Born in the town of Omagh, County Tyrone in Ireland in 1974, That Irish Guy has been steeped in music from an early age.
His great grandmother was Sarah Makem,the celebrated folk singer and song collector from Keady in Count Armagh. Her son, Tommy, was himself a famous folk singer in America,having gained the moniker, the grandfather of Irish folk with the Clancy brothers. His uncles, Tom and Jimmy Sweeney played in Barley Bree in the 70's and 80's.
That Irish Guys influences range from the staple of Irish trad music to American folk artists such as Guy Clark, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt. He plays guitar and writes his own songs.