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Peter J McCauley

Peter J McCauley is musician from Belfast who was once described as “Brilliant, Wicked and Cool’ by Irish President, Michael D. Higgins.

He got his first taste of music making as a drummer and landed his first tour with Post-Rock band, Oceansize across the UK. A DIY affair; a transit van with makeshift bunks, drums and some shows booked.

Since then he has been hooked, going on to write, release and tour his own music, which has seen him play in Ireland, Europe and North America with artists like Snow Patrol, Darwin Deez, Foy Vance and the Ulster Orchestra. His music even found its way onto an episode of ‘Made in Chelsea’. An accolade or dirty secret depending on who you ask.

In recent years he has swapped the tourbus (read: van with bunks) for the studio, where he has worked behind the scenes with artists such as Leah McFall, Alana Henderson, New Portals and JC Stewart.

Following this period of collaboration, he now returns to the daunting and life-affirming prospect of releasing his own music, with a sound that has been years in the making.

His new song, “Where do we belong” ponders the question, who are we?.. and what to do if you ever find out.