Tommy Drennan's career in music started early. By the age of eleven he was Principal Boy Soprano with the Redemptorist Choir in Limerick. He won the Boy's Open Solo in Feile Luimni and was performing regularly on Radio Eireann in programmes like Newcomers to the Microphone.
At nineteen Tommy moved to Dublin to study voice at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. During this time he was first prize winner at Dublin Feis Ceoil, did several half-hour programmes of classical songs for Radio Eireann and also appeared regularly on UTV in Teatime with Tommy.
A contract with the recording company EMI followed and over the next ten years Tommy Drennan & The Monarchs became a household name with numerous albums which were released internationally and a string of hit singles, many of which reached the Number 1 spot in the Irish charts including Boolavogue, The Promise and the Dream, and O Holy Night. UK and USA tours followed as did regular TV appearances including the Late Late Showand New Faces on ITV.
Tommy has always had an abiding interest in Musical Theatre and has played leading roles in all of the popular Gilbert & Sullivan shows, Franz Lehar's Land of Smiles, The Fantastics and many more. He holds and ALCM in Music Theatre from the London College of Music and is a member of the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS).