Having released his debut album, "Little Ripples", to critical acclaim in Ireland, Eric McGrath has his sights firmly set on bringing his music to the next level.
"Little Ripples is a superb debut offering indeed...... a slow burner that could be massive."
(EDWIN McFEE – HOT PRESS)
"Beautifully crafted song-writing and enveloping arrangements make Eric McGrath's debut album totally enchanting."
"......it's like being wrapped in an aural duvet...... I think we've found a rare talent in him."
(DANNY McELHINNEY - MAIL ON SUNDAY)
After recently being invited to work alongside world-leading producers and co-writers such as Tom Nichols and Jim Duguid at Pink Floyd's former studio, Britannia Row, London, Eric has since relocated to Melbourne, Australia, with a catalogue of new material ready to hit the ground running. His music, often described as "how a Norah Jones and Jack Johnson collaboration would have sounded in the 1920s", is already proving a good fit amongst Melbourne's vibrant music-loving culture.
Born in Dublin to a Spanish mother and an Irish father, Eric was raised on a healthy mix of music from around the globe. With a strong love of Latin grooves, 1920's North American song craftsmanship, and 1960's Surf harmonies, it wasn't long before Eric began to blend his diverse inspirations through his own unique compositions. After completing an honours degree in Chemistry at University College Dublin, Eric finally succumbed to his true calling by obtaining a Masters in Music and Media from Trinity College Dublin.
"Little Ripples", Eric’s self penned, arranged, performed and produced debut album, garnered critical acclaim upon its release in 2012. With its instantly catchy harmonies, unusual chord progressions, and breezy instrumental arrangements (captured at various farmhouses, mountain lodges, and recording studios all over Ireland) it still continues to enjoy regular national airplay having been playlisted on some of Ireland’s leading radio stations.
Be it performing at Electric Picnic or similar summer festivals, opening shows for such musical luminaries as Bic Runga at The Cork Opera House and The Olympia Theatre, or playing support for established Irish acts, including Julie Feeney, Cathy Davey, Dave Geraghty, etc. there is no doubt that Eric McGrath is certainly one to watch.
A wider audience awaits...
- Shows currently being booked. Check back soon.
"Little Ripples" - Eric's debut album