Tuesday, March 23, 2010
John Nevin - Silence
A very nice tune from Ardee's John Nevin. Ya see Ardee has got talent.John is a musician, singer, songwriter and an electrical contractor based in Ardee Co. Louth, Ireland. His better half is Karen, also a singer, musician, and the second most important thing in my life is his dog, Kylie. He started playing guitar in his first band at the wee age of 13.The band was owned by his dad Austin. John then moved from there to a pub band called ZIGZAG which was a great learning experience for a young lad. After 3 years with ZIGZAG he was asked to join a band called The Colm Hughes Band who come from monaghan but were doing alot of work in New York, this was his first pro gig and he jumped at the chance.It was mainly a cover band doing chart covers and rock. John has spent five years with colm and enjoyed every gig but as it happens he got itchy feet and wanted to try something new. That's when he joined The Mary Duff Band as guitarist/vocalists, again spent a few years with Mary. while with this band they decided to do a few gigs on our own for charity, they called the band THE WILD TURKEYS which included Marty mcdermott on bass, Steven milne ..boards, Alan Barton/manus maron on drums and the mean cavan bastard aiden cunningham on steel and whoever they could drag in...the best bunch of guys he had ever worked with but the itchy feet problem arose again. John took some time out From playing to recharge the batterys then joined a wedding band called New Haven and later Joined a band called Wild Horses where he met his girlfriend Karen (aahh) who played bass and lead vocals, and the rest as the say, is history. He is now retired (sort of)from the music scene, but who knows,watch this space.
John currently likes to work in his home studio where he makes such awesome tunes as "Silence" which is his latest. Go see John at The Railway bar in Ardee most Thursday nights for a good auld trad session