Robert Power (RP) is an independent artist from the town of Carrick-On-Suir in County Tipperary, Ireland, who has worked in various mediums. His music and songwriting has been described by Hot Press Magazine as “powerful, heartfelt and thought-provoking”. He has previously been selected for industry magazine Record Of The Day and performed at music, arts and theatre festivals including Imagine, LightColourSound and Dublin’s Fringe Festival, supporting artists such as Jack L, Jinx Lennon and Murray A. Lightburn along the way. Longtime collaborator, producer and former Republic Of Loose artist Decaux aka Dec Quinn, who has worked with and/or performed alongside the likes of U2, Sinéad O’ Connor, Cathy Davey, Cry Monster Cry, Thanks Brother, CC Brez and Sing Street soundtrack contributor Zamo Riffman, along with a host of top Irish talent describes Rob as “the real deal”. Subterannean Sounds, respected live original music curators, describe him as “a natural, with the songs and the voice, holding an audience captivated with pin-drop silence, alongside a dynamic ensemble, overflowing with talent, each player as adept as the next, with a diverse and ever-changing instrumentation and multipart harmonies, creating a widescreen view of the songs, calling to mind The E Street Band or Van's Caledonia Soul Orchestra. A superb live experience. One to watch.”
Having also trained at The Gaiety School Of Acting and gone on to work professionally as an actor, writer, producer, director and voiceover artist, Robert’s critically acclaimed play, A Story Of Destiny, directed by Olivier Award Winner Donnacadh O’ Briain, will showcase alongside some of the best of international theatre at the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival next summer. Currently he is in development with various projects including a brand new magazine style programme called Radio Robert and several scripts while he also continues the process of recording and performing his original songs and music, live, in beautiful and interesting venues, with exciting new ensembles of different players from around Ireland, exploring various genres and approaches to the material along the way. The instrumentation experimentation for these shows will encompass a wide array of instruments including drums, bass, piano, synth, harp, clarinet, cello, violin, banjo, mandolin, uilleann pipes, bazouki, EWI, flute, saxophone, harmonica, guitar, percussion and vocals.