Having been active on the international music scene for several decades, Johnny McEvoy’s musical pedigree goes way back to the 1960s. One of the most celebrated Irish country singers of his generation, Johnny has become a leading figure in the folk genre. Having performed alongside several line-ups over the years, Johnny’s career as a solo artist has seen him soar to new musical heights. As a result, Johnny has very much become a sought-after act. Initially performing as part of a duo called The Ramblers Two, Johnny set out on his first tour of England and Ireland during the mid-1960s.
Following the act’s break up, Johnny achieved his first significant success as a solo artist when he recorded a powerful rendition of the Irish folk ballad Mursheen Durkin. Proving to be a hit with the listening public, the song reached a number one spot on the charts, staying there for several weeks. In the years that followed, Johnny released a string of further successful singles, including The Boston Burglar, Nora and Long Before Your Time. Each of these songs took a top position in the music charts, earning Johnny further number one hits.
Around this time, Johnny embarked on his first tour of the United States, performing at such notable venues as Carnegie Hall. In addition, Johnny has also taken his incredible performance all over Europe and Canada. In doing so, Johnny has acquired a significant international following as one of the best-loved folk singers. A number of Johnny’s songs, including The Ballad of John Williams, Going to California and Never Learned to Dance, have been recorded by other artists.
Widely respected amongst his peers, Johnny’s success in the music world has seen him become the supporting act for acts such as The Rolling Stones. Releasing his album Basement Sessions in 2014, Johnny has continued to record exciting musical material. Many of the album’s most notable tracks, including Leaving of Liverpool, Boston Ladies, The Last Thing on My Mind, The Wheels Go Round and The Town I Left Behind, have helped to further cement his status as a household name in the contemporary folk genre. One of our most exciting singers for hire, Johnny McEvoy represents the finest in folk music today.
Known for his powerful singing voice and his unrivalled authenticity, Johnny’s performance is the perfect booking for corporate events and a wide array of other occasions.