Fionn O Lochlainn
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Fionn O Lochlainn

Mill Valley, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Mill Valley, CA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Rock Soul




"Fionn O Lochlainn - Spawn of the Beast"

'We've heard few recent debuts as bold and provocative as Fionn O Lochlainn's Spawn of the Beast.
Not only does he demonstrate a knack for observant songwriting, but he's an impressive guitarist and musters a vocal range that stretches from dry witticisms to power-crooning worthy of Jeff Buckley" - Time Out NYC

"Billy Bragg regarding Spawn of the Beast"

"magic writing, magic playing, magic album"
~ Billy Bragg -

"NPR regarding Fionn O Lochlainn"

"When Fionn played "Waterside" live in the studio for our radio show, he left everyone in the room breathless.
His voice is incredibly pure and always soulful. An amazing performer, songwriter, and recording artist."
~ Mark Sutton, NPR Producer -

"Fionn O Lochlainn review of Joe's Public Theater Performance"

"An incredible voice and masterful guitar playing."
~ Coolfer - Coolfer

"Fionn O lochlainn - Spawn of the Beast"

"Singer-songwriter Fionn Ó Lochlainn plays a hard-rocking guitar..."
~ The New Yorker - The New Yorker

"Magic man - Discovering Fionn O Lochlainn"

"A rock and soul sound that’s more akin to a religious experience.” - Pacific Sun | Marin County California


3 Stripe Balloon (2016) - Album

Overcast (Helicopter) (2015) - Single

Awake (2014) - Single

Words That Steal (2013) - Single

Spawn of the Beast (2007) - Album

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Performing and recording artist Fionn O Lochlainn, born in England, raised by musician Father Ruan, to sing, play guitars, keys, drums, orchestrate strings, and self record his songs, also working with great talent in England such as Nigel Godrich to create materials that caught the attention of Perfect Songs Publishing...Arriving in America 2000 after signing major record deal with Universal Records, recording and living in the lower east side of Manhattan, working with Andy Wallace(Jeff Buckley, Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen) on his material, as well as playing residencies at The Knitting Factory and The Rockwood Music Hall. His first album Spawn of the Beast gained much critical acclaim, leading him to play sell out shows at Joe's Public Theater with standing ovations, sharing the stage with some of the finest musicians in America, also performing at CMJ and SXSW in 2007 and 2008. Due to a humanitarian narrative in Fionn's music, he also got invited to perform at a peace conference with Howard Zinn at Great Hall of Cooper Union, being asked to speak on a panel. Successful performances also include Troubadour, Hotel Cafe and House of Blues in Los Angeles, as well as festivals across California, Nevada and Seattle. First years in USA were spent engrossed in recording and performing, so Fionn, greatly inspired by American culture, succumbed to a strong inclination to travel America with his guitar, in pursuit of cultural and social osmosis; gaining a wealth of experience to imbue within his second album, 3 Stripe Balloon, scheduled for release summer 2016. 

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