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Bobby Hewitt

Photo of Bobby Hewitt, irish musician playing all original music at the 2004 songwriter showcase

Bobby Hewitt has been in the musical spotlight since 2000 when his band MURV won the Heineken Unsigned Band Competition. His appearance at the 2004 Songwriter Showcase was one of the highlights of the evening.

Originally From: Athlone

Currently Living in: Athlone

How long playing: I've been playing since I was knee-high to a grasshopper - all my life on multiple instruments.

What Inspired you to write: Voices in my head - no idea. it just happens - i was born to write songs. I started playing and immediately started writing. As a kid I'd be humming my own tunes.

Other: Formerly from the band murv. Murv's song "king for a day" won Hotpress' unplugged song of the year in 1999. The band also won the 2000 Heinekin Green Energy Band Challenge - biggest unsigned band competition in Ireland. Bobby has done lots of producing on his own since that time and released his album Hewibobbit and the Astral Projections on which he played every instrument at the end of 2005.

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Songwriter Night 2007

Join us on Leap Year Night 2008 (Friday, February 29th) as brings you the 5th Annual Irish Midland Songwriter Showcase featuring five new talented artists, all singing their own original music.

Latest Release

Songwriters 2007 CD

Get it here! Now available in advance from, listen to the five brilliant artists who took to the stage for the 4th annual Songwriter Showcase in 2007. Recorded live on the night, the CD will be released on the Leap Year Night at the 2008 songwriter showcase . . .

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