Neil Hannon

Neil Hannon

Neil Hannon is a respected songwriter and a true musical eccentric. As founding member of The Divine Comedy, Neil has enjoyed both solo and group success.
Read about his achievements here:

  • Born in Northern Ireland in November 1970, Neil moves to Enniskillen at the age of 12 where he attends Portora Royal School.
  • Forms The Divine Comedy in 1989 and they release three albums.
  • The band finds commercial success in 1996 with the release of the album ‘Casanova’ and the hit single ‘Something for the Weekend’.
  • Over the next three years, the band releases the albums ‘A Short Album About Love’ and ‘Fin de Siecle’, which launches the massive hit ‘National Express’.
  • From 1996 – 1999, the band release nine hit singles.
  • In 2001, the release of the album ‘Regeneration’ fail to reach critical success and Neil Hannon announces he was splitting the band to take some time out.
  • Within a year, he was back touring and has continued to release material under the name of The Divine Comedy.
  • Neil is known for composing the theme music to hit TV comedies ‘Father Ted’ and ‘The IT Crowd’ as well as contributing to soundtrack albums for the films ‘Amelie’, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ and the TV series ‘Doctor Who’.
  • In 2009, he released the cricket themed concept album ‘The Duckworth Lewis Method’ to critical acclaim.