The Shruggs

Harmony loving folk/pop duo from Cork, ‘The Shruggs’, comprising of musicians James Downing and Kees Hendrickx, have been steadily carving out a formidable presence on the Irish music scene.

The Shruggs have released a string of singles over the past number of years including the viral hit ‘West Cork’.

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The Shruggs have been gigging for the past number of years and building up a reputation with a repertoire of classics and contemporary songs and even throwing in their own songs for good measure.

The acoustic duo are noted for their Catchy songwriting, harmonies and incendiary live shows. Named as one of Hot Press magazine's 'rising acts to keep an eye on' the band have supported the likes of The 4 Of Us, The Frank and Walters, Mark Geary, Bagatelle and more...

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What are people saying about The Shruggs?

“There’s an undoubted gift for strong melody present” – Nialler9

“Rhythmically it’s also very pleasing, and the Fleet Foxes sounding harmonies are pitch-perfect.” – Remy’s Music and Film Blog

“The exuberance of the execution will surely put a smile on even the sternest of faces” – PureMzine review

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