Beoga’s most recent release was the unforgettable single, ‘Make A Mark’ featuring Ryan McMullan. Released at the end of November and is the first to be taken from their upcoming mini-album due for release in May 2020. ‘Make A Mark’ is a gorgeous meshing of two distinct talents - Ryan McMullan’s unmistakeable vocals and Beoga’s outstanding musicianship – with a killer chorus hook and a sparkling instrumental break.
After five albums, a shortlist for a Grammy nomination and numerous international tours, Beoga reached a wider international audience as a result of a chance encounter with Ed Sheeran, Foy Vance and Johnny McDaid. This led to the band co-writing Ed’s massive hit ‘Galway Girl’ and guesting on ‘Nancy Mulligan’ from his album Divide. They also performed as Ed Sheeran’s only special guest on his headlining Glastonbury Festival (official) 2017 performance and supported him on his record-breaking Irish stadium tour in 2018.
This collaboration with one of contemporary pop music’s biggest icons led to Beoga exploring a more mainstream direction for their own record and working with a stellar line up of artists including Johnny McDaid, Foy Vance, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, and Ryan McMullan. The new record sees them find a truly original sound at the intersection between traditional Irish music and contemporary pop and has been produced by Grammy nominated producer and writer Jonny Coffer (Beyoncé, Fall Out Boy, Rag’n’Bone Man, Kodaline).
Through singles ‘Matthew’s Daughter’ featuring US country artist Devin Dawson and ‘Let You Go’ featuring Nashville favourite Anderson East, released in 2019, the band have started to introduce audiences to this new sound and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. ‘Matthew’s Daughter’ received a rave review from industry bible Rolling Stone and ‘Let You Go’ was in the top 50 at triple A radio in the USA in summer 2019. ‘Make A Mark’ is emblematic of this new direction and has consistently received a huge reaction at Beoga’s packed live shows.
You can catch Beoga performing ‘Make A Mark’ amongst other hits on their upcoming UK tour this May.