Hard Rock vocalist, Mark Daly, hails from Cork, Ireland. An established singer/songwriter, Mark has worked with some of the best in the business; including American super group, Operation: Mindcrime. The group, which is led by vocalist Geoff Tate (formerly of Queensryche), who has sold over 20 million records and has secured a Grammy nomination as well as participating in an abundance of world tours.
Other band members of Operation: Mindcrime include the likes of musicians from bands Disturbed, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake and ACDC.
In 2010, whilst living in Spain, Mark formed the critically acclaimed rock group, The Voodoos. The band went on to perform all over Europe (including the 2011 MTV EMAs) before venturing to the US to record their self-titled album in Seattle, Washington.
Kelly Gray producer of Candlebox and Queensryche records produced the album. The album sold thousands of copies across Northern America, gaining a plethora of fans as they toured in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, the band’s progress went into hiatus due to an issue with the record label they signed with the previous year.
In 2015, the Cork man was approached to work on a trilogy concept album with Operation: Mindcrime after striking up a good working relationship with lead vocalist, Geoff Tate. Geoff also featured on The Voodoos track, ‘Facing my Demons’.
In September 2015, the first instalment of the trilogy album entitled ‘The Key’ was released. The project was praised with most appreciable reviews and featured Mark’s stellar vocals on the track ‘Life or Death?’
Part two of the trilogy album, ‘Resurrection’ was released in September 2016 and will feature three tracks from Daly; including ‘Healing My Wounds’, ‘The Fight’ and ‘Invincible’.
The future is bright for Mark as he releases his first solo EP entitled ‘The Hearts Reminder’ and an EP with newly discovered, Cork based Rock band, The Oddities.
Mark says: 'The Hearts Reminder' is basically a story of struggling to move on from a past relationship and trying to let go of the thoughts that come into your head while you are in the healing process and trying to begin again. It ends with a positive note of realization that you will find love again".
The band has been tipped as a one of the most promising rock bands to come out of Ireland in recent years and have just returned to Cork after recording at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin.
Mark has been working with Geoff Tate (Queensryche) and is on Geoff’s acoustic tour next month too (dates below);
6th December - Crane Lane Theatre, Cork City - Ireland
19th December - O2 Academy Islington, London - with Geoff Tate
20th December - Waterfront, Norwich - with Geoff Tate
21st December - Cat House, Glasgow - with Geoff Tate
22nd December - Voodoo- Dublin- Ireland - with Geoff Tate
23rd December - The Empire, Belfast - with Geoff Tate