Zrazy are back!
Maria Walsh and Carole Nelson, aka Zrazy, are back in the studio finishing a new album due for release March 2015 All the songs were written, performed, programmed and produced by the Carlow and Dublin-based duo. They have returned to their earlier soul/funk/pop nu-jazz roots for this one.
The first single to whet the appetite of this album, is called You Make Me Happy. It’s a funky feel-good breeze featuring Maria on vocals and flute and Carole on groovy piano. It’s about you and your mate – whoever you are. It’s the relationship that matters:
I might have worries yeah I might have some
But I don’t think that anything is gonna come
Between you and me….
…’Cos -You make me hap hap hap hap hap Happy!
Zrazy are Irish vocalist/flautist/percussionist Maria Walsh and UK saxophonist/pianist/lyricist Carole Nelson. They have released five CDs in Ireland and America and have won many awards, including:
- OutMusic USA Award for Best Album “Dream On” 2005
- * USA GLAMA award for Best Song (2000)
* Irish Gold disc for No1 single ‘Ooh aah Paul McGrath for Italia ‘90
* USA Billboard Song Competion winners 1999
* Irish Smithwicks/Hot Press Critics award for Best New Band 1992
*Irish Ars Council Awards for contemporary composition. (1998 & 2002)
Zrazy’s music has featured in TV and film in Europe and America. Credits include NBC TV, UK’s Channel 4, France’s ARTE, Irelands RTE.
Zrazy’s music incorporates a range of influences, world/ jazz/celtic/dance/electronica. Their songs speak of love, sex, nature, politics, spirituality.
Zrazy have performed at festivals and clubs all over Europe and North America, including EuroPride Berlin, Amsterdam, London for audiences of 100,000. However they are as compelling in an intimate setting as they are on the big stage.
They have produced 5 CD’s and their 6th is due early 2015.
New Single released online ‘You Make Me Happy’ by Zrazy. See on You Tube.