International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist 2020

Pete dives deep into the emotional trauma being experienced all over the world, encouraging us all to “Hold On”.

Willing to explore the darkness in desperate pursuit of the light, Pete has created a genuine tale of our times that fearlessly documents the damage the distance between us has established, driving the message home through powerfully expressive instrumentation that punctuates the urgency in his voice.


pete kavanagh performing in Tommy Fletchers Naas. [Photo by Paul O'Rourke]
I've always been drawn to ‘story’ songs with vivid imagery and characters I can relate to.”

Pete Kavanagh

About Pete Kavanagh

Pete Kavanagh is a singer-songwriter, a musician and storyteller from Co. Kildare, Ireland. His style is best described as contemporary folk. His sound invokes the vintage quality of his musical influences (Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and Tom Waits), but a contemporary feel that is unique to him surges through it. 

With evocative lyrics and wry wit, Pete explores dark themes in his songs.

Recent Releases

Crowdfunding Campaign - Pre-order my New Album

My debut album is being released in November and is called "Join up the Dots". It's a collection of thought-provoking and emotionally charged songs with an Americana feel. 

I’ve just launched an Indiegogo campaign where you can pre-order the album…

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