Sunday March 31st, 8pm, The Workman’s Cellar
“Follow your heart and start as you mean to go on “…the wise words spoken by Johnny Flynn, Iann’s grandfather. This inspired Iann to give up the security of his full time job and take the plunge into becoming a full time songwriter and performer.
Now after 7 years of gigging all around Ireland, Iann Brennan released his single “Game Over”, a track from his debut album entitled Start As You Mean To Go On. This indie/pop/rock album is an eclectic mix of heartfelt, melodic and anthemic songs which were written by Iann and performed with his band. Start As You Mean To Go On was recorded and produced by renowned Irish producer Ray Traynor.
Along the way Iann contacted original Aslan songwriter/bass player Tony McGuiness, who also wrote the hit song “If You See Kay” for Irish band The Script, and when Tony heard Iann’s songs, he wanted to play on the album bringing some magical, grooving bass lines.
At the final stage of making the album, Iann was fortunate and very appreciative to get U2’s renowned album designer Steve Averill to design his album cover, logo and artwork.
Iann has opened for Damien Dempsey, Aslan, Declan O’Rourke, Mary Coughlan, Hazel O’Connor, Eddi Reader and Lisa Hannigan and has played in iconic venues and festivals such as Electric Picnic, 3Olympia Theatre, Vicar St. and Cork Opera House.