The ROAMies We Got Love Self Release Joining forces after promising solo careers, duo Alexa James and Rory Partin’s debut album We Got Love more than showcases their stunning harmony vocals across six tracks, four self-penned, together with a cover of Dave Heywoods , the strongest track featured, follows a similar path, gorgeous melody, stylish harmony vocals and a clear pointer of their ability to create a sound that with the right breaks could lead to much wider exposure.
With a career path that has combined farming, bar tending and quarrying together with song writing and performing, it’s not difficult to imagine a solitary Healy, content making hay or tending to his herd, taking inspiration from the wild outdoors with the outlines of poems and lyrics at formation stage.They are a band that somehow manage to surprise and enthral with their watertight harmonies and instrumental excellence in all of their previous outings.And this one takes us just a tad farther with the addition of the Nashville Recording Orchestra to the mix.The album weighs in with a hefty fifteen tracks in total - all titles written by the band - and does indeed explore many different styles from traditional () together with some quite distinguished hybrids.The album is both ambitious and impressive, the musicianship impeccable, though it could possibly suffer in terms of potential airplay given that it covers such a wide range of musical classifications. Richie Healy Self Release Richie Healy is a singer songwriter highly regarded in his native ‘music capital of Ireland’ Kilkenny.In an often over populated market breakthroughs don’t come too easy and I’m left with the impression that The ROAMies ability to write radio friendly material of such a high standard could very well see the duo’s material taken on board by some already established artists with a considerable degree of success.
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Cua are a three-piece group made up of John Davidson on fiddle and percussion, Shane Booth on guitars and Ros O’Meara on bouzouki, guitar and percussion with all three contributing vocals often harmonising.
Their sound is world music Irish style, their groove actually self-christened as Atlantaen.
No one ever seems to stay with Gina very long in recent years.
I think John Stamos was the guy who stayed with her the longest and that was just a few months. Anyway, she now has some old, rich German guy she wants everyone to know is her boyfriend.
Its stories are stripped right back to the bare bones with Healy’s weathered vocals and acoustic guitar sympathetically supported by some atmospheric accordion playing by Ger Moloney.