Sharon Corr, Cathy Davey and Colin Devlin to perform at Oscar Wilde event
10 February 2012
Sharon Corr is a Grammy Nominee/Brit Award Winner, singer/songwriter and violinist. Hugely successful as a member of the legendary Irish group, The Corrs, she is now a solo artist.
Much has been written about the incredible talent for melodies The Corrs exhibited throughout their 15-year-long career. Their unique blend of Celtic/Pop/Rock sold more than 40 million albums. They toured arenas and stadiums across the globe, with a string of massively successful albums and singles played to this day like Runaway, So Young, Radio, and Breathless.
Her debut solo album, Dream Of You, is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems. The album features a stunning version of Mna na hEireann with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. Sharon has relished her new role as a solo artist, playing festivals such as Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight and touring extensively.
She has recently taken on a new role as one of the coaches on the hugely successful talent show “The Voice of Ireland,” which gives her a unique opportunity to share her experience with the chosen contestants.
Cathy Davey can now add the moniker “Number One Selling Artist” to her list of career highlights. The Irish singer-songwriter’s latest album, The Nameless, debuted in poll position on the Irish Album Charts, the Independent Release Charts and the iTunes Charts on its first week of release.
Cathy’s debut album, Something Ilk, was a gorgeous collection of songs both sultry and sweet, with melodies that soared and guitars that buzzed. The follow-up, Tales of Silversleeve, included hit singles Sing for your Supper and Reuben. Several \=tours of Ireland followed, as well as well-received sets at prestigious international festivals such as SXSW and Eurosonic. Silversleeve won Cathy a Choice Music Prize nomination and the Meteor Award for Best Irish Female, as well as a place in the Irish Times top ten Albums of the Decade - the only woman and the only Irish artist to be featured there. Tales of Silversleeve would go on to achieve double-platinum status.
The Nameless has more of Cathy's personality in it than any of her previous work. The lead single Little Red has a soaring chorus coupled with a string section that swells and swoons. Neil Hannon lends his voice too, helping make songs like Army of Tears the anthem it is destined to be.
Over a career spanning two decades, Colin Devlin and The Devlins have crafted internationally acclaimed albums and dozens of cinematic soundscapes for film and TV projects. The band’s debut, Drift, received four stars in Rolling Stone, and since that time, singles such as Waiting, World Outside, and Crossing the River have introduced Colin Devlin’s inimitable voice and atmospheric grooves to audiences of screen and stage.
In collaboration with longtime friend and producer Pierre Marchand, Devlin released his first solo album, Democracy of One, in 2010. This warm, intimate recording became a quick favorite of music directors at Irish radio and at U.S. television networks, where its eponymous hit has upped the drama on Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, among others.
Colin was nominated for Best Irish Male at the 2010 Meteor Music Awards and Best Music Video for The Heart Won’t Be Denied at the IMTV Awards. That year, he also performed at the Sundance Film Festival.
After several tours with a variety of artists, including R.E.M., Tori Amos, and Sarah McLachlan, The Devlins returned to the stage for a triumphant, sold-out show at the Button Factory in Dublin in September 2011. The band’s latest single, Julian, was released in early 2012.
Currently, Colin is working on a number of original scoring projects, and has recently completed scores for South American director Sebastian Lopez’s THE KILLING JOKE and a science fiction film for L.A.-based filmmaker Pat Hartonian entitled PROTOCOL. Colin will be back in the studio recording in March.