Nominated TOP CELTIC ROCK GROUP 2010, 2011, & 2012 by the Irish Music Association, Irish Singer/Songwriter Roger Drawdy and his band the Firestarters play a mix of Traditional and original music with a distinctive sound. "Air punching acoustic rockers" is how Irish Music Magazine described The Firestarters' intensity. Thought provoking lyrics, haunting melodies, and thunderous live per-formances are the keys to their success. Roger Drawdy & the Firestarters formed in 2000 and have played in numerous venues throughout the US. Drawdy's prolific songwriting promises to take them to the top of the world/roots music scene. Before forming the Firestarters, Roger released two solo albums, "Longing for Home" and "Dance in the Heather." He gained international attention with the release of his track "For Erin's Sake" on the "Trees are Life" CD produced in Dublin, Ireland by the Earth Wisdom Foundation.
Together with the Firestarters CD album release have included:
"The Emancipated Hostage" in 2000, "Touched by the Sun" in 2002, "Live Fire" in 2003, "Open Seas, Empty Skies" in 2005, "Hallowed Ground" in November 2007, "Pour Me Another One" in late August of 2010, & the NEW CD "Concentric Circles" has just been released. Look for another Rocking CD from the Roger Drawdy & the Firestarters in 2013.
Roger Drawdy started singing at the age of 7 & began performing
professionally at 14. Although he was heavily influenced by the traditional music of his west county Cork heritage it did not take long for him to wander off the beaten path. He started exploring various musical styles including classical, jazz, reggae, folk, & psychedelic rock. You can hear elements of all of these in his original music. Roger has lived & performed all over the world. Being a world traveler has given Roger many rich experiences &
insight into the culture & folklore of the various places he's lived &
played. Drawing upon these experiences Roger writes songs that express the feelings of isolation & oneness that we all share with the romantic hope of using music to bring people together from around the world in the spirit of peace & love.