Discovery: Dessie Magee

Dessie Magee is an Irish singer-songwriter currently residing in Brighton, having built up his career in the underground music scene over the past few years.

By Jane Howkins

His music is folky and is beautiful in a haunting way, reminding us of Bruce Springsteen and Brian Fallon at times – two great acts to be compared with. His gravelly voice contains an immense amount of passion that is held up with his soft acoustic guitar, a harmonica, and what sounds like a brass section towards the end of the song. It’s a really interesting track and there is a lot more going on under the surface than first meets the ear – you need to listen to Castle at least three or four times to hear everything!