Irish singer songwriter Simon Fagan released his debut album 'Outside Looking In' on June 7th 2010.

Album Of The Week - RTE Radio 1

Best Performance - International Songwriting Competition

"Infectious and accomplished" - Hot Press

"I love it when I hear something this compelling and recognize it on a first listen" - Huffington Post, USA

"Good honest song writing" - Drop-d.ie 9/10

Bio

A lot of people compare my music to that of Ray Lamontagne, Ryan Adams and Paolo Nutini, as you will find elements of jazz, soul, acoustic and rock and even folk which I guess comes from listening to artists like Credence, Van Morrrison, Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder. However, my influences stretch well beyond these icons. I've been performing since I was very young, joining local brass band while still at school was where my musical career and love for the trumpet was born. I then won a music scholarship for school and went onto study orchestral trumpet and music composition at both the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. I also got to play with Irish youth orchestra for a few years. After college I came very close to joining the army brass band but failed to show up to the drug test!... I know what you're thinking, but the actual fact is, I found the whole thing very formal and regimented. I had been singing and playing guitar with a number of bands since I was 13 so the natural progression was to put my hand to writing my own music. In the last three years I have developed both as a songwriter and performer. For the first time ever, I can say with hand on heart, that I feel truly happy with the sound thats emerging. This is helped by a great backing band, who really get the music and make rehearsals and gigging seem effortless. I've had the pleasure of opening for the likes of Lionel Richie, Smokey Robbinson and more recently Laura Izibor. In the last year I've toured heavily throughout Ireland and the UK and even ventured as far as Egypt where the response was overwhelming. I also released my debut album 'Outside Looking In' and am currently planning some gigs abroad, so if you'd like me to come play in your home town, then give me a shout! Join my mailing list and receive special deals on the album when its finished. www.simonfagan.net/mail Hired And Fired Fagan's infectious and inventive, with brilliant vocals". CD Of The Fortnight HotPress Never Really Cried I love it when I hear something this compelling and recognize it on a first listen. Song Of The Week Huffington Post, USA "Simon has put life into jazz/pop music and made himself a cocktail of some cracking songs, its got every angle going for it in both chart and live music success I am loving this Ep all the way" 6/6 (T.Halpin, MusicReview.com) "Bring the Dance is a high energy jazzy number that raises the bar for singer songwriters everywhere. The song's composition, vibrant sound and Simon's vocal performance surpass anything released by any recent male, Irish, singer songwriters." (Paul Murphy, Dop-d.ie)

  • Member Since: 2010
  • Last Login: over 30 days ago

Comments

Author
over 30 days ago to Simon Fagan

Simon...just happily awarded 50 points to Water's Edge, a masterpiece of stunning beauty! Pure joy to listen. Very nice work!
best,
jay

1 Replies
 
Simon Fagan
over 30 days ago

Thanks, good to hear that other people like what I'm doing too! Si



Author
str.productions
over 30 days ago to Simon Fagan

Hi, i hope you make me a connection. Just a heads up to let you know that as a celebration of my first year on broadjam and with my new studio just opened, I am offering to fully remaster two of any of your songs for free. I will send back to you a fully remastered wav and a mp3 file all for no charge. If you are interested please get in touch with me, all i need off you is two song mixes in wav or aiff format 44.1 khz 16 or 24 bit. i will be able to give you a better remaster if there is no compression or stereo effects on the mix. just send the two mixes to my studio address str.productions@virginmedia.com and i will remaster the mixes and get them back to you in wav and mp3 formats within 3-4 days of me getting the mixes from you. if you have any further questions please contact me either thu broadjam or my studio email address-thanks dave-str.productions



Simon Fagan Friends

Clean Clean

Clean Clean

Artist Name
00:00 / 00:00