Suzanne Savage : vocals/guitar/violin Damian Evans : bass Dominic Mullen : drums Darragh O’Kelly : keys/organ
Described as ‘one of Ireland ́s hidden music heroes’ (BBC), as a singer, songwriter, violinist and performer Suzanne has worked with musical royalty across jazz, singer-songwriter, choral and classical music. After winning a music scholarship at the Italian FABRICA institute, she cut her teeth touring Europe and U.S. as Priniciple Soprano Soloist with Riverdance. Coming home to Ireland she has made music internationally with the likes of Irish music legends Paul Brady, Elenor McEvoy, Van Morrison; jazz greats such as Jimmy Cobb, Ernie Watts Quartet and Gary Husband, emerging talent such as David Lyttle (UK), the Matteo Addabbo Organ Trio (IT) and Markus Strothmann (GER). Suzanne has performed at SXSW, UK/NY, Electric Picnic, featured artist on TED.com, BBC N.Ireland, with Paul Brady on RTE ́s Imelda May Show, and was recently Artist of the Month on Balcony TV. She is featured online performing as featured artist on TEDXBelfast. In June 2015 Suzanne appeared on the front cover of The Sunday Times as she performed at Dublin city ́s new Canalophonic music festival, and a recent video interview for Bourbon FM received over 25,000 hits. Following months of work at the ZKM studio in Germany, Suzanne has written and produced her first independent album, ́Jellymould ́, launched to critical acclaim at the Belfast Festival, Ireland ́s biggest Arts Festival. Her newest ensemble, the Savage Five, for voice & string ensemble, have recently released their album ́Sleepwalking ́ through German jazz label Herbie Martin Music, and were nominated for the 2016 German Record Critics’ Prize. She writes with dance producers Funk Mastiff (EIR), Spree, and Simon Sheldon & Quentin Kane (UK) and Joe Nephilim (UK). Much in demand as a session vocalist, jazz is her spiritual home, and her music shows the distillation of a wealth of influences in her writing.
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