Damien Dempsey’s debut album in 2000, They Don’t Teach This Shit in School, set him apart as a unique and important voice, championed from an early stage in his career by Sinéad O’Connor. The follow-up, Seize the Day, marked the beginning of his relationship with producer John Reynolds, picking up many awards and leading to extensive international tours. Commercial and critical success continued with the release of the No. 1 album, Shots (2005), backed by Brian Eno, and To Hell or Barbados (2007), which debuted at No.2 in the Irish charts. He released studio album ‘Soulsun’ in May 2017.
With 5 Top 10 albums under his belt Damien is able to boast an immense back catalogue and undeniable staying power. Renowned also for his searing live shows, 2019 was one of Damien's most successful to date with performances in Cork's Live at the Marquee and Dublin's Iveagh Gardens