O’Rourke has been crafting songs since his midteens,his attention snagged from the age of 13 when he was given a guitar by a priest whilst living in Australia. By 24, long returned to Ireland, he found himself in the thick of an explosive Dublin music scene that proved a fertile breeding ground for the young artist and his contemporaries. He has released seven studio records to date, five of which enjoyed top five status in the national charts of his native Ireland. In April of 2021, his 7th studio record, Arrivals, produced by Paul Weller of The Jam, reached #2 in Ireland and was nominated for International Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association, UK. His literary debut, The Pawnbroker’s Reward (released Nov of same year), reached #2 in the Hardback Fiction bestseller’s chart, staying in the top five for 7 weeks. Sept 2023 will see the release of his second book, with studio time booked for a new record in 2024. The Galway-based artist has been praised by songwriting giants and media figures such
as John Prine, Jon Pareles, and Paul Weller, and has been covered by an array of worldclass artists, including Christy Moore, Camille O’Sullivan, Josh Groban, and Eddi Reader.