Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Marty O'Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra - USA

Touring Ireland 2nd to 17th Aug 2015
Roots - Blues - Bluegrass - Old-timey from the USA

I hosted a show last year for Santa Cruz based Marty O'Reilly when he was touring Europe as support band for The Rainbow Girls USA, Marty opened the show and took us all by surprise by far the stronger act of the evening, the CD's are great his performance is professional with a very big stage presence. This year he is touring as a four piece with Fiddle, Double bass, Guitar and percussionist/light drums.

Marty O'Reilly began his musical journey as a blues guitar player, exploring the works of Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Charlie Patton, and Leadbelly. Through extensive listening and studying of the early delta greats, O'Reilly developed a unique foundation onto which he would incorporate themes from influences in other musical veins such as John Fahey, Nick Drake, John Vandiver, and Tom Waits. Whether it be his original pieces, or his renditions of old American classics O’Reilly tells his story through an old and soulful voice, propelled by a sense of authentic emotional adrenaline.

 The trio was formed in late 2012, and has rapidly made a name for itself along the west coast of the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, and Ireland. being featured at many notable venues and festivals, including Outside Lands Festival (2014), Maverick (2014), Rivertown Revival Festival (2013), Do It Ourselves Festival (2014), Cafe Du Nord (SF), Hotel Cafe (LA), and Empty Sea Studios (Seattle). The Band released a self titled live album in 2013 and their debut studio album "Pray For Rain" in Spring of 2014.

I'd be happy to hear from you if you would like more information or interested in booking a show. Feel free to forward this schedule to any associates who might also be interested in hosting a show.
They band will be travelling as a four piece with a touring PA system (if required). Posters & flyers are provided. Ideally, we’re looking for paid entry shows with door splits. but we would also consider fixed fees for festivals and shows etc. 

 I would be happy to discuss bookings by phone or email Owlsworld@gmail.com   07775526881