Hailing from Clonakilty Ireland, Eve Clague is a singer-songwriter who
draws on the rich variety of music she grew up with in her home and
community to create a highly personal and direct style of song
With a band made up of well known players from Cork’s jazz and neo soul
scene and featuring some of her own string arrangements, Eve’s debut
EP Young Naive Me crosses genres very naturally in songs which centre
around Eve’s acoustic guitar and deeply honest vocal style.
Since its release in April of 2019, the EP has received national radio
play in Ireland as well as airplay on regional stations at home and
in the UK, with reviews from a number of prominent blogs including
Ireland’s nialler9.com, praising her distinctive voice and a timeless
quality to the songwriting and arrangements.
Having left school at the age of 15, Eve has clocked up more hours as
a working musician than most artist in their early twenties, touring
nationally with a number of Cork based bands as a vocalist and sax
player. However it was her enrolment in Corks school of music in 2014
which really gave Eve the time and space to develop her songwriting
and collaborate with a huge range of like minded musicians. Having
graduated in October 2018, Eve wasted no time as she immediately began
work on recording Young Naive Me with her band at
Wavefield Recording Studios.
Following the EP’s release, Eve has played numerous shows both solo
and with her band such as Cork’s Quarter Block Party, The Ballydehob
jazz festival and her own packed out release party in March.
The rest of 2019 will see eve play more shows at home and abroad,
including this years Body and Soul festival, as well as continuing to
develop songs for her next release.
Míde Houlihan is a Clonakilty bred singer songwriter, who has captured the hearts of many an Irish audience over the last number of years. With some high profile support slots including the likes of FRED and Canadian folk singer Doug Paisley, as well as international cult star, Jenn Grant, Míde has made a name for herself as one of Irelands brightest prospects.
Míde’s brand new EP, ‘Shifting Gears’, has just been released on Cork City record label, Unemployable Records, The EP, recorded by Christian Best (Mick Flannery), and features some great musicians such as Alan Comerford (O Emperor), Dylan Howe (Rowan,Clare Sands), and moreHer debut Album ‘Coloured In’ was released in 2015, with the lead single, ‘Nuts and Bolts’ winning the IMRO Christie Hennessy Songwriting Award. The Album went on the receive an incredibly warm reception In the media as well as the general public, with most critics citing Míde’s honest, sometimes humorous, sometimes heart wrenching songwriting as a diamond in what can sometimes be a crowded scene..