Egg Talks: Finding your true voice – Jack O’Rourke

Jack O’Rourke is one of those special talents that once you’ve heard him perform, you inevitably find yourself evangelising about him to others.

In this special Egg Talk, Jack shares an intimate story of how he found his true voice in music.

Jack delighted the full house at The White Horse with a couple of visits to the keyboard, with a selection of standout lines from his musical heroes, as well a fabulous performance of his song, “Silence”.

Amongst the many highlights of his story include:

  • traveling the journey of being an imitator to an original
  • sharing John Spillane’s invaluable songwriting advice
  • his realisation that his songs needed to be credible and real
  • how he was the great pretender before coming out as a gay man
  • finding that ‘style is a product of your limitations’
  • how his song, ‘Silence’, became an anthem for the 2015 Marriage Equality referendum
  • his belief that the truth will always out, and that people will respond to it
Singer/Songwriter Jack O'Rourke at the Business of Music event at the Ballincollig Winter Music Festival in The White Horse. Photo Donagh Glavin

Singer/Songwriter Jack O’Rourke at the Business of Music event at the Ballincollig Winter Music Festival in The White Horse. Photo Donagh Glavin.

This talk was recorded at a Smarter Egg event at Upstairs at the White Horse, Ballincollig, Ireland in January 2016. The video footage was filmed and edited by AV3 Productions.

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