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Colm Lynch Album Review

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Colm Lynch album review- taken from TheMutation.com

Colm Lynch
New album: Tickety B
oo

One thing is for certain, Colm Lynch & his eight piece band know how to perform- and on this album the singer songwriter is anxious to impress. Whether it is by singing his heart out or banging the hell out his guitar, he has set his goals on achieving something rather significant. But has he done it?

YES, and why, because he took his time, he learned his trade, he gigged and gigged and gigged and found out what people want out of a li ve performance and condensed it into an album. Three years after the release of his debut record, A Whisper in a Riot, Tickety Boo is telling of the singers personal progression and is an album that deserves not to be ignored, and one that simply demands your attention.

I actually do not think this man knows how to do things half ways, as he has a straight up- ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of persona. He is in it for t he music and nothing else. This much is obvious in his live shows. You wont find Colm at the opening of every envelope, but given the chance to rock an event, he’ll be there with guitar in hand and with his enormous eight piece extravagantly brilliant roots band (banjo, fiddle, sax, lead guitar, harmonica, strings, drums… the list goes on…). All this in the mix, proves a cocktail for a great night out or a great listen on speakers. Lynch’s voice is all ‘throat and gravel’ and on this record he is definitely pushing every bit of himself to the limit. Sounding at times like he has sang through the night and indulged in a bottle of whiskey and about 80 ciggies….But it’s ok, cause for this man it just works.

It would be very easy for me to draw easy stylistic comparisons with anyone from Springstein, Dylan and Steve Earl, but one must remember that this man is in his twenties and is Irish, not a child of the American rock-folk movement of the 60’s. It’s all there – the passion, the sound and the performance, but the songs themselves do take a few listens to nuzzle into the epicentre of what the man, the singer is trying to achieve, give it a few listens, it demands it. And when it all clicks in, trust me you will be checking the online tour dates.

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Colm Lynch to play the RDS on feb 20th @ Leinster V Scarlets match!

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Colm Lynch & BandColm Lynch and band will perform at the RDS Leinster v Scarlets Rugby game on Feb 20th at half time, this will be EPIC on all proportions.

COLM LYNCH also releases New single ‘Kiss My Blues Away’ Out March 26th taken from current album TICKETY BOO- Album Includes:  ‘It’s Coming down’ playlisted on Today Fm & 2FM & the RTE playlisted  track ‘If I was In Your Shoes’

Starting 2010 off in style, Colm Lynch and his 8 piece band gathered in Studio 7 RTE Radio 1 two weeks ago, after being invited in by legendary DJ and TV host Pat Kenny. Performing the new single Kiss my Blues Away and If I was in Your Shoes, Colm and his band gave the performance of their lifetime and quite possibly one of the best Radio performances of the year. The RTE session can be heard here: http://soundcloud.com/goodseedpr/sets/colm-lynch-rte-session

RTE’s Pat Kenny described Colm’s music as “SUPER MUSIC”

The Irish Times describe him as a“…Singer songwriting savior…”

more info here: www.myspace.com/colmlynch

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John, Shelly & The Creatures- On RTE’s The Late Late Show

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The band we hear more and more of each day, are prepping for their Upcoming nationwide Shows and we can’t wait! Fast gaining momentum and fans within the general public and music industry, JSATC are set for great success in the months to come.

With National TV performances penned in for the coming weeks ahead and a media radio campaign, the band are eager to impress. Equipped with what some can only describe as one of the ‘best albums they have ever heard’- the band release DINOSAUR on March 5th- their long awaited studio album.

Their current single LONG MAY YOU REIGN, is Featured in the Discover Northern Ireland “Explore More” TV, Radio and Cinema Advert and will be RELEASED ONLINE via iTunes on Feb 5th 2010, prior to the album.

To celebrate the singles release the band performed on Ireland’s biggest and most well known Tv show THE LATE LATE SHOW on RTE Television.

The single is NOW ON THE RTE RADIO 1 Playlist, iRadio, KCLRFM, BBC Ulster, Clare FM and across Regional radio in Ireland!!!….

You can view their National TV performance if you follow this link to the RTE player

.http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1065308



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Mugger Dave set to launch album on April 2nd

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What’s She doing here?

The Debut album Release Date April 2nd 2010.

“They sing, they write. . . they’re pretty good. One of Ireland’s most promising Act’s!”’ THE IRISH TIMES ‘Custom Made for Radio, expect to hear a lot more from Mugger Dave’- HOTPRESS.

Press Release: Mugger Dave have been hailed as ‘One of Ireland’s most promising Act’s!’ by The Irish Times, and given their ability to write and record Custom Made songs for Radio’ (HOTPRESS), we can expect to hear a lot more from this Galwegian trio upon the release of their album What’s she doing here? On April the 2nd 2010. The band, while preparing for the release of their debut album, where heard by a scout at a gig in Dublin, and later signed a licensing agreement with the US licensing company The Music Playground (partners to THE LODGE who are teamed up with Chrysalis Music Group to Create New Arrangements of Top Catalog Songs for Advertising, Film and TV). Mugger Dave are delighted to be amongst their stable of artists including Blondie, GenerationX & Willie Nelson. Their singles Got A Lot On My Mind & ‘Crawl Up received regular airtime on Phantom FM, RTE2XM, Beat FM, WLRFM, LIVE95 and many more radio stations across Ireland. They where also awarded Single of the Week” on Radio Na Life. They have performed live on TG4’s Sile show, and were invited to perform in the IMRO Showcase tour. Their song, ‘My Life In Circles, was also featured on the IMRO Showcase CD and distributed nationally with the Daily Star newspaper.

Pop/Rock trio ‘Mugger Dave’ comprise of Simon Noble (Lead Vocals / Guitar), Seán Herriott (Bass / Backing Vocals) & Níall Curran (Drums). The band’s intention from the start was to play a collection of pop songs as loud and as forcibly as possible by a power trio. The group’s collective experience shows in the tightness of their performance, with all three members knowing exactly what they want to create: a hard-hitting rock band, with catchy, feel-good melodies reminiscent of the Kinks, underlined by driving bass lines and a heavy, no-nonsense, drumbeat. Their energetic live shows are driven by the powerhouse rhythm section and overlaid with unique melodies and imaginative harmonies. Front man Simon Noble describes their lyrics as being “an infectious blend of coy coyness and social satire”.

‘Listen hard and listen well’- is their request to you.

Follow the bands updates on Twitter.com/muggerdave

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John, Shelly and the Creatures : Now on RTE Radio1 playlist

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John, Shelly & The Creatures logoThe Band that people are now starting to associate with the– Discover Northern Ireland “Explore More” TV, Radio and Cinema Advert- are finally getting the attention they so deserve.

The stunning single ‘LONG MAY YOU REIGN’ will be RELEASED ONLINE via iTunes on Feb 5th 2010 (but you can actually get it now from iTunes if you must)

The track is also NOW ON THE RTE RADIO 1 Playlist and across Regional radio in Ireland!!! so if you hear them on the radio, you have now, met the band in their own right.

Described as ‘effortlessly monumental’ (AU Magazine), there is ‘no better advertisement for the Belfast scene right now’ (Nialler9) as John, Shelly & The Creatures are ‘one of the most exciting new names – bursting with talent’ (STATE.IE)

John, Shelly & The Creatures made a significant move in their musical career when they released their single ‘ANGELINE’ to receive critical acclaim and radio support from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Ulster, U105fm, Phantom Fm and many more. Following in the footsteps of fellow Northern Irish band SNOW PATROL, they then signed a publishing deal with Big Life Music Ltd (Snow Patrol, The Verve, Badly Drawn Boy…). Were their single “Long May You Reign” was featured in the Discover Northern Ireland TV, radio and cinema advert campaign. (A very extensive campaign covering The Republic of Ireland and the UK will see the band continue to be featured on TV adverts across: RTE, TV3, UTV, Channel 4, E4, MTV, Sky One, Sky Sports, Sky News, Setanta and throughout Cinemas and Radio waves Nationwide).

“Another talented Belfast band find their brand of lilting folk-pop currently soundtracking the latest ad for the Northern Ireland Tourist board.” DAY & NIGHT Magazine- Irish Independent

They are playing in Whelans on Feb 13th and also are embarking on a Nationwide tour from the 8th of Feb onwards so do pop over to their myspace and check out them dates.

for guest passes to any gigs, please email me.

Thanks!

Linda- GSPR

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Eleanor McEvoy Announces her 2010 Australian Tour!

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ELEANOR MCEVOY

2010 AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT!!


Touring down under: Eleanor McEvoy announces Australian Tour to proceed in February and March of 2010. Which includes over 14 shows across Australia.

Eleanor McEvoy’s music has appeared in the US Top 10 Billboard Charts (‘Precious little’) and US television network ‘ABC’s popular series Clueless’ (‘A Glass Unkissed’), McEvoy also sang Bill Whelan’s song ‘The Seabird’ in Some Mother’s Son starring Helen Mirren, written by Jim Sheridan and Terry George. Her song ‘Whisper a Prayer to the Moon features in ‘The Nephew’ starring Pierce Brosnan. The cult HBO seriesSix Feet Under’ featured the song ‘All I Have’ written by Caroline Lavelle and McEvoy. All of the above mark Eleanor as a globally acclaimed and much celebrated songwriter and composer, whereas in her homeland of Ireland; Eleanor is well known as the writer behind ‘A woman’s heart’, the lead track taken from the same titled album that went on to be one ‘the biggest selling Irish albums of all time’. *In the same week that A Woman’s Heart was released, Tom Zutaut A & R from Geffen Records, who had previously signed Guns & Roses, Motley Crew, and Edie Brickell, offered McEvoy a worldwide recording deal after watching her perform at The Baggot Inn in Dublin.

Eleanor- a northsider from Ireland’s capital- originates from a religion-bound, pre Celtic Tiger Dublin. Escaping the norms of her environment through music, McEvoy started out playing piano at the age of 4, at the age of 8 progressed to violin and then guitar. (She now plays a broad range of Instruments, including percussion). She also studied classical and contemporary music in Trinity College (Dublin) graduating with an Honors Degree in music before embarking on her signature songwriting and musical career that hails her as one of ‘Irelands finest and best known Female acts’.  She currently rests with ease alongside her Fender guitar and is one of Irelands most distinguished and well-respected Irish artists and international performers.

FEBRUARY – MARCH 2010 – AUSTRALIA

Friday 26th February Nannup Folk Festival, Western Australia

Saturday 27th February Nannup Folk Festival, Western Australia

Sunday 28th February Nannup Folk Festival, Western Australia

Wednesday 3rd March Kulcha Fremantle, Western Australia

Friday 5th March Port Fairy Folk Festival, Victoria, Australia

Saturday 6th March Port Fairy Folk Festival, Victoria, Australia

Sunday 7th March Port Fairy Folk Festival, Victoria, Australia

Wednesday 10th March Clifton Hill Hotel, Melbourne, Austrailia

Friday 12th March Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Saturday 13th March Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Sunday 14th March Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Tuesday 16th March The Basement Circular Quay, Sydney

(Double header with Kim Ritchy)

Friday 19th March Illawarra Folk Club Wollongong, NSW

Saturday 20th March Harp Hotel Tempe, NSW

Sunday 21th March St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sydney, NSW

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New Single by John, Shelly and The Creatures

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‘Long May You Reign’ THE NEW SINGLE by:

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-Featured in the Discover Northern Ireland “Explore More” TV, Radio and Cinema Advert-

RELEASED ONLINE via iTunes on Feb 5th 2010

Also featuring ’Tiger Tales’ & ‘Heavyweight’

Described as ‘effortlessly monumental’ (AU Magazine), there is ‘no better advertisement for the Belfast scene right now’ (Nialler9) as John, Shelly & The Creatures are ‘one of the most exciting new names – bursting with talent’ (STATE.IE)

“Our favourite new band” Rigsy, BBC Across The Line

John, Shelly & The Creatures made a significant move in their musical career when they released their single ‘ANGELINE’ to receive critical acclaim and radio support from BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Ulster, U105fm, Phantom Fm and many more. Following in the footsteps of fellow Northern Irish band SNOW PATROL, they then signed a publishing deal with Big Life Music Ltd (Snow Patrol, The Verve, Badly Drawn Boy…). Were their single “Long May You Reign” was featured in the Discover Northern Ireland TV, radio and cinema advert campaign. (A very extensive campaign covering The Republic of Ireland and the UK will see the band continue to be featured on TV adverts across: RTE, TV3, UTV, Channel 4, E4, MTV, Sky One, Sky Sports, Sky News, Setanta and throughout Cinemas and Radio waves Nationwide).

John Shelly and the Creatures formed in February 2007 after a chance meeting in Berlin with two homeless Irish twins named John and Shelly, and are made up of band members: Kevin Carlisle (Drums, percussion & vox), Philip Watts d’Alton (guitar, vox, keys, bass, mandolin), Ger Gormley (bass, guitar, mandolin, vox) and Walter (guitar, vox, keys, programming and drums). They are influenced by a wide variety of genres and are unafraid to mix things up when it comes to recording and playing live. They have spent the last few months in the studio recording their stunning debut album “Dinosaur” which has a release date set for March 5th 2010.

With a successful showcase band tour in 2009 all over the Uk, Ireland and Northern Ireland, John, Shelly and The Creatures also landed themselves on the bill for the IMRO Show case tour and a performed their own sell out show in Dublin’s legendary venue: Whelan’s. They have played with Irish luminaries such as Mundy & Dave Geraghty whilst on the road and closed the Tall Ships Festival in Belfast late last year. They also won “Best New Irish Act” at the Balcony TV awards in 09. State Magazine have just recently hailed them as “ones to watch for 2010” and they have just been awarded single of the week on Radio na Life. Their live show has become one of their strongest word of mouth endorsements and is truly a visual and audio feast to behold.

For your press/industry pass to any of the upcoming shows below, please feel free to email me to secure your place on the guest list: linda@goodseedpr.com or call 0851659065 to hold your place.

Upcoming Shows:

The Dinosaur Tour

8th  February 10 – King Kong Club, Dublin

10th February 10 – The Old Oak, Cork

11th February 10 – Spirit Store, Dundalk

12th February 10 – Backroom Navan, Meath

13th February 10 – Whelan’s, Dublin

14th February 10 – Cuba, Galway

19th February 10 – The Stables, Mullingar

20th February 10 – Sandinos, Derry

25th February 10 – Dolans, Limerick

26th February 10 – The Sky & the Ground, Wexford

27th February 10 – Dew Drop Inn, Kill

4th March 10 – Auntie Annies, Belfast (Album Launch)

19th March 10 – An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny

EPK & Links to the Band:

Sonicbids: www.sonicbids.com/johnshellyandthecreatures

Website: www.johnshellyandthecreatures.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/jsatc

Bebo: www.bebo.com/wattswalter

MUZU: www.muzu.tv/jsc

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Looking back over 2009..Record deals.. Chart success.. Licensing & Music

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Hello all, firstly, here’s to a Happy fun filled safe and pleasant Seasons greetings to you all. May you eat too much turkey and mince pies and reside nested by the warmth of a glowing fire over the Christmas of 2009.

But before all of that, let us take a look at this years highlights…

We always have the pleasure of working with such amazing acts here in the GS HQ, from The American Songstress ‘Nell Bryden’ who under our wing, got Playlisted across National & Regional Irish radio, enjoyed over 6 Today Fm live sessions, RTE Radio sessions and full regional radio tours around all the stations- played at some great Summer festivals and got a Top 40 Irish Charted single for her song ‘Second Time Around’. Not to forget singing for Pat Kenny before his final days on the Late Late TV Show on RTE with Pete Doherty on the same night.  Nell went on to sign a publishing deal and a record deal with Cooking Vinyl in the UK and went onwards to become the only independent artist (at the time) to get BBC Radio 2 Album of the week and A playlisted in the UK. ‘Eleanor McEvoy‘ released ‘Singled OUT’ her compilation album of all her Independently released singles. And that was received with much acclaim, not that we would expect anything less from Eleanor. She popped in to Ian Dempsey in Today FM to play some tracks from the album and also in to Pat Kenny in RTE Radio 1 and up to the lovely folk in BBC, Downtown Radio, U105 and regional radio around Ireland. A huge thanks to all in press who supported Eleanor’s album by offering their reviews and features.

Other great music releases of note where by ‘HITMAN LORD’ who’s musical offerings are a sign of great things to come in the new year,  ’Emmet Scanlan & What The Good Thought’, ‘Eoghan Colgan’, FIACH (RTE Playlisted on his debut single YOU DEAR and with follow up album ‘SO I’ scheduled for release in 2010- the sky is the limit), COLM LYNCH (RTE Playlisted and album TICKETY Boo scheduled for re-release next year), and ‘The River Valley Band’,whose debut single Kimberly soared the charts in at no. 21 in its first week- they went on to perform for 20,000 spectators at the interval of the Leinster rugby match. That was EPIC. ‘Carosel’ released their single Easy As It Flows for free download exclusively from their website and received over 1000 downloads in the first week. They were then invited into RTE Studios by Pat Kenny to perform it live. They then headed back into studio to record their ep STAR which will be released next year. They are currently in France touring.

‘HOGAN’ – the rock/pop Blink 182-ish fantastically stunning- illuminated Band (no really they are illuminated) SIGNED an ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITH LAKEWOOD GUITARS. Then got playlisted on FM104, iRadio and more stations and across radio in Ireland. Played to over 800 people in their hometown on the release of their single PS YOU’RE Crazy and where offered a Publishing Deal. They mellowed out the year by being nominated for an IMTV Best Newcomer Video Award too and settled back into the studio with Manic Street preacher and Supergrass producer Greg Haver to record and finish their debut studio album, set for release next year. MUGGER DAVE were hailed as One of Ireland’s most promising Act’s! by THE IRISH TIMES. The band, while preparing for the release of their debut album, where heard by a scout at a gig in Dublin and later signed a licensing agreement with the US licensing company The Music Playground (partners to THE LODGE who are teamed up with Chrysalis Music Group to Create New Arrangements of Top Catalog Songs for Advertising, Film and TV). Mugger Dave are delighted to be amongst their stable of artists including Blondie, GenerationX & Willie Nelson.

CLIVE BARNES also released The Ghost Country to massive critical acclaim from the Irish media. As well as having his music feature in Hollywood film GOSPEL HILL starring Samuel L Jackson, Julia Stiles and Ben Glover. IAN WHITTY AND THE EXCHANGE were awarded the FEEL GOOD ALBUM of THE AUTUMN” by The Daily Star. Today FM also granted them The Daily Download on Tony Fenton’s hit afternoon show. Their album Lucky Caller No.9 also was hailed as one of the ‘Top five Irish albums of this year’ in the 96FM listener poll. WAYNE BRENNAN released his album In My Hands and performed his music across almost every radio station in this country and received playlisting across the spectrum of Irish radio far and wide. He was also Interviewed on TV3’s Ireland AM, was awarded RTE1 playlisting on his single MAKE YOU SMILE and The Irish Times wrote- “ Unquestionably, Brennan is a first- timer with an original voice – and something to say”. He finished up the year singing a Licensing deal in the US.

There are so many more acts that we have had the sincere pleasure of working with. This is why we love our job.

And thank you to all our friends and colleagues in Radio, Press, TV and not to forget the Blogging & Online community who have nurtured and supported our acts throughout the year.

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We are now taking bookings:

If you’re in a band or a part of a label and are looking for PR; drop by for a cuppa! Feel free to drop me an email or a call to the office and we can talk business! We have a nice nespresso machine, but sorry folks George Clooney didn’t come with it…

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Lastly, you have yourself a ‘Very Merry Christmas’.

Until 2010, be safe and be happy.

Linda, Aoife and all the gang at Good Seed PR & Marketing

xxxxx

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Eleanor McEvoy: new single, Dublin Gospel Choir & a duet with George Hook

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NEWS!!!!

Eleanor McEvoy’s current Single WRONG SO WRONG is available on iTunes and is taken from new album SINGLED OUT> Now in all stores.

Also> Eleanor McEvoy duets with George Hook on his new DUETS Album> Now in all stores.

Also> Eleanor McEvoy’s song ‘Something so wonderful’ is covered by The Dublin Gospel Choir on their new album ‘Doing their Thing’. Now in all stores.

More info below:

Eleanor McEvoy’s current and vast achievement’s may be sometimes overshadowed by the success of A Woman’s Heart, yet McEvoy’s solo work remains to win over the hearts of many music lovers both Nation and worldwide. With 9 studio albums under her belt, (Singled Out, Love Must Be Tough, Out There, Early Hours, Eleanor McEvoy ‘Special Edition’, Yola, Snapshots, What’s Following Me and Eleanor McEvoy) Eleanor still has more to come and will continue to write and compose new material and co-write with musicians such as Dave Rotheray (ex- Beautiful South) and composers such as Paul Brady.

In Recent news- Eleanor features on well-known broadcaster and rugby pundit George Hooks new Duets album where she sings ‘Is That Love?’ with George-  it is also the only original song on the album and one that she wrote with Paul Brady.  Eleanor’s song (that she wrote withHenry Priestman of The Christians) “Something So Wonderful” is also on The Dublin Gospel Choir’s new album (Doing Their Thing) released by Warner Records.

Please read on as we tell you more about the Irish Chanteuse.

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Eleanor McEvoy with her signature songwriting and musical career has been hailed as one of‘Irelands finest and best known Female acts’.  And rightly so, her music has appeared in the US Top 10 Billboard Charts (‘Precious little’) and US television network ‘ABC’s popular series Clueless’ (‘A Glass Unkissed’), McEvoy also sang Bill Whelan’s song ‘The Seabird’ in Some Mother’s Son starring Helen Mirren, written by Jim Sheridan and Terry George. Her song ‘Whisper a Prayer to the Moon features in ‘The Nephew’ starring Pierce Brosnan. The cult HBO seriesSix Feet Under’ featured the song ‘All I Have’ written by Caroline Lavelle and McEvoy. All of the above mark Eleanor as a globally acclaimed and much celebrated songwriter and composer, whereas in her homeland of Ireland; Eleanor is well known as the writer behind ‘A woman’s heart’, the lead track taken from the same titled album that went on to be one ‘the biggest selling Irish albums of all time’. *In the same week that A Woman’s Heart was released, Tom Zutaut A & R from Geffen Records, who had previously signed Guns & Roses, Motley Crew, and Edie Brickell, offered McEvoy a worldwide recording deal after watching her perform at The Baggot Inn in Dublin.

From a basement bar, to a major record deal and working with world class Grammy Award Winning producers to worldwide tours with The Fugees & Fiona Apple and duets with artists of the caliber of Richard Thompson, McEvoy is an award winning, long withstanding artist of the highest grace and courtesy.  It is no wonder that Eleanor has so many loyal and dedicated fans around the globe. (Including former President Bill Clinton, whom she sang for in front of 80,000 spectators) Her songs communicate so honestly and eloquently to so many people on subjects, which are common to us all. It is Eleanor’s honest attitude to music that has won her many fans and as a songwriter Eleanor has had songs covered by artists as diverse asEmmylou Harris, Sonja Kristina, Mary Black and Phil Coulter.

**For press, radio dj’s and producers (including bloggers) reading this, please do not hesitate to contact me with reference to possible features and interviews with Eleanor McEvoy.

Thank you for your time.

Linda Coogan Byrne

Good Seed PR

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