Vincent O’Brien

Originally from Dublin I am a singer songwriter based in Manchester. I play electric and acoustic guitars, lap steel, dobro, harmonica, bass, mandolin, mandola and banjo as well as some basic drums. 


I have recorded 3 albums and one EP of original songs and I am currently working on a new album of original songs for release in late December as well as an album of blues covers. 


I play frequently in and around Manchester but also travel to play at events and venues across the UK and Europe. 


See below for 2019 tour dates.

 Tour Dates 2019


11 August: The Peer Hat, Manchester (Guitar Shaped Hammers)

14 September: Private Party, Duffel, Belgium

18 September: Martinez Wine Bar, Bingley, Yorkshire

20 September: Semitone Studios, Marple, Cheshire

23 September: The Brickhouse Social Club, Manchester 

15 October: The Mash Tun,  Manchester

16 October: The Rose and Monkey, Manchester

31 October, Sam’s Chop House, Manchester

3 November: Science and Industry, Manchester

12 November: The Whiskey Jar Manchester

14 November: Leonard Cohen Appreciation, The Art of Tea, Didsbury, Manchester

15 November: Leonard Cohen Appreciation, The Art of Tea, Didsbury, Manchester

16 November: Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (3pm) (Guitar Shaped Hammers)

28 November: Hullabaloo, Shipley, West Yorkshire 



The Chicken Sun Revue Tour

16 August: Roosendael, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium

17 August: De Jachtoeve, Geel, Belgium

20 August: De Lentehei,  Herentals, Belgium

21 August: De Kroeg, Zemst, Belgium

23 August: Kids’ Rhythm and Blues Kaffee, Antwerp, Belgium

24 August: Costa Duffla, Duffel, Belgium (4.30 pm)

24 August ’T Stationneke, Duffel, Belgium (8 pm)



If you would like to book me to play please contact me Directly to discuss booking options. 


I also play lap steel and electric guitar as part of Harry Stafford’s ‘Guitar Shaped Hammers’.

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