Kevin Herm Connolly
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A Galway native, Kevin cut his teeth in the alt-country band El Diablo before releasing ‘Monsters’, the first collection of his own songs, under the name Herm. Ireland’s leading alternative music magazine (Hot Press) and radio station (Phantom FM) included it in their top ten Irish albums of the year and reviewers drew favourable comparisons with artists such as Beck, The Eels and Tom Waits.
The single ‘Year of the Horse’, a duet featuring Nina Hynes, received an honourable mention in the International Song Competition, whose judges include Tom Waits, Ray Davies and Robert Smith. The video for the single ‘Heads’ was nominated for an Irish Music Television Award.
“Make It Up” is the new album from Kevin Herm Connolly.
Kevin has been writing songs since he was eight years old. Since then music has been what he has built his life around, for better or for worse. “I’ve tried living without music as my focus but it hasn’t worked,” he says. “This album is the culmination of several years’ work. Making it was a joy. Its release has been postponed on a number of occasions when other less joyful things got in the way... For that reason I value it even more and I’m delighted it’s finally going out into the world.”