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Reeve Carney – Youth is Wasted

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Reeve Carney’s Debut Studio Album ~ Cover Design and Photo by Timothy Garrett

Today I bring an introduction, live show experience, and music review of a multi-talented artist whose musical stylings I find lush, fresh and authentic.

I personally discovered the wonders of Reeve Carney when I finally gave way to my fears and took a peek at the widely successful Showtime television series Penny Dreadful.  I found Reeve’s portrayal of the immortal hedonist Dorian Gray extremely spot on, which is saying a lot considering my affinity for the character (check out my much earlier article, The Confessions of Dorian Gray – This World Our Hell.)  Read more…

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Striking Gold with Will Bowes

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Doing interviews for this blog has been an interesting experience for me.  Sometimes I set out very purposefully to “snag” a specific someone to interview…and sometimes I just happen to stumble upon someone and amazing things happen.  The later was the case with Will Bowes.  I first became aware of Will due to my avid addiction to BBC America’s Copper.  Will’s character, Phinbar Byrnes, or more affectionately nicknamed Little Byrnes, adds a sort of naivety mixed with humor to the often times dark story line, which in turn has endeared him to the audience.  Running across him by chance on Twitter (where I have been able to network the majority of my interviews!) and exchanging niceties about his recent episode, it rather randomly occurred to me to approach him about a Q and A.  To my delight he agreed to take me on and what has resulted is an interesting interview with a guy who is so much more than I had any knowledge of at the onset.  I found a gold mine and am now here to share the claim with all of you!  Read More


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Evora – Album Launch at The Grand Social – Dublin

Photo Courtesy of Leeloo

Forward by Jayne:  If you are a regular reader of At a Glance, you will have read our previous related articles on Evora.  I originally interviewed Alan Rickard, front man for the band, and Leeloo did a subsequent CD review.  And then the time finally came for an Album Release Party.  The event was held in Dublin at The Grand Social on June 27, 2013.  Leeloo was fortunate to travel to attend the event and she shares with us her adventures of the evening, including meeting the band consisting of AlanIan McSweeneyJim MortonJohnny Morton, and Joey Morton.  Read on for Leeloo’s recap


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Meet Eden!

Lucy Campbell and Libby Johnstone are dynamic vocalists blending their gifts to create a unique Classical/Crossover sound.  Forming the duo of Eden, their musical background with operatic range vocals and Classical sound has been expanded to include a varied repertoire of Classical as well as Modern selections, including Theatrical, Rock and Pop genera.  Creating and producing their own arrangements, this Classical/Crossover allows Eden a broad range of appeal with an interesting mix of sounds.  Eden has performed worldwide as well as booking the inaugural sail of the Celebrity Cruise ship, The Reflection.  Read More


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Hurry Up Before I Die – Evora

Review of Dublin Based Band Evora’s Debut Album

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Photo Courtesy of Evora

Not really knowing how to start this music review (it will be a music review in the end if it all goes according to plan, I promise), I do not consider myself an expert in the matter, far from it actually, but I know what I like.  What I look for in a song, in a voice, is this little thing that makes me forget, that takes me to a complete other world.

A few months ago, I watched a movie (Dreaming For You by Eoin Macken) and fell in love with a song, a voice, that of Evora, an Irish band from County Dublin.  If you are an avid reader of At a Glance, you’ve already heard of them, as Jayne interviewed Alan Rickard (the voice of Evora) a few months back.  Read More


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Folk ‘n’ Roll with Freddie and the Hoares

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What do you get when you mix together a group of talented musicians, bringing their multi-faceted skills together to produce a unique sound?  You are gifted with the experience of an eclectic band that takes you on a journey through lands of tales and folklore…the rise and fall of tunes as they wisp and whip their way through your ears, as you feel the movement, energy and emotion all the way down to your toes in a raucous heartfelt ride. If you are interested in discovering this type of experience, and believe me, it is an experience, then I heartily recommend the London based band, Freddie and the Hoares.  Read More


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Tell Me Your Name…

A Chat with Evora

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Photo Courtesy of Evora

A music critic I am not, but I do know what I like when I hear it.  That being said, there is a wide range of sounds that appeal to me which cross many genres and repertoires.  When launching At a Glance, I knew music was something I would include through feature interviews and discussion.

So to start us off on our first music interview, I’d like to introduce a band whose sound I really enjoy.  Evora is a five piece group originating from Dublin, Ireland.  They have just released a single and music video titled Tell Me Your Name from their upcoming album, Hurry Up Before I Die.  The album is in final production stages and will be out soon!  Read More