b. Dublin, Eire. This Irish singer-songwriter grew up surrounded by music, with his father and uncles forming a successful touring folk group. Kitt first began performing live sets while studying at Trinity College, Dublin, where he completed a postgraduate course in music technology. He recorded and mixed the songs for his debut release on a digital eight-track in his bedroom, imbuing the material with an eerie, lo-fi atmosphere. Small Moments was released by the revived Rough Trade Records label in 1999, by which time Kitt had already begun working on his debut long-player. Released on the Blanco y Negro imprint in June 2001, The Big Romance featured a bigger production sound but retained all of the charm of the debut, with ‘Song From Hope Street (Brooklyn, N.Y.)’ and ‘What I Ask’ among the stand-out tracks. Square 1 was a slower-paced collection than its predecessor, eschewing the nods to electronica in favour of brass and strings. The album debuted at number one on the Irish charts in summer 2003.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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