Belfast born Gareth Dunlop is a multi-instrumentalist, engineer and producer. His poetic voice can be heard on numerous TV shows, commercials and films including Suits, Lucifer, Bones, Nashville and One Tree Hill to name a few.
As a songwriter, his work has been picked up by a diverse set of artists ranging from country superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, rap superstar T.I. to Damian McGinty from Glee. He now splits his time between Belfast and Nashville, when he’s not touring with the likes of Van Morrison, The Stereophonics, Snow Patrol and James Morrison. Gareth will also make his acting debut with a small part in the film ‘No Postage Necessary’ starring London based actor, George Blagden.
Recorded in Nashville at The Blueroom Studios on Analog Tape & Trident TSM 1978 Console, the new collection of songs Many Moons Ago showcases his vulnerable yet forceful tones. The recording is co-produced and engineered by Grammy-winning engineer, Charles Yingling who tells us “when recording on tape, you have to commit to your sound, and with Gareth Dunlop behind the mic, that’s easy. He is one of those artists you never have to worry if he’s gonna nail it because he always does.”
Listen to Blind to the Pain below which shows Gareth at his most raw and honest, telling us “sometimes songs come out naturally and you don’t know where they’ll find a home and other times you have the home and need to find the song. The EP was the perfect reason”
“…Gareth drew me into his experience…he’s the real deal.” John Oates – Hall & Oates
Gareth follows the release of the EP with a run of UK tour dates in June supporting Michael Malarkey, heading through London, Glasgow and Dublin.
Many Moons Ago is released June 15th, 2018
Gareth Dunlop Live Dates
Supporting Michael Malarkey
Fri 15th June – Omeara, London
Sat 16th June – Whelan’s, Dublin
Sun 17th June – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
photo credit Anthony Scarlati