Meet The lads
Jamie Murray Johnston
"Jimi Boy" - Champion Irish Dancer
Jamie Murray Johnston grew up in Larne, Co. Antrim. From an early age Jamie began Irish dancing along with his sister and shortly thereafter classical singing lessons. Classical slowly morphed into Irish and country music, his real love.
Jamie would perform all over the world singing and dancing for audiences proudly representing his country. Jamie finds himself highly fascinated with all things Irish and more specifically Ulster’s north Coast. The place and its people have shaped not only his musical tastes but almost every facet of his life. Jamie relishes every opportunity to talk of home with people from all corners of the world. “Oh aye. Especially if they’re offerin’ to buy a pint.”
Piano Man Extraordinaire
Matt grew up only a stone’s throw from Raymond and Jack in the beautiful city of Lisburn. Over the years, he has taken leading roles in Les Miserables and West Side Story but as an avid pianist, Matt can regularly be found in his little country church where he undertakes the role of organist and choirmaster.
But don’t be fooled – whenever there’s a party and a piano, he’ll be sure you know about it! Now he is delighted to be able to combine both his musical talents and heritage with the other Shamrocks and share the joy of Ireland with the world.
One Man Walking Band
Matthew also has the privilege of working with many other respected performers including Malachi Cush, Andrea Begley (winner of the Voice UK), Donna Taggart, Karl McGuckin, and more recently alongside Liam Lawton and Phil Coulter. Outside of performing, Matthew is a Musical Director throughout Ireland and Vocal coach in local primary and secondary schools.
Raymond hails from Belfast, in County Antrim, and is the older brother to fellow Shamrock Tenor, Jack. He trained in Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting and has spent the last 8 years performing in musicals across the world, including London’s West end. He decided to form the Shamrock Tenors in 2018 as a platform to showcase some of the most talented lads he knew, who were still living in Northern Ireland, to the rest of the world.
He most recently appeared as Grantaire, in the original version of Les Miserables, as well as the All Star Concert version alongside Alfie Boe and Michael Ball. However, there is nothing he enjoys more than singing alongside the Shamrock boys and having the craic that goes with it.
Videographer and all things technical
Jack earned his BFA in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus, graduating in 2014. During this time there, he composed the soundtracks to all his projects and completed a musical short film entitled “Not Another High School Musical” which he wrote, directed, composed and starred in.
His thesis film, “Grace”, set and shot in troubled 1979 Northern Ireland, screened at Warner Brothers Studios and was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival Court Métrage in 2016.
Alongside his brother Raymond, Jack has been performing his entire life and has ran the Shamrock Tenors since its inception, as well as being one of the main vocalists.
…and the other amazing performers we have been blessed to sing with: