Formed by two cousins from Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland, the band “DERRY” is an act who performs acoustic driven rock/pop songs that appeal to anyone who loves real “un-programmed” music.
With influences as diverse as Van Morrison, The Kinks, Sinatra, Damien Rice and The Stereophonics, Martin John and Tim Hegarty believe that music should be written from life’s experiences –“ if you haven’t felt it, you can’t sing it” – and so their debut album is full of songs that reflect the illusion, the delusions and the reality of life.
Vocalist Martin John is also an actor currently on Sky’s new “Game of Thrones” series and his skilful interpretation of the songs reveal a rich, powerful and sometimes plaintive voice that carry the listener through the story of the song.
Tim has had success in the past writing for the likes of Gloria Gaynor, D:Ream and Tori Amos, and whilst the “pop” element of the songs remain the tracks from the album are mostly about the last four years of his life which saw many major upheavals including the loss of his mother, his family business, and illness.
However this debut album is not a rage but a paean to life and the songs have strong melodies and choruses that linger in the mind.
Recorded in Bath and produced by Alex Pilkington the debut album contains sublime performances from bassist James Eller (TheThe, Julian Cope) and Portishead and Robert Plant’s top keyboardist John Baggot - and as they start to master their final tracks they are already gaining interest from the major’s in London – and this is before they have even played their first gig.
The band are looking for representation please phone Tim on 07785118020 - or email on firstname.lastname@example.org