Justin McGurk is a seasoned performer and the charismatic front man with popular Co Tyrone based, country, rock ‘n roll band “The Boogie Men.” Since forming “The Boogie Men” duo over a decade ago it has been a steady progression with the band now a 5 piece live act who tour extensively throughout Ireland UK & Scotland with St Patrick’s day gigs in San Francisco USA + gigs in Australia playing festivals and corporate functions.
In 2006 Justin won the nationwide “Search for Star Ireland” and went on to represent Ireland at the CMA Global Artists Showcase in Nashville Tennessee where he had the pleasure of sharing the Riverfront stage with some of his idols including Keith Urban, Brad Paisley & Alan Jackson. While in Nashville Justin formed lasting relationships with a number of music cities award-winning songwriters. He now returns to Nashville regularly to hook up with key writers such as Grammy winner Josh Kear, Kris Bergsnes who have had their songs cut by Garth Brooks , Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum. Closer to home Justin is quickly making a name for himself as a respected song writer with two of Irelands biggest stars Nathan Carter and Mike Denver both recording his songs. He has also had his songs recorded in Canada and Australia.
Now a regular at the Belfast Nashville songwriters festival, organiser Colin Magee, describes Justin’s songs as “blending the old, the new & the unexplored.”
In the past, Justin has toured extensively with and opened shows for Martina McBride, Nanci Griffith, Cara Dillon, Bonnie Tyler, The Proclaimers, Hal Ketchum, Collin Raye, Bellamy Brothers to name but a few. In recent years Justin has headlined his own province-wide theatre shows playing much of his own material which can be heard regularly on local and national radio. Many of his popular music videos are featured frequently on Sky TV & Irish TV music programmes. In 2015 Justin was asked to be a mentor on the popular TV3 talent search “Glor Tire” link to 35min live concert below.
Justin has recently released his tenth studio album entitled
“Picked A Winner” his summer single “The Margarita Song” hitting No1 on its release to iTunes Ireland May 2016 and December 16 saw the release of his Double DVD “live @ Burnavon Theatre” Proving he is one of the hardest working acts on the scene today.
Justin & his band, The Boogie Men have a busy 2020 schedule ahead with a diary full of key venues and festivals across Ireland & UK.