Adrian Crowley is an Irish singer/songwriter based in Dublin. Crowley’s music is steeped in the popular folk tradition of the 1970s, calling to mind storytelling songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake, with a strong, often central emphasis on lyrics.
Increasingly as his career has progressed, his sound has been informed by electronic music; this influence has been reinforced by his ongoing relationship with producer Stephen Shannon of Dublin “folktronica” act Halfset, while his reputation as a multi-instrumentalist has led him to employ a vast array of acoustic instruments and guitar pedals.
On his recent album Some Blue Morning, Crowley allows his voice, his music, and ambition to come into full bloom together. Produced by longtime friend and collaborator Stephen Shannon, his songs make wide use of textural elements only hinted at on earlier records, underscoring what, at heart, are songs filled with the natural (though often unnoticed) drama and revelation entrenched in the flow of everyday life.
Kevin Murphy’s multi-tracked cellos, Katie Kim’s backing vocals, Emma Smith’s violin, layered nylon-string, and baritone guitars, a deep, rich drum kit, and more elegantly support his wonderful, deep rich baritone and song lyrics that contain a poetic sensibility akin to Nick Cave’s, Richard Hawley’s, and Leonard Cohen’s.
Wednesday, 11th February 2015 | 20:00 CET
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