James O'Connor to play free gig in Portlaoise

James O'Connor to play free gig in Portlaoise
By arts reporter ryan@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

Portlaoise singer-songwriter James O'Connor will perform a free gig this weekend in Kavanaghs of Portlaoise.

James accompanied by The Friendly Strangers will perform his usual mix of beautifully crafted original compositions both new and old.

The experience of growing up in a small town in the midlands of Ireland formed the roots of James' earliest lyrical outbursts. As a teenager he gravitated away from the sports field and drifted towards a world of music.

James has studied at BIMM Dublin for a BA in commercial and modern music while also writing, recording, performing new material.

He released an album, ‘Behind the Scenes’ to critical and popular acclaim in 2014, as well as releasing a single CD, ‘Warmth of a Smile’ in aid of the Midlands Simon Community.

He recently released his latest EP, ‘Day by Day’, music from which featured in a special concert in the Dunamaise Arts Centre showcasing his singing and songwriting from the past ten years.

James O’Connor and The Friendly Strangers take to the stage of Kavanaghs at 10pm this Saturday, February 10.

Keep up to date with James’ website www.jamesoconnormusic.com.