In a recent interview in The Irish News Folk Legend Christy Moore cited Paddy Nash as one of the few songwriters he admires.
Since the release of his critically acclaimed albums ‘When we were Brave’ (2010), ‘Times of Transition’ (2012) and ‘Laughter & Love’ (2015) Paddy and his band ‘The Happy Enchiladas’ have played the clubs and pubs of Ireland North and South as well as touring extensively in England playing the legendary Hope & Anchor and Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival among others.
Paddy and the band have also made their mark locally, selling out shows in the Millennium Forum in Derry and The Empire in Belfast to name a few.
Paddy’s unique blend of Folk-Rock-Country-Pop-Punk-Blues continues to build an audience who revel in rich lyrics and big melodies.
He is often hailed as ‘Ireland’s Springsteen’.
Paddy has also enjoyed huge solo success playing the LeftField stage at Glastonbury in 2011 & 2017 and supporting Billy Bragg on his Irish Tours. Paddy & Billy went on to introduce Billy’s ‘Jail Guitar Doors’ in the prisons in Northern Ireland and Paddy is currently the musician in residence at HMP Magilligan
In the summer of 2017 Paddy released his first solo album ‘Gate Fever’.
‘I wanted to write some songs about how I view the world today. The things that make me angry, the stuff that makes me despair, the time and people that we lost, that I miss. I tried to find some hope along the way. I hope I did.’
Critics and fans alike have hailed the album as a masterpiece.
In the autumn of 2017 Paddy toured with Billy Bragg, opening the shows for his European Tour.