One of the areas most talented singer-songwriters and guitarist. Damion is a local musician with a great understanding of Irish music.
Beginning songwriting in his early twenties, Suomi moved to Ireland for a year and a half. He returned home to Florida with a catalog of Irish rebel and drinking songs, which he performs locally. Following this, Suomi found regional success with pop band Memoranda but left shortly thereafter to pursue music closer to his own heart. Suomi set out on a solo career, with his debut album Self Titled ("a straight-ahead look at disillusionment and the walls people put up to avoid pain") being released in early 2009, following with the EP Needs a Little Water ("brief, by most recording standards, but a lion nonetheless") in December of that year, both released by Atlanta-based record label P is for Panda, an affiliate of Hopeless Records.
Touring tirelessly since November 2009 with Andy Zipf and Lauris Vidal, Suomi rejoined former Memoranda bandmates Ian and Gavin Little, Zac Sullivan, and along with David Fountain, in January 2010 to resume touring as Damion Suomi and the Minor Prophets. Suomi and band appeared at the 2010 SXSW music festival, garnering a spot on Esquire Magazine's "Great New Songs from SXSW... in a Sentence Each" list.
Come along to support Damion at Nolan's. We love to host talented musicians like this from near and far.
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