William McCarthy is a New York based singer-songwriter, who in recent years has launched a solo career after long years fronting the bands Pela and Augustines. McCarthy is a powerful songwriter whose journey through a family history of depression and mental health fuels a desire to connect, share, and help us all face down our inner demons. His songs come across as intense and personal, and at the same time universal and anthemic, a voice shouting in the wilderness to see if it’s not alone after all.
The 2018 documentary RISE: The story of Augustines charts the band’s troubled story of music industry and personal challenges – you can watch the trailer here.
The Original Sessions is proud to present McCarthy to Phnom Penh audiences as part of his first tour of South East Asia. He will play at Meta House at 4 pm on Sunday 1 December.
For more information:
A performance by Augustines:
A candid KEXP radio interview with William McCarthy from last year: