Albert Niland is unquestionably one of Ireland 's finest guitar talents. Blending various styles of intricate guitar playing, from flamenco to rock, and powerful vocals, this live show is not to be missed.
Since the release of his debut album Dirty Day in 2003, Albert Niland has received critical acclaim from every corner of the music industry. Described by musician and broadcaster Tom Dunne as "a major new talent. " His second cd "Downtown Exit" is slightly more mainstream, with an excellent mix of light rock, latin spirit, and unique lyrics. An amazing cover from this album, "Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush is probably his most well known work, but is unfortunate as his self penned work is indeed far better.
With airplay from Jools Holland and admiration from the likes of Jamie Cullum, Nilands' flagship of original songwriting looks set to continue to attract international attention.
"This is refreshing, spirit-shocking music" THE IRISH TIMES
"Few have the impact of Niland" HOT PRESS
"A voice that could make the coldest heart sing" InDUBLIN Magazine
On the strength of Dirty Day, Albert was invited in to perform a few tracks off it by Tom Dunne, and that January night saw him perform the acoustic version of "Wuthering Height's" for the first time.
Gaining the respect of his peers, Albert was invited to be a guest at the two biggest reunions in Irish music history, "Planxty" in 2004, and "Moving Hearts" in 2006. Performing and recording a live album at the legendary "PARADISO" in Amsterdam, Albert quickly established a loyal fanbase on the continent.
"...high class solo performance..boundary-breaking guitar-work..from rock to flamenco, with powerful vocal lines built from his Irish roots" HET PAROOL,NETHERLANDS
In a recent article, the Sunday Times said,
"Albert has yet to achieve the recognition his experience and talent merits".