Here's a Puirséil non-bio
Niall Puirséil ( Irish for Niall Purcell ) - is a fully self-taught musician, songwriter, sound recordist & performer.
After playing up & down Ireland & the UK for many years, keyboardist Niall has released several albums, EPs & singles.
Inspired by music from various rock, pop, progressive & electronic genres, the focus is primarily on emotionally charged melodic phrases, coupled with poetic lyrics.
The song 'Spirit' (formerly 'Spirit In The Dark') won the 1992 Irish Satellite Radio/Radio Limerick One international song competition, resulting in radio airplay across Europe & four States in America.
Quote: "The overwhelming consensus is that Niall has a very unique voice and a great songwriting talent" - Dr John Moloney, RLO (Radio Limerick One).
Much of Niall's early years in music were spent struggling to assemble & keep bands together - learning the hard way that opposition (and "promotion") often appears behind a "friendly" face coupled with lots of "apparent ambition."
Eventually (albeit reluctantly) going solo - Niall has never looked back, & has achieved much more than any "band" would have ever allowed or made possible.
Recently, the discovery of the truth that the Earth is Flat (don't believe me - research it yourself. See the 'Flat Earth' page) - has brought about a change in his approach to music, resulting in his ditching of MIDI sequencing in the studio & becoming committed primarily to realtime, keyboard orientated performance.
Niall has always played live onstage, but now the recordings are simply played in as well.
(Below - In Nialls' own words)
"It has always been important to me to keep things expressive & dynamic, but now more than ever, I feel the need to strip away the technicalities & focus on the emotional content of the lyrics - because that's what it's all about ....emotional expression!
Highly 'polished' productions may be impressive - but they can also be distracting & unnecessary. These songs don't need that, as they stand up on their own - & I'm not ashamed to say it.
It's not recording contracts that make an artiste - it's simply the quality of their work. If I didn't believe in what I do, it would be a waste of time doing it - but I do believe in it!
There's only so much repetition, reworking/rewriting old songs, auto-tuned & choreographed "artistes" & 'hyped up mediocrity' people can stand - before they cry out for some spontaneity & real artistic content.
No rapping, vomit-vocals or sample loops - there's still a lot of us around who prefer to sing melodies & play our own original songs on musical instruments!
The day will come when real songs with real melodies played with real dynamic range becomes appreciated again, or as I like to put it - Tiocfaidh mo la!
Keeping in tune with all creation, every existing & future musical release will now be recorded (and released) as it is performed, in real time at 432 Hz - the resonant frequency of the Earth"