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. Mark continues to work on the entire Peace in the Panic album and is getting ready for tour dates across the US and Europe throughout the year.
“Daly’s performance highlighted his wide vocal range and guitar talent (he grabbed his acoustic for a handful of songs), delivering an in-your-face rock-and-roll tone that captured the attention of the attendees. Having never been exposed to Daly before, my initial reaction was that he was like an Irish Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) if there can be such a thing.” – Elliot Gordon, All Music Magazine
“Irish rocker Mark Daly understandably has been getting noticed. 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.” – Fred Bonanno, Metal Temple
“Mark Daly won Battle of the Bands, coming in with a devastating 5,139 votes. Daly is an Irish rocker with serious musical chops, blending rock, Irish, and jam-band, creating a signature sound you won’t catch elsewhere.” – Metal Devastation Radio