Warren Attwell

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Rock/Pop

Instrument/voice type: Singer / Songwriter

Location: Northern Ireland

Website: www.warrenattwell.com/

Fusing the timeless vocal rasp of Bryan Adams and Don Henley with the guitar musings of John Mayer and Jason Mraz, Warren Attwell is a pop-rock singer-songwriter with substance.

Touring extensively since 2010 he has preformed worldwide gracing stages everywhere from Highland Games festivals in the United States and Germany to showcase performances for the European Commission in Belgium and the Irish Network in China.

Cutting his teeth in the bars and restaurants of Belfast, Attwell graduated with a first class honours degree in Music Technology in 2010, releasing debut EP ‘Chapter One’ and charity single ‘This Christmas Time’ during his studies.

His second EP ‘Fallen From Grace’ brought his first radio plays in 2012, securing support slots for Brian Kennedy and performances at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival.

In late 2015 he won the weekly Open Mic Shootout at esteemed listening room Eddie's Attic (previous victors including John Mayer and The Civil Wars), competing in the bi-annual shootout in 2016.

Collaborating remotely with record producer Darren Schneider to release his ‘Holding On For Something’ EP later that year, the lead single ‘It’s Not Love’ went on to receive more airplay than Maroon 5’s ‘Sugar’ and Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ on Northern Ireland's biggest commercial radio stations, leading to a nomination for Best of British Unsigned Male of the Year 2016.

His 2019 collaboration with Marc Kiss and Crystal Rock, a tropical house cover of Mike and the Mechanics classic ‘Over My Shoulder’, has been streamed over 500,000 times in just a few months.

Travelling regularly to Nashville, Tennessee, Attwell has co-written with hit songwriters, appeared on national TV and performed at the world renowned Bluebird Cafe and Music City's first ever Irish Fest.

With over 700,000 views on his YouTube channel, 4000 followers on social media and a catalogue of 80 new, unreleased songs, 2020 is shaping up to be his biggest year yet.