Peter Doran is an independent Singer-Songwriter from Mullingar in the Irish Midlands. Peter's musical life started twenty years ago in a roar of electric guitars, distortion pedals and Marshall amps. But his musical direction took an unplanned shift into acoustic-territory after watching people like Damien Rice, Glen Hansard and Emmett Tinley, perform at "The Stables", an intimate music venue just ten minutes walk from Peter's Home. It was a new century and he had a new fascination: the singer and the song.
At the end of 2014, Peter's fourth album, the self-produced "Outlines", was released to critical acclaim in Ireland. It is the songwriter's most sparse and direct work to date. The warmth of Peter's acoustic guitar and voice creates an intimacy that draws the listener in, but it's lyrics and language that are at the heart of his work.
Alongside his solo work, Peter is also one half of the songwriting Partnership "The Great Trade" with fellow Mullingar musician Brian Murphy. The pair have built up a catalogue of songs, and plan to start on their debut record this year.
In the last years Peter has played headline shows in Ireland, Holland, Germany and New York, and has opened for artists like Mick Flannery, Declan O'Rourke, Duke Special and Fionn Regan.
"With it's overtones of Damien Rice and James Vincent McMorrow, this is an absorbing, uplifting record" - 8/10 Hotpress
"It’s fragile, it’s beautiful, it’s elegant... it’s everything that you’d hope for from an album." - Dan Hegarty 2fm