Damien Dempsey is a passionate singer and songwriter – a rare gem of an artist. An ex-boxer with the soul of a poet, whose heroes and influences are as diverse as Christy Moore, Shane McGowan, Luke Kelly and Bob Marley.
Beautifully shot new documentary ‘Love Yourself Today’ follows a number of individuals who have been strongly influenced by Damien and unearths their stories of overcoming pain and finding solace in his music. The film successfully explains the Dublin singer-songwriter’s appeal by focusing on what his songs mean to fans.
2023 has also seen the first new music from Damien since 2018’s sublime Union album.
Hope Calling is the first single from his as yet untitled 2024 new album and is released via Sony Ireland. As Damien suggests “…I believe we must always carry hope in our hearts, hope lives in dreams and imagination and visualisation, and without it we would never solve or create anything, so keep it safe in your heart, always. I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing without hope, it helps us along through life like music does.”
He will finish 2023 with a run of six sold out shows at Dublin’s Vicar Street.