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17th November, 2018
Awarding Winning Irish Singer-Songwriter
Don Mescall and Band
New Album Launch ‘Lighthouse Keeper’
PRICES: £16/£14 (concs)
Don’s New album THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER features contributions from some of the greatest names in rock, pop, Irish and country music – including Country Singer Stella Parton, Gerri Halliwell, Paul Brady, Sharon Corr, Brian Kennedy, Lisa McHugh, Maura O Connell and Stephanie Urbina Jones.
It has been over 12 years since Don Mescall’s acclaimed, top selling, debut album “Innocent Run” was released by US label ‘Curb Records’. Now the Limerick born, internationally hailed singer-songwriter comes to the Irish Cultural Centre, with his fabulous band, to release his brand new album, “The Lighthouse Keeper“ (AGR T.V. Records.).
As a Songwriter, Mescall’s songs have featured on albums with sales of over 12 million worldwide and have received in excess of 18 million hits on You Tube. His songs have been recorded by top artists, including US Country superstars Rascal Flatts, Backstreet Boys, Lonestar, Geri Halliwell, Sharon Corr, Ronan Keating, Celtic Thunder, American Idol’s Clay Aiken and Theo Thams, Aslan, Frances Black , Brian Kennedy, French Canadian artist Garou, US Country star Neal McCoy, Westlife, Boyzone, the legendary Richie Havens, (Woodstock), Eleanor Shanley, Lulu, Red Hurley, The Three Amigo’s, The High Kings, and many more. Don also co-wrote the last three number-one hits for top Irish country artist, Nathan Carter.
Don Mescall, an award winning performer in his own right, has just released his latest single “Love Me Right Now” featuring Nashville legend Stella Parton, (Sister of Dolly Parton.) 12th Oct 2018. This is a pre release from Don’s new album, ‘Lighthouse Keeper’ (available on sale from 2nd Nov 2018,) being LAUNCHED LIVE at The Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith London on November 17th.
Don’s recent collaborations with Geri Halliwell on “Angels in Chains” in 2017 hit number spots in 5 different countries worldwide and then on this side of the Atlantic with Nathan Carter added another 3 Number 1 singles . Another of his tracks, ‘There’s One’ is featured on Sir Cliff Richard’s forthcoming new album ‘Rise Up‘ out soon .
Anticipating the release of the new single, Don Mescall said, “Even though it’s been almost twelve years since my first album, ‘Innocent Run‘, I feel, (for me, at least) it was worth the wait and hope you do too! I’m very grateful that Paul Brady, Sharon Corr, Brian Kennedy, Frances Black, Christy Dignam, Nathan Carter, Lisa McHugh, Maura O’Connell, Stephanie Urbina Jones and the wonderful Stella Parton all agreed, and brought their own unique little pieces of magic to the songs”.
Besides his song-writing and producing, Don’s loves performing live, both solo and with his band. He regularly tours in Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe, and the USA. In 2017 he was awarded the prestigious “Songwriter of the Year” at the IPCMA’S, which was followed by a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from The Irish World. Most recently he was acclaimed as the “International Songwriter of the Year”; at the Hot Country T.V. Awards 2018.
For this special album launch concert, Mescall will appear with his brilliant 5 piece band, which includes Alessio Povolo ( bass ), Andrea Granito (piano), James Shannon (acoustic guitar), Alis Marras (backing vocals), Jemima Clarke, (strings) and Don Mescall (guitars, harmonica, vocals).
This will be a wonderful chance to see a superb artist and performer, who is applauded throughout the world.
WHAT THE PRESS SAY:
‘’Daily doses of Don Mescall as an artist, as a writer, or both, will lead to good musical health – He is sublime.’’ – PAUL GAMBACCINI, BBC RADIO 2.
“There’s a certain effortless poignancy to Don’s material that suggests Glastonbury could be just the first of many famous stop-offs” – HotPress
“Don Mescall is Ireland’s best songwriter by a mile. His songs are akin to three minute movies, with characters, plot, drama and emotion. It is a mystery why he hasn’t had huge international recognition before now.”- Shay Healy Author, Songwriter, Produce
“Don has that rare quality, honesty. His live performances capture his audiences from the off and keep them spellbound to the very final note. A writer without equal, Don richly deserves his place in music history.” – Roddie Cleere, WLRfm
“Mescall captures his audience like a young Paul Simon”- Austin Chronicle
“Don Mescall is a genius. His songs have the ability to touch you on the deepest of levels.”- Ralph McLean, BBC Northern Ireland.
“His music may be influenced by Tom Waits, Stephen Stills and Joni Mitchell but ultimately it reflects the poetic side of his soul” – Time Out