Mark Daly

Cork-based Irish Rock musician Mark Daly’s artistic chops have never been up for debate. Mark’s sound is raw, energetic rock music that has influences from classic rock bands, but also appreciates a modern rock sound with a blend of both. He’s built an impressive following during his tours with the likes of Candlebox, Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche), and more.

Mark has performed at the MTV EMA Awards in Belfast with his previous band, The Voodoos, after beating over 10,000 other unsigned bands from around Europe to the slot. He hit #1 on the Scottish New Music Charts with his Autism Awareness Charity solo single Your World, inspired by his son, Noah. Adding to the list is his songwriting work with Geoff Tate-led supergroup, Operation: Mindcrime. He recently performed on the Monsters of Rock Cruise 2022 alongside Alice Cooper, Buckcherry, and more. He began his songwriting with 2016’s The Heart’s Reminder (no. 2 on the Irish Downloads Chart) and has continued that work into his debut album When the Stars Align.

His depth as a musician comes with an ability to combine an arresting rock voice with social awareness. Mark Daly & The Ravens, the band that plays with him live, include Mark Daly (rhythm guitar, lead vocals), James Brown (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jack Ross (bass guitar), Alex Hart (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Daniel Laverde (drums).

In the summer of 2021, Mark teamed up with Avantasia guitarist and world-renowned producer Sascha Paeth (Kamelot, Rhapsody of Fire, Angra, and more) to begin work on a new hard rock album, Peace in the Panic. Mark’s friend, Clodagh Kearney, provided backing vocals on Nothing to Lose and Bottled Up. The album was recorded in Sascha’s home studio, Pathway Studio, in Wolfsburg, Germany. Nothing to Lose, his four-song EP release, is his latest work. The entire Peace in the Panic album, including the songs from the EP, will be released in early 2023, with tour dates across the US and Europe lined up throughout the year.