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Maria Kelly
BIMM Institute Dublin
  • 2000 Trees
    07-07-2017
  • Great Escape
    18-05-2017
  • Maria Kelly, recently named one of ’50 people to watch in 2017’ in The Irish Times, has been captivating audiences with her ‘bare-boned’ live performance since the age of fourteen. Her music, a subtle blend of atmospheric-folk, tells humanising and heart-breaking tales, with ‘pin-drop’ vocal precision that’s impossible to ignore.

    Following the release of her debut single ‘Before It Has Begun’ (Veta Records) in 2015, Maria has played relentlessly across the UK and Ireland. Most recently, she has returned from supporting James Vincent McMorrow at two sold out shows in Cork Opera House. Previously, she toured the UK & Ireland with Berlin-based band HAWK, appeared on the 2015 Other Voices music trail and was named ‘Artist of the Week’ by Nialler9. Summer 2016 saw her song ‘Black and Blue’ premiered in Consequence of Sound, who celebrated her ‘silky smooth vocals’ and the maturing richness of her sound. Her latest single ‘Stitches’ has been praised by the 405 (‘honest fragility, poignant pen-work’) and named as one of ‘The Best Tracks of 2016’ in The Irish Times. Previously, she has supported the likes of Wyvern Lingo and Paddy Casey and played venues such as Birthdays, The Lock Tavern, Whelans, The Ruby Sessions, The Button Factory, Cyprus Avenue, The Roisin Dubh, and The Workmans Club. Maria is working in the studio on new tracks for her debut EP and developing her live sound with her band in preparation for a busy 2017.







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