Andrew Hozier-Byrne, known simply as Hozier, is an Irish musician from Bray, County Wicklow.
The son of a musician, he began a degree in music at Trinity College Dublin, but dropped out midway through his first year in order to record demos for Universal Music. While at Trinity, he became involved with the Trinity Orchestra. He was a member of Anúna from 2009 to 2012, and appears as a soloist on their 2012 release Illumination singing “La Chanson de Mardi Gras”. He toured and sang with the group internationally including performances in Norway and the Netherlands.
In 2013, Hozier released an EP. One song on the EP, Take Me to Church, was his breakthrough single after going viral on YouTube and Reddit. It reached number one on the Irish iTunes singles chart and number two in the official chart on 25 October 2013.