Concert: Aoife Doyle
Date: Saturday 21st April Time: 8:30pm Admission: €14/€12
‘The subtle power of Doyle’s beautiful, pliable voice makes this one of the finest Irish Jazz albums this year’ The Sunday Times
‘Aoife Doyle’s first album of original music is seriously accomplished’ The Sunday Times
‘Johnny Taylor’s sublime piano playing is a highlight of this Jazz led collection’ The Sunday Times
Aoife Doyle’s unique, expressive voice is equally at home with jazz, folk, country, bluegrass or blues, and her singing can evoke memories of the sophisticated, velvet tones of Ella Fitzgerald, the earthy, sweet lyricism of Patsy Cline or the straight-up country clarity of Alison Krauss. Backed by Johnny Taylor’s subtle piano, Andrew Csibi’s inventive bass and Dominic Mullan’s sensitive percussion, the band has won much deserved critical acclaim. To date The Aoife Doyle Band have released two albums. Their most recent album ‘Clouds’ was supported by Music Network and is a collection of original songs. Both albums have received rave reviews and the band have been gaining a reputation and are now performing to sold out audiences across Ireland.
Aoife Doyle is considered one of the new generation’s leading vocalists. In recent years she has stepped into the role of composer and in June 2017 she released her first album of original music ‘Clouds’ to critical acclaim.
Johnny Taylor is one of the most in demand Pianists in the country. He is currently touring with Mary Coughlan and has worked with singers Loah and Grammy nominated singer songwriter Hozier.
Andrew Csibi is equally busy playing with many of Irelands foremost Jazz groups and is regular bassist for Czech violin virtuoso Vladamir Jablokov.
Dominic Mullan is in demand as a session drummer and has also worked with Mary Coughlan as well as the late great Louis Stewart. He has drummed for Bagatelle and many other well known bands and singers.
‘Clouds – is a collection of Doyle’s own songs, insightful, music-full, believable songs about love and longing that strike a deeper note and give her pitch-perfect group – pianist Johnny Taylor bassist Andrew Csibi and drummer Dominic Mullan – plenty to work with, musically and spiritually.’
“Doyle’s singing is coming from a deeper, more natural place too, with a feeling for the blues learnt from Billie Holiday and the rare ability to improvise vocally…Her swinging quartet includes some of the best young players on the Dublin Scene.”
The Irish Times
“First class backing musicians…….a high-quality debut album” Irish Independent ‘Aoife Doyle is up there with the best of them’ The Irish Independent
The Aoife Doyle Band – ‘Need Your Love So Bad’