News

MARCH 2014
NEW SINGLE OUT TODAY 21/03/2014’
Today sees the release of Wayne's brand new single, 'Is the Money Really Worth it?' Please click on the image below to download it from iTunes.



OCTOBER 2013
BACK IN THE STUDIO
Wayne is back in the studio for the next couple of weeks. He will be working on completing the new album which is due out in Spring 2013. We are all looking forward to hearing the final product but in the meantime there just may be a new single out before Christmas!! Keep a check on the website for further details.

AUGUST 2013

THE SPACE BETWEEN THE THUNDER
WAYNE BRENNAN WINS FIRST PLACE AT THE SEAN McCARTHY BALLAD CONTEST 2 YEARS IN A ROW.
Wayne has added another notch to his award belt after receiving first place at the Annual Sean McCarthy Ballad contest which is held in Listowel, Co.Kerry each August. The competition has been running annually for the past 18 years. There were a huge number of entries from all over Ireland and the number was whittled down to 12 for the final which was held last Saturday night. Wayne who is currently based in London, furthering his music career flew back to Kerry for the competition. The competition saw Minister Deenihan, Minster for Arts and Culture give the opening evening speech. It was a great evening of original Irish composition, the competition was tough but there could be only one winner. Wayne once again took first prize with one of his most recent compositions ‘ The Space Between The Thunder’. This is Wayne’s 4th award in the past year for song writing. His highly anticipated forthcoming 2nd studio album which is due for release in Spring 2014  is looking to be a very fine one indeed.
Click here to view the wining performance.
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JULY 2013
Wayne has moved to the U.K and is settling into London nicely. He will be playing in various venues over the coming months in both London and the rest of the U.K. keep an eye on the 'Live Dates' page to catch him at a live show.
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MARCH 2013
March 25th 2013

'A Grand Experience' the documentary film in which Wayne wrote his song 'Roots In These Lands' is 'taking to the air'.
The film which received rave reviews on it's initial release has been 'taken on board' the Aer Lingus Trans-Atlantic flights as part of there in-flight entertainment package. Congratulations to all involved. The film can be viewed online or purchased at the following website : www.mixedbagmedia.com
To read more please click here : Offaly Independent - A Grand Experience

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DECEMBER 2012

Wayne Has just been awarded the JiePie award for his contribution to the M.S.A cause by donating all profits of his brand new song 'I have a Dream' to the cause.
You can support the M.S.A cause by downloading 'I Have a Dream' on iTunes (Please click here to be re-directed)
 

OCTOBER 2012

20.10.2012 The official TV premiere of 'A Grand Experience' was screened on RTE 1 on October 16th at 22.55. The documentary which had a viewership of over half a million, captures an artistic journey along the Grand Canal in Offaly, a trip during which, Wayne wrote his award winning song 'Roots In These Lands'. You can buy 'Roots in These Lands' on iTunes by clicking here.

 

10.10.12 The official TV premiere of 'A Grand Experience' to be screened on RTE 1 on October 16th at 22.55. The documentary captures an artistic journey along the Grand Canal in Offaly. 
To read more please click here : 'A Grand Experience'



SEPTEMBER 2012

29.09.12  'Roots In These Lands' has been playlisted on RTE Radio 1


21.09.12 We can proudly announce that Wayne's song 'Roots In These Lands' has won first prize at this years RTE/RAAP Bursary awards in the Traditional Irish/Folk category. The finalised in each category played on the John Creedon show last night on RTE Radio 1. Congratulations to all involved in organising the event and all the finalists.

 

17.09.12 'Roots in these Lands'  has been shortlisted to the final 3 acts in the RTE/RAAP Bursary awards 2012. The winner will be decided next Thursday evening after a live performance on RTE Radio 1 from 8.30pm.

 

AUGUST 2012

Wayne's song has won first prize in the Sean Mccarthy Irish song contest!!! We're delighted as is Wayne!!!  Wayne is back in Ireland for the month of August and will be spending 9 days getting a start on the rest of the 2nd studio album.

 

JULY 2012

Wayne's song 'Roots in these lands' has been selected for the Sean Mccarthy Irish song contest. This is a great honour as it is a prestigious Irish song contest that attracts entrants from the length and breath of the country.

Wayne is going into Jam studios in Kells to record the single 'Roots in these lands' which he wrote during the 'A Grand Experience' trip... We all love the song here and are looking forward to hearing the studio version.

 

JUNE 2012

Good News - There's a limited amount of seats available for tomorrow's premier of 'A Grand Experience' at Tullamore Omniplex. If you're free at 6.30pm to attend you can email arts@offalycoco.ie to book.

 

JUNE 2012

Here's a link to a local Offaly newspaper describing the Canal project and the premiere night. http://www.offalyindependent.ie/news/roundup/articles/2012/06/27/4011124-a-grand-experience-at-tullamore-omniplex/print

 

MARCH 2012

For all those who are interested in following 'A Grand Experience' along the canal in Offaly please check out the facebook link below. There will be loads of beautiful photos and commentarys updated regularly each day. https://www.facebook.com/agrandcanalexperience/info?filter=2#!/agrandcanalexperience

 

FEBRUARY 2012

Wayne has been one of three Irish artists to have been invited to take part in a Film Documentary about The Grand Canal Corridor - Shannon Harbour to Edenderry

Description: On Monday March 19th 2012, The Historic 68m Barge will leave Shannon Harbour for a five day journey through the towns and villages on the Grand Canal. Onboard will be a film crew, a radio producer, and three artists who will experience this trip of a lifetime meeting the communities who live and work beside The Grand Canal. This documentary was commissioned by Offaly County Council’s per cent for artists scheme to promote The Grand Canal in Offaly as a Cultural Corridor. http://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Libraries/Documents/Join_The_Grand_Canal_Experience.html

 

JANUARY 2012

Wayne is heading off to Bali for a month of surfing and writing!! We're all looking forward to hearing some of the new material!!

A nice way to start the year off... Wayne's video for 'And I Love' has reached 1/2 million hits on youtube. We're delighted!! Happy New year!

 

AUGUST 2011

The video for Wayne's song ´Moving Me´has been nominated for the ´best music video´category in this years Irish Underground Film festival.... Check out the link to the festival below.
http://www.undergroundcinema-filmfestival.com/2011nominees.htm

 

JULY 2011

A creative desicion has been made by Wayne. He has decided to move to the Canary islands to focus on writing and getting a new album out to you guys. He will be playing in venues in Fuerteventura so keep an eye on the gigs section and if you really want to catch Wayne at a gig maybe organise a holiday to the Canaries!!!

 

JUNE 2011

Wayne has been invited to play a week of gigs in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. More info to follow.

 

APRIL 2011

The Irish tour was a great success and we would like to extend our thanks to all who came along to the gigs and supported Wayne and the band. Wayne will be taking a break from touring for the next while to start writing his new album. We'll be keeping you updated as the months go by.

We've just uploaded the new video for Wayne's song 'Moving Me'. Check out the video section of the website and please share :)
 

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