The first Sunday Unplugged of the year is here & boy do we have a gig for you! This month features two very talented artists. Gemma Bradley & Larks!
Gemma Bradley is a singer/songwriter based in Derry and Dublin, Ireland.
Recent festivals she has played at include: BARE in the Woods, Glasgowbury, Foyle Folk Festival, Culture Tech, Women of the World Festival, the Red Sails Festival,RTE’s Other Voices Music Trail and Stendhal Festival.
She was a finalist in the 2013 IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Writing Competition for which she co-wrote a song with Paddy Nash, ‘The Old Country’. Gemma also won the ‘Best Youth/Under 18’ category of the City of Culture/Resonate music video contest in December 2013 with her song ‘Wicker Men’. This song was also voted best song by the judges at the 2014 Irish Youth Music Awards. Gemma also reached the final of the Big Music Project, which was held at the Indigo at the O2 in London in February 2015 where she impressed a panel of industry judges with her unique vocal and songwriting abilities.
She released her debut single Wicker Men in February 2015 and has released her EP ‘Firewalk’, which is availble to download on iTunes, her new single ‘Berserk’ made it’s way onto the RTÉ Radio 1 playlist and will be available from 19.01.18
LARKS is the exciting new project from Fiona O’Kane. Fiona cut her teeth in the local music scene fronting the critically acclaimed Runaway Go. LARKS was born from a necessity to progress and to push the boundaries of O’Kane’s musical horizons.
LARKS sees Fiona take a fresh approach to her strong songwriting ability. She draws influences from rhythmic Electronic based beats, infused with Indie & Alternative sensibilities, all the while keeping her sincere, heart felt lyrics as strong as ever. LARKS is sure to join the ranks of Irelands best over the next few years. O’kane is strong, callable, progressive and talented.
ADM: Pass The Hat