Vincent O'Brien

  • Soloartist   /   Manchester
  • #Americana #Blues #Folk
  • Sounds like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Louden Wainwright, Tom Petty, Ron Sexsmith
  • 4 verified bookings

Indication £100 - £600

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Vincent O'Brien, Americana, Blues, Folk soloartist

Originally from Dublin, I am now based in Manchester, but I also travel to play across the UK and Europe.

My shows feature original songs along with performances of Classic Americana, Folk and Acoustic Blues. Influences include Tom Petty, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, The Band, Gillian Welch, Buffy St Marie, and Nina Simone, along with classic blues artists such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Muddy waters.

My 3rd album of original songs “Speaking Out” is now available on all digital platforms.

Note: Performance fees can be reduced if it's possible to combine gigs to build a tour. Please contact me to discuss further options.


Angel of Mercy

Vampire in the Neighbourhood

I Don't Belong


By on 03/07/2018

Het was een geweldig optreden!!!!een ongelooflijke stem prachtig gitaarspel een variatie van prachtige emotionele zelfgeschreven nummers en mega goed gebrachte covers van o.a BOB Dylan neil young enz.
Er werd bij ons gezegd dat deze artiest op GROTE podium zou moeten staan
We raden iedereen aan deze artiest te boeken

By on 10/10/2017

Vincent O Brien- Vincent has played several gigs for the Papillon Promotions team over the last 2/ 3 years at various venues across Manchester: often as a solo artist and occasionally with a full backing band.He has always been very easy to deal with in the run up to an event and has kept to all arrangements. As a multi-instrumentalist and scholar of various musical genres, Vincent has the capacity and luxury of being able to deliver a unique and different styled performance according to the wont and whim of any given audience and venue. Vincent's shows are characterised by a willingness to entertain and to engage an audience. He is equally comfortable belting out 'The Blues' to a toe tapping packed house, as he is in presenting his more poetical, story-telling type songs to a quieter environment. Its never the same performance and never the same set-list, which ensures every show always holds a certain level of intrigue to the listener. Incorporating elements of Blues, Jazz, Rock,Traditional, and Modern Folk into his repertoire of original music, as well as being able to breathe new life into better known cover versions, always makes for a great live experience, whether you are seeing him for the first time or the tenth.

By on 03/10/2017

Vincent is a good friend but even so, highly professional and always polished. He takes his music seriously and so he should. We were thrilled to have him play at The Spinning Top Sessions this summer. Vincent is the sort of artist who quietens a room by merely beginning his performance. No introduction is needed. A well respected musician on the Manchester scene and beyond, he takes us back to his Irish roots and then way over the pond to the US with his timeless folk originals and authentic reworks of classics. A favourite with everyone. Thanks Vincent!

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Vincent O'Brien is a solo artist from Manchester. Vincent O'Brien plays Americana, Blues & Folk music. Vincent O'Brien has had 4 verified bookings through Gigstarter since signing up on 03/10/2017.

The music of Vincent O'Brien is influenced by famous acts such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Louden Wainwright, Tom Petty, Ron Sexsmith. The repetoire of Vincent O'Brien consists of covers and own songs.

The performances of Vincent O'Brien are well received. The average rating is 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 4 reviews by prior bookers.

Vincent O'Brien has a price indication of £100 - £600 for gigs. Keep in mind that things like sound equipment, travelling distance and play time typically influence the definitive price. Don't hesitate to contact the artist!