Fionn heads out on tour & even more good reasons why you should own this record


FIONN REGAN begins his UK tour this Saturday with a number of dates having sold-out including ULU and rave reviews greeting his barn-storming second album, “The Shadow Of An Empire”, released this week on Heavenly Recordings (press quotes below). Fionn has always been one of the finest live performers and his backing band for the tour are the brilliant Danny and The Champions of the World, so these show are not to be missed dates/info below

Saturday 13 February – GLASGOW – King Tut’s **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Sunday 14 February – YORK – Fibbers (£8)
Tuesday 16 February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Wednesday 17 February – MANCHESTER – Academy 3 (£8)
Thursday 18 February – BRISTOL – Thekla (£8)
Friday 19 February – EXETER – Cavern (£8)
Saturday 20 February – BATH – Moles (£8)
Monday 22 February – PORTSMOUTH – Wedgewood Rooms (£8)
Tuesday 23 February – BRIGHTON – Komedia (£8)
Wednesday 24 February – LONDONULU **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Thursday 25 February – NORWICH – Arts Centre (£8)
Friday 26 February – OXFORD – Jericho Tavern **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Sunday 28 February – CENTERBURY – The Farmhouse (£8)
Monday 1 March – NOTTINGHAM – Bodega (£8)
Tuesday 2 March – BIRMINGHAM – The Rainbow (£8)

Critical acclaim for “The Shadow Of An Empire”

As a singer, lyricist and musician Fionn Regan fizzes with bravado and wit”
MOJO – 4 Stars ****

Regan’s second album sees the young dubliner plug in to a similar ragged, rockabily vein to Dylan’s mid-60’s classics”
Q – 4 Stars ****

Regan’s USP is still a gorgeous, sighing, tenor voice”
Uncut – 4 Stars ****

This second album keys into the rollicking energy of vintage rock n’ roll, while also forging a unique, observational and genuinely beat-poetic lyrical vocabulary Terrific Stuff.”
The Telegraph – 4 Stars ****

Words and images tumble out, and by the end, you’re thoroughly dazzled”
The Guardian – 4 Stars ****

Angry, funny, relevant and summed up in one line: “You curse the darkness / And I’ll Strike a match”
The Independent on Sunday – 4 Stars ****

The Shadow Of An Empire has an ebullient quality, and sets lashings of rockabilly glam against good-time rhythm guitar and pounding drums Later tracks recall the warmth of his earlier work but mostly this signifies a great talent shedding labels, spreading wings and moving on”
Metro – 4 Stars ****

effortlessly combines rich melodies and lyrics excellently produced and wonderfully delivered”
The Sun – 4 Stars ****

a rich, confident record”
Mail On Sunday – 4 Stars ****

Regan follows up his Mercury prize nominated debut with the assured ‘The Shadow Of An Empire’
Financial Times – 4 Stars ****

Regan’s songs have always been more engagingly askew than his sing-and-strum contemporaries, and they benefit hugely from a massive surge of electricity every song tears in a tumble of hooks and luminous wordplay Regan’s masterly progress is best exemplified by the title track, a stately anthem to decay that rings with the righteousness of a pre-Judas Dylan”

Regan sports new, roistering togs assuredly, his vocals as forthright as his lyrics are murky”
The Independent

Proving his diversity, the first four tracks clatter by in a rowdy race of pulsing snare, cymbals and guitar jangle, before the album relaxes into gentle ballad territory”
The Observer

The Shadow Of An Empire is a fighting comeback from Fionn Regan It’s a fully realised, sprightly rocking album an uplifting, flawless follow-up.”

country tinged whiskey-sipping rock and introspective upbeat American folk this record gives Fionn Regan many more reasons to stand proudly in the spotlight.”
Loud & Quiet — 8/10

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