Marla & David Celia:
What happens when a Canadian troubadour and a German singer/songwriter decide to become musical partners? This album, which is bathed in absolute beauty, proves that the result is a great partnership. Wonderful melodies, handsome vocal harmonies and sublime instrumental interpretations make this album an absolute hit. David Celia is a wizard on guitar alongside Marla’s lush, sometimes husky vocals.
David has four self-produced solo albums and tours frequently across Canada & throughout Europe (including memorable appearances at Glastonbury Festival). He has been touted as “one of Toronto’s best guitarists” by CBC Radio and has been featured frequently on the BBC in the UK. He’s also been a sideman to artists such as Emilíana Torrini, Andy Kim (The Archies) and Ian & Sylvia Tyson. He produced Marla’s debut album Madawaska Valley in 2015 (Melting Pot Music/Rough Trade) and the single “In The Wind” acquired over 1.2 million plays on Spotify. “A little discovery” ~ Rolling Stone.
“DAYDREAMERS is a beautifully crafted, intimate and warm album which is a joy to listen to. It is clear that a great deal of love and care went into its making” –Fatea-records.co.uk
“There is so much to like here” -Rocking Magpie, UK
– “Close your eyes and you could be sitting on a rocking chair on a 70’s Laurel Canyon porch” – Tim Merrick, Americana-uk.com (Live Review)
Lisa Loughrey, is a singer and songwriter from Co. Kildare who has risen to prominence over the past five years. In 2014, she won the inaugural Clancy Brothers Award for songwriting. Lisa’s influences are grounded in folk and roots music, her distinctive vocal and beautiful songs have garnered much positive attention over a short period. In both 2017 and 2018, Lisa was shortlisted for the Pure M best female and solo artist awards. Songs she has written have received extensive radio play on RTE Radio 1 and featured on radio documentaries. Recently, she has appeared with acts including I Draw Slow, John Spillane, Paddy Casey and Declan O’Rourke, as well as headlining festivals including Whelan’s Trad and Folk festival. In June 2018, Lisa released her debut EP entitled Plans and Schemes to positive reviews and a nationwide tour. She is currently working towards an album release this year.
“Lisa’s strong vocal recalls Natalie Merchant’s performance on 10,000 Maniacs’ early albums” (Folkradio UK)
“elegant lyrics” (Goldenplec)
“one of the best voices in the Irish music scene right now” (The Irish Echo)
“striking lyrical depths that hit you hard” (Indie)