Not really being from anywhere has it’s benefits. There is a refreshing perspective that comes when there is no one place you call home. Born in Hong Kong and having grown up between Ireland and Boston to an Irish father and Australian mother, it really isn’t surprising that he finds it hard to stay in one place for too long.
“My parents met on a plane, so being a gypsy was always in my genes….”
In 2008 Kiernan signed his first record deal with Warner Brother’s sub label 111 records. The record was released in November 2008 during a time when the music industry’s financial crisis was in full swing. “All I needed was a plane ticket over. I had no van yet, so I spent the first 3 months on greyhound buses and hitchhiking. Let’s just say every day was it’s own story” With nothing but a hiking bag and his guitar he hitched and bussed the length of the east coast and parts of the midwest playing shows every other day.
Fast forward to now and you find Kiernan with a van and an impressive musical resume. Having shared stages with everyone from Sheryl Crow, Colbie Callait and Sublime to Meg and Dia, Lisa Hannigan and The Proclaimers to name just a few. Kiernan has toured the length of the US playing over 250 shows a year for 3 years straight, including extensive touring in the UK and Ireland.
It would appear that this is only the beginning. With his full length record “Perfect People are Boring” and his more recent acoustic E.P. “The Best Part” both released to a very enthusiastic grassroots following, the anticipation is building to hear his newest record “Two Years” recorded in Ireland over the last couple years. “It’s my best attempt to take ten songs and try to tell the story of the last two years from me. There have been some of the highest highs and lowest lows of my entire life within this 730 day adventure from November 2nd 2008 to November 2nd 2010.”
2. What If
3. Waitin on Time (Charlie Abbott)
4. It's Only Noon (Charlie Abbott)
5. Take a Number
6. You Had To Leave Me
7. Sick Of You
8. Two Years