Ciaran Lavery / Alex2e
Ciaran Lavery is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Aghagallon, a small village in northern Ireland, with a knack for poetic, heart-stopping lyrics. Lavery earned the Northern Ireland Music Prize for his 2016 album Let Bad In and has accumulated more than 80 million streams on Spotify during his five-year solo career.
He recorded his new album, Sweet Decay, at Camden Studios in Dublin. The songs are full of questions, but don’t often offer answers. You can hear a man struggling with personal growth on this record. “I acknowledge the darkness inside of me, one that has the potential to let people down and make the wrong decisions,” he says. With Sweet Decay, Lavery will head out on his biggest tour to date across Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, and Canada.
Alex2e (Alex Tuohey) is a self-taught singer-songwriter from Western Massachusetts. In 2012, while recovering from major surgery, he picked up his sister's beat-up guitar and started writing. Words became lyrics, days became months, and bathroom video covers turned into gigs. In June 2017, his debut EP, Strange Company, landed in the top 10 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.
His new single, "Bring Out the Ghost," starts a new journey, honing his alternative/acoustic sound for a new EP titled Half-Grown, due out in late 2018. He has traveled across the country, averaging about 130 dates per year. Alex2e has supported national acts such as Tyler Hilton, Griffin House, Shawn James, O-Town, and Zac Brown Band alumnus Levi Lowrey.