Moving from Ireland to America in 2012 they have begun to perform a cross section of musical styles for beguiled audiences across the country. With simplicity they sing and tell their story of inheritance and originality with a humour and authenticity that is immediately entertaining.
The brothers share a grain of the voice that is hypnotic when singing in unison and electric when singing in harmony. It is this familial sound that has been so striking for so many audiences worldwide.
Owen (33) & Moley (29) learned a store of sacred song from their mother, Dr. Nóirín Ni Riain. They began performing with her in an a capella vocal trio in 2004. The brothers learned Gregorian chant, Irish sean nos (ancient traditional) song, and hymns from many traditions. The brothers also write songs together. Their only goal was to write songs that lift and apprentice the human heart to generosity and gratitude, and the songs must also be Groovy! Owen is a world class guitar player and Moley is one of Irelands greatest rappers and human beatboxers...
Owen and Moley are now living in New York City. They have just released an album of original songs called 'Happy Songs' . They are currently working on a 3rd album of a capella sacred song from many traditions.
They have performed with Russell Crowe, The Chieftains, Bobby McFerrin, renowned poet David Whyte, Canadian rocker Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) and violinist Nigel Kennedy. Director Steven Spielberg also cast them to sing in his 2012 movie WAR HORSE. The brothers will appear too in the forthcoming movie 'WINTERS TALE' (2013).
Owen & Moley have appeared on an album with the monks of Glenstal Abbey (Biscantorat) which also featured John O' Donohue and Irish singer Sinead O' Connor. They have appeared with renowned Irish singers Brian Kennedy and Julie Feeney, and have performed with legendary Irish traditional supergroup The Chieftains. Recently Owen & Moley have performed regularly with the inspired poet and speaker David Whyte and have travelled to Ireland and Tuscany with him several times.