Finnian started out as a folk based singer- songwriter renowned for a strong and dynamic vocal. He has been praised by peers in the industry and audiences throughout Ireland and Europe for his honest, clever and thought provoking lyrics and although playing as a solo acoustic based artist is something that he thoroughly enjoys and executes with a passion and energy that has received critical acclaim he decided to add another dynamic to his music.
Just over a year ago he put together a band of greatly accomplished musicians in their own right and submerged himself in the hunt for a new sound. Something that would merge lyrics and music more consistently.
His first full album ‘Under The Influence’ due for release in Summer 2019 is the embodiment of two years of hard work and is a hugely ambitious yet solid projection of that sound he was searching for. Nine tracks Recorded to tape it is a throwback to 70’s style production and yet has a completely contemporary vibe, produced by Peter Baldwin of Blackmountain Studio. It was mixed by Grammy award winning engineer Ben Kane ( D’Angelo, The Roots, Nora Jones, Emily King) and Sees him collaborate with some of Ireland’s finest talent including Jess Kav of Barq and Booka Brass to name a few.
”I have deep admiration & love for those who truly embody the song, those who step within and deliver a story with absolute honesty and truth, Finnian is one of these few.
I’ve witnessed him opening his lungs and filling a room with his cavernous voice, narrating his stories with passion and sincerity. When he sings I believe him and it’s that believability that holds my attention” – David Keenan
”Finnian has matured into one of Ireland’s most creative songwriters and performers working today”- Paddy McPoland ( tour manager for Sinead O’Connor, James Vincent Mc Morrow, Damien Dempsey).