“Ireland’s King of the Blues” – B.B.C.
“Ireland’s most popular jazz performer” – The Irish Times
“Ireland’s Bluesman Extraordinaire” – Ronan Collins, R.T.E. Radio 1
“My favourite album this year” – Ryan Tubridy, R.T.E. (re. The Bohemian Mooney)
“Ireland’s coolest jazz musician” – R.T.E. Lyric FM
“Without doubt the best gig I’ve seen this year – Mooney is a sure-fire cure for anyone who thought they didn’t like jazz” – Independent
Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland’s leading jazz singer and guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980’s, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues.
His first album, “All My Love’s In Vain” (Rubyworks) was released in 2005 to critical acclaim and quickly became one of Ireland’s highest selling albums by a jazz artist. The single, Beautiful Day, charted on the Irish Hit Parade.
The follow-up album, “The Bohemian Mooney”, released in 2013, was The Irish Times Jazz Album of the Year and featured guest appearances by Georgie Fame and Louis Stewart.
Mooney has recently completed his latest album, “Mooney’s Blues”, which is due for release in 2022.