MP3 Peter Doran - Wood
Warm and enchanting acoustic based songs fleshed out with cellos, electric guitars and other such delights.
12 MP3 Songs in this album (54:59) !
Related styles: ROCK: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, ROCK: Acoustic
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Peter began playing guitar at the tender age of eleven, experimenting initially with the electric guitar before progressing onto the acoustic guitar that he favours for songwriting. Throughout the most recent years he has been blessed by the talents of the musicians that make up his live band and feature heavily on recordings. The band and these musicians are an integral part of the music.
The band and resulting variations of instruments allow the songs to be brought to vastly different places than possible using just an acoustic guitar and voice. This is duly exploited to the last in Peter''s music. Some tracks are laid back, quiet affairs, whilst others lean towards the heavier end of the musical spectrum, employing dirty electric guitars, soaring string sections and blistering electric guitar solos. The main focus with the writing has always been on creating strong songs, both lyrically and harmonically, that will work when stripped down to bare bones and delivered on an acoustic guitar. The next stage is to bring these songs to the band where they all work together to take them to a more-realised place both dynamically and melodically.
2006 saw the release of the debut album "Wood" which received positive reviews across the board, including praise from the much respected Irish publication "Hotpress" - "WARM AND ENCHANTING... AN ADMIRABLE DEBUT THAT SHOULD OPEN DOORS AND MINDS... 7/10"
Peter and the band have been playing live sets all over Ireland for the last few years, steadily building up a network of fans throughout Ireland. These have been a mixture of headline shows and high profile support slots, including opening for artists including Duke Special, Mark Geary, David Kitt, Colm Lynch, John Spillane, Luka Bloom, Gary Dunne, AM O''Grady, Albert Niland, Peter Mulvey, Emmett Tinley and even rock bands like Berkley. This fact is testament to the variety of material existing in Peter''s repertoire.
Currently there is enough material written to record a very strong follow up album... watch this space...