"A Portfolio" is the stunning debut album from an original, blues/roots Irish Female Artist: Clara Rose. Clara Rose's songs tell stories and secrets and come to life with a full, rockin' band in tow. This album cannot dissapoint any music fan!
Clara Rose is a raw, original, Irish Roots musician. Her unique blend of raunchy blues, mesmerising folk and sultry roots are hard found in these troubled times. Since the age of 17 Clara Rose has been performing solo shows on the Dublin scene in venues such as; Whelans, The Sugar Club, Bewleys Cafe Theatre and up &coming music venue: The Brian Boru.
Clara Rose is now joined by a 7 piece backing band featuring drums, bass, electric guitar, keys, violin and 2 backing singers. With Clara Rose on lead vocals and guitar they form, ‘Clara Rose & The Relatives’. Their much acclaimed show at last years Flat Lake Literary and Arts Festival (2009) hurtled them onto the scene and they have since supported Don Baker in The Lost & Found in December 2009 and performed a sell out show in Bewleys Cafe Theatre.
This debut album, "A Portfolio" features 12 original tracks (10 original, one of which written by her mother Liz Monahan-the songstress from the Drumlins of Monaghan and a Bob Dylan cover –an artist close to her heart). The album features the talents of some stalwarts of the Irish music scence:
Gavin Ralston: Electric guitar, mandolin .... & much more
Aongus Ralston: Bass
James Delaney: Keys
Johnny Boyle: Drums
Kieran McEvoy: guest appearance on electric guitar
Cathy McEvoy: Strings
The album artwork is by Claire McLaughlin and was specially commissioned.