Day 8: Ciaran Lavery & Tommy Reilly | #HITSBC16

Hey guys!

It's pretty obvious that I love this countdown project a lot,
and that's good because I'm the one who came up with it.

One thing that I adore about this video countdown is that all artists involved allow the fans to be a part of this.
Every single performance is very intimate, very personal and that's exactly what we want to showcase here at house in the sand.

What is #HITSBC16?
HITSBC16 stands for house in the sand's Birthday Countdown 2016.
Throughout the entire month of February, we will be celebrating this website's fourth birthday.
One artist/band a day is going to wish us a happy birthday and then perform a song exclusively for this sweet occasion.

Who is performing today?
Ciaran Lavery and Tommy Reilly.

Ciaran Lavery is a singer/songwriter from Aghagallon, Ireland.
His music is passionate, expresses all different states of heartache and could be classified as alternative folk / acoustic rock.

He's been making music for quite a while and already released a debut album ("Not Nearly Dark") and three EPs ("You Will Be A Stranger Now", "The Maker Of Things", "Kosher").
His music got him some fantastic feedback from Zane Lowe, Snow Patrol's very own Gary Lightbody and many more.

Tommy Reilly is a singer/songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland.
His music marches into the acoustic direction, sprinkled with folk and pop/rock elements.

Tommy's sound varies from playfully experimental to melancholic and mature. Either way, it's very honest.
His vivid storytelling goes hand in hand with the gorgeous arrangements Tommy offers.
So far Tommy Reilly released three albums; "Words On The Floor", "Hello! I'm Tommy Reilly" and "Waking A Sleepwalker" and one EP called "Weightless".

What is special about this video?
It's a collaboration! It's a cover! It's a tribute to Elvis Presley! It's dreamy! The location is picturesque!
Do I need to say more? Yeah? I gladly will!
I had such a fabulous time filming this video and I remember the atmosphere being so fragile, it seemed like being in a movie.

Now without further ado, please soak in this incredible cover of Elvis' "Always On My Mind" performed by Ciaran Lavery and Tommy Reilly!

Where can we find Ciaran Lavery online?
Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Where can we find Tommy Reilly online?
Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

Who do we need to thank?
Ciaran and Tommy!
They've both been so much fun to first work and then hang out with. It's always such a pleasure to work with such talented artists.
Lads, hope to see you again soon!

What can we do now?
If you've enjoyed this article, please help us reach more people by sharing it along with the hashtag #HITSBC16.
Everybody who uses the hashtag on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram has the chance to win something lovely once the countdown is over.

I hope you enjoyed day 8!

Day 7:

Thank you for your visit! 


Credits // Text, Image & Video (camera): Vanessa Jertschewske | Video (performance): Ciaran Lavery & Tommy Reilly | Video intro (audio): Martin Kelly | Video intro (visual): Vanessa Jertschewske


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