Behind Every Life
Irish born Eamon O'Tuama is the singer/songwriter who drives this melodic rock band - A NYC based group whose music is characterized by strong hooks, introspective lyrics and a subtle, yet undeniable Celtic influence. Critics have compared his work to that of Bruce Springsteen,David Gray and Luka Bloom. O'Tuama has recently completed recording his second album, Behind Every Life, in New York City. O'Tuama's most innovative and accomplished collection of work to date, combines a modern rock sensibility with his Irish roots. In 1997 O'Tuama's first CD,Down with a Smile, was released on the CBM label in Ireland. Distributed in the United States by Valley Distribution, Down with a Smile has received ongoing international airplay and critical acclaim. The title track features on the soundtrack of the independent movie, The Family Web. In 1999, the Eamon O' Tuama Band was featured alongside artists Julie Gold, Pete Seeger and Larry Kirwan on the compilation CD Ripples of Hope, commemorating the peace accord in Ireland. Reviews... ' On his second album, Irish born, New York based Eamon O'Tuama wrestles with life's pain and passion right from the first track, 'More Fortunate,' and the lyric, 'Behind every life there's fire.' With his Celtic tinged sound and a voice reminiscent of Luka Bloom, 0'Tuama is everything a classic singer/songwriter should be literate, earnest and tuneful. His songs paint vigorous and well wrought portraits of lovers, dreamers and the dispossessed, and his melodies are nothing short of plangent. On 'One Great Love,' his empathy with and compassion for his characters is overwhelmingly poignant: 'Slip off your jaded little smile / Undo your charm / Why don't you lie down on the floor / Wash it all away.' Like Waterboy Mike Scott, the accent is on big emotions writ large, and when in the song 'Rescue Me' O'Tuama pleads for just that in the refrain, you can just tell he means every word of it. In a mood for high drama? Discover Behind Every Life for yourself.' Eliot Wilder -Amplifier Magazine- May/June 2002 '....gifted singer-songwriter..gorgeous melodies...addictive Beatlesque pop riffs. Does anyone write lyrics like this anymore ? I think not....a great collection of songs.' -Mike Farragher-Irish Voice 'Eamon O'Tuama has been called the Irish Bruce Springsteen. High praise, but well deserved. Behind Every Life combines traditional Irish music with modern rock, pop, and folk. O'Tuama's voice sounds more like Billy Corgan than Bruce Springsteen, but he does share the Boss's musical passion and gift for writing powerful songs that paint a vivid picture that draws in the listener. Behind Every Life is a compelling and eclectic collection of glorious Celtic-flavored music'. -Chad Bowar-Suite101.com- February 2002's best new CD's ' Behind Every Life is saturated with urban energy mixed in with O'Tuama's Celtic roots....high drama all the way.....launches himself off a high building and gives his all, all the way down.....If you like your Celtic rock to go to 11, this is what you're looking for'. -John Scalzi-IndieCrit.com 'Mark my words this guy is a rising star ' -Everything Celtic on the Web.