Newtownabbey, County Antrim
"A songwriter of subtle complexity that belies his tender years" - Daily Mirror
Training as a young orchestral viola player, Owen Denvir was drawn by the alternative sound of Bon Iver over Bach. These two styles of music influence his songwriting, which Hot Press magazine have described as "honest, personal... complex and affecting".
"Honest and personal song-craft, paired with beautiful vocals... This Northern star is rising fast" - Hot Press magazine
An avid video and mashup maker, Owen caught the attention of Coldplay with his "Best Of" mashup, performing a fusion of hits from their first 7 albums. His full series of split-screen multi-instrumental arrangements have surpassed 2,000,000 views across Youtube and Facebook, which led to him supporting Youtube musician Dodie (1.5M subscribers) in Belfast and appearing on BBC One NI's 'The Nolan Show'.
"Well worth a look" - Coldplay
"Will leave you mesmerised" - Independent.ie
Recent single "Jackhammer" has been playlisted by RTE Radio 1 & URadio, with coverage as widespread as Irish television spots on UTV Life and TV3, with features from ITV News, Independent.ie & Belfast Telegraph, as well as major Irish radio stations Cool FM & BBC Radio Ulster.
"One of Belfast's gems" - Gigging NI
"One of the finest talents around in Northern Ireland today" - Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster
"Lyrically and vocally expressive... Denvir's classical background provides an intricately delicate musical scaffold" - State.ie