parents Michael Purcell Mary 'Dowler' Purcell both from mullingar originally. Marys parents Philomena and Ollie. His grandparents on his father side, Eamon,.
brothers and sisters, Ashling, Luke, aleasha and brandon.
I was in various schools since I started schooling. from school in mullingar, to second class in Delvin then St Marys Edgeworthstown. now in St Mel's Longford Town, in my final year of 5th year, I didn't do the TY year. In Attic Youth house, couple years. Its a great out let for us at our age, just be sitting at home not doing much. after I lost dear friends to suicide, which I have never fully understood why. I couldn't do anything really I just switched off numb. they were Nathan Riley and Sophie Carty. Nearly four years with Nathan I think now, it me hard. after several months had passed I took to writing. suppose I went introvert, for awhile, can be like that sometimes. but i started to rap what I wrote, and Mc'ing. got great help via attic youth house Longford great encouragement from Kathleen Mahon, one of my mentors in the Attic youth house. she would help me with my song choice what suited me or not. My family are always pushing me in my Mc'ing and Rapping. did my first youth factor, last year, just lost out on 3rd spot by two votes. I applied again for the youth factor this year, I got by the auditions again and the second round, the final is this Saturday the 28th of Jan. in the second round, I got one of my best experiences. I was down on the list to go first. I was on the side of the stage I could hear the crowd shouting my name. I love the backstage feel, getting ready, the nerves. I had written a song only the other week, and when I went out on stage, half way through the song, everybody was singing my words, they all knew it. It was such a nice feeling very humbling, I couldn't believe it. on the same song I wrote on Facebook it has over 300 likes and 50 shares, already. Besides the rapping and Mc'ing, I tried down the years other things too. MMA, wasn't my thing, but played a lot of hurley, didn't do it in a while I dropped out of it. But going to start playing again. I played with Edgeworthstown, and also the U 14 and U 16 county hurling. Nial Ward, was on the county panel i remember was a coach. the future, just get through my Leaving Cert and see what happens after. I feel we have it very tough at our age and in life, the way things are. like to try maybe mechanics or something music wise, sound engineering. fully focused on this Saturday night, the winner gets a thousand euro and second place five hundred and third two hundred and fifty euro, please God, I get something. first thing I will do is buy Ed Sheering tickets next week. I sit at home listening to various rapping beats, and you just know when you hear a good beat, goes with what you have to say, and you just hope it sounds as good as you think. I just wish I have a good night and the people like it in the final, see how it goes.
Update, He won you know, and some national coverage, may it be the start of something big well done Michael Purcell