Peco is an Irish artist whose music is a blend of Folk, Americana and Indie-Rock. His songs combine strong melodies with insightful and imaginative lyrics. Peco has something to say but likes to do so with a hook or two!
"Lyrics match spirit in Peco’s music; he’s a poet as well as a musician” (Irish Echo).
"...Feels like the average man talking to you...With talented penmanship and melodies that you can’t help but bob along to, Peco is an artist to keep your eyes on." (Eirceanna)
“There's something strikingly likeable about this troubadour's music and lyrics, maybe because it has a warm familiarity, more likely it's the entire package..." (Remy's Music & Film)
"With so many singer/songwriters on the circuit it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. There’s one sure way however to give your music a warm glow of charm, integrity and individuality, something that Irish artist Peco McLoughlin has down already." (Belwood Music)
He released his debut EP 'And So I Arrived At The Start' in October 2017 and his debut solo album, 'The Middle Ages' was released February 2019.
Hailing from County Kildare in Ireland, Peco draws inspiration from the culture, the land and the people around him, both dark and light. He has a long and varied history in the music world, playing in bands since he was a teenager, crossing genres of Rock, Americana and Folk music. Before performing under the Peco moniker, 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. They toured around Ireland, the UK, America and Canada. 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 Irish independent label Live Loud Music.
'The Middle Ages' is available now on all digital platforms. Physical copies are available in Golden Discs nationwide and Tower Records Dublin.