Ahead of the release of his debut album Topanga Mansion, Dave O’Grady is on a brief run of dates which finds Seafoam Green at The Castle Manchester, after performing a show at Threshold Festival Liverpool and Blackheart in London, with a Record Store Day performance set for at Jacaranda Records in Liverpool.

Seafoam Green came into being after a chance meeting between Dublin-born troubadour Dave O’Grady and Rich Robinson whilst O’Grady was recording in Nashville.  Robinson invited O’Grady to open his US and European tour dates, but it wasn’t long until the pair began writing and recording in earnest, leading to their collaboration on the album.

A collection of melodic folk and rock jam Americana, Topanga Mansion was recorded in Santa Monica, California at 4th Street Recording.  It draws on O’Grady’s varied influences, the likes of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Aslan, Christy Moore and the sounds of Nashville, as well as Irish storytelling and the sounds of Liverpool.

The story telling aspect is clearly an important aspect of O’Grady’s musical process, as he comments, “The thing I love about Irish folk music is the story telling, the poetic phrasing that passes through verses live waves over sand or stones, no two verses are the same as they are telling a different part of the story and project a different image.”

Topanga Mansion has been supported by Merseyside Arts Foundation using funding from PRS for Music Foundation

Seafoam Green performs at The Castle on 9 April 2017