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Vincent O'Brien (Vocals and Guitar)

Originally from Dublin, I am now based in Manchester, I am a singer songwriter, a solo artist playing regularly across the North West as well as around the UK and Europe.

My performances feature a rich, resonant, acoustic guitar sound complemented by harmonica, slide guitar and lap steel generating the melodic and often melancholic tones that characterise my music. 

My shows feature original songs along with performances of Classic Americana, Folk and Acoustic Blues. Influences include Tom Petty, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, The Band, Gillian Welch, Buffy St Marie, and Nina Simone, along with classic blues artists such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Muddy waters.

I have released two albums of original songs; “The Man From The Moon’ July 2017 and “One Day… “ August 2017. A third album of social commentary and protest songs, “Speaking Out” is due for release in November 2017.

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Example Covers set list. New songs added regularly

Reason to believe (tim Hardin/rod stewart)
Boomers Story (Ry cooder)
Tell me why (Neil young)
Redemption song (Bob Marley)
Star of bethlehem (Neil Young)
Roll another Number (neil young)
Pocahontas (neil young)
Serves you right to suffer ( john lee hooker)
Vampire blues ( Neil young)
Motion Pictures (neil young)
Can't be satisfied (muddy waters)
Bar stool Blues (Neil young)
I'm a king bee (slim harpo/rolling stones)
Terraplane Blues (Robert johnson)
Revolution Blues (neil young)
The way it goes(Gillian Welch)
Come on in my kitchen (Robert johnson)
Hellhound in my trail (Robert Johnson)
She's tuff (fabulous thunderbirds)
Ditty wah diddy ( blind blake/ Ry cooder)
Police dog blues (blind blake/ Ry Cooder)
Friday i'm in love (The Cure)
Spoonful (howling wolf/cream)
One kind favour (blind lemon jefferson)
Me and the devil ((robert johnson/White stripes)
Just like a woman (Bob Dylan)
Vigilante man (woody Guthrie/ry cooder)
Strange fruit (billie holliday/nina simone)
After the Gold Rush (neil Young)
Forever Young (Bob Dylan)
I won't back Down (tom petty)
The apartment song (Tom Petty)
Little red rooster ( howling wolf/ rolling Stones)
Like a hurricane (Neil Young)
God Will (lyle lovett)
Walking Blues (muddy waters/eric clapton)
Gong up the country (canned heat)
Going to Brownsville (sleepy john estes)
Billy the kid (traditional)
On the road again (canned heat)
Universal soldier ( buffy st marie/ Donovan)
How can a poor man stand such times and live? (Ry cooder/Bruce Spingsteen)
Mr tambourine man (Dylan)
Catch the wind (Donovan)
The weight (the band)
This wheel's on fire (Dylan)
Samson and the warden (loudon wainwright)

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, Aug. 6, 2017

"Very professional and pleasant. Great musician."

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Do you send all the photos taken?
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
I work alone but for some gigs I can bring other musicians too.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
May be Possible
Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
Normally one break of 10-15 minutes
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
I have an 800watt PA and compact mixing desk. No Lighting.
How long do you play for?
I can do short sets of 30 minutes or up to two hours if required. Normally two sets of 30-45 minutes.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
Enough to comfortably fit in a PA system, Mic and stand and three guitars.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
I've played small bars, cafes, outdoor festivals and house parties. Anywhere that I can be heard is fine. I have done a number of charity events as well as corporate events such as food and drink festivals.
Who are your previous clients?
I have played numerous gigs in the last year including 14 solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. Most of my gigs are in Manchester where I play regular gigs on the acoustic circuit.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
If you let me know in advance I can learn to play it, but I don;t do request on the night, unless I already have that song in the agreed set list.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
Normally play two 45 minute sets with a10-15 minute break.

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