A cliché has it that you have to beware the quiet ones, because most of the time their voices speak more sharply and with more range than the loudmouths. Every cliché, however, has a grain of truth in it, and so it’s fair to say that while County Cork singer-songwriter Mick Flannery is outwardly reserved, his songs are fluent in expressing layered aspects of the human condition, its flaws, triumphs, and general uncertainty. His stage presence is quiet but absolutely magnetic.
Mich has recently release a duet, Baby Talk the new duet with “powerhouse vocalist” SON (aka Susan O’Neill).
Following the success of his musical ‘Evening Train’ and the release of his 6th solo album, Mick plays with SON and Alan Comerford in glór in the county he has called home in recent times.
Simply exceptional…Radio 1 Album of the Week
Consolidates his position as one of the finest singers in the country. ★★★★– The Irish Times
Mick Flannery’s latest self-titled album recently debuted at number one in July 2019. Flannery’s songs are fluent in expressing layered aspects of the human condition, its flaws, triumphs and general uncertainty. The sum is greater than the parts when matched with the enigmatic SON, whose soulful, husky vocals are on full display, resulting in an affecting ballad of he said, she said.
Flannery has not only recently released his self-titled sixth album, but also oversaw the worldwide premiere of the stage musical, Evening Train (so named after his 2007 debut album), to rave reviews.
A critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, as well as a member of King Kong Company, SON – aka Susan O’Neill – is one of Ireland’s brightest emerging talents. The basis of her first album ‘Found Myself Lost’ saw SON find her voice amongst peers, introducing her unique and otherworldly style.
There’s something exciting about seeing a chart topping artist at the top of his craft, with his familiar heavy hearted approach to the verse, met by a fresh faced, wise beyond her years new talent, that makes the song so compelling.