Ciaran Lavery

Ciaran Lavery

Ciaran has already racked up over 9 MILLION plays on Spotify – unprecedented for such a new artist.

You might be asking how can this be, when his other social stats are quite modest? The answer is really quite simple: he has great songs, people have added them to playlists on Spotify which have been listened to and then added to more playlists – and so on and so on.

Ciaran Lavery found his musical voice through the simplest of means “…listening to old 80s singles on my sister’s record player.” Cutting his young teeth in various (often noisier) incarnations over the last decade – that voice is now as soothing as it is timeless. Ciaran crafts heart-on-sleeve acoustic pop in the vein of ‘29’-era Ryan Adams; full of passion and meaning, “I come from a tiny village; you could literally drive through Aghagallon in thirty seconds, but it’s jam packed full of characters and real, genuine people. It’s the type of place where if you’re being an idiot someone will tell you. That’s just how the environment was. I guess that sort of honesty comes out in my music.”

“It’s sound of a songwriter who’s very very in touch with his own ability and comfortable in his own skin.” – Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1

“Lavery’s songwriting is nothing short of remarkable. His most recent EP is his best yet, bursting with can’t-be-faked honesty and emotion” – Hot Press

“strong, crafted, hugely engaging songwriting” – Jim Carroll, Irish Times

“One To Watch” – Irish Independent

“it remains a fact: Lavery is very easily in the top three greatest songsmiths in the country, if not the most naturally-gifted Northern Irish voices of his generation” – The Thin Air