COOKIE AND THE VAUDEVILLES are an exciting 5-piece Irish band who have just released their debut album “RICHES TO RAGS”, consisting of fourteen original songs.
“The band plays original songs in a retro-jazz/swing even Latin vein but with a modern energy ” – Crane Lane Theatre Cork 2014
COOKIE is an ex-lead vocalist for Riverdance who toured globally with the show for five years.
THE VAUDEVILLES consists of accomplished musicians with many years of local, national and international experience. Dave Barry – Double-Bass and Mandolin, John McGrath – Guitar and Vocals, Alan Carney – Piano, Flute, Melodica and vocals and Marc Anderson – Drums and Percussion.
Cookie and The Vaudevilles draw their influences from diverse sources- particularly great music of the past -20s,30s.40s.
Shades of contemporary icons-Pink Martini, Madeleine Peyroux, Caro Emerald, Melody Gardot and The Leftover Cuties leave their mark on the original songs and performance of this exciting group.
The group has been busy writing, recording and performing with recent gigs in the Crane Lane, Cork, DeBarra’s, Clonakilty, McCarthy’s, Dingle, Tivoli Theatre, Dublin Cork Jazz Festival, Ballydehob Jazz Festival.