PIA DUNNE & THE ELEUSIANS
+ SHAY COTTER
Pia Dunne recently released her Debut EP and has been receiving much positive attention of late from prominant performers and musos alike.
“The girl is a talented songwriter with a timeless voice, reminds me at times of Tracey Thorne from Everything But The Girl. Definitely one to watch!” ~ Jerry Fish
“Pia Dunne’s EP is a wonderful collection of soulful, blues and folk songs.
From the 60s-tinged vibe of “Place of no returning” to the heart-felt
vocals of “Crows”, Pia’s persuasive songwriting shows she has the
potential to become a major voice in the Irish music scene.” ~www.dublinjazz.ie
“The Commitments brought soul to Dublin in the early 90’s and by the end of the phenomenon, they took over the whole country. Pia Dunne’s soulful and melodic vocals ooze with style and composure. She has the ability to reinvigorate the capital’s soul.” ~ Garreth Mac Namee MRU
“Pia has a such a soulful voice and the musicians and arrangements are second to none! “ Lorcan Ennis (Verge Management)
“Pia Dunne’s new EP is a delight to my ears. With Pia’s smooth voice and original melodies she delivers a beautifully crafted EP. Looking forward to hearing the full album.” ~ Ciara Buckley RTÉ
The songs are an eclectic mix of soul, jazz and alternative pop, which echoes Pia’s musical backround. With a degree in Jazz Performance, a decade of experience as a songwriter and as front woman of World Fusion band Que Pezon! (Hailed by the Irish Times as “an exciting Dublin based band”) Pia has regularly toured the festival circuit including Electric Picnic, Body and Soul and the Life Festival. She has performed in Vicar street, The Button Factory, The Sugar Club, Wheelans, The Village, Bewleys Theatre, The Bleu Note, Le Circ/Sweeney Mongrel’s to name but a few, but was proud to return to The Workman’s Club for the launch of this very special debut EP. Never afraid to challenge and bend genres in her songwriting and singing styles, her performances will bring you on a rollercoaster ride from heartbreaking ballads, cheeky reggae and funk to feel good acoustic pop. Pia Dunne and The Eleusians are not to be missed!
Shay Cotter has been described as an ” artist who stuns the audience with his guitar virtuosity and catchy songs” by IN DUBLIN magazine. He developed a unique finger picking style at an early age mixing folk blues and pop together with his poetic and quirky lyrics. He is currently working on his 3rd album due in early 2013 and has guested with the likes of The Gypsy Kings, David Gray, Jools Holland, The Doobie Brothers, Damien Rice and Paul Brady. With RTE’S PJ Curtis proclaiming Shay as “an absolutely marvelous live performer and outstanding songwriter” his is a gig not to be missed.
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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, 12am).