LABEL SONIC VOODOO PRESENTS CORMAC CLEARY
Los Angeles based fledgling label SONIC VOODOO launches its first endeavor with
the release of Cormac – the self-entitled album by Cormac Cleary.
27 year-old Irish Born Canadian singer/songwriter first came to the attention of
Sonic Voodoo President and founder Ralph Hemecker when he submitted his songs
for TNT’s hit TV series “Witchblade” starring Yancy Butler, which Hemecker
was Executive Producing at the time. Believing
that Cleary’s music was right for the series was only the beginning.
As millions of Blade fans already know, not only did Cormac’s unique
sound become a part of the “Witchblade” lore, but he was also tagged to play
the role of a rock musician murdered by a schizophrenic psychiatrist in the
episode “Static”. Soon after,
Hemecker’s Sonic Voodoo signed an exclusive deal with Cleary, and set out to
produce an entire CD of Cleary’s music with composer Joel Goldsmith producing.
CD Cormac includes two songs that were recorded for Season 2 of
“Witchblade”: “Phobia” by Cormac Cleary and a cover of Alvin Lee’s
“I’d Love to Change The World”. Six
other original songs by Cormac, round out the album.
describes his music as “melodic rock”, but tries to steer away from labeling
hears something different. In
Canada, I’ve heard everything from I sound like Morrissey, to a lady on the
radio comparing me to Van Morrison; to Neil Finn to Radiohead, so many different
people, so many different sounds… I don’t even bother to try and describe
it. It’s just me.
I would just call the genre, you know, pop rock… or melodic rock.
A lot of the stuff I do right now is acoustic, but I don’t think it
will always BE acoustic. Eventually
I’ll start playing electric and piano and who knows what else.
I try not to limit the possibilities.”
a sound that is unmistakably influenced by his Irish roots, the soulful moody
timbre of Cormac’s voice is definitely his own.
His music and lyrics evoke images of a modern romanticism and the
ethereal that will remain with the listener long after the final track has
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