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PRESENTED BY PAULINE FREEMAN
From a very young age Oisín knew exactly what he wanted to achieve in life. Music is that life, and over the last three / four years he has worked relentlessly on his material and performance, which have gained him a fast growing reputation in the music industry both in Ireland and Switzerland where he has been living since 2007.
Originally from Clogh Co Kilkenny, Oisin has been described as having one of the freshest singing voices to emerge out of Ireland in recent years. His extraordinary and unique voice is not easily compared, but it would be fair to say the closest comparison would be to James Morrison, Paolo Nutini or Josh Groben. Oisin is the singers singer in fact, the Kilkenny lad was born into a family with singing on both sides in particular with his father and grandfather being noted singers in their own genre, no surprise then that singing is something that comes natural to Oisín.
As a teenager Oisín preformed with the well known Irish Youth Choir Aspiro from Carlow, he won lead in the hit musical Grease and sung in the RTE radio production of Roger Hammersteins musical Carousel, which featured on Irelands top rated entertainment show The Late Late Show.
Oisin has written material for a forthcoming album which has been described within the industry as some of the best material heard from an unsigned artist in recent years. He plans to release the album later this year and a number of Irish dates are to be announced for late October which include an appearance at Sligo Live alongside Martha Wainwright, Imelda May, Wallis Bird and others.
It is by choice that Oisín is an unsigned artist at this stage of his career, and he stands by the principle, that when his time comes, he will not only sign with the best in the business, but will be the best in the business for those who sign him and to all those who put their faith in him will receive a genuine gratitude, loyalty and the commitment of a true professional throughout his career.
In 2008 Oisín played The Stimmen Festival in Lorrach, Germany, where he was described as the find of the Festival. The Stimmen lineup was impressive and included some of the greatest artists in the world like Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, The Everly Brothers and many more.
This year Oisín was selected from approximately 2,000 artists to perform with Ten-Time Grammy Award Winner, Bobby McFerrin as part of his world tour of a project called Bobble a musical interpretation of the biblical story of the tower of Babel. McFerrins project kicked off in Carnegie Hall in New York to rave reviews and will see its European debut in Germany on July 3rd where it will be performed as part of two concerts on the 3rd & 4th July in the outdoor Roman Theatre at Augusta Raurica as part of the Stimmen Festival in Lorrach.
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