Tootawl + Luca FD + Jodi Boy + Sascha Osborn + Malcolm MacWatt
Sunday 16th June 2019
During summer 2014, a young Irish troubadour named Richard O’ Gorman found himself in Nashville, Tennessee performing his bustling brand of indie/folk in such famous venues as The Bluebird.
Standing at six foot five, he was christened ‘too tawl’ in typical Tennessee twang. The name stuck like glue and upon his arrival home with this new title he began working on material for his debut EP. Mainly taking inspiration from artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and also older blues musicians such as Blind Willie McTell, Tootawl mixes this strong sense of musical tradition with his own unique folk style.
Since his time in Tennessee, Tootawl has supported Aslan in their sold out gig in Cork Opera House and Ham Sandwich at the Bandon Music Festival, and supported Bagatelle on their farewell tour to name a few. Tootawl recorded his debut EP with producer Christian Best (Mick Flannery, Jack O' Rourke) at Monique Studios which received widespread national radio airplay, and toured extensively (London, Berlin, Edinburgh, San Francisco & Los Angeles). He also had the title track of this EP played in an episode of the Netflix original series 'You Me Her'.
In November of 2017, Tootawl has just released his second EP, Twist Of Paranoia, which has received national radio airplay in Ireland and the US, and is in preparation to record his first full length LP this year.
London based singer-songwriter.
Writer of gloom-pop....
Singer songwriter, inspired by jazz harmonies, soulful melodies and stories of folk.
As founding member of emerging London country band The Glass Mountains, Scottish musician Malcolm MacWatt is already gaining recognition for his Americana-infused songwriting.
While a deep respect for country and bluegrass is evident in his songs and guitar playing, as a solo performer Malcolm freely shows his British folk roots citing John Martyn and Dick Gaughan as major influences. Age 12 and just getting into the guitar he first heard Johnny Cash At San Quentin and was immediately hooked into country music. A Transatlantic Records promo album featuring Pentangle and Fairport Convention introduced the idea that folk, rock, blues and jazz could be fused together.
A self-confessed “guitar geek” he moved to London in 2010 to study guitar-making and instrument repair with some of the UK’s top luthiers. He also plays dobro and fiddle.