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Oscar Blue

Folk // Killaloe Co. Clare, Clare // He/Him

Influenced at a formative age by Irish folk icons such as Damien Dempsey and the contemporary sound of bands like Snow Patrol, Oscar Blue is a songsmith with a passion for storytelling.

Invoking a familiar sense of belonging, attachment and nostalgia in his listeners, Oscar Blue’s songwriting can transport you to some other place or feeling, meditating on his experience of life in an instinctively honest and uninhibited style.

The County Claire native’s debut string of singles, recorded in a small home recording studio, have gone on to be streamed over 6 million times globally. Since then, Oscar Blue’s sound has evolved to incorporate soaring guitar riffs, and meandering soundscapes of contemporary indie, rock and pop. His debut project, “Backyard Mafia EP”, released in October 2022, led to national radio play, support slots with internationally acclaimed bands such as Kodaline and KAWALA, and sold out headline shows in Dublin and London. Oscar has recently signed with UK booking agency Pure Represents (Paolo Nutini, George Ezra, Holly Humberstone & more) and is certainly one to watch in 2023.