May 25, 2015
Kathryn Mason
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Used to Be My Girl, the new single from New York’s Rachael Sage

Rachael Sage

New Single

‘Used To Be My Girl’

 Untitled

Rachael Sage, the New York based multi-instrumentalist will release her new single ‘Used To Be My Girl’ on 5th June 2015.

Taken from her critically acclaimed latest album ‘Blue Roses’, the track further showcases Rachael’s incredible songwriting skills and her ability to capture life experiences with such insight.

“I wrote this song many years ago, and it sat on the shelf, so to speak. I thought it was “minor,” in a way, because it was a light ditty, a few chords, and sort of simple for me musically. Last summer I played it in a rehearsal for my band in the UK just noodling around and they were like, “Whoa, that’s a really important song, you need to record that!” and I was kind of taken aback. The fact is, living in NYC for most of my life, I’ve been in a bit of a bubble. I write about my life, about the lives of my friends, about what I observe on TV or in movies or read in books and it’s all equally viable subject matter to me if I find it interesting. And this song, well, it was in fact about something real and I knew someone who thought about having a sex change though never actually did…but I wrote the song imaginatively, as though they had, ultimately, transitioned. 

I have always been horrified by the trials I’ve seen so many trans people face in our society, across the board. I have always felt instinctively that love is love, people are people, the soul has no gender. I have no delusions that my little pop song can do much more than hopefully, get someone to sing along to a love song about a trans-person like it’s no big deal”.

This will be the second single taken from ‘Blue Roses’, the first being the sublime cover of the classic Neil Young track ‘Helpless’ that Rachael performed with the legendary Judy Collins. Described as ‘a beautiful example of how two tremendous voices can blend in perfect harmony and further proof that Sage is easily the match for any master, either past or present’ by US Blurt magazine.

Rachael has just been confirmed as the special guest opening for Judy Collins on her forthcoming UK tour.

 

-ENDS-

 

For more details, please contact:

Kathryn Mason, Kathryn Mason | PR & Marketing

or

Lucy Kilbride, Kathryn Mason | PR & Marketing

 

 

 

May 16, 2015
Kathryn Mason
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Rhodes “Close Your Eyes” his new single out June 12th

New Single ‘Close Your Eyes’ Out June 12th

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Having honed the songwriting talent that has been clear for all to hear on his captivating early EP’s, ‘Close Your Eyes’ confirms the arrival of a major talent who has already been compared to artists as diverse as Jeff Buckley and Adele. The track is written by Rhodes and produced by Rhodes and his long-term collaborator James Kenosha (Dry The River, Pulled Apart By Horses)

‘Close Your Eyes’ is about vulnerability and trepidation. “It’s about my fear of performing” Rhodes says of the forthcoming single. “I wanted to make this a little more ambiguous so I changed it to the third person and made it more about me talking to somebody else-when really it’s me talking to myself.

Rhodes grew up in Hitchin. His father introduced him to the blues when he was small most notably Robert Johnson. Soon after he began to play guitar. His best friend’s sister later turned him onto Nirvana, Blur and Oasis at which point he took up piano. While at a local college, Rhodes regularly met other musicians at Club 85. After moving to London, he joined a band as their bassist, which quickly became a catalyst for songwriting.

“It taught me a lot about putting songs together,” says Rhodes. “About rhythm and what gives a song its backbone.”

Singing came late to him. “I’ve been playing guitar since I can remember but singing was something I was just too afraid to do.”

He’s spent the last 18 months quickly making up for lost time because it’s his voice that really defines Rhodes, setting him apart from everyone else. This was never more apparent than on a recent Huw Stephens Radio 1 session when Rhodes performed an incredible cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’. It was so good that Taylor Swift re-tweeted the session.

Rhodes has travelled a long way in a short time building on what has been a phenomenal beginning to a career that promises longevity. He’s supported Ben Howard, London Grammar, George Ezra and Sam Smith while selling out his own shows including his biggest show to date at London’s Village Underground in March.

May 13, 2015
Kathryn Mason
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The sound of the summer for 2015…I’m Your Vinyl “Erase It”!

I’m Your Vinyl “Erase It”

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The soundtrack to Summer 2015!

Release date: 1st June 2015

We can’t guarantee good weather but we can confidently predict “Erase It” – released June 1st on iTunes – will be the sound of summer 2015

After seeing I’m Your Vinyl perform, Ian Dempsey said:

“[Dana]…reminds me of the first time I saw Blondie, something special going on here, a star is born”.

As the front woman of I’m Your Vinyl, Dana Donnelly, is truly special. Her creative genius is stamped all over the music and their unique style  – so obvious in their videos and photoshoots. Dana’s comrade-in-music is Ken McHugh, the prolific songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist also known from his successful time as Autamata.

  • Their new single “Erase It” was produced in LA with Grammy Award winner Francois Tetaz the man behind Gotye’s 8-million selling ‘Somebody That I Use to Know”
  • Dana is now working on developing her own fashion line
  • The video for “Erase It” was shot in “Home of The Year” finalist Ger Eaton’s incredible house in Kildare, it has to be seen to be believed.
  • The neckpiece she wears in the video is made from, wait for it…..empty biro casings!
  • In June, I’m Your Vinyl will tour the Czech Republic for a series of shows.

“I cant get ‘Erase it’ out of my ***ing head – Class tune! “

That was the reaction of Ryan Sheridan after he caught I’m Your Vinyl playing a short set at the recent IBI Conference, later he offered them the support on some of his Irish dates.

“Erase It” is an infectious slice of pure pop and it will find the smiley, happy section of your brain and sit there demanding to be on-repeat all summer long, and best of all…it’s Irish!

May 4, 2015
Kathryn Mason
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The Kilkennys, their new album “The Colour of Freedom”

THE KILKENNYS

Their new album “The Colour of Freedom”

Available on CD from 15th May 2015.

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The Kilkennys are Davey Cashin, Davey Long, Robbie Campion and Tommy Macken. These young balladeers are incredible musicians and performers who have been credited with keeping Irish folk music and ballads alive.

 

The Kilkennys are:

Multi instrumentalist Davey Cashin on vocals, mandolin, banjo and whistles.

Robbie Campion acoustic guitar, vocals and award winning banjo skills.

Thumping bass lines and high harmonies from Tommy Mackey.

Powerhouse drumming and driving bodhran from Davey Long who also brings fantastic song writing and vocals to the mix.

 

Having spotted them at Temple Bar Tradfest earlier this year, Beaumex CEO Cathal Tully, quickly signed them to his label. They were one of the big hits of the Fest and most recently wowed the audience at RTE Radio 1 “Road to the Rising” event on O’Connell St, Dublin.

 

Released in 2008, The Kilkennys debut album “Meet the Kilkennys” sold an impressive 10,500 copies. Since then the band have developed their fanbase to now include over 22k Facebook likes.

 

The Kilkennys have spent a decade honing their talents on the highways and byways of Ireland developing a loyal fan base that grows each time they play.  However this success is not just confined to Ireland. In recent years the band has conquered tour circuits all over Europe and have picked up the mantle left by acts such as The Dubliners and The Clancy Brothers.

 

Having shared the stage with world-renowned Irish artists like Shane McGowan, Sharon Shannon and Finbar Furey and after countless performances to Irish communities all over the world, The Kilkennys have well and truly taken their music to an international stage. So far this year they have travelled to Germany and the UK, next up is a trip to the world famous Milwaukie Irish Fest in America, a tour of Holland and Belgium and more dates in Scotland.

 

Website: http://www.thekilkennys.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheKilkennys

May 4, 2015
Kathryn Mason
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Declan Sinnott, his new album “Window on the World”

DECLAN SINNOTT: His new album “Window on the World”

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“Window on the World” is Wexford man Declan’s second album and is released May 15th 2015.

  • Despite making music for nearly fifty years his first solo album  “I love the noise it makes” was only recorded aged 62.
  • Declan was a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts. He guided the career of Mary Black for over thirteen years.
  • Declan enjoys writing and his website/Facebook pages are filled with his musings on life.
  • All the songs on the album either written by Declan or co-writes with his good friend, business entrepreneur, Owen O’Brien. Declan says of Owen “ He doesn’t work as a musician, he has too much sense!”
  • Declan is a keen photographer and makes his own videos for tracks
  • All the songs were recorded at Declan’s own home studio, plus he played all the instruments on the album. All the harmonies on “Window on the World” were sung by Vickie Keating.
  • He has worked as a guitarist and producer for Christy Moore for over thirty years and regularly appears with him on tour. During April, May and June, Declan will be on tour with Christy for Irish and UK dates.
  • Declan will play his own headline show at Dublin’s Whelan’s on Sunday May 31st 2015.
  • Irish tour dates 2015:

MAY

with Christy Moore ( featuring a Declan solo spot):

10 BRISTOL Colston Hall 

13 BASINGSTOKE Anvil 

14 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

16 CARDIFF St David’s Hall

17 LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru

Irish solo dates with Vickie Keating:

23 THURLES Source Arts Centre

26 YOUGHAL The Nook 

27 LISTOWEL Mike The Pies

31 DUBLIN Whelan’s

JUNE 

solo

05 CORK Pana @ The Pav 

06 LISDOONVARNA Pavilion 

10 WINCHESTER Railway Tavern 

11 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds*

12 KINGKERSWELL ( Devon) Parish Church *

with Christy 

26 GLASTONBURY Festival Acoustic Tent 

JULY 

with Christy Moore

04 CORK Live At The Marquee

17 Bundoran Great Northern Hotel

Solo

31 COBH Sirius Arts Centre 

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