Aoife Clancy & The Jammin' Divas
|Time & Place|
|Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
|Seniors, Military & Students w/ID||$17|
|Children 7–17 w/paying adult||1/2 price|
|Children under 7||free|
From Ireland, Australia, and the USA - AHOY! G'DAY MATE! DIA DHUIT!
The Jammin' Divas are Aoife Clancy (IRE) Grammy Nominee with Cherish the Ladies, Becky Chase (USA), and Kath Buckell (AUS), with stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music and elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. Prepare for stunning three-part harmonies. The Jammin' Divas draw the audience into an experience that transcends three continents' history by sharing songs and stories of how each country culturally influences and enriches one another.
While each of these talented women is individually recognized as an accomplished player and vocalist, it is their combined artistry that creates an unparalleled musical dynamic. The Standard Times, 2011
The women include Aoife Clancy from Ireland, who is the daughter of Bobby Clancy of the Clancy Brothers. While she was with Cherish the Ladies, the group was nominated for a Grammy Award. Aoife has had a long-standing career touring with the likes of The Clancy Brothers, Christy Moore of the Furey Brothers, Tommy Sands, and many others. She also toured seven weeks with the renowned Paddy Noonan Show. In 1995, Aoife was asked to join the acclaimed group "Cherish the Ladies", which is one of the most sought-after Irish American groups in history. For the past four years, Aoife has toured extensively doing no less than two hundred dates a year throughout the United States and Europe. She has been a featured soloist with orchestras such as the Boston Pops and Cincinnati Pops, and while performing with Cherish the Ladies, collaborated with the Boston Pops on their GRAMMY nominated Celtic album. Now with seven recordings under her belt in the last decade, Aoife has clearly established herself as one of the "Divas" of Irish and Contemporary Folk Music.
Anyone who has seen Becky Chace sing in any setting knows she delivers with passion and conviction every time she takes a stage. Chosen Best Female Vocalist five times by the readers of the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll, Becky has been called "one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters to come out of the RI area" by Motif Magazine. Together with her band, Chase has opened for such national acts as BB King, America, Judy Collins, Littlefeat, and Delbert McClinton. "With her smoky voice and blues laden guitar, Providence's Becky Chase is a steamy Cauldron of music, purveying the sort of countrified roots/folk rock that hits with a gritty, earthy edge. There's an authenticity to Chase that makes her music captivating, and in the same breath makes her difficult to categorize: she's a singer/songwriter who transcends a number of genres, pulling together common threads into solid music that commands a listeners' attention." Victor D. Infante Worcester Telegram and Gazette "one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters to come out of the RI area" says Motif Magazine.
The Australian counterpart Kath Buckell is a rising Folk/Rock artist in the USA receiving airplay in the US, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Germany and the UK, "charting on the following US charts: #63 on the National Folk DJ chart, #25 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Internet Airplay Chart (for 6 weeks), #27 on the Antiquarian Librarian Breakthrough Recordings for 2012, Top 40 Americana Chart at KVMR (CA), Top 25 AAA chart at WVIA (PA), #12 on the Americana station at WERU (ME) and already won honorable mention at the Mid Atlantic Song Contest for her song "Orphaned by the Color of My Skin" along with a national radio representation that gave astonishing reviews for her new record… and more. "'Faces Do Not Change' stands as the strongest singer-songwriter albums I've heard in years" The Gazette (Tom Stauder, 2012). She has toured from Australia, Israel and now the USA and has found her roots in a project that is preserving traditional Australian poetry put to her original music. This new project called "Faces Do Not Change" was produced by Daniel Jakubovic and supported by well-known producer Jaruslav Makubovic (Bette Middler, Paul Simon, Carly Simon) with guest appearances of Bette Midler's very own Harlette, Ula Hedwig, where she did a beautiful rendition of her song "Bird of Mine".
Opening: Nicole Belanus
Nicole Belanus is a singer/songwriter living in Williamsburg, Virginia. She has released three solo CDs and is a regular feature in coffee shops, festivals, churches and on local radio in Hampton Roads. Her voice and style have been compared to Dar Williams, Sheryl Crow and Shawn Colvin, and she was the first winner of the Tidewater Arts Outreach Songwriting competition. She also won the title of “Best Vocalist” from SingerUniverse in Los Angeles. She grew up listening to an eclectic blend of music from classical to pop, and learned several instruments at an early age. Nicole’s life-long appreciation of the arts and storytelling through music have had a deep influence on her songwriting and style. Her albums are available for purchase through CD Baby and for download on iTunes and Amazon. www.nicolebelanus.com3