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New Album Is Out & Changes Are Afoot!!

Posted by Jimi Cullen on September 14, 2017 at 6:55 AM


I hope his email finds you all well. I’m very happy to be finally sending out this issue of the newsletter as I have had a very eventful few months which has seen the unfortunate demise of no less than three hard drives and two laptops. I have also ended up unexpectedly moving house, not once, but twice in that same period and unfortunately all this ended up happening at the same time as my new album was released so I haven’t had a chance to do nearly as much promotion of it as I would have liked, including sending out this mailing list update. Not to worry though, things could be a lot worse and I am finally back in action and have much exciting news.

Revolution Album

So, yes, I released my fourth album on June 02nd and despite the challenges mentioned above those who have heard it thus far have responded very favorably. It seems the important messages in the music are really resonating with people including legendary Irish music journalist Jackie Hayden who called it “a terrific piece of work” also adding that he “just hoped people are willing to listen”. As you can imagine I was thrilled to receive such great compliments from someone as well respected as Jackie.

Here is a link to stream, download or purchase the new record. Thank you as always for your kind support - https://jimicullenmusic.bandcamp.com/album/revolution

Big Changes, Announcements & Lots of New Content

As well as the new album being released I have been very busy behind the scenes making & executing some huge plans. These include a series of Youtube video’s that will see me travel around Ireland, an Irish tour with two other fine songwriters, an online radio show, some live streaming and in general just a hell of a lot of new content including much more frequent newsletters which shall include some exclusive subscriber content as a thank you for all the continued support. I’ll hold off on any major announcements until next time as I am wary of making this newsletter too long but from next Monday things are really going to start happening.

Like, Subscribe & Follow

Speaking of all the amazing support, and if you would like to be the first to know about any new happenings, or just see all the new video's as they get uploaded could you please drop me a Like, Subscribe or a Follow on any, or all of the below sites. It’d be a great help and very much appreciated.




Thanks again folks and I’ll chat to you all very soon


Charity Single, Video & Tour

Posted by Jimi Cullen on August 27, 2015 at 3:50 AM

Cullen Single, Video and Live Gigs to Support Headstrong


Singer-songwriter Jimi Cullen is to donate the proceeds of his next single 'Keep Your Head Up Now My Friend' to Headstrong, the non-profit organisation supporting young peoples mental health in Ireland.


The track 'Keep Your Head Up Now My Friend' is taken from Cullen's third album Life, and its release on September 2, 2015 will be proceeded on August 26 with a specially made video created by Rachel Gregan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVutehSbM3Q


According to the Irish singer-songwriter, who deals with numerous social and political subjects in his songs 'Mental health has become an urgent issue, especially among our young people. I am delighted that an organisation as active as headstrong have agreed to use my song 'Keep Your Head Up Now My Friend' to raise awareness of their efforts and also to generate funds'.


Welcoming Jimi Cullen's active support, Dr. Tony Bates, CEO and Founding Director of Headstrong said "We are deeply indebted to Jimi and grateful that he said the fit between his song and youth mental health".


Dr. Bates went on to say that Jimi's lyrics are "Raw and the real deal. It's obvious that Jimi is gifted and in his music I can hear the influences of Bob Dylan and John Prine. Jimi sings in his own Wexford accent and there is such a ring of truth off the lyrics. It's lived experience and will reach so many young people".


"Jimi's lyrics on his album Life echo much of Headstrongs 'My World Survey' www.headstrong.ie/research/my-world-survey/ as it speaks to many key themes such as the power of music as a help for young people age 12-25. Of course Jimi is already on the front line through his Youth Work in County Wexford, that experience ripples through the whole album and ensures that each note and lyric is both real and relevant to young people in Ireland today.


We also need to thank Jackie Hayden, formerly of Hot Press for bringing this lovely project to us and thinking of young people and of Headstrong. Thanks again to Jimi and all involved in the performing and recording of this song".


'Keep Your Head Up Now My Friend' will be released worldwide through Itunes, Google Play and Amazon on September 2nd 2015 and Cullen will also embark on a series of live dates in support of the single. Catch him live at the following venues:


Sep 01st - Gallagher's, Cork

Sep 08th - Darkey Kelly's, Dublin

Sep 09th - Prelude Arts, Bray

Sep 11th - Harvest Festival, Waterford

Sep 12th - Katie Daly's, Gorey

Sep 13th - Harvest Festival, Waterford

Sep 14th - The International Bar, Dublin

Sep 17th - The Lansdowne Hotel, Belfast

Sep 19th - The Leitrim Lounge, Wicklow

Sep 23rd - McPhails, Drogheda

Sep 25th - Carranstown Lodge, Duleek

Sep 30th - The Globe, Dublin


Oct 01st - The White House, Limerick

Oct 06th - Gallagher's, Cork

Oct 08th - Mc Kenna's, Monaghan

Oct 26th - The Harbour Bar, Bray

Oct 28th - The Sky and the Ground, Wexford

Oct 30th - Bolg Bui, New Ross

End of 2014 Tour Update

Posted by Jimi Cullen on September 22, 2014 at 5:20 AM

Hello again folks,


How's it going? I hope this newsletter finds you all well. All is great here. I am slowly getting used to life at home again after a crazy six months on the road. In what was originally planned as a 50 date tour ended up being more like a 75 date tour that saw me criss-crossing the country from the start of April right through to September. I was fortunate to play at some amazing venues throughout Ireland on this tour and have made many new friends. I've also opened for some great acts like Ryan Sheridan, Paddy Casey, Jack L, Johnny Fean and a few others. Most importantly though for me is that there are now many copies of my new album 'Life' in new homes all over the globe.


Speaking of the album, I couldn't be happier with how it has been recieved so far. It took a long time to make this record but judging by the feedback I have recieved so far it was well worth the hard work and perserverance. As well as the great feedback from you guys the album was chosen as album of the week by both West Dublin Access Radio and Roddie Cleere on his Irish Music Radio Show on KCLRFM. The single Brand New Day picked up loads of radio play across Ireland, England and further afield and has also been used at two wedding cermonys which is kinda cool.


So as you can see it's been a pretty cool few months and I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has come out to the gig, bought albums and all the other stuff you guys do. I couldn't do it all without all your kind support. Cheers guy's



So what's next?


Well, I'm gonna take a month off in October and reflect on things and see where to go next. I am delighted to say that I have been writing a lot recently for the first time in a few years and I reckon I nearly have another album's worth of material written which is great. Any of the new songs I have played live so far have gone down really well so that's hopefully a good sign. I will probably spend some time working on new material and recording demos in October and maybe do some gigs again in November. Either way I will keep you posted here with any news.

Irish Tour 2014 & Album News

Posted by Jimi Cullen on March 7, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Hello again folks,

So, spring is finally here and the days are slowly stretching. The temperature is getting warmer and there is a lovely freshness in the air. I don't know about you but I do love this time of year. The winter is finally behind us, the summer beckons and everyone seems to have a little extra spring in their step (excuse the pun.)

This year i am a particularly excited that spring has arrived as it means that my new album is getting ever closer to its release date and I will soon be hitting the highways and byways for lots and lots of gigs.

At the end of March I will embark on a massive 50 date Irish tour that will see me traverse the countries hills and valleys many times over.

I will post a full list of dates below but first I have some other big news to share with you all.

To celebrate the launch of my new album and to thank you all for your continued support over the last few years I have decided that for the duration of the upcoming tour I will be making the album free at all gigs and free to download.

I have put so much work into making this album and for a while it didin't look like it would ever get finished on account of my hearing troubles. Now that it is complete I really want as many people as possible to hear it. Getting my music heard is far more important to me right now than how much money I make from it.

So if you would like a copy of the album all you have to do is come out to one of the shows on the tour or download it at jimicullenmusic.bandcamp.com from 4th April.

All I ask as a payment instead of money is that you help me spread my music as far and wide as possible by sharing it around to freinds and family and help make 2014 a great year for me and my music.

See you all out there

Much Love


Jimi Cullen back catalogue free to download now

Posted by Jimi Cullen on January 14, 2014 at 2:10 PM

 Hey All,

2014 will see me marking 10 years since taking my first steps on the Irish music scene. A milestone that it didn’t look like I would make 2 years ago on account of hearing problems that nearly ended my career. This year will also see me launching my entire back catalogue online for download for the first time and I will be releasing my 3rd album in April. To celebrate all this, I have decided that until December 31st 2014 I am making all my back catalogue available for free to download. Well free in the monetary sense anyway.

What I means by this is that until 31st December instead of paying for my music with money I am asking that you pay it forward by helping me spread the word of my music. If you enjoy the albums and ep's don't keep them to yourself. Tell a friend, burn them a cd, tell them where to download it etc. That would mean a whole lot more to me than money ever could.

My biggest goal for the year is to get my music heard by as many people as possible and I can only achieve this with your help so get downloading and sharing.

So, to download any of my albums and ep's free for a limited time just visit the music page and follow the links. It's that simple


Welcome to new site and other news

Posted by Jimi Cullen on May 28, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Hey everyone,

Welcome to the new website. As you can see the old site has been completely overhauled and loads of new things have been added. So have a look around and don't  forget to sign the guestbook and let me know what you think.

So, I've been kind of in hiberntion for the last six months or so. It's been the longest i've been off the road in nearly 7 years now but I felt I needed a break from Gigging for a while and have to say It was nice to take it easy for a while and spend some time at home.

With the spare time I was able to buid a home studio in my spare room and I am now just getting ready to release a new e.p. recorded there. Its a 4 song collection called Brown Envelopes and Lies. It's a small collection of Political songs I had lying around and I felt now was the time to release them given the times we are living in.The country is in trouble becuaseof a selfish elite and people are starting to get organised. Last Tuesday I got the oppertunity to play one of the songs "We Will Rise" to about 2,000 people outside Leinster House at the March to the Dail protests which was quiet an expierience.

If you go to the Music page on the site you can hear and download the songs on the ep from the player. The Video for my cover of The Crannberries song "Zombie is in the video page and has now reach 1250 views on youtube in just a few months. The ep will be given away FREE at all the upcoming  gigs and I would really like to encourage people to copy and share it as much as possible to spread the word and the message.

A second part is planned for later in the year but i'll come back to that later.

The ep tour starts on Sunday and I have a good few dates booked already (see gig page) and a few more to be comfirmed so be sure to check back for updates.

Anyway, that's all for now. I'll keep you all updated over the coming weeks of the goings on on tour and other news.

All the Best


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