Eamon was born and raised in County Tyrone in the North of Ireland.
He was brought up playing all types of music from Irish traditional
to rock and classical and so when it came to writing his own material
he had plenty of influences in the melting pot. For the last few
years he has been heavily involved with well-known American/ Irish
band Solas who although based in America, spend much of the time
touring all over the world. Prior to joining Solas, Eamon worked
with Irish band 'Stockton's Wing' as singer, songwriter and guitarist.
He has also worked with many others including Cathal Hayden, Dezi
Donnelly and Mike McGoldrick. Playing a mixture of instrumental
roots music alongside his own original songs.
Whilst living in Manchester as a student a number of years ago,
Eamon was awarded the Performing Rights Society/John Lennon Songwriters
award. He graduated with a first class honours degree in Popular
Music and Recording from University College Salford. The course
was one of the first of its type in Europe and employed people George
Martin "The Fifth Beatle" as lecturers.
As well as writing songs, Eamon has written numerous instrumental
pieces that have been recorded by many Irish groups and artists.
He plays guitar, piano and cello and frequently appears on other
artists' albums. He has toured extensively throughout the world
performing in music venues and concert halls. Recent albums include
“Waiting for an echo,” “Another Day,” “Reunion”
– Solas and “Letting Go” – Stockton’s
Double bassist Martin Brunsden - a regular to listeners of BBC Radio
1, 2, 3 and 4, has worked Hothouse Flowers, Danny Thompson, Mary
Black, Guy Chambers, Kila and P.J. Harvey.
He played solo dijeridu for Ronnie Scott at his famous Soho Club,
has played Glastonbury Festival mainstage - both as a solo act and
with Hothouse Flowers. He made a guest appearance with Danny Thompson
on the last John Martyn tour - and has played on many and varied
recordings over the last fifteen years. Martin Has also composed
music for Film, Television and Radio.
Also from Omagh, Matt McGlinn comes from a well known musical family
and has been playing guitar from an early age. Currently working
with the exciting new rock band “Freerider,” Matt has
been busy in recent months writing and recording on a number of
projects. He has a unique style and has been influenced by a wide
range of music which is clearly evident in his playing.