“This guy is starting to make the right tongues wag” HOTPRESS
“Warm, soulful sounds! What a voice” Ralph McLean, BBC
Michael Kerr is a full-time working musician and singer/songwriter from Belfast. Whilst making a living on the Northern Ireland circuit, Michael has been slowing building his portfolio as a singer/songwriter and he really came to the fore following the release of his 2018 EP, ‘Treasure Chest’. Since that release, Michael has supported artists such as Steve Earle, John Oates, Hothouse Flowers and he’s also been playlisted on local commercial radio stations as well as a play on Radio 1’s Introducing. In 2019 Michael travelled to the New York where he was invited to pitch his music to publishers under the guidance of Dani Ostrowski of Modern Post and in 2020 he travelled to New Orleans for the Folk Alliance International Conference and thereafter back to New York where he got to play at venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and record in Clubhouse Studios with John Platania. Influenced by the likes of Tom Petty, Noel Gallagher, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Stapleton and Van Morrison, his songwriting has evolved to form melody driven songs on a foundation of swelling guitars and heartfelt lyrics.