A highly entertaining professional, Ciaran is a passionate personality whose creativity will inspire people with his tale of triumphing over adversity. Ciaran will also include his guitar during his presentations using it as a tool to enhance his speech.
- Triumph Over Adversity
What he offers
How he presents
As the frontman of one of the world’s most successful bands, Ciaran has an unforgettable stage presence and charisma which makes him hugely popular at events around the world.
Ciaran Gribbin is the lead singer of INXS. He is a Grammy nominated songwriter who has worked with artists such as Snow Patrol, Madonna, Paul Oakenfold and Paul McCartney and has also written and produced soundtracks for movies. In May 2013 the BBC flew Ciaran into Belfast from Australia especially to perform two songs solo with The Ulster Orchestra in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the legendary Ulster Hall for TV and radio broadcast. Ciaran has co-written a new song Hey Baby Doll that is performed by Al Pacino and features in his latest movie Imagined.
Ciaran grew up in the inner city of Belfast, Northern Ireland during difficult times. He began writing songs at a young age and formed a small band touring the pubs in Belfast. In 2009 he made the decision to split from his band and take the path of a solo artist to give himself the freedom to write, record and perform his own songs in whichever format he chose, solo or with a band. He soon found himself working on shows and tours with many artists including Paul McCartney, The Script, Gotye, Powderfinger and James Morrison amongst others whilst co-writing with various artists including Paul Oakenfold, Groove Armada and William Orbit. In 2009, whilst on tour in Australia he met INXS band member and co-writer of all of their classic songs Andrew Farriss and they struck up an immediate friendship.
“Ciaran provided a captivating insight into his life growing up in Northern Ireland and weaved the convention theme, Life Changing Conversations, into his presentation. These conversations helped shape his future and showed us that trusting in people, never giving up and striving forward against all odds to achieve your dreams, is possible. Ciaran was an absolute delight to work with and a truly engaging speaker.”
“Your presentation and performance at the gala dinner were absolutely fabulous.”
“I would like to thank you for the wonderful performance you gave at the conference recently. I really enjoyed not just your presentation and stories of growing up in Belfast but also the incredible gig you did for us.”
“Our team was amazed at the calibre of Ciaran and his team and felt special to have such a professional performance individualised for our event. Ciaran did a great job of enthusing and engaging our team in conjunction with meeting our corporate themes and objectives. I would happily recommend Ciaran for other corporations looking to bring an event to life.”
Presentation Languages: English