At 16 Shane Supple a singer/songwriter from Youghal, County Cork in Southern Ireland started touring full time with his father’s band. At 20 Shane joined a touring company acting in various stage plays and musicals, 1988 Shane signed up with Paddy O Brien. Shane spent the following two years touring Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, and some European countries. Around this time Shane wrote his first song “Someday I will be a Star” followed by Freedom, House of Cards, Ain’t room for Three & Tired of travelling, In 1990 started touring again with his father Art. One night guitar player and singer Gerry Lane asked Shane to sing a a JJ Cale number “They Call me the Breeze” , it went so well that Shane recorded it on one of his fathers video’s
1992 Shane put together his first EP “Eyes of Blue”. Drummer on this Ep and long time friend was Kieran McCarthy, and guitarist Bobby Lee. The songs were Eyes of Blue, Aint Room for Three, Freedom and House of Cards. Shane stayed with his father until 1993 then he joined up with Brendan Shine doing concert tours of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Shane wrote the song called “Youghal by the Sea. After a time Shane played with a local band called “The Grip”, time moved on Shane joined another group “Little Sister” on bass guitar and vocals, with guitarist Charlie Cudlip and Martin Tuc Pierce, the set included “Aint Room for Three” written by Shane.
In 1995 Shane set up the Gortroe rock school. The school went to different venues where they preformed live. The culmination of all of this was a recording of Knocking on Heavens Door and “Freedom”one of Shane’s songs. 1996 Shane became involved in “Community Radio Youghal” putting out a show twice weekly promoting local music and groups. Shane was involved in local drama and produced a show in Jan 1998 Shane won the Imokilly People Arts and Entertainment award.
2001 Shane wrote the song “Lifetime Guarantee” . Shane decided to send a copy to Paschal Mooney of the Green Grass Music and a publishing contract was signed. Shortly after that another song “Here I am- where are you”was recorded & released on the album Cottage by the Sea by Kevin Prendergast . Art Supple also recorded “Dance the last Dance”. In 2004 Mick Flavin recorded “Lifetime Guarantee” on his album “Try it you’ll Like It”. In 2005 Shane got word that another song “The Highway Song was receiving airplay in Taiwan. and being used on a Top Gear style TV program. During the Summer of 2006 Shane also got word that his song “Your so Special” was recorded by a choir and getting radio play in New Zealand much to the delight and surprise of Shane. Shane has won awards in Europe for his songs as well as reaching No 1 on several digital music charts online.
Some Artists who have recorded Shanes Work
2010 – First Church Choir – Song: Your So Special – Charity Based Album
2006 – Shane Supple – Song: Lifetime Guarantee – Album :Like minded People Pt 4
2004 – Mick Flavin -Song: Lifetime Guarantee – Album:Try It You’ll Like It
2003 – Compilation -Song: Call Me – Album :Like minded People Pt 2
2003 – Kevin Prendergast – Song: Here I Am – Album : Cottage by the Sea
2002 – Art Supple – Song: Dance the last Dance – Album: Look At Us
2001 – Art Supple – Song: The Highway Song – Album: Take it Handy
2000 – Shane Supple -Song: Youghal by the Sea – Single:Youghal by the Sea
1996 – Gortroe Rock School – Song: Freedom – Single Frozen Elements.