Offaly tunesmith - Mundy - will be making his first appearance in the Garbos venue in Castlebar next month, where he takes to the stage on Saturday, March 7, with support on the night from local singer songwriter, Rebecca McRedmond.
In 1993, aged 18, Mundy moved to Dublin from his home town Birr and began busking and frequenting Dublin’s open mike circuit. After a break-up with a girlfriend, he penned some of his most loved songs like "Gin and Tonic Sky" and "To you I Bestow" (which later featured on Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet movie soundtrack ).
It was these first songs that drummed up massive interest from a lot of major record labels in the UK and that’s how Mundy ended up getting signed to Sony’s Epic Records.
His debut album Jelly Legs was released in October 1996 and he also signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music. Since 1996 Mundy has released eight albums showcasing his eclectic styles in music from rock to Americana then through folk and indie genres.
Six of these albums have reached the top ten in Ireland including Raining Down Arrows - which went straight in at number one. Mundy has enjoyed gold and multi platinum record sales in Ireland and also picked up Meteor awards for Best Male artist and Most Downloaded Song - for two years running with the cover of Steve Earle’s "Galway Girl" which he recorded live with Sharon Shannon - and the rest, as they say is history.
Mundy tours both solo and with his band and has played all over Ireland, UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, USA and Canada. He has played support to many of his favourite acts like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, R.E.M, White Stripes,The Waterboys and the Pogues, to name a few heavy hitters.
Tickets are available from Garbo's, Hogs Heaven and Mayo Leisure Point.