Singer and actress Bronagh Gallagher and her brilliant eight piece band release their second album.
Bronagh is a deeply soulful artist with a unique gift for singing and storytelling, and has created a fascinating new world of songs and stories through her own personal experiences.
In this highly anticipated second album, the listener is seduced by the songs, the stories and their characters. We take flight on a journey from Ireland to Dorset England, Paris to Berlin and then to California – we become submerged into magical nights and unfolding wonderful stories in the ‘City of Angels’, finally leading us into the darkness and ganglands of Mexico City.
Following a Meteor-nominated debut album “PRECIOUS SOUL” (Mojo Magazine ***), Bronagh has again penned all her own material, collaborating on some of the music writing with her cousin Caolan McLaughlin, and the wonderful band of musicians that accompanied and guided Bronagh as she also took the helm as Producer on this record.
Bronagh brings together her favourite musicians and some close friends from rock 'n' roll royalty in Ireland and London. They include the brilliant Conor Brady (Guitar), Graham Hopkins (Drums and percussion), Clare Kenny (Bass), Justin Carroll (Hammond Organ and Wurlitzer), Shelly and Jordan Bukspan and Paul Byrne (Backing Vocals), Michael Buckley and Ronan Dooney (Horns), and rehearsal and recording began in Optophonic Studios in Dublin, Ireland in February 2011.
With this golden group of musicians, and carefully chosen analogue recording equipment, the music pays homage to the sound and essence of the great producers of the 60s and early 70s – the music that Bronagh adores. Phil Spector (The Wall Of Sound), Shadow Morton (The Shangrilas), Jerry Wexler (Aretha Franklin) and Lou Adler (Merry Clayton), Willie Mitchell (Al Green), Brian Ahern (Emmy Lou Harris). Inspired by these musical masters, Bronagh has successfully managed to give the music a unique voice and style of its own.
“One of the purest, clearest talents I know – a fabulous singer, bursting with raw Irish soul. Striking and original songs, and an effortlessly brilliant band. The whole Bronagh picture has come into focus.” – Brian Eno