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MARIA KELLY

‘honest fragility, poignant pen-work’- The 405

MARIA KELLY

 

Recently named one of ’50 people to watch in 2017′ in The Irish Times, Maria has been captivating audiences with her ‘bare-boned’ live performance since she was a teenager. Her music, a subtle blend of atmospheric-folk, tells humanising and heart-breaking tales, with ‘pin-drop’ vocal precision that is 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 has toured with Berlin-based indie band, HAWK, appeared on the 2015 Other Voices music trail and was named ‘Artist of the Week’ by Nialler9 in the Irish Times.

In summer of 2016, her single 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 featured in the 405 (‘honest fragility, poignant pen-work’) and made the ‘The Best Tracks of 2016’ list in The Irish Times.

Maria will release her debut EP, The Things I Should, on Veta Records this May, followed with a double-headline tour across Ireland & the UK with Ailbhe Reddy.

“..rich rubs of gentle sound and melancholic observations sung in a voice that is a silky, splendid thing.” – Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

“Her performance is heartbreakingly unassuming, yet holds everyone spellbound with a voice that could knock you sideways” – Hot Press Magazine

“A brilliant blend of subtle production and bare-boned performance” – The Last Mixed Tape

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