We, D'Bize have completed our first album, a collection of Irish, scots, Cape Breton and French tunes, We spent a great week on the Dingle Penninsula in Studio mhic an daill with sonic-whizzard Donogh Hennessy cooking up tunes; the next stage of our first release is the final mixes, master and duplication of CDs.
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Festival fit D'Bize have enough individual experience at home and around the world to ensure they'll go down well anywhere.
From intricate melodies to stomping four to the floor, D'Bize are versatile with a very dynamic set list, range of songs, both new and old from the Folk/ Trad idiom.
Bígí linn! (gaeilge againn chómh maith)
Yvonne Bolton, Neil Fitzgibbon and Paddy Morgan are well steeped in Irish tune playing tradition, while a touch of Flamenco and US old-time is present at times in D’Bize tincture of tuneage. This includes newly composed tunes, traditional and some penned by the band themselves.
Touring Somerset in 2014 saw Glastonbury slots at the revered Underground Piano Bar, opening the popular bandstand stage amongst many other stages on their first tour as a band. Closer to home Soma festival Co Down, Clifden Arts Festival, Micho Russel among others featured in D'Bize First year.
Whilst gigging/recording at home in 2015, a China tour in March (Féile shanghai, Shanghai Theatre, Senheiser Theatre, Radio &Tv; appearances) proved D'Bize as a viable export, playing in arts and culture crossovers. Closer to home D'Bize featured on the bill for Vantastival, Townlands Carnival, Ballygar Carnival, Earagail Festival (Donegal), Knockanstockan, Electric Picnic.....
Oct saw D'Bize team up with revered musician and producer,Donogh Hennessy (Sharon Shanon, Lunasa) to record their official debut, to be ready for Dec/Jan. Jimmy Higgins came in on snare and percussion to add the beat to some of the tunes and songs
With most of the recording complete, we need to get through final mixing, mastering, duplication and PR for this project which we feel is going to be noticed and appreciated by many.
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