At an early age, Shane Joyce was influenced by the great songsmiths Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and the ninety-mile-an-hour writings of beat poets Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. At fifteen, he picked up his first guitar… an old nylon string, and soon after the songs started to tumble out of him.
And they have been coming ever since.
Though still strongly influenced by those folk and beat heroes of his past, in recent years, Shane has been able to gain new influence from a multitude of other facets of writing, so that everything from Hemingway to T. S. Eliot to more recent luminaries such as Phosphorescent, Fionn Regan and Laura Marling may muscle their way into Shane’s work.
In Jan 2018, Hotpress Magazine announced Shane as one of their “one’s to watch for 2018”.
“An exceedingly talented singer-songwriter”Hot Press Magazine
“deep and poetic..”Nitelife Magazine
“nothing short of beautiful..”
“…a serious folk song-writer who, thankfully, has something to say.”Remy’s Music and Film
Shane lives in Kilkenny, Ireland.
He will perform solo.