A successful music artist from the Moorlands is planning to tour North America and Ireland when travelling is permitted once again. London-born Seamus Fitzsimmons, who lives in Cheadle, has had three number one hits in the Irish Country charts over the past 20 years, including his most recent single ‘I Wanna Be.’
A successful music artist from the Moorlands is planning to tour North America and Ireland when travelling is permitted once again.
London-born Seamus Fitzsimmons, who lives in Cheadle, has had three number one hits in the Irish Country charts over the past 20 years, including his most recent single ‘I Wanna Be.’
The 58-year-old, whose parents hail from Dublin, currently only records and writes but has now told the Times and Echo: “When travelling is back I’ll be touring over in Ireland, Canada and the States.”
Seamus, who is a part-time tiler, was the frontman for renowned Irish act Banjax which became well-liked across the whole of Staffordshire.
For the past decade, Seamus has been performing the odd set in a number of venues in Cheadle for his many followers and friends, but has mainly been performing in Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.
He has also travelled to and from Ireland where he now attains a large fan base and has starred in many guest spots with some of the big named artists in the country.
Over the last two years he has been pushing his own written music and penned a hit song only last year for well-known Irish radio presenter Julie Healy.
The song Seamus penned for Julie went to number one in Ireland and stayed there for nine weeks, which put Seamus on the map as a songwriter.
The musical talent spoke to the Times and Echo in June when ‘I Wanna Be’ raced all the way to number one, saying: “It’s an achievement for the independent artist who is always pushed aside as not good enough to be signed.”
The song knocked off genre giants such as Nathan Carter, Daniel O’Donnell and Philomena Begley off their top spots.
To learn more about Seamus and his music, visit ‘Seamus Fitzsimmons’ on Facebook.
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