Ciaran Lavery. New Record. Kosher.

4 May

Motivation for creating content on a blog comes in waves, sometimes little ones sometimes big and sometimes none for weeks. The none for weeks happens when real life outside computers is far more important I recently got engaged so that added to spending all day working on a computer leads to not wanting to sit at a computer in my spare time. That said when you get emailed lots of music constantly it takes something special to get your attention and give you motivation to write something.

Ciaran Lavery did just that, the Belfast based solo singer is set to release a new record “kosher” on 19th June and from what I’ve heard it sounds excellent.
I often say no one writes heartbreak or loneliness like Ryan Adams, Ciaran Lavery does a damn good job and being mentioned beside Ryan Adams in any sentence I consider to be extremely high praise so check him out here but if you need more convincing read on.
Lavery delivers a perfect balance of real heartfelt lyrics and imagery through his vocals coupled with interesting and complicated melodies and structures. Drawing comparisons with Ben Howard for his style evoking such strong images of his songs through his lyrics without sacrificing the need for a strong hook or big chorus.


His debut album ‘not nearly dark’ was extremely well received critically. With the stand out track ‘little more time’ showcasing his effortless style. A slightly smokey voice just captures his feelings perfectly. tracks like ‘American’ drawing the Ryan Adams comparison most readily Ciaran Lavery wears the lofty comparisons extremely well and still delivers something unique.

He also released a brilliant little ep of covers including Talking Heads and Roy Orbison.

Anybody who covers Roy Orbison is instantly in my good books and the ability to make one of the creepiest love songs ever ‘I drove all night’ even more creepy is a wonderful accomplishment.

Catch him live in Flowerfield Arts Centre,Portstewart on the 22nd of May at 8pm.


One Response to “Ciaran Lavery. New Record. Kosher.”


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