Every so often a band makes you sit up and take notice. Irish Dublin based outfit Grace Wilde, who have been quietly making a name for themselves over the last couple of years are one such band. Blending a bewildering mix of folk, soul, blues and rock, with a wonderful subtle Irish strain running throughout, they’ve earned their stripes out on the road bringing their music to ever increasing audiences. The songs are highly original and the voice is stunning.
Together Singer/Songwriter Audrey Fay and Producer/Guitarist Enda Duffy create and perform the most intriguing sound and approach to their songs and craft. Audrey’s voice and presence is utterly bewitching and incredibly authentic whilst Enda’s guitar superbly supports her delivery. Expect to hear some wonderful tales and stories throughout a Grace Wilde show. They always leave their rapt audience completely uplifted. Through their music, performance and craft these guys have something wonderful to say. They are a joy to watch! Its magical! Even mystical!
They have worked with such Legends as Tony Platt, UK Engineer/ Producer (Bob Marley, ACDC, Buddy Guy, The Bad Plus). Tony recorded their first Unplugged and Acoustic Live Album ‘Let Me In’ with Vyvienne Long on cello right in the heart of Dublin City. Tony then produced their full studio EP ‘Bring me To My Knees’ in the renowned ‘Grouse Lodge’ Recording Studios. The video to the title track was directed and produced by Mike Hayes. It went on to win Best Music Video at Dublin International Short Film Festival. Grace Wilde have just recently released their new single ‘Under Your Skin’. Collaborating with Dublin Electronica Producer James Darkin for a sublime alternative approach and remix to one of their tracks. They have received a glowing response to the nature and theme of the song and video.
Recent times have been exciting for Grace Wilde with several successful gigs at Whelan’s and other leading venues and Art Centres. The band have been making media inroads with a gig in Whelans as The Tickets ‘Gig of The Week’ in The Irish Times, airplay on RTE Radio One’s Late Date and Roots Freeway and live appearances on Newstalk’s Green Room, BBC Radio and various Local Stations.
The guys have been tucked away in the heart of Dublin City over the last few weeks working on new material and are making moves now toward their full album.
‘Grace Wilde have the ability to capture the true essence and heart of a song’ Colm O Hare – Music Journalist
'While fays writing and powerful vocal performance demand attention and really resonate with the listener, Duffy expertly heightens the emotive forces with his superb lead guitar work’ Pure M Magazine – Ireland
‘Grace Wilde effortlessly blend elements of folk, blues, soul and rock, with frontwoman Audrey Fay’s powerful voice forming a potent attraction’ Hotpress
‘Delicious melodrama and earthy vocals… tightly disciplined intimate rock and bluesy soul’ - The Irish Times