Peco plays his own brand of alt-folk music. His songs are folk based but often veer into Rock, Pop and Americana. His work is lyrically driven and steeped in folk, indie and classic singer-songwriter influences, including artists like Dylan, Young, Wilco, Nick Cave, Badly Drawn Boy, Ryan Adams and Laura Marling. He has toured around Ireland, the UK, America and Canada with his previous outfit Valentine Black and most recently under his own name. He plays both solo and with a band.
Peco (Peter Mc Loughlin JR) was born and raised in Kildare but has lived in Dublin for many years. Before going solo he was the singer-songwriter behind folk-rock act Valentine Black. The band enjoyed critical acclaim for their album ‘Desire Lines’ and the three singles lifted from it.
Peco's songs have received airplay on regional and national stations in Ireland and abroad. He has twice reached the semi-finals of the UK Songwriting Contest and one of his songs has debuted on TV in the US last year. He has recently signed a management deal with Live Loud Music.
His debut single 'Safe Haven' was released in March '16 and his EP, 'And so I arrived at the start' is due out later this year.