This November's gig in Dublin will be Rory's first Irish gig in 2 years and will be Rory's only show in Ireland in 2021.
Rory & The Island has had 12 Top 20 iTunes singles in Ireland in the past decade. His most recent singles ‘When The Lights Go Down’ and "Miss This" both reached Number 1 in the past 6 months and raised a few eyebrows when they kept the likes of Miley Cyrus, Lizzo and Dermot Kennedy
off the top spot for 2 weekends in November '20 and March '21 . Both singles also climbed into the Top 10 in the UK iTunes Songwriters chart.
Rory went to No. 8 in the official Irish top 10 in September 2012 with his quirky Donegal GAA reggae anthem "Jimmy's Winning Matches".
Rory’s journey began as lead singer of indie-rock band The Revs, who alongside being hotly tipped by the likes of U2, found themselves topping the Irish charts with two top 5 albums and a string of successful tours that made waves throughout Ireland, Europe and even reached Australia with a top 30 single - as well as beating Damien Rice,Relish and Six to take both the Meteor IRMA
award and the Hot Press Award for Best Newcomer.
After the bands split in 2007, Rory moved to a remote island in the Canaries
where he opened a live music venue ‘The Island Bar’. It went on to become the most popular live music venue on TripAdvisor in Lanzarote during the 2010's.
In March 2020, Rory and his wife Cara announced the opening of a new music venue ‘The Wildcat’ in Edinburgh, sadly due to the Coronavirus pandemic it never reached its official opening night on the 21st March. Ever productive, Rory & The Island has spent the past 14 months writing and releasing new music and performing gigs through Zoom and Facebook continuing to build up a strong fanbase.
This November gig in Dublin will be Rory's first Irish gig since the Pandemic struck, and will likely be Rory's only show in Ireland in 2021. Get those tickets fast.