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Oran Byrne

Indie // Waterford, Waterford

Oran Andrew Byrne (born 8 January 2002) is a singer-songwriter based in Waterford, Ireland.

Byrne quickly exploded onto the Waterford music scene in 2021 with his hit single ‘Paranoia’. After releasing four singles consecutively throughout 2021, he released his debut album ‘Moving Forward’ on May 6th, 2022 ahead of a successful album launch gig. ‘Moving Forward’ is an eight-track album which explores themes such as fear, loneliness and abandonment, accompanied by rich, uplifting, upbeat, and sometimes, gloomy, haunting melodies.

Byrne regularly cites The Beatles and Arctic Monkeys among his biggest musical and lyrical influences. This is particularly evident in his songwriting, as he tends to embrace the rich harmonies that defined The Beatles in his own music, coupled with the softly-sung poetic lyrics that John Lennon and Alex Turner are noted for. Byrne has since made his way through airwaves across both independent and mainstream Irish and UK radio stations as well as being featured in Ireland’s own Hot Press magazine.

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