JACK O’ROURKE IN CONCERT
The Mall Arts Centre is delighted to welcome Jack O’Rourke in Concert on Friday 9th March at 8 pm.
The lone figure of Jack O’Rourke hunched over piano keys and moody synths, is one that Irish gig goers are becoming more accustomed to seeing. Whether performing his startlingly honest ballads solo or driving Spectorish rock with his band, Jack’s plaintive baritone, ethereal falsetto and piano are core. His songs speak of the human conditional with poetic flair – ( “a nifty lyricist”, Tony Clayton Lea ), melodic flair and inventive arrangements. Flattering comparisons have been made to Bowie, Kate Bush, John Grant, Emmylou Harris and The National in his eclectic style – yet Jack has carved his own musical landscape and songwriting voice., more distinctive, with each release.
A classically trained musician, Jack O’ Rourke is a gritty yet polished songwriter. His compositions are led by the piano and his music is rootsy and edgy, peppered with baroque pop, blues and jazz. He sings in a grizzled baritone, assured yet plaintive. 2018 looks promising as Jack continues to promote his debut album, with more singles to be released, as well as collaborations with electronic duo, FreezerRoom. Writing has begun for his followup and he will play the Festival Circuit during the Summer with his band..
Tickets €15 are available at Cree’s Card Shop, North Main Street, Youghal or telephone bookings at 087 9593276 or at the door on the evening of the concert.
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