After a very successful year gigging with her second album Bronagh and the band will be going on touring again this Autumn before returning to the studio to begin work on her 3rd Album. Bronagh is a deeply soulful artist with a unique gift for singing and storytelling, and has created a fascinating new world of songs and stories through her own personal experiences. The listener is somewhat seduced by the songs the stories and their characters and we take flight on a journey from Ireland to Dorset England, Paris to Berlin and then onto California, we become submerged into magical nights unfolding wonderful stories in the ‘City of Angels’ finally leading us into the darkness and ganglands of Mexico City.
Following her Meteor-nominated debut album “PRECIOUS SOUL” (Mojo Magazine ★★★), Bronagh has again penned all her own material, collaborating on some of the music writing with her Caolan and guided Bronagh as she also took the helm as Executive Producer on this record. Bronagh has gathered together some of her favourite musicians and some close friends London and Ireland. They include the brilliant Conor Brady (Guitar), Graham Hopkins (Drums and percussion), Clare Kenny (Bass), Justin Carroll (Hammond Organ and Wurlitzer), Shelly and Jordan Bukspan and Paul Byrne (Backing Vocals), Michael Buckley and Ronan Dooney (Horns), and rehearsal and recording began in Phonic Studios in Dublin, Ireland in February 2011. With this golden group of musicians and carefully chosen analogue recording equipment the music pays homage to the sound and essence of the great producers of the 60s and early 70s – the music that Bronagh adores. Phil Spector (The Wall Of Sound), Shadow Morton (The Shangri-Las), Jerry Wexler (Aretha Franklin) and Lou Adler (Merry Clayton), Willie Mitchell (Al Green), Brian Ahern (Emmy Lou Harris). Inspired by these musical masters, Bronagh has successfully managed to give the music a unique voice and style of its own.
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