Elaine Mai & Daithí make the journey over from Galway to play The Workman’s Club on 19th October where they’ll be joined by Belfast’s Rachael Boyd.
Daithí uses loopstations, kaoss Pads, synthesizers and drum machines to create a unique and exceptional sound all centered around one instrument: the Fiddle. Some people call it post trad, others say it’s Indie traditional electro math rock looped with a twist, whatever the genre the end result is energetic, loud and a damn good time.
Elaine Mai has made a huge impression on the Irish live scene, not only with her own solo shows but also with some impressive support slots and guest vocals on Carraroe by Daithi and Love System by Le Galaxie. Her music is timeless – powerful lyrics, haunting vocals are layered over harmonies, beats and guitar and looped to create swelling, atmospheric melodies so captivating it’s hard to remember it’s just herself on stage. Emotive pop music for the 21st century.
Rachael Boyd is an electro-acoustic artist from Belfast who started off experimenting with home recording projects on her violin, piano and guitar. Her music has been described as “tragic yet powerful and mesmerising with hushed vocals, bittersweet piano and electronic flourishes”. Live, she operates loopstations and electronics along with fellow string players and on occasion a full band. She released her first EP ‘Back In Your Box’ through Eleven Eleven label in late 2011 and is due to release her next EP late Autumn 2012.
Daithí & Elaine Mai (double header)
The Workman’s Club
8pm, Friday Oct 19th
Tickets available from www.tickets.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.