French rock musician Lauren Guillery is thrilled to announce the release of her debut album’s first single LOVE THIS LIFE ahead of her album launch party in DeBarra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty on May 25th 2018. The single is being released in conjunction with a music video that features the artist walking the streets of Cork city and close-ups of her face smudged with make-up. As of May 18th, the track LOVE THIS LIFEcomes as a free download with the pre-order of the album DISASTER IN LA LA LAND on Bandcamp and other digital platforms.
DISASTER IN LA LA LAND (out May 25th, self-release) has been a few years in the making and is comprised of twelve tracks that sway between pop and punk with a slice of blues thrown in. Recorded in two Leinster locations with two different rhythm sections, the album was co-produced by Stephen Shannon (MOUNT ALASKA, STRANDS) at Experimental Audio in Dublin. It features amongst other musicians SPOOK OF THE THIRTHEENTH LOCK drummer Brian O’Higgins and LAND LOVERS bassist Shane Murphy. The first single from the album, LOVE THIS LIFE is a catchy number that recalls 70’s krautrock era with its repetitive drumbeat, and speaks about a woman’s struggle with realising she suffers from depression. A musically fun and thought-out album, DISASTER IN LA LA LAND recounts stories of Guillery’s life in Dublin city where she lived for fifteen years, before moving southwest of Cork.
Originally from France, Lauren Guillery immigrated to Ireland in early 2000 and powered her way through the Dublin open-mic circuit and onto the stages of Ireland’s most prestigious clubs. She was awarded ‘Best International’ at the inaugural BalconyTV music video awards 2007 and self-released the same year her four track EP LISTEN! She toured Ireland opening for Irish post-rock outfit GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT amongst other high profile Irish acts (CATHY DAVEY, JINX LENNON, NINA HYNES). Recent performances include an appearance at CLONAKILTY INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL, and supports to PILLOW QUEENS and American slide-guitar one-man band BOB LOG III.
Sara Ryan has had an exciting start to her career. Last year she released her debut single Belle, which won “Best New Comer” and “Best New Single” on Dublin CityFM. And to top the year off, she was crowned New Folk Artist of the Year at the Irish Folk Music Awards, alongside Damien Dempsey, Johnny McEvoy, The Druids and Aoife Scott. The Kildare-born songwriter, now based in Cork City, built a strong and loyal following touring with Mick Flannery, Martin Harley, John Spillane, Wally Page, Luka Bloom and Cry Monster Cry.
2018 sees the release of her second single Euphoric Recall on February 23rd and Sara is on a double headlining tour with Emma Langford, dates of the tour are listed below. http://emmalangfordmusic.com/
Sara’s much anticipated Debut EP Glitter Skies will be released later this month.
Sara Ryan brings a unique voice to the Irish music scene with memorable lyrics conveying stories as real as they are raw.
2018 is the year the world will discover this wonderful voice.
GIRLS ROCK DUBLIN
2018 CAMP FOR 12-17 y.o. GIRLS!
3rd – 7th July 2018
Sound Training College & Temple Lane Rehearsal Studios
Applications are now open for our 2018 Girls Rock Dublin camp. Running this Summer from July 3rd to July 7th, the camp provides a positive, non-competitive environment where 20 campers, aged 12-17, will learn to express themselves through a unique programme that combines music tuition,
collaborative workshops and a refreshing DIY spirit.
- 20 Campers: 5 days
- Form a band; Write a song; Learn an instrument; Perform on stage
- Previous music experience not required
- All details and registration at www.girlsrockdublin.com/camp
After successfully running Dublin’s first girls rock camp in 2017 (18-24 y.o.), Girls Rock Dublin are delighted to announce a new camp tailored to 12-17 year olds.
The five day event will be hosted in premium Dublin music facilities Sound Training College and Temple Lane Studios, and will be run by an all-woman team of coaches and volunteers including musicians active in the local independent music scene (last year’s coaches included Maykay of Fight Like Apes and Le Galaxie, Niamh Farrell of Ham Sandwich as well as guests SOAK, Soule, Wyvern Lingo and Hvmmingbyrd).
GRD value diversity: applicants from socially underrepresented groups are welcome.
Two scholarships will be granted to applicants from low-income households.
Girl Rock Dublin is proudly sponsored by IMRO, MusicMaker, Sound Training College, Some Neck Guitars and Full Aeon.
About Girls Rock Dublin:
Launched in 2016, non profit-group Girls Rock Dublin (GRD) run summer camps and events aimed at growing girls’ self-esteem through music creation and performance. Our events are for, and run by, people who self-identify as female (trans and cis) or gender non-binary. Providing workshops and technical training, we create leadership opportunities, cultivate a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourage social change and the development of life skills.
GRD are part of a global movement (Girls Rock Camp) that brings this type of camps in more than 100 cities around the world. Music is the means through which the movement seeks to create a positive impact at both a personal and community level.
For enquiries, to join as a volunteer or to support the project as a sponsor, please reach out to email@example.com or through www.girlsrockdublin.com/contact.
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