Born Edmond Enright in the rural town of Birr, County Offaly, Ireland in 1975, Mundy became a multi-platinum artist at a young age after his debut single, “To You I Bestow,” released on New Years Day 1996, became a memorable part of the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's big-screen adaptation of “Romeo + Juliet”. Mundy had signed to Sony subsidiary Epic Records when he was 18, and the soundtrack quickly put him in the international spotlight when it sold 11 million albums worldwide.
In a career that has seen Mundy open for Neil Young, Bob Dylan, REM, Oasis, White Stripes, Manic Street Preachers, Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams among others, this independent artist, who parted ways with Epic in 2000, remains true to his songwriter and festival roots. His eight official album releases—beginning with “Jelly Legs” in 1996, including the multi-platinum “24 Star Hotel” with hit tracks “July” and “Mexico” in 2002, and most recently “Mundy” in 2015—have won critical and commercial acclaim with their poetic lyrics, honest folk sensibility, and skilled guitar work of a man who truly knows his craft.
Mundy’s live version of “Galway Girl” has been incredibly popular for years. It was the biggest download in Ireland of 2007 and was later released as a studio version, going to number one and becoming the biggest-selling single of 2008 and the biggest download for the next two years.
Mundy stays busy touring and playing to festivals around the globe and large crowds in Ireland, Australia and the UK. In Europe he has supported acts like Jimmy Webb and Josh Ritter as well as playing headline shows in London, France and Holland. He’s played at the Royal Albert Hall in London (2014), and performed for President Barack Obama both on his trip to Ireland (2011) and at The White House (2015).
"The Galway Girl [from Mundy’s live album Live & Confusion] is the one thing I’m sure to be remembered for. I owe a lot of that to Mundy… the biggest hit was his version. People probably won’t even remember who the hell I was , but they’re going to be singing that song in Ireland for a long time. I really do believe that and that’s the only kind of immortality anybody can hope for."
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