The Workman’s Club presents Eoin Glackin
The Workman’s Club presents
Support from very special guest Ian Prowse
Following the release of New World Blue last year, Eoin Glackin is about to release Rain Finally Came the title track from his second album on 8th March which will be followed by his album releaseon 15th March.
The new single was one that you might have guessed was inspired on a rainy day:
‘It was the day of torrential flooding around the country, late 2011 and it was after a pretty grim meeting with an old record company. Heading home in a cab, my mood coupled with the bizarre scenes outside, sparked the lines of this song to start grumbling around in my head. I suppose really it’s a song about picking yourself up, accepting what’s gone before and starting again.’
Growing up in Dublin, Eoin spent his days exploring the music of the likes of Kris Kristofferson, The Beatles and Cat Stevens much to the amusement of his classmates, who were firmly on the Oasis and Ocean Colour Scene team. He started playing piano at 9 and taught himself how to play the guitar at 15.
His approach to music and how it could be was changed one day by the mighty Damien Dempsey.
“I was at home,” he says. “My dad walked into my room and told me there was some singer-songwriter from Dublin on the TV that I should see. Damien was beginning ‘Negative Vibes’ and three lines into the song I felt something hit me like I’d never felt before, he just had a truth in his voice and his words. Growing up, there had never been that one band or singer that changed my whole outlook on things. Damien did that for me.”
Inspired by Dempsey’s performance and songs Glackin began writing and busking. Eager to pursue a career in music, Eoin jumped on a plane to London. He spent his time writing and playing in the plethora of open mic nights around the city. At one of these open mic nights Eoin was approached by a promoter who liked what he heard. Eoin was brought in to Sony’s office in the UK. ‘I walked in to the office with my guitar and began playing. The guy looked at me and said ‘haven’t you got anything recorded?’, Eoin laughs. ‘I only had my guitar and a load of songs. It was pretty unorthodox!’
He decided then to start to record demos. He returned to Dublin and got cracking. His demos caught the attention of London based Spirit Music & Media. They loved Eoin’s style and wanted to work with him. He returned to London and began recording his debut album. The album was produced by Ian Grimble (Manic Street Preachers, The Clash, Beth Orton, Red Hot Chilli Peppers).
Back on home soil once again, Eoin and Spirit secured a major label release for the record. Not Lost was released by Sony Music Ireland on June 3rd, 2011. He toured Ireland and the UK extensively, strapping on his guitar at any available opportunity. He received great support for his music, quickly achieving playlist support at radio on a national level. Parting ways from Sony (‘amicably’ Eoin stresses), he has now turned his attention to his second album Rain Finally Came and decided to release this album independently. Recorded in Westland Studios, Ian Grimble got involved once again. Eoin is now set to release his second track Rain Finally Came on 8th March to be followed by the album release in March 15th.
Eoin will hit the road in March & April which will include a date in The Workman’s Club, Dublin on Thursday 14 March more dates to be announced shortly.