Behind the music – Brendan McCahey

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Cavan/Monaghan singer songwriter Brendan McCahey has released his new single, Proof of Love. We asked him the BIG questions . . .

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Brendan won The Voice Of Ireland in 2016 and went on to enjoy an Irish top ten single with You Can’t Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover and a Top 20 album, To Where I Begin.

Tell us three things about yourself . . .

I prefer to wear odd socks. I was a previous all Ireland kick-boxing campion. I’m not fully awake until afternoons.

How would you describe your music?

it’s got 50s rock n roll influences coupled with realist lyrics and a good measure of melody. Sometimes broody, sometimes fun.

Who are your musical inspirations?

Scott Walker, Radiohead, Tim Hardin.

What was the first gig you ever went to?

My sister Mary’s band Quondo (Irish Country Music) was my first local gig but, the first artist outside my family that I went to see was The Eagles.

What was the first record you ever bought?

Simon & Garfunkel Greatest Hits on cassette.

What’s your favourite song right now?

4 Minute Warning – Radiohead.

Favourite lyric of all time?

“Don’t Turn on the Lights, you can read their address by the moon” – Leonard Cohen (Sisters of Mercy).

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Van Morrison – Ballerina.

Where can people find your music/more information?

Spotify and all online download platforms. I probably use Instagram mostly these days so check out @brendanmcaheymusic all the goings on.

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Written by: Soft FM Radio Staff

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