Mundy for Tipperary town gig on July 7

Irish singer/songwriter Mundy will appear in concert at the Tipperary Excel on Saturday July 7 in conjunction with the Grand Final of the Tipperary International Song of Peace Contest.

Irish singer/songwriter Mundy will appear in concert at the Tipperary Excel on Saturday July 7 in conjunction with the Grand Final of the Tipperary International Song of Peace Contest.

Born in Birr, County Offaly, Mundy moved to Dublin at just 18 years of age and began busking on Grafton Street and performing at open-mike nights at the nearby International Bar.

He is one of a number of artists to successfully make the transition from street busking to international stardom, which began for him less than two years later when he signed with Sony subsidiary Epic Records. There followed the release of his debut single, “To You I Bestow” which was licensed for inclusion on the soundtrack for the film adaption of Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the leading roles. The soundtrack went on to sell 11 million copies.

The subsequent album “Jelly Legs” sold 50,000 copies worldwide.

April 2002 saw the second album “24 Star Hotel” released and this yielded the Irish radio hits “July” and “Mexico,” the former quickly becoming Mundy’s best-known track in his home country.

“24 Star Hotel” outsold its predecessor, going double platinum in Ireland. The follow-up, “Raining Down Arrows” debuted at number one in the Irish charts, achieving platinum status. In 2006, Mundy released his first live album a CD/DVD combo entitled “Live & Confused”, featuring a duet on Steve Earle’s “Galway Girl” with accordionist Sharon Shannon, which later charted as a single. “Live & Confused” was certified platinum in 2007. His last Album “Shuffle” see’s Mundy flicking through lesser known tracks of many of the great songwriters.

Mundy recently performed for President Obama, and has played support with Imelda May and Emmylou Harris. With huge radio hits like “July” and “Mexico”, Mundy promises a great evening’s entertainment. He will perform a 30/40 minute set at the Tipperary Excel on Saturday July 7th in an evening of entertainment that is surely not to be missed. Tickets for the event are now on sale from the Tipperary Excel at 062-80520. They are priced at €15 each, which also includes a pre-show cheese and drinks reception.