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Jack O'Rourke

Singer from Cork

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Jack O'Rourke

Jack O'Rourke Biography

The lone figure of Jack O’Rourke hunched over piano keys and moody synths, is one that Irish gig goers are becoming more accustomed to seeing. Whether performing his startlingly honest ballads solo or driving Spectorish rock with his band, Jack's plaintive baritone, ethereal falsetto and piano are core. His songs speak of the human conditional with poetic flair, melodic flair and inventive arrangements.  During 2015,  Jack O’Rourke established himself as one of the most prolific Irish songwriters and powerful live performers in the last few years. He performed his moving composition "Silence" (the anthem chosen for the Yes Equality Referendum) on The Late Late Show liv...

The lone figure of Jack O’Rourke hunched over piano keys and moody synths, is one that Irish gig goers are becoming more accustomed to seeing. Whether performing his startlingly honest ballads solo or driving Spectorish rock with his band, Jack's plaintive baritone, ethereal falsetto and piano are core. His songs speak of the human conditional with poetic flair, melodic flair and inventive arrangements. 

During 2015,  Jack O’Rourke established himself as one of the most prolific Irish songwriters and powerful live performers in the last few years. He performed his moving composition "Silence" (the anthem chosen for the Yes Equality Referendum) on The Late Late Show live, His songs "Shining for You" and "Silence" became radio hits, building a consistent and musically adventurous profile. He toured with The Staves, Sinead O'Connor and Declan O'Rourke.

2016 saw  many highlights for Jack including selling out his debut Dublin performance at Whelans, performing ‘Galileo’ with Declan O’Rourke at Live At St. Lukes and performing on the Frank and Walters new album alongside Cillian Murphy. Jack also played live at Dublin's Bloom Festival. Ever pushing for more, Jack played main stage with his band at Indiependence and finished the Summer with an intimate performance at The Hazel Woods Stage at Electric Picnic, sharing billing with Cathy Davey. 

All these accolades and strings to his bow were building up to the release of his debut album. ‘Dreamcatcher’ (the album) was released on September 23rd 2016.

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Jack O'Rourke Discography

  • 2014SingleNaivety (Radio Edit)
  • 2015SingleShining for You
  • 2015SingleSilence
  • 2015EPThe Other Side of Now
  • 2016AlbumDreamcatcher
  • 2016SingleI'll Forget You in the Morning
  • 2016SingleI'm Not Waiting (B-Side) [feat. Joe O'leary & Jack O'rourke]
  • 2017SingleNaivety (2017 Radio Edit)
  • 2018SingleMyth
  • 2018SingleNew Day (feat. Jack O'Rourke)
  • 2019EPIvory Towers
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