Lars Vincent

A heartbreakingly wonderful singer/songwriter says Darren Holden of The High Kings.

While MRU Ireland say; ‘Categorically Irish’, Lars Vincent (McKevitt) is an Irish contemporary folk artist originally from Mullingar in the heart of Ireland, but based in Dublin city.

A former member of the Irish Defence Forces, Lars served for a decade before leaving to pursue a career in music.

 May 2012 saw the release of his debut EP, I’m a man you don’t meet everyday which was reviewed positively by GoldenPlec, MRU & Hot Press. The latter labelling his music ‘infectious’.

His second EP, ‘Through These Eyes’, followed in September 2013. This gained him some high-profile fans in the shape of folk songwriter, Eric Bogle and Eddie Furey of The Fureys.

 Having headlined his own shows over the years, Lars has played at award winning venues such as Whelans Venue, Thomas House, Eamon Dorans, The Stables in Mullingar and Monroes in Galway. Over the past few years, he has gained a loyal following, with fans speaking highly of his live performances, mainly complimentary feedback such as possessing ‘a voice that instantly reminds you of Ireland’ to a man who ‘knows his musical roots and very well.’

Sometimes Lars can be found having the odd sing-song at O’Donoghoes on Merrion row and Bakers in the Liberties of Dublin.

His influences are varied and they range from Morrissey to Damien Dempsey and from The Fureys to The Pogues and back to Ewan Mcoll and Percy French.

 2016 proved to be a busy year for Lars between studio work and touring. In July of that year he released his debut music video ‘People in Glasshouses’ and later that year he released his debut album, ‘Lars Vincent – Demos (Part 1)’, which was recorded and produced by fellow musician, Robbie Brennan, in Robbies home-built studio in Donaghmede, Dublin.

The album consists of 15 songs which were written by Lars Vincent over the past 5 years.

The artwork for the album was designed by noted and celebrated designer, Steve (Rapid) Averill.

2016 was also a notable year for Lars as a support act, namely supporting The Fureys on the home leg of their Irish tour.

Lars plays acoustic guitar and 6 string banjo. He is an avid fan of Millwall FC and the works of both Patrick Kavanagh and Oscar Wilde.

 

 

 

Having headlined his own shows over the years, Lars has played at award winning venues such as Whelans Venue, Thomas House, Eamon Dorans, The Stables in Mullingar and Monroes in Galway. Over the past few years, he has gained a loyal following, with fans speaking highly of his live performances, mainly complimentary feedback such as possessing ‘a voice that instantly reminds you of Ireland’ to a man who ‘knows his musical roots and very well.’

Sometimes Lars can be found having the odd sing-song at O’Donoghoes on Merrion row and Bakers in the Liberties of Dublin.

His influences are varied and they range from Morrissey to Damien Dempsey and from The Fureys to The Pogues and back to Ewan Mcoll and Percy French.

 2016 proved to be a busy year for Lars between studio work and touring. In July of that year he released his debut music video ‘People in Glasshouses’ and later that year he released his debut album, ‘Lars Vincent – Demos (Part 1)’, which was recorded and produced by fellow musician, Robbie Brennan, in Robbies home-built studio in Donaghmede, Dublin.

The album consists of 15 songs which were written by Lars Vincent over the past 5 years.

The artwork for the album was designed by noted and celebrated designer, Steve (Rapid) Averill.

2016 was also a notable year for Lars as a support act, namely supporting The Fureys on the home leg of their Irish tour.

Lars plays acoustic guitar and 6 string banjo. He is an avid fan of Millwall FC and the works of both Patrick Kavanagh and Oscar Wilde.

 

 

 

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