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Strange Brew presents

TRACY BRUEN

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Thur 25th Aug 2022

Whelan’s Upstairs


“With a stunning vocal range and a theatrical bent, multi-instrumentalist Tracy Bruen blends indie folk with wistful blues to tug the heartstrings and inspire the mind. Let her rich and intriguing melodies take you away on a wave of sound and soul that is as original as it is lyrical.” Electric Picnic Official Brochure, Top Picks, 2014

Tracy Bruen, Galway’s Original Solo Artist of the Year 2015 (Galway Advertiser) plays with a group of well known local musicians. Her music combines a mixture of indie folk with hints of blues. A multi-instrumentalist and classically trained singer, Tracy engages a wide vocal range to explore the elements of the voice as an instrument in her songs. The musicians in her band come from from a wide variety of musical backgrounds, with each member bringing diversity and creativity to create a rich and interesting sound. and their sound is created with a combination of piano, guitars, ukulule, flute, drums, double bass, fiddle, banjo, synth, vocal harmonies and stories.

Together they have played at Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Westport Festival and Sunflower Fest and and many well known venues across the country.

Their set at Body and Soul 2014 was described in the Irish Examiner as “excellent” and as one of the best of the lesser known acts at the festival. They also featured as a top pick in the Electric Picnic official brochure.
Tracy’s debut EP, “Play Outside the Lines”, released to critical acclaim last year, is available at http://www.tracybruen.bandcamp.com. Songs from her upcoming album have been featured on regional and national radio stations

“A voice of husky, whispery, and sky-reaching heights is unapologetically Kate Bush-like and the blend of hill-walking candle-lit voyaging and blues guitar make it both timeless and fitting with the current music trend.” We Plug Good Music

“Tracy’s music combines indie, folk, and blues; is infectious and rhythmic, while also being unapologetically quirky and left-field.” Galway Advertiser

“With a stunning vocal range and a theatrical bent, multi-instrumentalist Tracy Bruen blends indie folk with wistful blues to tug the heartstrings and inspire the mind. Let her rich and intriguing melodies take you away on a wave of sound and soul that is as original as it is lyrical.” Electric Picnic Official Brochure, Top Picks, 2014

“…one of the foremost voices on the Galway scene.” Connaught Tribune, November 2014

She recently released the video for “Make Mama Proud” which will be on her upcoming album due for release in spring 2017. Tracy is a former member of My Fellow Sponges, and plays with fellow artists Steven Sharpe, Steve Bennett, Dylan Murphy, Tara Stacey and Liam Doherty in The Gingerbeard Family. She also hosts the Open Mic night in the Róisín Dubh.


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TICKETS

€10 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

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