September 2001 Damien released 'The Blowers Daughter', in Ireland, the first single to be taken from the, as yet unfinished, album. The single went top 20 and his ensuing tour was a resounding success.
"O" was released on February 1st 2002 and immediately lauded by the critics as mesmerising, absorbing, adventurous and emotional. A major six-week tour of Ireland followed along with dates in the UK, Germany, France and Spain.
Damien was nominated for Meteor Irish Music Awards and a BBC Hot Press Rock Award. "O" has since gone platinum status in Ireland. In the UK, constant gigging, festival appearances at Glastonbury, V2002, Edinburgh Fringe, London Fleadh plus supports with McAlmont and Butler, Counting Crows and Kathryn Williams, have all helped established Damien as a must see live act. "O" appears this year in many critic's end of year polls.
Thanks to Fan Base Member, ConorC for additions to this biography.