Like many of today’s artists, singers Glenn Murphy and Ronan Scolard made their first foray into the public eye through social media, posting videos to Youtube. Feedback was very positive but nothing could quite prepare them for the whirlwind to follow after posting a video performing a medley of Adele songs.
The clever arrangement of the tracks combined with their two incredible and contrasting voices quickly got noticed. Within hours the video had been shared on a couple of major news sites and by the end of that first day had clocked up over a million views.
They realised something extraordinary was happening was when they then received a message from Ellen DeGeneres asking them to fly to USA to appear on her chat show! Following that, with their video views rising each day, the guys posted to their ever-growing social media base about their excitement at going to see Adele in concert in Dublin.
Unknown to them, Adele was already a fan of the video, and their voices, and when she saw they were coming to the show arranged a little surprise for them. Towards the end of the show she called them up on stage to perform the medley… which they did, in front of an ecstatic Irish audience.
That kicked the media frenzy into an even higher gear and the two guys were
inundated with all sorts of crazy requests and offers. However, they kept their focus and set about creating their own sound, spending the last eighteen months writing, recording and touring.
They’re new album “Horizon” makes for an impressive debut with a hypnotising blend of Ronan’s warm tenor voice and Glenn’s soaring soprano.
Glenn and Ronan joined Teresanne on The Drive Home Live Sessions to perform two songs from their debut album and chat about their work, their plans for the future and their upcoming gigs in the Theatre Royal and Dublin’s Sugar Club on July 19th and 20th.