Rathmines, County Dublin
Owen Vahey is a Dublin based Singer-Songwriter, who blends melded rhythms, textured sounds with heartfelt lyrics to create a unique Alternative Singer Songwriter sound. Owen studied Philosophy for 4 years whilst honing his craft as a songwriter and performer in various venues across Dublin.
Owen incorporates insightful lyrics into his songs while maintaining a keen ear for melody that underpin the finer workings of his songs.Owen combines a searing honesty and powerful delivery to produce an unforgettable live performance.
Previous gigs include selection as a International Showcase Act at the Reykjavík Melodica Acoustic Festival, various festivals across the country, and headline shows in venues across Dublin including the Mercantile and EP launches in Whelans.
Recorded at Orphan Recording, Owen’s debut EP 'Other Places' was released online and in physical format on July 26th 2014.
In 2015, hot on the heels of Other Places, Owen returned with sophomore release 'Cross Winds' Featuring a dynamic range of textured sounds, along with the passion and edge that has become ingrained in Owen’s unique sound, 'Cross Winds' marked a new and exciting chapter in Owen's career to date.
Owen's second EP under Gavin Glass at Orphan, Cross Winds integrates a shimmering urgency along with passionate and dedicated musicianship which fuses together to mold Owen's alternative singer songwriter sound.
Performing alongside Owen are a group of unique frequent collaborators including the rich vocal stylings of Chanele McGuinness , whose talents add a vibrancy and depth to the proceedings, and which are in evidence on Other Places and combine to deliver the Cross Winds sound.
Featuring lyrics about hope despair and every state in between, Cross Winds takes you on a carthatic journey through the dark recesses into the hope at the end of the tunnel.
Following intense writing sessions following the release of Cross Winds, Owen is set to return in 2017 with his debut full length release, 'By All The Lights'.
Recorded in peerless Westland Studios, Owen builds on his emerging sound with robust textures and catchy melodies to further drive his developing alternative sound. Driven by upcoming singles Come Back Home and Liar Liar, Owen's ambitious debut LP is set to take the listener and music critics along for what is sure to be one of the standout Irish releases of the year.
Performing alongside Owen for live shows are a host of frequent collaborators, whose unique talents add a vibrancy and depth to the proceedings.
Other Places and Cross Winds are available in Tower Records and on all good online music distribution services.
What the press are saying;
‘Vahey’s obvious talent is blended with this melting pot of inspiration, to deliver a sound that feels fully formed’ – 'Other Places' Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape
'Singer-Songwriter Owen Vahey has massive potential and a bunch of really good tunes' - 2uibestow
'Owen Vahey has returned with a quintessentially strong sophomore E.P...Showing both maturity and conviction' 'Cross Winds' Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape
Voted Top 10 in The Last Mixed Tape Reader's EP of the year 2015