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Michael Brunnock established his solo career when he
relocated to New York City a decade ago, having performed
through the 90s in Ireland with the bands Little Palace
and The Van Winkles as well as with Dead Can Dances
Brendan Perry. Since then he has toured extensively
in the States, opening for the Frames and The Swell
Season on recent sold out American tours, has shared
a stage with many big names, Foy Vance, Paddy Casey,
Mundy, STAND, The Saw Doctors, Declan O' Rourke, and
Ari Hest, to name a few. His talent holds its
own with any caliber of musician and he knows how to
get the best out of his playing experience with other
artists. Michael has appeared on TV shows such
as FOX 5's Fearless Music'.
Brunnock, though a native Irishman, does not perform
traditional Irish music, but rather his sound can be
described as folk rock meets singer/songwriter.
He often employs Irish themes or traditional instruments
which gives his music an Irish flair.
Brunnock possesses an extraordinary voice, and his
songs mine the profound. So its not surprising
that David Byrne cast him to sing the role of an Irish
musician on the brink of success whose voice guides
Sean Penn through an emotional journey of self-discovery
in This Must Be the Place (2012). The score by Byrne
with lyrics by Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy) called
for a distinctive vocalist, which Brunnock is.
Michael won this years prestigious award for Best
Original Song at the 2012 David di Donatello Italian
Acadamy Awards. The winning song If It Falls,
it Falls is from the movie soundtrack for This
Must be the Place .
This July, Brunnock will release his new album, The
Orchard, a collection of gorgeously crafted
songs featuring guest performances from Glen Hansard
(Swell Season), Julia Stone, Ari Hest and Joe Sumner.
The album is Brunnocks third since Live in New
York (2009) and So I Do (2007). Mixed by triple Grammy
winner Patrick Dillett.