the momentum going on what is already a prolific career. In addition to headlining his own shows in both the United States and Europe, Brendan has embarked on three tours of Japan in collaboration with the Trinity Dance Troupe as well as sharing stages with the likes of The Frames/Swell Season, Ike Reilly, Elliott Smith, and Interpol to name but a few.  In 2007 Brendan became a founding member of Fairplay Collective, a unique endeavor in which songwriters have come together to support and promote each other’s individual projects as independent artists. A lover of music of all kinds, Brendan and friends Karl Geary (Sin-e) and Pete Olshansky also host a successful Sunday night concert series in NYC’s East Village. Now in it’s third year, The Scratcher Sessions features seasoned and upcoming talent from around the world. Brendan is currently promoting his third full length album Songs From A Tenement, headlining shows in the USA.


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  • slowdumbshow

    one of the best singer-songwriters out there, yet woefully under-appreciated. incredible voice and lyrics to match.

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Hoquiam

    Only two shouts? People don't know what they miss! Thanks for two brillant albums so far, Brendan. I've really fallen in love with both of them and I can't get enough ... :-)

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • ButchCB

    amazing man...with beautiful soul

    19 Mar 2008 Reply

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