Patrick Feeney - The young singing sensation from Co. Sligo
He is originally from Battlefield, Culfadda, but now lives in the village of Gurteen a few miles away. Patrick always thought he was going to be a farmer when he was young but as he was growing up he learnt the drums and keyboards and from there Patrick developed a keen interest in music. It was in his blood as his father, also Patrick, was a well known musician and had been involved in the music industry for over 30 years.
At the tender age of 14, Patrick and his father had a two piece band and were playing at local gigs. They continued gigging until Patrick began studying sales and marketing in Sligo. After completing his studies he went to work for Cadbury's. However, Patrick had caught the music bug, and because his job kept him from performing, he decided to leave Cadbury's and concentrate full time on his music. He soon he met with manager Kevin Mc Cooey who thought Patrick had a unique voice, and signed him up to front the Johnny Loughrey Band, with whom he released a number of singles.
Patrick formed his own band and went professional in the music business at the young age of 19. And so far Patrick has recorded 8 Hugely Successful Albums. His new Country Album will be released in Spring 2013.
Despite only recently turning 30 he has realised many of his ambitions and dreams including :
- Sell-out Tours of Ireland and The UK
- The Gurteen goes to Spain (Music Holidays where Patrick takes his Fans to The Costa Del Sol - always a sell out)
- TV Appearances on: The Late Late Show, Nationwide, Ireland AM, Seoige and O'Shea, The Daniel O' Donnell Show and The 7.30 Show on UTV.....
- Receiving "DVD of the Year 2011" as voted by the Sunday World readers.
Aside from his individual successes Patrick was also asked to join Robert Mizzell and Jimmy Buckley to form The Three Amigos in spring 2010. The trio continue to enjoy massive success after three sell-out concert tours of Ireland and they plan to tour abroad in 2013.
Patrick, who recently celebrated his 30th Birthday with a musical weekend in the Mullingar Park Hotel, is acclaimed for his rousing live performances and is known for the credibility and passion he brings to all the songs that he performs.
He is also renowned for the humour he brings to his shows. This can be seen on his DVD but is funnier live so check out his live Tour to see his unique blend of comedy and music. First and foremost though, Patrick Feeney is a natural entertainer and his live dance/concert show are a must see for all music lovers.
The Patrick Feeney Dance Show is very special. Patrick has worked hard to perfect the show, and the audiences have reacted positively. His band is deemed to be one of the best in the country with Sound and Lighting second to none.