MANY A SON
Coleraine/Castlerock, County Derry
Founded on the beach of Castlerock, MANY A SON are an acoustic duo from Northern Ireland's North Coast. Their music blends acoustic ambience with a folky heart and a more modern touch.
The proper beginnings of the band can be traced to a humble pre-release show for their debut EP ‘The Blue’ in February 2018 in Crusoes Coffee Shop, well known for hosting musicians from near and far. ‘The Blue’ was later released in March; ‘Lion's Refuge’ its second song was featured on BBC Across the Line. Within its first year, their debut EP had been played in over 15 countries. Armed with old guitars and borrowed gear, the pair spent the most of that year cutting their teeth and making a name for themselves at various coffee shops, open mics and fundraisers with many of their gigs self run.
Following on from the success of 'The Blue', in March 2019 they launched their second EP, ‘The White’, to a sold-out gig in the iconic Arcadia Portrush. Along with great reviews and local press, their song ‘Fingerprint’ got its first play and was featured twice on BBC Local Voices with Ralph McClean. They have since supported Cu Culann and Sad Tomorrow and shared the stage with acts such as Scribe and Recovery.
Most recently the duo played a packed-out, full-band gig as part of the Atlantic Sessions before bringing another full house to Kiwis Brew Bar for their first-ever headline Christmas Show with support from David Glendinning and Andy Rogers. Ending 2019 on a high with their music being played in over 30 countries across the world, the pair also headlined the acoustic stage of 'The Ligger’s Ball', raising funds for Help Musicians Northern Ireland and being supported by names such as James Bradley, Jamie Sloan and Ciara & Natalia.
As well as all this, their CDs are being sold in numerous local establishments, demonstrating the local support they have amassed so far.
MANY A SON continue to make waves around the coast and across Northern Ireland.
'Predominately encapsulated within a bubble of intricate guitars and smooth melodies, which makes for very easy listening of this folk-fuelled journey.' - Chordblossom
‘Ambient acoustic wanderlust.’ - Gigging NI