Donna Dunne – Beale

A rich rhythm and blues texture comes across that signals the intent as much as it creates a wonderful tune. The stylish running brings a sense of rackabilly but it is also marked out by the way the blues generates the intended impact. Firing up “kicks” is the Latin tint in the sound. It adds a hard side to it that you feel. The deep way that the guitar is angled in gives it a lush Tex-Mex beat that stirs it eloquently, but there is also a lot to admire in how it excites you as it plays.

An endearing track follows called “Blue Skies”. Handsomely filling out as it plays there is a steadfastness to it that sees it all fall clearly into place. The partial way that it is delivered also denotes an artist with a lot of promise musically. A cover of “Lucille” by LITTLE RICHARD seems to undermine the rockabilly influences that we have come to pick up from her live sets. Here it finds a suitable place as an inclusion on an EP.

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What People Are Saying

  • Billed as the next Imelda May with a modern twist. She's definitely like Imelda but she has own style and her music has a younger feel to it
  • I have been managing this venue for three years and Donna Dunne is one of the best live acts to walk through these doors
  • I just don't sing like Jonny Cash,' states Dubliner Dunne in her track 'Woman in Black', but she does have a Cash-like, guttural quality to her vocals, which is really quite lovely.
  • The New Imelda May. Elvis obsessed singer will never appear on the X-Factor
  • Move over Imelda May - The Woman In Black is in town. She left her job to follow her musical dreams and has now wrote a cracking new tune called The Woman in Black
  • This promising young talent has a unique sound.
  • Donna Dunne is the next big thing
  • Donna has long been known for her finely crafted writing as well as her incredible live performances, appearing at some of Ireland’s most notable festivals. Now, after numerous live interviews and being play-listed on Ireland’s RTE 1 Radio, Donna Dunne is at last being recognized as one of today’s most exciting new artists.

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