Ciaran was raised in Arrowtown, New Zealand, and has been playing music since he was 11 years old. After moving to Dunedin for secondary school, Ciaran started playing drums and then switched to guitar and singing a few years later. His introduction to music and his rapid development as a songwriter came at a surprise to those around him given that he does not come from a musical family.
Ciaran recently moved to Auckland to focus on his music, spending the last two years writing, recording and performing. His debut EP ‘The Valley’ caught the attention of acclaimed producer Greg Haver, who worked with Ciaran to produce the highly anticipated 'Screaming Man'.
Recently described by Australian music blog Ear To The Ground as “Adam Levine’s earthy, indie cousin” Ciaran’s honesty makes him stand apart from the pack, with both heartfelt lyrics and a smooth voice lending themselves perfectly to a strong emotional sound that is hard to ignore.
Taking inspiration from artists such as John Mayer, Bon Iver and Ben Harper, infusing elements of pop, folk and acoustic in his own sound, with an ever-growing fanbase and a genuine raw talent, Ciaran McMeeken is one to watch.
Ciaran's sophomore EP 'Screaming Man' is available to download now.