KIERAN Goss is the kind of musician who always leaves you wanting more.
So it is great news that, after too long an absence, he is embarking on a solo acoustic tour which takes in South Yorkshire. And it is only right that he should be returning to the Rock Folk Club where he made such an impression when he played there on a couple of occasions some years ago.
He has an amazingly pure voice which is set off by foot-tapping guitar. But it is the rounded deal which sets Kieran Goss apart.
He was brought up in County Down, Northern Ireland, where he got the music bug when he was just nine years old after someone bought him his first guitar. That was his constant companion as he grew up listening to the music of Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra and the Stones. From such varied influences grew Kieran’s unique sound.
After qualifying as a lawyer in the mid-80s, he left home for France and Germany to avoid being drafted into the legal profession!
He returned home in 1989 to record his first album, Brand New Star which contained title song Brand New Star and Just Around The Corner that were picked up by Ireland’s own diva, Mary Black. She recorded both songs for her album, Babes In The Wood.
Follow up album New Day arrived in 1994 and featured Kieran’s chart-topping version of The Four Tops’ Reach Out (I’ll Be There).
From there a clutch of albums have kept the singer songwriter in the public eye.
KIERAN Goss will be at the Rock@Maltby, Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Matlby, next Friday. Tonight’s guest is French singer Flossie Malavialle.
GUEST at the Beehive Folk Club, Harthill, near Sheffield tonight is Jez Lowe.
PETE Morton, with special guest Anna Shannon will be at the Chesterfield Folk Club, Club Chesterfield, next Friday.
MARTYN Joseph is at the Plug, Sheffield on Saturday, June 11.