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Dessie Magee


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Brighton based folk/rock singer-songwriter Dessie Magee, hails from Belfast, Northern Ireland where his career began within the heavy underground music scene.
Years spent submerged within the scene resulted in Dessie having to undergo major throat surgery where he was unable to speak for months after. Despite the injury, Dessie was determined to pursue his musical career and after a long period of rehabilitation he began learning to speak again, and eventually was able to sing again.
Many people in this situation would rule out a future in music but Dessie saw this as a challenge, and his passion for music gave him the ambition to strive for success and begin his new journey. With a diverse musical background, Dessie’s music has recently taken a softer approach drawing influences from the likes of Hozier, Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff and Fink, meanwhile not leaving his heavy roots behind.
Since then Dessie has gone on to sell out headline shows in Brighton, London and Northern Ireland, appeared at festivals such as The Great Escape and Fringe Festival and has had great success touring America. His debut single ‘Maze’ was picked as BBC Radio 1’s ‘Track Of The Day’, The Unsigned Guide’s ‘Track Of The Month’, spend over a month in the top five of the French charts and rack up over 100,000 views.


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