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SongLives
Heathers and Gerry Leonard

Admission: $15 member / $18 non-member

 

SongLives

Curated by Grammy-Award winner Susan McKeown

After two successful seasons including musicians Mark Geary, Declan O’Rourke, Wallis Bird and Mundy, we present the third installment of SongLives, bringing the richness of the busking tradition of Dublin’s Grafton Street to New York City. Some of Ireland’s best contemporary songwriters will tell their stories up close and acoustically in the Donaghy Theatre.

Friday, April 12 | 8 pm

Heathers

"Burning, urgent poignancy, dual vocals and catchy harmonies" - Mischa Pearlman inMusic Week

“In a sense, Heathers are the Ramones of folk. Strumming that acoustic guitar with the urgency of a runaway freight train, the dual voices of Ellie & Louise MacNamara soar high” - BBC Across The Line 

Heathers are twin sisters Ellie and Louise Macnamara from Dublin. Their debut album “Here, Not There” garnered widespread acclaim internationally amongst both fans and media alike for its unique melodic hooks and extraordinary vocals.  Heathers have performed at CMJ festival in New York, Canadian Music Week in Toronto, numerous U.S. and European Festival slots including The Great Escape, The Camden Crawl, and support touring with Kimya Dawson of “The Moldy Peaches” and Paolo Nutini for UK and Irish touring. In 2012, Heathers finished recording their second album with “White Lies” producer Max Dingel and recently signing a deal with Universal Music Publishing UK.

 

Gerry Leonard

“The Light Machine… is the most beautiful and moving pieces of work I have possessed in a long time." – David Bowie

Gerry Leonard is a Dublin-born guitar player, songwriter, and producer, now based in New York. As part of the New York scene, Gerry’s distinctive ambient style has led to his working with many great artists over the years including a year-long tour as music director/guitarist with David Bowie during the “Reality” world tour and DVD, as well as tours with Laurie Anderson, Duncan Sheik, and Avril Lavigne.

As a producer, he has recently completed the new record “In the Pink” for Platinum artist Donna Lewis as well as Pamela Sue Mann’s “L’Oeuf.” He has also recently completed guitar work on Rufus Wainwright’s “Release the Stars” and the most recent Blue Note release from Suzanne Vega entitled “Beauty and Crime.” In the world of music for film, Gerry’s guitar playing is featured on Peter Nashell’s soundtracks for “The Deep End,” “Bee Season” and an original score for the independent movie “32A.” Under his own project, Spooky Ghost, Gerry has recorded two solo albums, “Spooky Ghost,” and “The Light Machine.”

 

 



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