Sligo’s Miles Graham goes for Eurovision

Sligo-based songwriter and singer Miles Graham will be one of the six contestants bidding to represent Ireland at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Italy.

Yeah We’re Gonna Get out of It is a positive narrative that is released just as Ireland dramatically loosens its restrictions on Covid 19 after almost two years.

I wrote the song around April/May 2020 while on the first lockdown at home with my kids,” said Miles.

His kids provide backing vocals on the track, while members of Amy Winehouse’s original touring band also contribute.

Miles was a guest on Weekend Wogan on BBC Radio 2 some years ago with the legendary broadcaster Terry Wogan.

He made his TV debut on RTE’s The Late Late Show in 2018 with his song Let it Shine and has since released several dance collaborations (Don Diabo, L’Tric, Tom Budin). along with the 2020 EP All the Right Things.

Miles currently has a dance collaboration, She is Gold, with Australian DJ outfit, L’tric. 

“I’m so proud of Yeah We’re Gonna Get out of It and the way it organically came about,” said the Dublin-born songwriter.

“It’s got a real sense of hope and community about it.  It would be amazing if it ends up representing Ireland at the Eurovision. As a songwriter, to have my own children singing on the track is really so special.  

“I try to create music that I want listen to and focus on trying to create unique melodies and lyrics. Piano and all vocals were recorded in my living room, and the rest in London. A nice addition was the brass and trumpet solo, which was played by members from Amy Winehouse’s original touring brass ensemble.

Six artists will perform their songs on The Late Late Show on Friday, February 4th, where a winner will be chosen to progress to Turin, representing Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest.

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