Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring

Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring are a group who draw influences from as far back as the early 1900's right up to the present day. You can hear hints of Tom Waits' theatrical warble; feel the passionate intensity of Louis Armstrong's delivery; and be stirred by poignancy reminiscent of that of Hozier and Mick Flannery. A variety of influences blend together to form a live performance that is at once unforgettable and utterly unique.

The past 18 months have been more than outstanding for Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring. A personal invitation from Glen Hansard to perform with him in the Everyman Theatre in Cork, two wonderful performances at Electric Picnic and the release of their debut EP, "Once Upon A Night" has seen them touted as "ones to watch" for 2016. The group appeared on the Late Late Show earlier this year where they performed their single "Hard Times" and dominated the Irish festival scene where they were selected to play at both YouBloom Festival and Hard Working Class Heroes. The group have captured the attention of Irish audiences with their exceptional songwriting, their incredibly talented folk-jazz musicians, and the unexpected harmony of lead singer Paddy and background vocalist Johanna.

I was just f**king knocked out.
— Glen Hansard
Hearing Paddy Dennehy for the first time, I was almost knocked out of my boots. A powerhouse voice and classic songwriter in every sense of the word.
— Ciaran Lavery