Kieran Goss

Kieran Goss (born 18 May 1962 in Mayobridge, County Down, Northern Ireland) is considered to be one of Ireland's most romantic singer/songwriters. He recorded his first album, Brand New Star, in 1989. It contained the songs "Brand New Star" and "Just Around The Corner" which came to the attention of Mary Black who recorded both songs. His 1998 album, Worse Than Pride, contained the Irish Top 10 single "Out Of My Head", the second most played song on Irish radio that year. ...show more

Kieran Goss (born 18 May 1962 in Mayobridge, County Down, Northern Ireland) is considered to be one of Ireland's most romantic singer/songwriters. He recorded his first album, Brand New Star, in 1989. It contained the songs "Brand New Star" and "Just Around The Corner" which came to the attention of Mary Black who recorded both songs. His 1998 album, Worse Than Pride, contained the Irish Top 10 single "Out Of My Head", the second most played song on Irish radio that year.

One of fifteen children, Kieran Goss was born and raised in County Down, Northern Ireland. He was just nine years old when he got his first guitar. Growing up in a big family with diverse musical tastes meant that early on he was hearing his brothers' Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson records, his mother's Frank Sinatra records and his sisters' records featuring The Rolling Stones. These varied influences fermented into some brew that gives Kieran Goss his own unique sound.

Kieran supported himself while a law student in Belfast by playing club gigs and the University Students' Union, earning himself support slots for Elvis Costello, Christy Moore and Joe Jackson along the way. After qualifying as a lawyer in the mid-eighties, Kieran left home for France and Germany in order to avoid being drafted into the legal profession! He came back home to Ireland in 1989 to record his first album, Brand New Star. It contained the songs Brand New Star and Just Around The Corner, which came to the attention of Mary Black as she was preparing the album Babes In The Wood. She recorded both songs. ...show less