Thank Mundy it's Friday!
GREENROOM Bookings will get September off to a cracking start with another great artist performing in Christ Church, Castlebar.
This time Offaly singer-songwriter Mundy is the one coming to the Mayo county town for what's sure to be an epic concert tonight (Friday, September 1).
Mundy is one of a number of artists to successfully make the transition from street busking in Dublin to international stardom. His acoustic, folk-based pop/rock has been compared to Damien Rice and Josh Ritter. His style is more upbeat, however, and his jangle pop influence and tendency to experiment with unconventional beats further distinguishes him.
Mundy, with over 20 years of writing behind him, will be performing songs we know and love, such as 'To You I Bestow' from his album Jelly Legs, which was included on the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet alongside tracks by Radiohead and Garbage. It sold 11 million copies, and Jelly Legs shifted a respectable 50,000 copies worldwide.
Mundy followed up this success with the multi-platinum record 24 Star Hotel, which featured the hit tracks ‘July’ and ‘Mexico’.
Raining Down Arrows, which hit the number one spot in the Irish album charts, came next and was recorded in the musically revered city of Austin, Texas.
His first live album, Live and Confusion, followed and was certified platinum in 2007. 'Galway Girl' was recorded as an encore and went on to become the best selling single and most downloaded song two years in a row in Ireland.
Doors for tonight's concert open at 7.45 p.m. Tickets (€20) are available from The Galway Roast, Castlebar, or by contacting (087) 9909860.