Matthew Devereux speaks with such vivid imagery that it is no wonder he is the writer of some of the most beautifully colourful lyrics in Irish music.

Alternative Born Optimistic Mandolin Matthew Devereux The Pale

Matthew Deverueux, front man of renowned Irish band, the Pale, speaks to us about his experiences ‘growing up under the shadow of a nuclear bomb’, the different forms of mid life crisis that exist today, and wanting to be Nick Cave.



An intriguingly artistic and philosophical character, Matthew Devereux effortlessly speaks with such vivid imagery that it is no wonder he is the writer of some of the most beautifully colourful lyrics to ever come from an Irish band.

Having formed in 1990, the Pale have released 12 albums, and toured extensively through Ireland and the rest of the world, their up tempo mandolin ballads driving crowds crazy, even as far out as Japan.


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