San Francisco-based singer, songwriter and musician Eoin Harrington, known for his passionate vocal style, energetic stage presence and infectiously catchy songs, is kicking 2010 into high gear with a flurry of activity that will culminate with a string of concerts in March opening for Brandi Carlile. Harrington has been captivating music fans in San Francisco since relocating from his native Dublin several years ago and has sold out every one of his local appearances since the release of his debut recording, STORY, last year.
A classically-trained pianist, Harrington possesses a clear vibrant tenor, and his vocals have been described as reminiscent of Maroon 5's Adam Levine, James Blunt and "a grittier Elton John." His signature "blue-eyed soul" is evident on STORY, for which he composed all of the songs. "...his 'Story' CD illustrates the charm and craft that have put Harrington-whose first name is pronounced Owen-at the top of the many observers' lists of the Bay Area artists," wrote Shay Quillen in the San Jose Mercury News, while Music Connection added "his debut shines with stellar song craft and a distinctive, audience-pleasing artistry."
Eoin is happy to let others describe his music. "I have a really hard time with that," he says, "because it's a combination of all that I've been exposed to so far in my life, from Irish traditional to classical to heavy rock to R&B."
Harrington is enjoying full rotation air play on major stations back in his home country of Ireland, and, in addition to the album, his fans will be treated to several new media products in the coming months. iEoin, a downloadable iPhone application, is available free at the iStore. The iEoin will allow fans to keep up to date on live shows, blog entries, videos and other news on the artist. His website has been redesigned and launched at www.eoinharrington.com where, in addition to streaming his latest music, his electronic press kit is available for viewing.
A video for the song "Play Your Piano" from STORY was recently completed and will initially be available for viewing on the iPhone application after which It will be posted on his website. Eoin has just scored the entire soundtrack for the new motion picture, Love On the Line, scheduled for release at the end of the year. He also makes his acting debut in two cameo appearances in the film.
Among Harrington's most recent Bay area performances was an appearance at the TEDxSV (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference held in the Silicon Valley at which he charmed the organizers by writing a song especially for the auspicious event.
Other shows include a guest appearance at the 100th Anniversary of KCBS-TV and an annual KFOG Radio concert at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland with Matt Kearney and Brandi Carlile.
Harrington, who has previously appeared with artists such as Alanis Morrisette, Sara Bareilles, Bret Dennen, Serena Ryder, Switchfoot, Pat Monahan (Train) and Back Door Slam, is also set to open for Brandi Carlile in concert.
The shows are as follows:
March 15--Knitting Factory, Reno NV;
March 17 & 18--Tower Theatre, Bend OR
March 19--Mount Baker Theatre,