+ GAR COX
Alice Jago Winner of the RTE/RAPP Breakthrough Artist 2011, released her critically acclaimed debut album ‘ Born Stubborn’ in May 2010
Beautifully produced.. exquisite debut .. a breezier Gillian Welch, a folkier Rickie Lee Jones, a touch of Dusty on the vocal’..**** Hotpress
Breezy & full of the kind of freshness that renders a radio signal radioactive.She’s a songwriter distinctly in control of her own voice and its one that imitates sweet secrets well worthy of the listeners cocked ear.A spirit stirring debut *** Irish Times
..Her crooked, still vocals wrap themselves around ‘ Born Stubborn’ , stretching syllables in unlikely places, and hinting at a talent emerging from its chrysalis with a healthy impatience’- Irish Times …
Neat rhyming couplets and louche-limbed melodies peeping out from under a look that’s gazing decidedly askance at the world. Folk-fuelled arrangements, including banjo and bouzouki… but the wistful guitar lines whisper of a kinship with the more left-field musings of Joanna Newsom- Irish Times
‘The title tune is a slow sway with transcendental middle-eight, ‘Cotton On Girl’ a self- administered slap across the chops stitched with banjo,handclaps and communal choruses.Both feel like they were written 200 years ago,and may well be written again 200 years from now.Jago also seems to have an instinct for just the right modulation required to lift a song out of merit into distinction.She does waltzes,she does shuffles,she does winsome and wistful and exasperated and lovelorn,often within the same verse..Alice Jago is a girl you don’t hear everyday.-Hotpress.
Alice is working on her second Album due for an early 2013 release with Gavin Glass (Lisa Hannigan) & will be airing her brand new material with a full band for her Whelans headline .
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm.