Gary O’Shaughnessy is an Irish singer and songwriter. Besides singing, he plays guitar, bass guitar and keyboards. O’Shaughnessy started studying at age of 12 for four years with Irish jazz guitarist Eugene Macari. In 1989, he formed a band with his brother Brian and together they toured Ireland, Spain and the UK. In 1995, the two brothers performed as the duo “2 of a kind” which became very popular in cabarets, clubs and pubs.
Gary O’Shaugnessy took part in the Irish National Song Contest in 1997, 1999 and 2001. The last one he won and so he represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. His cousin Ryan O’Shaughnessy did the same in 2018.