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Declan O'Rourke


With special guests


Declan O’Rourke returns to Australia for the first time in over 5 years this August to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of his critically acclaimed album “Since Kyabram”. 

He will play only 5 intimate shows across the country showcasing songs from the double-platinum selling album, as well later hits including songs from his latest offering “Mag Pai Zai”.

Such was the critical and commercial success of “Since Kyabram” in Ireland that it opened the doors for him internationally, earning him plaudits from the likes of Paul Weller and Jonathan Ross, each of whom were rapturous in their praise of Declan’s deep-honey voice and astute song writing abilities.

Declan was a latecomer to the Dublin singer-songwriter scene. A native of Dublin, when he was ten years old his family upped sticks to Australia for a few years before returning to Dublin where O’Rourke spent the majority of his adolescence. 

Returning to Melbourne during his teenage years, it was then he first got hold of a guitar. O’Rourke was exposed to a different cultural aesthetic at this point which, coupled with his own well-formed cultural identity, may account for his unique style of melody and melancholia.

“He writes the sort of classic songs that people don't write anymore, songs that sound like they've been around forever. Listen to Galileo, which is possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.” – Paul Weller

“A most talented singer-songwriter, possessing a rich, soulful, musical voice and a brilliant instrumental ability.” – Paul Brady 

“Declan O'Rourke is one of the rare breed, he arrived fully formed, his songs, and delivery belie his age, and ours. He's a timeless troubadour with a voice that breaks through all your defenses and gets to the heart of the matter. One of the true greats of our island.” – Glen Hansard 

Don’t miss Declan in Australia this August, and be quick, as shows are sure to sell out!

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