About Fergal Nash
Fergal Nash is a songwriter hailing from the parish of Kilcornan in Co. Limerick, near the beautiful forest park of Curraghchase. Having first picked up a guitar aged 10 in 1986 he proceeded to fine tune his chords and riffs to the point where he was soon jamming with friends on various heavy metal and hard rock covers from acts such as AC/DC, Guns N'Roses, Metallica and Nirvana. In 1992 Along with 3 other fellow angst ridden, spotty, post pubescent teenage students of Copsewood College, Pallaskenry, he formed "Nemesis", an outrageous, rebellious amalgamation of noise and destruction that terrorised and excited in equal measure many's a school concert and local boozing establishment.
College commitments resulted in the sad demise of this once great band, but it was here that Fergal had taken his first steps in songwriting, contributing some riffs and vocals on a couple of tracks. This development intrigued him and fuelled a desire to not just perform his interpretation of other people's music, but to create and develop his own.
After wasting away a few years drinking with the lads and generally doing the wild things young men do, in around 2002/3 direction having reached his mid twenties he decided it was time to get the finger out and start properly nailing a few tunes. The purchase of an old analogue mini cassette dictaphone meant ideas and guitar parts were no longer lost, a big problem in the hazy drinking days. Also, some recording equipment was acquired, allowing him to set up a home studio in a converted store room, which he used to record demos for many local acts as well as his own. A number of promotional CD's followed in the subsequent years as Fergal honed his craft, culminating in 2010's "Home Recordings" EP.
Things were progressing live too, with Fergal incessantly pursuing the open mic circuit in Limerick City to positive audience reaction, culminating in headline slots in "The White House" in 2007, "The Locke" in 2010 and "Foley's" in 2011. Also in 2010 Fergal qualified for the Final of the Guinness Arthur's Day local heat competition, performing a few vibrant sets in Cleary's bar, Newcastlewest, including on the big day itself.