Introducing Tadhg Daly

I am going to introduce you to Tadhg Daly who is a musician with a serious talent and it is my genuine pleasure to show my support for his art. I was introduced to his music thanks to another talented musician Robert J Hunter, who shared the teaser video for ‘Control Yourself’. The vocals from Tadhg were dripping with soul that was wrapped around this great bluesy rock vibe. I then checked out the video for his song ‘Learn to Live’ and the talent from Tadhg blew me away. I was hooked!

Tadhg Daly has always had music as part of his life since an early age as he grew up in a large Irish family where music was always featured in various forms. It wasn’t long before he was introduced to the drums and guitar which then led to him discovering the music of Nirvana who are one of his major musical influences. This journey eventually lead him to his debut EP called ‘Taghazour’ which I will talk about later in the review as I want to share a short chat I had with Tadhg about his music. We talked about his influences, the new EP and the future of his music. This is what he had to say:

Who or what inspired you to become a musician and which musicians have influenced your sound?

Honestly I don’t think anything ever inspired me to become a musician specifically! When I say that I mean I never really planned on it. I always wanted to be a football player growing up! I started playing guitar when i was 12/13 and I just wanted to play rock songs and mess around with it and was never really committed to practicing or anything. I think things just naturally transpired and in my latter teenage years I started to use music as a way to express myself more and more.

10b&wweb copyYou have a great song writing talent, do you have a set process when writing songs?

Thank you! I don’t have any set process for writing music though, no. Its all very messy and disorganised and spontaneous and I really love that about making music.

Talking about writing songs, which is your favourite from the new EP and why?

I don’t know if I could say I have a specific favourite! If I had to choose though I think it would be “Don’t Tell me”. At the risk of sounding too cliche that song really is an extension of myself and a really open portrayal of who and where I was as a person when I wrote it.

If you were headlining a world tour, which 2 musicians/bands would you choose as YOUR support?

Umm,. I’m not sure haha! If it was 2 musicians/bands out of any in the world I guess I would go for “The tallest man on earth” and “Chadwick Stokes” for no other reason than it would mean I could see both those acts at the same show! What an incredible energy that would create!

What are you future plans and goals for your music?

My immediate plans are to do a bit of travelling, surfing and continue working on more music to then get in the studio! Nothing to specific just continue doing the things that make me happiest.

Time to talk about the EP ‘Taghazout’ which was named after a village in Morocco which holds special memories for him. Here are 4 songs that have been put together carefully to captivate the listener as Tadhg opens up with a soulful sound that will leave you wanting more. Musically he blends together the genres of blues, folk and rock which12733624_1737904109777701_9018129138909406860_n add an atmospheric depth, which is perfectly demonstrated on the opening track ‘Lower the Sound’. The use of his guitar (including a killer solo) and the keys are mesmerising but subtle as Tadhg’s vocals to really stand out. His voice has it all, power, control and a genuine soulful tone that will grab a lot of people’s attention. Next up is the song that made me a fan, ‘Control Yourself’. Again we are treated to another sublime vocal display that has an edgy emotion to it but still keeps it’s authentic soulful sound. I love the bluesy vibe of this song which includes a guitar solo towards the end is pretty damn sexy!

‘Don’t Tell Me’ is by far my favourite from the EP as it’s one of those songs which feels like it’s singer/songwriter is wearing their heart on their sleeve. The emotion shared within this song through the music and vocals are of such an impressive calibre that I can’t believe it features on a debut release. Talking about the vocals, this is also his finest display which is supported on backing vocals from his sister Aine. I will go as far to say this would make my list of all time favourite songs that I have been featured on my site to date, it’s THAT good! Last up is ‘Without You I’m Alone’ which has the difficult job of following such an epic track. Congrats to the Tadhg and his songwriting talent as he gives us yet another impressive song with it’s laid back bluesy rock vibe.

Overall, this is a stunning debut that I will be shocked if it doesn’t get the attention it deserves. With vocals which are ruggedly soulful and guitar skills that are captivating it is difficult not to appreciate the talent that is on offer. I highly recommend that you grab yourself a copy of the EP from iTunes or you can grab it from Amazon where you also have the option of buying the physical version on CD.

I have my fingers crossed that we do not have to wait too long for some new music even though Tadhg has let his EP loose on the world. With a sound that is as captivating as his you can understand why I am hungry for more. If you want to find out when this will happen or want to learn more about Tadhg Daly and his music including tour dates then head over to his website at Tadhgdaly.com. You can also check out his social media sites at Facebook and Twitter. If you are enjoying the music of Tadhg Daly as much as I am then don’t forget to help spread the word. When music sounds this good then the world needs to hear about it!