Every now and then an artist stops us on feet and we are happy to say here at Finbar Hoban Presents singer Paddy Dennehy is one of those artists.
As a child Paddy would rush to get a guitar or play the piano very loudly in the hopes that you might hear it and request a song before you left. He was not imbued with a keen sense of subtlety or restraint but he has been working on this over the years.
His first real sense of feeling a connection to music was listening to Mick Flannery perform
‘Evening Train’ on the ‘Late Late Show’. From here there is a clear trajectory of influences – Mick
Flannery led him to Tom Waits. Tom Waits led Paddy to Randy Newman who would lead on to Nick Cave. Other influences would surface in later years but Flannery, Waits, Newman and Cave have formed the bedrock of Paddy’s music.