|Artist Birtday :||17/03/1990 (Age 31)|
|Born In :||Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland|
|Occupation(s) :||Singer, Songwriter, Musician|
|Genres :||Blues, Rock, Alternative, Soul, Folk, R&B|
|Web Site :||hozier.com|
Andrew John Hozier-Byrne (born 17 March 1990), known mononymously as Hozier (/ˈhoʊziər/ HOH-zee-ər), is an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician. His music primarily draws from folk, soul, and blues, often using religious and literary themes. He had his international breakthrough after releasing his debut single “Take Me to Church”, which has been certified multi-platinum in several countries.
Born and raised in County Wicklow, Hozier released his debut EP in 2013, featuring “Take Me to Church”, which became a rock radio hit in the U.S. and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut studio album was released in March 2014 to critical acclaim. It has been certified 6× platinum in Ireland and multi-platinum in several countries. In September 2018, he released an EP titled Nina Cried Power and featured the title track as a single, reaching number one on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart. He released his second album Wasteland, Baby! in March 2019, which debuted atop the Irish Albums Chart and the Billboard 200, and has since been certified gold in the U.S.
Andrew John Hozier-Byrne was born on 17 March 1990 in Bray, County Wicklow, the son of Raine Hozier-Byrne, an artist, and John Byrne, a local blues drummer who had a day job working at a bank. He grew up near Delgany, County Wicklow. As a child, Hozier self-identified as a “class clown” and an “unfocused student”, calling school a “monotonous nightmare”.
He once worked a job scrubbing toilets at a golf course, which he described as a “good experience of hard work”. Hee began writing songs at the age of 15. He taught himself guitar and sang in his school choir. He was educated at Delgany National School and, despite being raised in a Quaker household, he then attended the Catholic St. Gerard’s School before studying music education at Trinity College, Dublin. He was refused a year’s deferral by the college after missing exams to record demos for a music label.