April 25 2011
"One Of These Kids" tenth anniversary gig in Whelan's, Dublin. 8PM, 10euro
"Pete Courtney has released two albums. The first, “One Of
These Kids” was released
on the 25th April 2001 in Whelans. This special Easter Monday show will mark the
tenth anniversary of that show with a celebration of the songs that make up both “One
Of These Kids” and “karma biscuits”.
Pete started recording “karma biscuits” in 2007 after not
being satisfied with follow
up recordings to his critically acclaimed self released debut.
Recording and releasing creativity for him was about
personal reflective quality, not
quantity. In that same intuitive spirit Pete waited 9 years to release his new offering
as he believes a socially fresh and positive cycle has returned and the music industries
dynamics have favourably shifted.
So an album about one particular soul’s journey and how it
maintains its spiritual
strength and application of unconditional love to all relationship idioms, and to do it
all with a contented smile on its face is totally apt.
After releasing “karma biscuits” to acclaim in late 2010,
Pete rediscovered his love
of the songs on “One Of These Kids…”, and to mark the completion of the positive
cycle, Pete is playing a “these kids thanksgiving” show on the 10th anniversary of the
album’s release. It is Pete’s first headline gig in Whelan's since 2004."
Pete releases his second album "Karma Biscuits" on Tonal Music. Karma Biscuits was officially released on September 24 and will available from Nokia, Rhapsody, Spotify, Amie Street, eMusic and others soon.
Friday 16 Triskel Arts Centre Cork
Friday 23 The Stables POSTPONED Mullingar
Saturday 24 Shannon Peace Rally & Festival Shannon
17 - 22 Spanish Tour - Venues TBA
2 - 10 German Tour - Venues TBA
Wednesday 30 Whelan's, Dublin Dublin
23 Nov - 10 Dec CD Launch Tour Ireland
Pete Courtney plays Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork on May 21 at 8PM.
Sat 30 Oct 2004 9:00PM
Pete Courtney + Vyvienne Long The Lobby €9/€7
Pete Courtney plays Glór intimate studio space in Ennis for the first time on Friday 18 June at 8.30pm. He is supported by local man Mark Sweeney on guitar and vocals.
The Black Box Theatre is the venue as the Solo festival
returns next month to Sligo.
September 3 2004 – Neil Cooney (8pm) and Pete Courtney (10pm)
modearts.ie: "With an ever-growing fan base since his 2001 Witness performance, this Monaghan born alternative singer/songwriter has just enjoyed his best year to date. A regular on the 2FM play list he boasts fans like Dave Fanning, Leagues O'Toole and Ruth Scott. Guests in his shows have included David Kitt and Damien Rice. Rice's cellist Vyvienne Long, well known for her distinctive sound on his album, and for her cracking cover of White Stripes 7 Nation Army, has just announced that she will join Pete on the night"
January 26 2002
"Pete Courtney opens his live account for 2002 with a full band show at The Stables in Mullingar. Pete's new band features Tomo from the Damien Rice Group and Paul Smyth from the David Kitt group amongst others. Support on the night comes from the equally wonderful Margaret Healy whose debut album "...And You Are?" is out now and well worth a listen. Pete Courtney is currently working on the follow up to last years "One Of These Kids", which incidentally is still on sale at all good record stores.
April 25 2001
"One Of These Kids" launched in Whelan's, Dublin.