Paul Hourican - Singer songwriter. Watch the video: Wishing Well


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Paul Hourican first started playing guitar at 16 years of age whereupon a life-long passion for music and a love for the art of songwriting was born. Having moved to London at the age of 19 to study English with History; Paul played his first live show at the legendary Kashmir Klub and thereafter soon progressed to regular live performances in the UK, US and his own native Ireland sharing the stage with Damien Rice, Liam Ó Maonlaí amongst others along the way.

Having released his debut album 'Let The Enemy In' on Hourican's own Hurricane Records via Warner Music in 2008 the record received universal critical acclaim and produced two daytime radio hit singles; 'One Step Forward' and 'All I Ever Wanted'. Critics predicted Hourican was 'to become a great album artist' with The Irish Times along with Hotpress giving the then described 'perfect debut album' four stars stating it was 'unapologetically confident, indestructible and as superb a debut as we've had'.

Instead Hourican retreated and moved away from the music world uncomfortable with the business it had become. He signed a publishing deal for his songwriting with Round Hill Music and moved to New York city. Gradually over the course of time Hourican determined to write and record a new album that was to become 'Sea-Change'; a deep and honest work that remains a true reflection of an artist in a period of transition and introspection. The album was written and recorded in short breaks over a sustained period of time in the beautiful setting of Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig Co. Monaghan.

It was given a rare one-off live airing at a Christmas charity event at the Unitarian Church on St. Stephen's Green Dublin where all monies received were donated to aid the homeless in Dublin. It has since been revisited; revised, tweaked and polished and is set for a full release in March 2018.