Áine Duffy (born in Bandon, Co. Cork) is an Irish singer, songwriter, guitar player and performer with a well-established reputation as one of Cork’s finest vocalists. She sings in her own very unique style combining guitar riffs and energetic performances on stage and her lyrics have an honest and unique point of view. Her instruments of choice are two custom anniversary edition Patrick Eggle electric guitars.
Kilkenny-based songwriter, producer, and visual artist Tanoki is set to release a new single “Let Go.” It is the second single from his upcoming debut album File New. The song is a co-write with singer/songwriter Farah Elle, with her adding piano and lyrics to Tanoki’s initial idea. With Tanoki’s signature blend of real and synthetic instruments, the song is intricate and dynamic, featuring experimental electro sounds and hypnotic vocals from Farah Elle. The song also features vocal samples from the Twilight Zone, adding to the mesmeric vibe.
Hotel California is an Americana project by singer and songwriter Daniel Green, living in a small village in Northern Europe. During lockdown he wrote 24 new tracks, which are released song by song every three weeks starting in January 2021. He loves his life and his life exists within music. Dark moments transform to songs as do the beautiful ones. His biggest shows so far were the Sziget Festival in Budapest and the Vans Varped Tour in the USA. He has produced songs with Ronald Bood (Mando Diao, Kooks).
Molly O’Mahony is an exceptionally gifted musician and singer songwriter from Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland. Now she releases her debut single as a solo artist “Remember to Be Brave” This is what she said about the song: “This is a song of hope, recovery and forward movement. I send it out to everyone affected by the crazy year in our wake, and as a rallying cry to look up, open outwards and keep her lit. The world and the people in it are actually wonderful.”
Originating from the town of Portlaoise, Ireland, Chris Conroy discovered a love for guitar and in turn songwriting in his late teens. From learning his first chords, to writing his first lyrics, his life experiences have shaped who he is and how his music sounds today. A constant battle between happiness and heartache, love and loss, Chris expresses a refreshing and honest vulnerability, a defiant and hopeful mindset all in a playful yet serious manner. Chris grew up listening to Acoustic/Pop acts such as Ed Sheeran , Damien Rice and Bon Iver but now draws inspiration from numerous Hip Hop and RnB artists which he infuses with his original love of Acoustics.
Les SalAmandas, a new singing-songwriting act on the Irish music scene, are Julie O'Sullivan (Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland) and Colyne Laverriere (Huston, France).They met in late 2018 in Ballydehob, West Cork. Les SalAmandas made their live debut at Levis Corner House, an award-winning Irish venue, as part of ‘Secret Song Festival’ (2019). On 1st September 2020, they performed at a sold out gig in Levis Corner House and revealed a maturity of song-writing well beyond their years.
Pretending To Wake Up is the new album from Co. Monaghan singer songwriter Jim McHugh. For his third album, McHugh lets us hear how he has progressed his rock sound in an organic way, never wavering from his roots in crunchy guitars and anthemic riffs but always developing as a songwriter and raising his game sonically. Working alongside producer Alex Borwick (Parliament Funkadelic, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Niamh O'Regan, Lankum) and session musicians Paul McCabe (bass) Paul Sherry (Eelectric Guitar) and Butch McNeill (Drums), McHugh brings a new dynamic and alluring sound to the rock genre.
Soda Blonde was formed last year by four members of the critically acclaimed Little Green Cars, whose debut album (produced by Marcus Dravs) hit the Number One spot in Ireland and saw them gain a coveted spot on the BBC Sound Of poll. Their debut EP, Terrible Hands which was released at the end of last year. All four band members (O’Rourke, guitarist Adam O’Regan, drummer Dylan Lynch and bassist Donagh Seaver-O’Leary) are seasoned musicians, despite their youth. O’Rourke is the first to admit that when Little Green Cars called it a day, she felt lost. But a career shift for the four musicians wasn’t in the cards – and Small Talk is self-evident proof, different than anything the group have released before, but carrying on its back all the things they’ve learned.
Graham Davy are songwriting duo Patrick O'Keeffe (vocals, guitar and keys) and David Ruth (bass and backing vocals). Their lyrics try to find humour and hope in harsh places. Their style draws on a broad set of influences such as Tame Impala,Blur, David Bowie and The Doors, to name a very few. The duo released two singles this year, garnering the attention of John Barker at 98fm, and becoming featured Irish Artist of the week on Ed Smith’s Song of Praise on Today FM.