In 1993 aged 18, Mundy moved to Dublin from his home town Birr, Co.Offaly. He began busking and frequenting Dublin’s open mike circuit. After a break up with a girlfriend he penned some of him most loved songs like ‘Gin and Tonic Sky’ and ‘To you i Bestow’ (which later featured on Baz Luhrmans ‘Romeo and Juliet’ movie soundtrack).
It was these first songs that drummed up massive interest from a lot of major Record Labels in the U.K and that’s how Mundy ended up getting signed to Sony Epic Records. Jelly Legs was released in October 1996. He also signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music.
Since 1996 Mundy has released 8 Albums showcasing his eclectic styles in music from Rock,Americana,Folk and Indie. Six of these albums have been in the Top Ten in Ireland including ‘Raining Down Arrows’ which went straight in at number 1!
Mundy has enjoyed gold and multi platinum record sales in Ireland and also picked up Meteor awards for ‘Best Male’ and ‘Most Downloaded Song’ for 2 years running with Steve Earle’s ‘Galway Girl’ which he covered live with Sharon Shannon with no plan or agenda…and the rest-as the say in History!
Mundy has being touring ever since 1996 both Solo and with his Band and has played all over Europe, U.K, USA, Australia, Asia and earlier this year he toured in Canada for the first time.
He has played support to many of his influences like Bob Dylan,Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris,R.E.M,White Stripes,The Waterboys and the Pogues to name a few heavy weights.
After a last minute promotion to Headline Act at Webster Hall in New York at a fundraiser he was invited to perform for Barrack Obama at the White House as part of their St.Patricks Day celebrations and even got his pic with Barrack and his Wife for the second time! The first time was in Dublin off their first visit.
What does 2019 hold for the Singer Songwriter?
“Well, there are a lot of new songs written that are going down great live and i have more than enough for an album, but i am waiting to meet the right Doctor to do the operation with. I am in the process of making an E.P with Producer and old friend -Karl Odlum (Mic Christopher, Gemma Hayes, The Frames, Interference) for a winter release He says confidently.”
*Some photo credits above go to Mulography