Jim Devine's star to shine brighter than ever in 2015
He may have spent just less than two years on the road but Jim Devine now finds himself catapulted up among the elite of Irish country stars.
Along with his multi-talented band, the former ‘Voice of Ireland’ star is bringing a whole new dimension to the country dancing scene.
An innovative recording strategy that has spawned a string of hits including ‘Leighann loves to dance’, ‘Baby baby’ ‘We’re here to stay’ and ‘Sold’ coupled with a slick, enterprising stage show now ensure that the outfit will remain in the top bracket for some time to come.
The galaxy of awards which have come Jim’s way, particularly in the past year, testify to his new-found status. And the indications are that 2015 holds rich promise for the popular Tyrone singer and his band. Their penchant for delivering a lively, bouncy programme invariably sees them generate a tremendous atmosphere at all dances.
Having made an initial impact in the leading venues – and proven a big hit in England, Scotland and on the continent to boot – Jim is currently further enhancing his status as one of the top-drawing artistes. From a modest start, he has soared into orbit and his meteoric rise is one of the success stories of an entertainment business that can quite often be littered with broken dreams. With a full diary for the year ahead that encompasses appearances at many top-flight festivals and other events, plans for an ambitious new CD that could prove ground-breaking in terms of its quality and the prospect of much more exposure on radio and television, Jim and his band are set to conquer new horizons.
“We made a very tentative start following our launch in March 2013 but happily the air-play which was afforded to our first few singles proved instrumental in bringing us to a wider audience and thankfully we have managed to build on that,” explains Jim. “But you can take nothing for granted and there is certainly not the slightest element of complacency in our approach. We are delighted to note that we now have many loyal followers and we want to try and ensure that we will continue to provide only the best in entertainment for them.”
The country dancing scene in Ireland has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years because of the emergence of a raft of fresh, hugely talented bands that are laying down a marker for the future. It can be truthfully stated that Jim Devine is certainly playing his part in helping to cement this welcome trend.