It's all about catchy melodic tunes, making the people feel a vibe.
"Pale blue Jak" comes from the imagination of Neil Byrne "I wanted something that would excite me, something that would make me cry, something that would make me laugh, something I would find myself dancing to without trying and most importantly something with a cool vibe. I want these songs to mean as
much to the listener as they do to me. Writing random songs is not what I wanted to achieve. I was after a common thread throughout.... I could visualize the live performance, an unconventional, energetic, charismatic, quirkey show all in one mix."
"I asked myself what would describe the music!? Well, it is quite animated thus putting a colour in the name. A lot of the songs that I write are made up of characters, so a name thrown in there could be cool! For some reason within this train of thought a name came into my head.. straight off it sounded right, I could not get past it! I said to myself, “I will sleep on it” and I did. When I woke the first thing that came into my head was... PALE BLUE JAK"
"Pale blue Jak - Faces" features 10 original songs along with 3 cover versions.
For the past few years, Neil has performed to hundreds of thousands of people across North American with “Celtic Thunder” as a lead vocalist and band member along with making many US TV appearances including CBS and QVC. In addition, Neil’s performances on “Celtic Thunder - The Show”, “Celtic Thunder - It’s Entertainment” and "Celtic Thunder - Heritage" have been broadcast on numerous occasions on the American Public Broadcast Services’ 354 TV stations. Neil also features on Celtic Thunder’s Billboard World Music #1 Albums of 2008, 2009 and 2010.
A Wicklow native, Neil has been performing for many years in various bands and groups all across Ireland. Some of the highlights have been to perform at O2 in the Phoenix Park with the group Oden, Irish Top 30 Chart single “Inspector Rita” with Hipple Street and numerous performances in Phil Coulter’s band.
Neil Byrne released “Sensitive Souls” in September 2010 in North American, the four track EP entered the iTunes US Top 100 Chart in Pop.