FairplayCollective is a group of individual musicians who help support each other separately and together. The Collective works as a team to help each musician get noticed.
FairplayCollective was formed in 2006 to share ideas, resources and costs, freeing up the musical members to concentrate on the creative process of writing and performing.
FairplayCollective aims to present a united front, both in terms of performance and within the music industry - maintaining one voice, reflecting many talents. The Collective is also supported by a staff of like-minded contributors who have dedicated themselves to helping the artistic members move forward.
The group has strong Irish roots, with Michael Brunnock, Mark Dignam and Brendan O’Shea emigrating from Ireland to pursue music careers. Having lived in New York for many years, Brunnock and O’Shea have become popular acts in the city, particularly in the lower east side independent music scene. The American in the group, Jenna Nicholls rounds out the group with her own distinctive presence. Pittsburgh-based Dignam appears in many local venues there and is recording a new album.