EP launch for Portlaoise’s Dave Bowe

LOCAL musician Dave Bowe will be launching his new EP in Kavanaghs this coming Friday night. The newly released four track EP is a snapshot of some of the work that Dave has written to date.

LOCAL musician Dave Bowe will be launching his new EP in Kavanaghs this coming Friday night. The newly released four track EP is a snapshot of some of the work that Dave has written to date.

The opening track ‘Feelin’ the Music’ will be the first single released from the EP and sees Dave explore new musical territories with a more upbeat feel compared to other tracks on the EP. “It was an obvious choice for a first single,” explained Dave. It’s one of those feel good summer songs that seems to put a smile on people’s faces when they hear it.”

Dave is a former music performance student of CSN in Cork, an establishment that has been home to the likes of Mick Flannery, O Emperor and Fred. It was here that Dave perfected his guitar and songwriting trade and began to make a name for himself on the Irish live circuit earning support slots to artists such as Damien Rice, Glen Hansard and Declan O’Rourke, amongst others.

Taking a year out from music to travel, Dave returned to Ireland and at the age of 24 suffered a stroke which affected his coordination.

Frustrated at not having the same playing ability he once had, Dave sat about re-learning aspects of his guitar playing that had been affected and two years later decided it was time to officially release some of his tracks.

Recorded at Golden Egg Studios outside Portlaoise over a four day period the ‘Japanese Writing’ EP is an emotional musical journey. The EP is now available on iTunes and from other outlets. Dave is alos playing in Doyles in Dublin on July 15, in the Oliver Plunkett in Cork on July 21, in Dolans Warehouse in Limerick on July 28 and in Bruxelles in Dublin for the Zodiac Sessions on August 1. For more information check out Dave Bowe on Facebook.