PADDY DENNEHY & THE RED HERRING
2015 was an amazing year for Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring. A personal invitation from Glen Hansard to perform with him in the Everyman Theatre in Cork, two wonderful performances at Electric Picnic and the release of their debut EP “Once Upon A Night” has seen them touted as “ones to watch” for 2016.
Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring are a group who draw influences from as far back as the early 1900s right up to the present day. You can hear hints of Tom Waits’ theatrical warble; feel the passionate intensity of Louis Armstrong’s delivery; and be stirred by poignancy reminiscent of that of Hozier and Mick Flannery. A variety of influences then; all of of them blended together to form a live performance that is at once unforgettable and utterly unique.
“I was just f**king knocked out” – Glen Hansard
“Hearing Paddy Dennehy for the first time I was almost knocked out of my boots. A powerhouse voice & classic songwriter in every sense of the word” – Ciaran Lavery