Artist On Our Radar: Hugely Talented singer Cormac Looby is on the rise

Cormac’s debut single ‘I Don’t Need Your Love’ was released in 2020, independently amassing over 20,000 streams and featuring on BBC Introducing and RTÉ Radio 1 Recommends. This was followed up by his second single ‘Feel Good’ that same year.

2022 heralded the release of Cormac’s debut EP, ‘Things We Don’t Control’, recorded with a full live band at the Black Gate Studio, Galway. The singles taken from it, ‘Patriot’ and ‘Hard-wiring’ also featured on RTÉ Recommends and BBC Introducing respectively.

Artist on Our Radar: Cormac Looby is a singer-songwriter from Co. Tipperary. He draws inspiration from a range of artists including Mick Flannery, Bell X1, Phoebe Bridgers and Sam Fender.

In support of the EP, Cormac and his band toured extensively, playing venues such as Fiddler’s Elbow London, Róisín Dubh Galway and two sold-out shows Upstairs at Dublin’s iconic venue, Whelan’s. They concluded the year with a headline gig in the Workman’s Club, Dublin and a hometown show in Cahir, Co. Tipperary.

In the intervening period there have been two more singles; ‘Lobsters’ and ‘I Don’t Want To Let You Down‘. In February 2023, Cormac was chosen as a nominee for the Irish Music Month ‘Local Hero‘ with Radio Nova for the latter of these singles. Also, this year, he twice appeared at the renowned Ruby Sessions, sharing the stage with Bombay Bicycle Club and played support for folk artists David Keenan and Maria Kelly.

Recording of his debut album; ‘A Perpetual State of Irony’, has just concluded. Consisting of ten brand new tracks, Cormac and his live band worked once more with producer Liam King of the Black Gate Studio, in his most ambitious and exciting project to date.

Cormac Looby who is set to grace the stage and headline The Workmans Club in Dublin, December 17th.  


Get lost in one of the best new emerging voices the country has to offer and experience a taste of excitement of what’s to come for the emerging Irish artist in 2024…it’s certainly set to be a night that is not to be missed!

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