FAR FROM HERE, THE LATEST ALBUM RELEASE FROM ERIC McGRATH
Far From Here is the latest release from singer songwriter Eric McGrath. The album is an optimistic, relaxed collection of beautifully crafted tracks that instantly puts the listener in a happier frame of mind. Released on M:89 Records on 30 October 2015, the album reflects Eric’s soulful, chilled sound, which has been described as, “how a Norah Jones and Jack Johnson collaboration would have sounded in the 1920s“. The debut track from the album, These Are The Good Old Days, was picked up almost immediately by BBC Radio 2.
Eric has worked on some interesting collaborations with leading international producers, including Jim Duguid at Pink Floyd’s former studio, Britannia Row, London. His own international background, born in Dublin to a Spanish mother and an Irish father, reflects in his eclectic, refreshing sound, which is hard to pin down into one genre, giving it broad appeal. 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, he finally succumbed to his true calling by obtaining a Masters in Music at Trinity College Dublin.
Now based in Melbourne, Eric arrived in Australia with a catalogue of new material ready to hit the ground running. His music is already proving a good fit amongst Melbourne’s vibrant music-loving culture.
Eric’s instantly catchy harmonies, unusual chord progressions, and breezy instrumental arrangements (recorded at various farmhouses, mountain lodges, and recording studios all over Ireland) were captured in his debut album, Little Ripples, which was self penned, arranged, performed and produced and garnered critical acclaim.
Be it performing at Electric Picnic or similar summer festivals, opening shows for such musical luminaries as Hozier, The Strypes and Bic Runga, Eric McGrath has been earmarked as one to watch.
Recent Critical acclaim for Eric McGrath:
“Little Ripples is a superb début 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.” (JULIE FEENEY)
“……it’s like being wrapped in an aural duvet…… I think we’ve found a rare talent in him.”
(DANNY McELHINNEY – MAIL ON SUNDAY)
Far From Here was recently released on M:89 Records
Listen To Eric’s Music via his website here: http://www.ericmcgrathmusic.com/#music-section