Kevin Neary is a 27 year-old Irish singer-songwriter, originally from Co.Galway. He has found a following with his unique, soulful voice and sound, celebrating the exploration of an eclectic mix of genres in neo-Soul, acoustic, pop, folk and rock. He has been likened to artists such as Dermot Kennedy, Hozier, Matt Corby, Gavin James, Paulo Nutini and Tom Odell. From humble busking roots, Kevin grew his musicianship on the streets of Galway and Dublin, where he now continues to stop the masses with his performances.
A multi-instrumentalist; he has honed his versatility to create a unique live band show and has stormed the live scene in Ireland (The Grand Social, Whelan's, Workman's, The Button Factory, The Roisín Dubh) and the UK (Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (London), The Bedford (London) Hot off his sold-out debut show in Whelan's in Nov' 19, Kevin sold out a further 2 shows in Dublin in 2020, only 2 days after they were announced. He recently sold out a 300-ticket show in the Grand Social in Nov' 21.
Kevin was spotted in Dublin in 2019 by The Greatest Showman's iconic singer Keala Settle, and a performance of his song "Man of Faith" appeared on her Instagram, where she commended his ability. Working with producer Michael Heffernan (Dermot Kennedy, The Script, Gavin James) and having released numerous singles to date, he now releases Man of Faith as his latest single. The song was included on the RTÉ Recommends list and was named Song of the Week on David Dee More Radio show.
Gospel influences are evident throughout the track and especially in an upbeat chorus when the piece turns into a rock number and the full sound makes its message come across very well. Neary's soulful voice engages with the listener and makes you relate to every word he sings.The emotions are palpable and you can tell he can not only sing but live the song as much as it requires.
"I am no man of faith to tell you this was arranged high above the clouds"