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Tadhg in control

You may have heard of this unusually named Jersey songsmith, even if you’ve never uttered his name correctly. Tadhg (pronounced ”ti + gue”) Daly is a local born and raised 22 year old folk-rock artist who releases his first EP ‘Taghazout’ just as we go to press. The first single from it, ‘Control Yourself’ went live last month with a video shot entirely on the island. How often do you see Victoria Avenue featured in music videos? That’s right, it’s worth a look. Plus, the song is fantastic. The video was envisioned & directed by locally based Director Simon Edwards of SRE Films with additional filming by Jersey’s Anna Somma. According to his label, the hard-hitting video confronts ‘the difficulties of temptation in society today’.

Tadhg announced himself & his band to the music industry in 2014 when his debut single ‘Learn To Live ‘ was released and immediately recognized by the iTunes Independent New Music Panel, gaining a place on their websites ‘New & Noteworthy’ page. Tadhg went on to open the main stage at Folklore last year and performed at major UK festivals such as Boomtown Fair & The Isle of Wight Festival.

Along with his band, Jack Townsend (Drums) Zach Pygott (Guitar) & Matt Romeril (Bass) the band continued to develop their sound working with local producer JP le Blond & later Sam Falle. They moved to London, but with support from the Jersey Arts Trust began work on the EP with Sam Falle in Jersey at Gilbert O’Sullivans ‘Frobisher Lane’ studio. The result is a unique combination of self-penned, heartfelt songs that provide a moving platform for Tadhg’s powerful vocals. It’s truly a Jersey effort with so many creatives involved. The EP artwork is also provided by local talent in the form of dramatic photography from Jersey’s Danny Richardson.

A local live EP launch is scheduled for Friday 15th April at Havana.

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