Born in 1983, Flannery grew up in Blarney, County Cork, where he was introduced to folk and blues music at a young age by his mother, a singer/songwriter.
By his teens he was writing his own songs inspired by an eclectic mix of artists like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Nirvana.
White Lies is the second studio album released by singer-songwriter Mick Flannery. The album was released in 2008, achieving a top ten position on the Irish Albums Chart and featuring prominently on national radio stations.
White Lies went on to go platinum in Ireland. It also received a nomination for the Choice Music Prize.