“His vocal command and stylish musical delivery set
a standard that the others…cannot reach” Irish Times
“Splendid” Cork Examiner “Seriously Smoochy” Liz Nolan Lyric FM
“Fantastic...A breath of fresh air” George Jones U105
“Incredible” Chris Needs BBC Radio Wales
Nyle Wolfe is one of the most talked about upcoming Irish singers, his unique passionate vocal ability inspires and soothes. A dedicated artist he has had a residency in the international operatic scene for most of his life. Now he has enhanced his enviable resume of live performances with a distinguished debut album, Moodswings.
In a nostalgic performance that stirs the imagination, he sings a compilation of songs from the swing era revisited in a beautiful café orchestra setting. Half forgotten favourites such as Al Dubin’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” sit elegantly with perennials such as “A Nightingale sang in Berkley Square” and Charles Trenet’s “La Mer”. The engaging collection sung in Spanish, English and French showcase Wolfe’s luxurious baritone and his sensitive musical understanding.
Wolfe sang his first concert at the tender age of 6 performing “White Christmas” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” in his local Catholic Church. His introduction to theatre audiences soon followed at the Mayflower in Southampton in the Gilbert and Sullivan’s “the Gondoliers”. Answering a simple “sing and get paid for it” ad in the local newspaper led to is professional debut in Cork’s Opera House. He graduated London’s Royal Academy of Music with their highest award and won a scholarship to complete his training at Zurich’s prestigious International Opera Studio. He has honed a reputation as one of the most talented vocalists of his generation. He has sung for international monarch’s and presidents including Queen Elizabeth II and Bill Clinton as well as Ireland’s own Mary Robinson.
Stylish and charming, Wolfe is the eldest of six children. Always encouraged by their parents to follow their dreams both he and three of his siblings are employed in the entertainment industry. He regularly works on outreach programs for children and has a strong relationship with his local community. An accomplished web designer and chef he planned and built his family home in Co Limerick, Ireland where he resides with his wife and three children
David Wray – Piano/Keyboards, Cora Venus Lunny – Violin/Viola,
Ellen Crannitch – Flute, Brendan Doyle – Clarinet,
Stephen McDonnell – Trumpet, Karl Ronan – Trombone,
Dermot Dunne –Accordion, Karl Breen (Guitar),
Malachi Robinson - Double Bass, Des Lacey - Drums/Percussion
Musical Arrangements David Wray: 1, 2,4,5,6,7,8,10 Michael Casey: 3,9,11
Produced by David Wray and Nyle Wolfe
Co-produced by Mark McCabe
Recorded and Mixed by Mark McCabe
At ADDA Studios, Gleneally, Co. Wicklow
Mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain, Florida, USA
Design and Layout Sandra Menzel