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About Adrian Crowley


Adrian Crowley is a singer, composer, songwriter, lyricist from Galway, based in Dublin and was born in Sliema, Malta.


Crowley has released eight albums to date, with his debut A Strange Kind arriving in 1999. He followed this with When You Are Here You Are Family , A Northern Country , Long Distance Swimmer , Season of the Sparks and "I See Three Birds Flying" In a 2005 Rolling Stone interview, Ryan Adams cited Crowley when asked "Who's the best songwriter that no one's heard of". The Irish Times placed this artist at number eight in a list of "The 50 Best Irish Acts Right Now" published in April 2009.


Crowley has won the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year on one occasion for Season of the Sparks and been nominated on two another occasion for Long Distance Swimmer and "I See Tree Birds Flying".


Crowley is from a multicultural background, He was born in Sliema in Malta but reared in Galway. Crowley's parents met in Africa and the family spent time in Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Malta. After his birth his family departed Malta for Cameroon. Crowley has been based in Dublin since the 1990s but has also spent time living in France.


Before his life as a musician, Crowley originally spent time on other pursuits, such as studying architecture, illustration, painting and photography.


Crowley released his debut album A Strange Kind independently in 1999. The song "Capricorn" was played regularly on No Disco that year.When You Are Here You Are Family followed in 2002, being recorded at the Electrical Audio studios of one of his heroes, Steve Albini, in Chicago. This successful spell in the United States inspired him to begin communicating with American record labels.


This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Adrian Crowley", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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