JIMMYS COUSIN announces New Single and album penned for Spring 2019

 

‘I DO’ Single release: Nov 30th 2018
Taken from album ‘Waxwings’: Fri April 12th 2019

If Van Morrison and Paul Buchanan had a love child, it would be Jimmy’s Cousin. Irish born and schooled in New York with a detour into multiple careers across Europe, Jimmy’s Cousin has been 30 years in the making. His first demo was recorded in 1991 and yet his first album, ‘Waxwings’, sees the light of day next Spring! Why the long delay? He wanted to wait till he had something to say…

The album is produced by Dave Keary whose guitar playing and musical direction appears on records by acts such as Van Morrison, Gregory Porter, Taj Mahal, Roger Daltrey and Bobby Womack. Adding a deep vein of musical pedigree to the arrangement and realisation of the songs. ‘Waxwings’ is an ambitious, melodic, close to the bone and very personal, blend of Vocal Jazz which tells the genesis of a mans journey to find his personal identity and creative spirit spanning 30 years and numerous countries, loves lost and gained, careers and experiences all compacted into this stunning debut. Also playing on the album is Paul Moore (Bass) James Delaney (Piano), Des Lacey (Drums) Micheal Buckley (Brass) plus a host of others. The result is a close to bone and personal set of songs with an emotive and supportive soundscape with a reoccuring theme of love and self realisation.

As a teenager Jimmys Cousin loved Rimbaud’s poem “To know the dark”:
“To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.”

‘Waxwings’ is an album about acceptance of the risks associated with truly loving someone. It’s an album about the inevitability of loss, about flying into the darkness and touching the face of grief yet finding a new part of yourself on the other side. The first single to be released from the record is titled ‘I Do’ which is reelased Nov 30th 2018. It will precede a second single and the album next Spring.

Notes to editors: How did Jimmys Cousin come to fruition? He was raised in a small provincial town in Limerick, Ireland and had an older brother named Paul. Everywhere he went he was Paul’s brother. He was always following in his footsteps and had no identity of his own. Striking out for New York in the early 90’s, following the thousands within the Irish diaspora that came before him, he relished the thought of being his own person, with his own identity and moved initially, in with his american cousin Jimmy. He introduced him to all of his friends and of course everywhere he went in New York for the following few years he was known as…. Jimmy’s Cousin!

Online links:
Website: http://www.JimmysCousin.com
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Sean and Conor Price storm the Irish Charts on debut mini album release + Announce Dublin Show in December!

Brothers Sean and Conor Price just released their mini album ‘Dreamer’ which has stormed the charts and went straight in at #8 in the TOP 10 Irish National Charts. Sandwiched between the likes of George Ezra, Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa, they were the only Independent act to get in the Top charts that week!

They just announced  announced a Dublin date in The Helix on Dec 28th. Tickets are on sale now. BUY TICKETS HERE

Irish charts Nov 2nd 2018

The band had this to say: “What a feeling!!! We are number 8 in the Official Irish Charts! Thank you so much to everyone that streamed, bought and listened to DREAMER! To be the only independent artist in the top 50 let alone the top 10 is an unbelievable feeling!”

Sean (18) and his brother Conor (16) are from Blessington in County Wicklow and appeared on X Factor 2017. They started busking on Grafton Street in Dublin, famous for it’s busking, from the ages of 11 and 13 and shared their songs with the crowds. In 2016 the brothers released their debut EP called Change. There are four original songs on the EP, which went to number 9 in the Irish album charts. Their debut mini album just went straight in at #8 in the National Album charts in Ireland.

Their first audition on X Factor 2017 was in Edinburgh and they chose to sing Jimi Hendrix / Bob Dylan classic All Along the Watchtower. But it was not a straight cover – with the brothers bursting into a rap in between the famous chorus. The busking brothers blew away the judges with their modern rendition of All Along the Watchtower, complete with a funky rap. After a huge applause, Simon Cowell told the duo: “This is probably one of the best auditions we’ve had. I’m going to say something to you guys – I don’t want to change a single thing from what I saw and heard today.”

This audition has proved to be the 3rd most watch video on YouTube in Ireland during 2017. Their journey on the Live shows brought them through three rounds and then into the quarterfinals where they journey finished, earning them a spot in the top 10.

Since X Factor, Sean and Conor have released 3 singles: “Be Like You”, “Get Lost” and “Quit”, each reaching number 1 in the Irish iTunes Charts. Their new track ‘Obsession’ is the current radio single. 

Over the summer, Sean and Conor performed a SOLD OUT headline tour of Ireland in 10 of the most infamous venues including Dublin’s Vicar Street, The INEC Killarney, Millennium Forum in Derry and Ulster Hall in Belfast. In Oct and November they bring their Tour to the UK with shows in London and Manchester. They have just announced a Dublin date in The Helix on Dec 28th. Tickets are on sale now. BUY TICKETS HERE

Online links:

Instagram:  @sean_and_conor_price_music

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Twitter: @sean_conorprice

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Bernard Fitzpatrick announces details of his new single ‘Looking At Myself’

Bernard Fitzpatrick is delighted to announce his upcoming Single ‘Looking at Myself’ set to be released on Nov 23rd. There will be a launch gig the following day on Saturday 24th November at 9.00pm in Brú House, George St., Newbridge, Co Kildare. The link to buy tickets is HERE.

Check out the Music Video for the single below:

A versatile songwriter, Bernard released his first album – The Folk Songs – in 2012. It consisted of 10 songs in the Irish folk acoustic vein. In some of the songs of that album, one can already appreciate the influences which have come to fruition in the songs of the forthcoming album, of which Bernard’s first single, “Looking at Myself”, is an prime example. This current work is a unique mix of pop, classical, gypsy jazz and Spanish influences, which also reflects the origins of some of the members of the band.

The meaning behind the song is as follows: “When I met Erik, I had already started writing in this new style. His gypsy jazz background was perfect for it. Looking at Myself was one of the first songs I played to him and immediately he could identify with it musically. And so, it became the first song we really worked on together.

Without trying to be pretentious, as a songwriter one can feel removed from everyday life and – at the same time – very much a part of it, very much on the pulse of it. This song is about becoming more at ease with all of this, with who you are.

I guess that’s why it was important for me to have family and friends on the video. It was important to capture relationships that help you see yourself, be yourself. And to have all these people together in one place, at the same time… well, that was just the greatest fun!” – Bernard.

Bernard and band played their first gig in Spain where they headlined the launch of the Cabanyal Intim Theatre festival in Valencia. Their upcoming gig in Kildare will be an exciting night of musical fusions of Gypsy Jazz and Spanish influences with a Pop sensibility. A night not to be missed. 

Note to editors about the band:  Bernard Fitzpatrick is a singer songwriter from Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Erik Tuleja is a double bass player from Slovakia who lives in Newbridge. He is from a family of gypsy musicians. His musical background is gypsy jazz. Erik has been playing with Bernard for the last 4 years.

Azucena Bermúdez is Bernard’s partner and came on board during the recording of the single. She has since gigged with the band as a backing vocalist. She is from Spain.

Daire Wallace, from Naas, has recently come on board as a session musician. He is a classically trained pianist who has been playing professionally for the last decade. He is a versatile musician who plays in different music styles.

Alba Reirís will be playing with the band for the first time during the upcoming launch of the single. She is a professional, classically trained cellist from Spain who recently moved to Ireland with her partner Spyros Fakiolas (see below). She has ample experience playing in orchestras, duos and trios.

Spyros Fakiolas – Alba’s partner – will also be playing for the first time with the band during the upcoming launch of the single. He is a classically trained clarinet player and often tours with Alba. He is from Greece.

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Lost Boys announce new Single ‘Over and Over’ set to be released Nov 23rd.

 

 

 

‘Over and Over” OUT NOV 23rd

Lost boys consists of Peadar Storey on Vocalist/Rhythm Guitar, Patrick O’Donnell on Lead Guitar/Drums and Peter Corbett on Bass. The three students are respectively studying Music and English in both UCC and UL and have years of experience in the Irish music scene playing across the country. Formally of established Limerick group, A Weekend Away, the trio decided to move on to their newest project with the goal of making more modern indie pop sounds. 

Having spent the last 4 months preparing a number of singles at Red Lake Studios, Portlaoise, with Producer Gary Duncan, the group are ready to hit the ground running with their first single Over & Over which is penned for release on Nov 23rd. The band cite modern local and international Influences such as The Academic, All Tvvins, Muse and Royal Blood. 

What is the song about? : This song to meaning is about the strange collage of assorted images that life can become after the end of a relationship. There’s an obvious want to get back together but at the same time you know exactly why you broke up and you know it won’t get any better a second time round. You start to fixate on smaller things, ‘we used to eat pastry together’, ‘you always counted my drinks’ etc. And it always comes back to these small things, (over and over if you will) regardless of whether you get back together or not you get back together, they become a fixation in that period. There’s also the paranoia as to whether or not the other person is going through the the same thing “I don’t think you thought about it”.

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Keeva announces new EP ‘Four Sad Songs and a Ballad’ – Out October 26, 2018

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New Single ‘The Kindest Thing’ Out Now!

Taken From her Debut EP ‘Four Sad Songs and a Ballad’ – Out October 26, 2018

Keeva’s thoughtfully paced vocal is at once low and intimate, yet full-blown and open The Line of Best Fit

Keeva releases her new single on Oct 19th ‘The Kindest Thing’, the first track to be lifted from her upcoming debut EP, ‘Four Sad Songs and a Ballad’, due out October 26, 2018. The new single – produced by Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, SOAK) – is accompanied by B-side, ‘Pieces’ and follows shows earlier this year at The Great Escape, Kansas Smitty’s and Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Stream ‘The Kindest Thing’ here: https://keeva.lnk.to/Listen.

For London-based, half-Jordanian half-Irish Keeva, ’The Kindest Thing’ sprang from the rawest of betrayals, following the end of a long-term relationship dominated by infidelities. “When it ended,” says Keeva; “I realised the kindest thing he ever did for me was to leave. It’s a very reflective song and I feel pain and sadness for my past self who lived through that, as I’m sure many others can relate to. Thankfully the pain has subsided and I’m in a far better place now.” The bruised source material is tempered with a self-aware sense of humour – Keeva shrugs off the writing of ‘The Kindest Thing’ in a single voice memo whilst lying on her bathroom floor as “The single most stereotypically heartbroken thing I’ve ever said! But to write the song was necessary, cathartic, and I’m very happy with how it all came together in the studio.”

Emerging with ‘Whiskey’ in late 2017, Keeva’s sound is borne out in the truly timeless quality of ‘Four Sad Songs and a Ballad’. Inspired by several generations of poets, playwrights and musicians in her own family – Keeva’s debut EP is vulnerable, assured, warm and unashamedly honest.

‘Four Sad Songs and a Ballad’

  1. Pieces
  2. The Kindest Thing
  3. How Do I Tell You
  4. Desired Plan
  5. If I Hadn’t Met You At All

Keeva will be special guest on Katie Melua’s upcoming European Tour:

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Áine Tyrrell announces new song “Row Back The Levy” Out Fri Nov 9th

Creativity comes through in the most beautiful ways and you can’t always trace the lineage of where a song comes from or where it ends up, but you can follow the threads that tie it all together.

There was a conversation between two Irish singer-songwriters based in Australia; Áine Tyrrell from the Republic of Ireland and Cara Robinson (Hat Fitz & Cara) from Northern Ireland. The conversation edged around the different versions of being Irish that being from two sides of the border meant to both of them and the generations of strife that that identity continues to cause.

The shared and unshared experiences and the distance from home helped each other see things in different lights. Their chat softly spun around to the lost generation of young boys having no foundation or true knowledge of where they came from and at times what they are even still fighting for. Like these two women who emigrated from Ireland, so many of these young boys fled Ireland never to return and both touring artists meet many of these stories of Irish emigrants as they travel the world. They dreamed of a homecoming for these boys and how coming home is a brave and nurturing experience. ‘Row Back The Levy’ is a wish for a healing for these generations of boys, which is a universal wish for so many war torn countries.

There were more threads after that first conversation that finally wound themselves to this finished song. There was an infamous iPhone recording of Cara Robinson’s middle of the night inspiration with a recording of the chorus that she then passed onto Áine saying, “A song came through to me, but it’s for you.” There was the death of Martin McGuinness a key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process and all the history and emotions that stirred up in both of them and their shared grieving from abroad.

There were the many discussions around Cara and Áine’s own planned tours and trips home to Ireland and the sisterhood their shared experience in Australia brought. There was the seaside village of Kilmuckridge in Wexford when Áine landed home in Ireland to record her album that finally gave her the push to reach for Cara’s iPhone recording. It was in the small seaside village of Clogherhead in Louth as close to the border of Northern Ireland as their recording sessions for “Return To The Sea” brought them, that the inspiration to finish the song came to Áine.

The addition of the powerfully haunting voice of Liam O’Maonlaí to the recording of the song, incidentally happened in the house that Áine was born in in County Clare, as close to a homecoming as one was to find for this song. And the final thread was to add the co-writer of this song, Cara Robinson’s powerful vocal when they both returned to Australia and the song had finally come full circle. The second offering from “Return To The Sea”, Row Back The Levy out Nov 9th 2018 across all digital platforms.

Links:

https://ainetyrrell.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AineTyrrellMusic

CLARE O’RIORDAN set to RELEASE CHARITY SINGLE ‘ON THE STREETS’ FOR CORK SIMON COMMUNITY

On Friday 9th of November, Cork singer-songwriter Clare O’Riordan will digitally release her charity single ‘On The Streets’ across all digital platforms for Cork Simon Community. There will also be a launch gig to follow, on Saturday the 24th November at 9.30pm in An Spailpín Fánach, Cork City.  All proceeds from the sale of the digital downloads and from the fundraiser gig will go directly to Cork Simon Community.

The song ‘On the Streets’ forms part of a collection of Clare’s dramatic new music she recorded in the States with producer Jon Evans of Brick Hill Studios, Orleans, Massachusetts, USA. Described by Clare as a meditation on homelessness, the song is conversely uplifting as it reflects on the value of human dignity and advocates empathy for those who suffer amongst us on our streets. With a soaring vocal, reminiscent at times of Janis Joplin, Clare gives a powerful voice to the unspoken thoughts and feelings a homeless person may have. “My world is breaking is the love you are making not going to save a soul like me / I lying here shaking in the time you’re not taking and so our world will be, hiding empathy” (Lyrics, ‘On the Streets’).

Speaking about her new single Clare said: I’m delighted to be able to help Cork Simon Community raise funds for homelessness in Cork and hope that my song ‘On the Streets’ will further enhance more awareness of this pressing issue. I was inspired to write this song after I saw an elderly homeless man on the streets of Cork city. His image and vulnerability stayed with me and as I wondered about his life story and what he might say this song came to me.”

Following Clare’s 2014 “exquisite debut Shelter” (Colm O’Hare, Hot Press) Clare is set to release her new album Outside early next year which will include the single ‘On the Streets’. Speaking about her new music, Clare said: “Capturing the energy and passion of a live performance and broadening my musical sound was central to my approach. Like ‘On the Streets’ the songs can be haunting yet joyous, intense yet playful, passionate yet sensuous. They are songs that examine the polar opposites of life with cinematic clarity and beauty.”

‘On The Streets’ the new charity single release is available in digital format from iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon and from her website store clareoriordan.com from Friday the 9th of November 2018.

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Eleanor McEvoy announces her new single “Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms”

Eleanor McEvoy announces her new single “Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms” from her album ‘The Thomas Moore Project’,   to be released Oct 26th 2018.

Gigs: 

*Saturday. 20 October Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Square, Nenagh,  Tipperary

*Saturday 27 October Tradition Now ‘Freedom doesn’t Fall from the Sky. In association with Fair Plé. National Concert Hall,  Dublin

THE THOMAS MOORE PROJECT

Produced and arranged by McEvoy, who is best known for her songs ‘Sophie’ and the Irish standard ‘Only A Woman’s Heart’, The Thomas Moore Project pays more than homage to this most celebrated 18/19th century Irish poet, singer, songwriter and entertainer (a most colourful Georgian character infamous for being a party to the burning of Lord Byron’s memoirs after his death).

Eleanor said, “The Thomas Moore Project is the first significant step in my long journey to discover the wonderful songs and extraordinary life of Thomas Moore. I’m not sure when I began my intriguing quest but I do remember singing Thomas Moore songs in a choir when I was around nine years of age.

“My fascination is not just with his music but also with his own place in history in a fantastic artistic period with contrasting a social and political upheaval in Europe and Ireland. My journey continues. I hope you will enjoy this and join me. My approach is maybe different; I needed to go further than just pay homage, so my arrangements for this choice of eleven songs are, I think, contemporary.” 

Eleanor performs vocals, guitars, strings and keyboards on the album and recruited Damon Butcher from The Beautiful South on keyboards, Eamonn Nolan from The RTE Concert Orchestra on flugelhorn, Eoghan O ‘Neill from Moving Hearts, Chris Rea and Riverdance on bass and Guy Rickerby from Riverdance, Duke Special and The RTE Concert Orchestra on drums and percussion. The musicianship on the album echoes throughout every verse and chorus along with McEvoy’s rich, lilting voice and beautiful playing. 

Now based in Wexford, Dublin-born McEvoy’s career originally started as a session musician, which included a long stint with The Irish National Symphony Orchestra and with The Mary Black Band McEvoy decided to develop her own career, and quickly had the title track on The Woman’s Heart compilation and a U.S. record deal with Geffen Records.

McEvoy was soon touring the world to promote her eponymous debut album for Geffen, which went on to sell 250,000 copies. At the same time, ‘A Woman’s Heart’ entered the Irish charts, selling over 750,000 copies – and remains one of Ireland’s biggest selling albums of all-time. These successes established McEvoy as one of Ireland’s biggest stars, launching a career that has since seen her release twelve studio albums and tour the world. 

Described by BBC Radio 2 as “one of the few artists who can do no wrong whatsoever”, McEvoy has been on the road for two years with her show ‘Naked…Live’ and this year has gone from being a long-time board member of IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) to being its Chairman.

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Lasairfhíona de Brún to release magical music video and song ‘Fan Liom’ on Nov 30th

Lasairfhíona de Brún (pronounced loss-or-ee-ona, the fh is silent) announces the release of ‘Fan Liom’ (Meaning ‘Stay with me’) which is an Irish song about finding love and staying together. Release date Nov 30th 2018 . The piece was written as an Irish entry to the Eurovision and came 2nd place to represent Ireland. The piece of music was then commissioned and produced by Sean de Brún to be adapted into a short film/music video. The song was recorded with Cork Youth Orchestra. A short film / music video featuring Lasairfhíona singing this song, was produced by Dog Day Media.

14 year old Lasairfhíona is a multifaceted actress, performer and musician. She plays violin and guitar. She performed in The Cork Opera House, playing the lead role of Annie in the professional production of Annie in 2017. She sang solo with Cork Youth Orchestra in their Christmas Concert, in City Hall Cork where she sang “The Snowman” and “Fan Liom” in 3 sold out concerts. She also performed in The Royal Albert Hall. 

‘Fan Liom’ , is Lasairfhíona’s first official music release. The music was written by Malcolm Urquhart,  who is a popular musician in Cork and who appeared on The Voice of Ireland. Lasairfhíona wanted it to be about lost love but also resilience. She writes her own songs in both English and Irish as she is fluent in Gaeilge.

‘Fan Liom’ Can be viewed HERE.

Ivan Nicolas announces new single ‘My Heart Lives’

IVAN NICOLAS

‘My Heart Lives” OUT Oct 26th

Irish Singer-songwriter Ivan Nicolas started out as a drummer in a blues band and then progressed to guitar and piano, cutting his teeth with his mentor Philip Donnelly. Philip was a session musician for Johnny Cash and was a frequent luminary with Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith, Townes Van Zandt, Donovan, and many others on the Nashville circuit and also wrote songs for John Prine. During Ivan’s time touring with Philip and being mentored by him, he learned the craft of performance and what it was to write something real and something special.

After honing his craft, Ivan decided to move to Kerry to live on the side of a mountain for a year in solitude working on writing his debut album. Living with such open space around him helped sculpt his personal process of loss and love on many levels, drawing from personal experiences such as the loss of a friend and intimate trials and tribulations of human relationships.

The album was recorded with acclaimed producer Dani Castelar (Paolo Nutini, Michael Jackson, Liam Clancy). Ivan’s self-titled debut album will be released on the 1/3/2019.

Ivan released his first single ‘For The Weekend’ in April 2017, to much acclaim and reaction from stations such as 98fm to Radio Kerry and the highly sought after BBC Introducing awarded him Artist of the week. Ivan has played many a stage and venue including The Electric Picnic. Ivan’s next single “My Heart Lives” is a straight up break-up song. Recorded in Grouse Lodge & Mixed in Studio Barxeta, Valencia, Spain by Dani Castelar. It will be released on Oct 26th.

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