Biography Peco is an Irish artist who's music is a blend of indie-rock, folk, and pop. His songs are guitar based with a strong emphasis on melody and lyrics. Peco generally has something to say but likes to do so with a hook or two! His many influences include The Cure, REM, Pixies, Bob Dylan, The Frames, Wilco, Badly Drawn Boy, The National, Ryan Adams and James. Having toured around Ireland, the UK, America and Canada under his own name and with his previous outfit Valentine Black, he's been around a bit. Peco usually prefers the energy and camaraderie playing with his band but he also does stripped back solo shows. He released his debut EP 'And So I Arrived At The Start' in October 2017 and is currently recording his debut solo album due for release in February 2019.
Peco (Peter Mc Loughlin JR) is from Kildare. Before going solo he was the singer-songwriter behind folk-rock act Valentine Black. The band enjoyed critical acclaim for their album ‘Desire Lines’ and the three singles lifted from it. Previous to that he played in a number of bands over the years including, prog-rock outfit Bright Light Fiasco, and folk-pop band Pedestrienne, both of whom enjoyed local success with singles and high profile Irish gigs.
Peco's songs have received airplay on regional and national stations in Ireland and abroad. His song, 'Retrospect' debuted on US TV last year. 'Safe Haven' was a Finalist in both The USA Songwriting Competition and The International Acoustic Music Awards. 'Self Help - A Beginner's Guide' was recently placed as a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition and a finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards. He has also twice reached the semi-finals of the UK Songwriting Contest with his songs 'Retrospect' and 'Love Oceans'.
He is signed to Live Loud Music and has released one EP 'And So I Arrived At The Start' in 2017 and two singles; 'Safe Haven' (2016) and 'Self Help - A Beginner's Guide' (2017).