John Hogan

Ireland's Prince of Country Music

                               John Hogan - Biography


John Hogan hit the Country Music scene with a bang in 1987 when he took a gamble and spent his mortgage money to realise a dream.
He recorded a song called Brown Eyes that was taught to him by his mother. The song was an instant hit shooting straight into the top ten of the Irish charts. John at the time was working as a Supervisor with the Irish company Bord na Mona in Tullamore, Co. Offaly and the success of the song took him completely by surprise. The song was so popular with radio listeners that they were calling the radio stations wanting to know more about this new voice.
The radio statios were kind of stuck, they knew nothing about him. Within 2 weeks John had left his job at the factory and was on the road with his new band. Such was his popularity that almost straight away John had become a big country music star in Ireland and was packing venues to the point that they were turning people away. John signed with Harmac Records and his first album "My Feelings for you" was released, it became the best selling country album ever in Ireland and produced many irish chart hits.
His popularity had now got the attention of Mick Clerkin who was the owner of London based Ritz Records. John was signed to Ritz and recorded many albums for them including the Nashville Album, which was recorded in the home of Country music. John was now one of the biggest attractions in the music business in Ireland and was working upto six nights per week.
Little did john know that an undiagnosed ear problem was to do serious damage to his voice. John was forced to take a break from the business for 5 years on doctors orders. His return album was called Broken Silence. After that he recorded Where I come from, an album of country standards. John's new album is called The Anniversary album. John is back touring Ireland again with a new band.

Latest News
John has just in the past few days finished filming the dvd for his current single Buddy & Me. You can see the dvd soon on all good Country Music TV Shows (Updated 14th October 2014)



31st August 1953 (59 years old)

Favourite singers: 

Paul Overstreet, Hank Lochlin & Jim Reeves


Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath

Now lives in: 

Croghan, Co. Offaly

First Job: 

Factory Worker at Bord Na Mona

Favourite activites: 

Walking, Gardening and Songwriting

Favourite Singer: 

Hank Loclan

First recorded song: 

Brown Eyes 1987

Quality admired in others: 


Wifes name: 



Caroline, Lorna, Robert, Dermot and Mark

Things you may not know:

John walks at least five miles every day, whatever the weather.

John first songs were recorded using his mortgage money and were called.

1, I Know That You Know 

2, Brown Eyes

3, Calypso

4, Foreign Love

Our Tradition

‘John Hogan & His Band’ uphold a tradition of delivering outstanding live music and entertainment. Our philosophy is to make your wedding, party or function a truly special and memorable occasion. This is reflected in every aspect of or show which is planned with the utmost care. We cater for all musical tastes and our programme includes country, pop, middle of the road, rock ‘n’ roll and fun music – entertainment that is designed to keep you and your guests on the dance-floor from start to finish;

Weddings ..... Parties ..... Corporate Functions ..... Street Events

Wedding Packages

We have put together a wedding package – the perfect option for you;

Bronze Package; Band for Wedding Reception.

Silver Package; Band and D.J for Wedding Reception

Gold Package; Music for Church & Band for Reception plus D.J (optional)

Management & Booking Enquiries

John Hogan Management: Office – 057-9353429