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Originally from Killybegs in County Donegal, Little Hours is a two-piece band made up of John Doherty on piano and lead vocals, and Ryan McCloskey, who provides backing vocals and plays the guitar. The pair are songwriters and performers who have a developed a dynamic musical style that has been compared to acts such as Coldplay. Doherty's vocal styling is breathy and soulful, while still being clear and ideal for ballads. Best described as producing an indie rock sound, the act has developed several very accessible songs that are equally at home on stage or being played to a mainstream radio audience.
McCloskey's subtle harmonies lie at the heart of what makes Little Hours tick as a band. As a two-piece, it is his ability to blend authentically with Doherty's great range that creates their sound. McCloskey's guitar playing has been praised by critics, too, who have compared it to the likes of Newton Faulkner.
Little Hours' career milestones
The duo self-released their first EP shortly after forming in 2014. The pair was noticed by a number of major record labels who found their sound to be commercial enough to warrant further interest. The following February, Little Hours performed at the Pepper Canister church and Sony RCA flew some executives over from London to see what the fuss was all about. As a result, Little Hours signed a UK recording contract with Sony RCA soon afterwards. The duo subsequently set about making their debut studio album for the label. In October 2015, the pair began an extensive tour of Ireland, which kicked off at Whelan’s in Dublin before taking to the road.
Prior to their mainstream success, Little Hours enjoyed an enthusiastic audience that was largely built up from an online following. Tracks such as “It’s Still Love” and their ever-popular “Crossfire” got them going even before the record labels came calling, with many of their online releases going viral. However, their live act needed to get more attention. To this end, Sony RCA decided to team the pair up with another of their acts, a UK band called Amber Run. Both bands toured extensively, with Little Hours providing the support slots, thus helping them to reach a wider audience in the UK.
Late in 2016, Little Hours put out another song for digital download and streaming, by the name of “Water”. By the time the accompanying video for the track was uploaded in January of 2017, the song had already received over half a million streams on Spotify. The video has been seen hundreds of thousands of times, marking the band out as one that still has the ability to garner huge interest from an audience that gets most of its new music from Internet sources.
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