Sydney singer-songwriter Stu Tyrrell will launch his debut EP Celtic Roots in Australia’s Celtic capital, Glen Innes during Celtic Weekend, May 5 & 6. Re-imagining traditional English and Celtic Folk Songs as acoustic heavy metal arrangements, the songs will include Stu's original material speaking on social justice and solidarity while touching on his personal experiences of love, loss, depression and triumph. It will also include an acoustic version of the Iron Maiden classic 'Number of The Beast', a track that perfectly fuses Stu's Celtic and Heavy Metal influences.
Having toured as a bassist for ex-Iron Maiden frontmen Paul Dianno and Blaze Bayley on thei Australian tours, Stu currently performs as a solo artist at folk clubs, and at festivals such as the Australian Celtic Festival, Beechworth Celtic Festival, Granny Smith Festival, and Northern Beaches Music Festival. He also won the 2016/17 Gulgong Folk Festival Guitar Competition.
The album is available now for pre-order from stutyrrell.bandcamp.com/album/celtic-roots with 'Number Of The Beast' available immediately.
You can listen to a sampler of the album here
Upcoming Tour Dates
Friday, May 5: Celtic Weekend, Club Hotel Glen Innes
Saturday, May 6: Celtic Weekend, Club Hotel Glen Innes
Friday, May 12: Brackets & Jam, Kincumba Mountain
Friday, May 26: The Manly Fig, Balgowlah Bowling Club
Saturday, May 27: Aftershock, The Bald Faced Stag Sydney
Saturday, June 3: 4 on the 4loor, Victoria Hotel Orange
Friday, June 9: Clash Of Celture, Gaelic Club, Sydney
Saturday, June 10: Brackets & Jam, Lake Munmorah
Friday, June 16: Brutalcoustic, The Basement Belconnen ACT