My Name is Brendan Melia, I am a multi-instrumentalist Irish musician and Ballad singer.
I sing, play Guitar, Banjo and harmonica, whistle and percussion.
I write and perform my own original music and perform many of the standard folk songs of the Irish, Scottish and American traditions and play many popular session trad tunes.
I use a loop station in my live act to record percussion, melody and rhythm tracks which build up in layers to create an authentic Irish pub session sound.
I play and loop my tracks live and on the fly for each gig. I don’t use any pre-recorded tracks in my show.
Any of you who are old enough to remember the dark, smoke filled little pubs of the 80s and before, will have a better understanding of the way pub sessions were back then. Everything seemed more genuine and real.
The pint was cheaper too!