Gareth Dunlop

Born and raised in East Belfast, Gareth Dunlop enters the musical landscape as one of the most talked about new artists from Northern Ireland. BBC Radio Ulster says, "his songs communicate with a depth and wisdom beyond his years" and they named him "One to Watch."

Gareth has spent the last year traveling between the US and UK. In Northern Ireland he continues to play sold out shows based on the success of his first single “Fool’s Desire” from his Devil Mocks Me EP. His newest release (and first video) is “Wrap Your Arms Around Me” from the Safe Haven film soundtrack. Gareth’s distinctive voice and captivating songs have lead to his music being used in numerous television shows including “House,” “Cougar Town,” “Private Practice,” “Army Wives,” and "One Tree Hill" among others. Recently, his songs have also been used in commercials for Subaru and Discover Ireland.

Gareth has played with a diverse group of artists including Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Stereophonics, Snow Patrol, James Morrison, Nanci Griffith and more. He recently began co-writing, and has already collaborated with such legendary and Grammy-winning writers as John Oates (of Hall & Oates), Brent Maher, Jon Randall, and Kim Richey. This year holds new opportunities for fans to see Gareth performing all over the world, and working with songwriters in many different genres.

*Gareth Dunlop is a Moraine Music/NW1 co published writer