With a dreamy melodic sensibility and meticulously crafted lyrics, Karen Ires is a singer-songwriter who's garnered numerous credits since the debut of her self-titled CD. A finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, she has contributed music to the films, Dog's Life and Anarchy TV, MTV's Undressed, and Boston's prestigious Nemo Compilation CD. In addition, Karen nabbed 2nd place in the ISC and Just Plain Folks Songwriting Contest, honorable mention in Billboard's Contest, and has sung on several TV commercials, including one for Moët Champagne. She is regularly featured on such internet sites as The Women of MP3.com and radiofreevirgin.com, as well as numerous FM stations.
Supporting her CD, Karen's brand new video for the song, "Hotel Room," will be coming to a music channel near you in Spring 2003. Directed by F. Scott Schafer, this video features Karen and child actress, Lucy Walsh, and was shot in Manhattan's quirky Carlton Arms Hotel, with portions filmed at Rockaway Beach.
Whether solo or with band mates Francis Tabone and Jon Sharkey, Karen regularly performs in her hometown of New York City. Recent shows include the Just Plain Folks Road Trip, the CMJ Music Marathon, the Boston Nemo Festival and a benefit where she opened for Lloyd Cole. She continues to contribute music and voice-overs to commercials and film.