Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Eels, Ben Folds, The Pogues


band members

Richy McKay


Influences

Tom Waits, Leonard cohen, Nick Cave


Unearthed artists we like

Hayden Calnin, Grim Fawkner, Timberwolf, Tanya Batt


Bio

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Richy McKay has been called 'indefinable,' 'intense' and 'a truly captivating performer.' Taking influence from the sombre yet witty lyricism of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen, mixed with the unpredictability of Tom Waits and the gritty romanticism of The Pogues, Richy McKay's music ranges from rootsy folk to gypsy stomps, ballads and torch songs. With lyrics veering between confessional and observational, he has gained acclaim for his energetic and intimate live performances. His regular appearances around the Melbourne area have drawn praise for both his songwriting and stage presence, and have established him as a live favourite.