24 Feb 2018 (20:00)
Tracy Bruen is something of a modern day Renaissance woman - singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, band leader, theatre director, actor and host and driving force behind the legendary Open Mic Night at the Roisin Dubh. Her music blends and bends folk, prog and pop with classical and theatrical influences to create epic compositions of power and vulnerability. Recent release Fall Away, from her debut album Mirror, is one such composition. Recorded at Diamond Studios, Fall Away is about a woman’s right to bodily autonomy and speaks against outside interference in matters private to an individual.
Accompanied by her band and astounding close harmony group The Bluebirds, Tracy will embark on a national and European tour this spring to promote new single Fall Away and debut album Mirror.
Having already supported the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery and John Smith and been asked to play Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, and the Galway Arts Festival Tracy Bruen is continually and consistently developing her audience both at home and abroad.
"A spellbinding blend of indie, folk, prog, country, and roots topped off by her powerful, and varied, vocal abilities...her honesty and vulnerability create something quite moving"
Kernan Andrews, The Galway Advertiser
"...a lovely sliver of pop"
The Point of Everything Blog
“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
“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 Top Picks 2014
“…one of the foremost voices on the Galway scene.”
The Connaught Tribune
Fall Away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kciFRafabww