Years ago when BRTHR started making music, an acoustic guitar was the very first instrument. From the beginning they were most interested in the rhythmic possibilities of this instrument. Different forms of strumming and fingerpicking are forming the base of many of their songs. Technical skills or virtuosity follow on a secondary level. This extraordinary duo mostly is influenced from musicians providing a special groove like Son House or Ali Farka Touré to name only two.
Shane Ó Fearghail
Shane Ó Fearghail is an Irish Singer-songwriter from Dublin, now based in Vienna. His musical style fits neatly into the Irish Indie Folk box. Likened to REM, Crowded House, Rufus Wainright III and Ron Sexsmith, it is easy to see where his songwriting loyalties lie. Irish music however, is his first love.
On stage Shane Ó Fearghail is one of the best live performers out there. Energetic, engaging and unpretentious with a genuine depth and craft to his songwriting that is never far from his Irish Folk roots in it’s storytelling and pathos.