I am about to record my first solo album in ten years!
Over the last decade, I have been busy with fellow west Kerry singer Éilís Kennedy with our band LUMIERE, which I love being part of. However, the time has come for a solo offering. I've been squirrelling songs away diligently over the last few years, all of which I am deeply motivated and inspired emotionally to sing. I have reached the point now where it's time to record and share them.
This will be the first album I have released without a record label and I am truly excited at the prospect of taking the reins, independently releasing this album and subsequently performing it live. I will be touring Ireland in late spring, early summer and look forward to seeing some of you at the gigs!
I will travel to London to record the album with producer John Reynolds, whom I have worked with on many projects including LUMIERE over the past 12 or so years. John and I have thought lots about the direction this record is to take and the team of musicians onboard for the journey really reflects that. We have spent a week in pre-production in London developing an exciting, beautiful new sound for this record, whittling down and selecting the songs and rehearsing like crazy! The musicians include: Dónal O'Connor - Keyboards & Strings / Clare Kenny - Bass / Graham Kearns - Electric Guitar / Donogh Hennessy - Acoustic Guitar / John Reynolds - Drums / Nicola Joyce - Backing Vocals
I am humbly asking for you to come onboard with me in the making of this new album. The money raised through the campaign will fund the recording, mixing, mastering, artwork, duplication and marketing of the record. With sincere gratitude, I have compiled a list of rewards for funders to enjoy.
I'll keep you all posted with regular updates as I go along,
Le grá ó,