Newbridge, County Kildare
Bernard Fitzpatrick is a Newbridge singer songwriter with ample experience playing live in Ireland and abroad and recording. He has a long catalogue of original songs.
Bernard lived in London, where he played with different bands.
Upon his return to Dublin, Bernard wrote lots of songs which he played around Dublin and in 2012 he released an album entitled The Folk Songs.
A couple of years ago Bernard set up Bernard Fitzpatrick and Band, made up of musicians of different origins: Slovak gypsy, Spanish and Irish. The diversity of origins of the members of Bernard Fitzpatrick and Band is integral to Bernard's work, where one can appreciate Irish, Gypsy Jazz, East European, Spanish and Latin American influences. The different styles the musicians bring to the band all leave a flavour in the music of this very prolific songwriter.
The Band will be releasing a single in the autumn: "Looking at Myself" and "The Summer Sun".
These songs have attracted interest even before the release: the Band was invited for an interview and live session to RTE Radio One's Arena with Seán Rocks in April 2018.
The Band frequently gigs around Kildare and Dublin. Among other gigs they played gigs for 2 consecutive years as part of the Newbridge June Fest and at the launch of the Cabanyal Intim theatre festival in Valencia, Spain, where they were mentioned in various newspapers.