Rob Kirwan

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Robert Kirwan
Born (1970-01-14) 14 January 1970 (age 48)
Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
Genres Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Electronica
Occupation(s) Record producer, Audio engineer, Mixing engineer
Years active 1992 - present date
Website www.robkirwan.com

Rob Kirwan is record producer, mixing engineer and audio engineer based in Dublin, Ireland.[1] He has worked with such artists as Hozier, PJ Harvey, Local Natives, U2, Depeche Mode, Editors, Glasvegas, The Courteeners, The Horrors, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Bell X1, Delorentos, Soulsavers, Soulwax and Sneaker Pimps.[2][3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Born 14 January 1970 in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland. Educated at St. Columba's College, Dublin.

Career[edit]

Worked as an Assistant Engineer at Windmill Lane Recordings Studios from 1992-1995. Within his first year Rob worked on the U2 album 'Zooropa' and then went on to work with renowned Producers such as Flood, Brian Eno, Steve Lillywhite, Stephen Street, Geoff Emrick, Nelle Hooper and Don Was. He also worked with Artists such as PJ Harvey, The Cranberries, Simple Minds, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello and Sinead O'Connor. From 1995-1998 Rob worked as an Engineer for U2 at their own studio. He then moved to London as a freelance engineer, producer and mixer and worked there for ten years before he relocated to Berlin, Germany. After a year he returned to Dublin where he now has his own studio, Exchequer Studios, in the heart of Dublin city centre.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Album/Song Artist Award Results Ref
2015 Take Me to Church Hozier Song of the Year Nominated [6]
2017 The Hope Six Demolition Project PJ Harvey Best Alternative Music Album Nominated [7]


Mercury Prize

Year Album/Song Artist Award Results Ref
2011 Let England Shake PJ Harvey Album Of The Year Winner [8]


Choice Music Prize

Year Album/Song Artist Award Results Ref
2011 Bloodless Coup Bell X1 Irish Album Of The Year Nomination [9]
2012 Little Sparks Delorentos Irish Album Of The Year Winner [10]
2014 Night Becomes Light Delorentos Irish Album Of The Year Nomination [11]
2014 Hozier Hozier Irish Album Of The Year Nomination [12]

Selected mixing/production/engineering credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rob Kirwan". Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "About". Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Inside Track" Hozier 'Take Me To Church'". Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Producer Crosstalk: Rob Kiran (Hozier, PJ Harvey)". Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "An Interview with Hozier". Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Grammy Awards 2015". Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Grammy Awards 2017". Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Previous Shortlists". Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Past Prizes". Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Past Prizes". Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "Past Prizes". Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "Past Prizes". Retrieved 12 December 2016.