"She's Not Here" The First Single Released From Dave's 2nd Album "If It Aint Broke" Was Also A 2010 Clonmel National Song Contest Finalist
hi folks, yes a new musical is in progress at the moment, which i'm very excited about. the story is based on a real life character whom i'd used to see while gigging around the templebar area. well sadly he passed away and i was compelled to write a song, then a story, then a musical about him.
NEW ALBUM "THE ENTERTAINER" DUE OUT IN THE SPRING 2012
Below are some testimonials Dave has recieved
Dublin singer-songwriter Dave Rooney has about as pleasant and disarming a voice as you’ll hear nowadays, and it’s very well suited for his brand of acoustic-based pop. The nine songs on this album, his debut, are easy on the ears and tend not to tax one’s powers of comprehension.
His subjects revolve around the sense of disorientation and displacement from life on the road (or, perhaps, life anywhere), as well as relationship stuff – but all delivered with enough sincerity and earnestness that make you willing to overlook some of the more pedestrian material.
Rooney is aided considerably by backing vocalist Clare Peelo, whose harmonies galvanize such tracks as “Let It Happen to You,” “Ordinary World” and especially “Dublin,” one of the album’s most heartfelt, and outstanding, songs. Sharon Hussy’s fiddle and whistle add a winsome, folklike touch on, among others, “Getting Over Me” and “This Is My Home,” which could well serve as Rooney’s signature piece (“Coming back now the bad feeling’s gone in my home/ where the love is/in my home again”).
Perhaps the most intriguing track is “Tara St.,” which seems to personalize the gut-wrenching reversal in Ireland’s fortunes over the past few years (“Thisyear’s silver linings are fading to greyand not turning to gold/last year’s good tidings are shattered and stained memoriesof old”).
By Sean Smith
This Is My Home: Dave Rooney review.
Dublin’s Temple Bar performer is currently on tour in the United States promoting his album This is My Home.
Be sure to visit Dublin’s Temple Bar when you drop by because I am sure you will hear this distinctive voice playing nightly. Dave Rooney has a voice that can calm an angry soul and inspire tired hearts to hope and love.
The first time I heard the title track ‘This is My Home’ I am carried away by his bold lyricism and his decision to take the high road-that’s going independently , not waiting for some money-eyed record exec to pick his songs up for commercial release. Instrumentally, this album is rich. Backed by seasoned musicians of excellent caliber, the tracks shimmer. You can hear the dobro, fiddle, whistles piano and keyboards, saxophones bass guitars and drums arranged with excellent taste. The album has energetic tracks but are balanced with introspective ones for those who just want to chill out. If you like Chris de Burg, Luka Bloom, Christy Moore and the likes, then this one’s for you.
Dave’s music has soul and wisdom. Coupled with wit he creates an album that’s solid and artfully crafted. Hear him out and I am sure you will never forget him.
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"This is my Home"
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