Time & Location
14 Dec 2022, 19:00
Dublin 1, 35 Liffey St. Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01 C3N0, Ireland
About The Event
The Berlin-based, Irish vocalist's versatility ranges from soul, jazz, rhythm & blues to opera and her writing style is inspired by thesongwriting stalwarts of the 60s and 70s. Tonight she will be performing a strip -backed set, including tracks from her debut album 'JanuarySkies' and her ep Melodramas. The album, which celebrated its Bandcamp release in January 2022, recently featured in 'The Irish Times Best
Albums and Gigs of 2022' shortlist and is the result of a successful grassroots crowdfunding campaign. It was recorded at Jazzanova Recording Studio, Berlin and shows the artist drawing on experiences with finding purpose, patriarchy, rites of passage, lost faith, fate,missed opportunities and fantasy versus reality. It was produced and arranged by Charis Karantzas and is a collaboration with Australian composer, Michael Edwards - whose credits include Morcheeba and the Game of Thrones Soundtrack. This partnership makes up the greater
part of the album tracks, while others such as 'In My Dreams' (co-written with Michael Parle) were written by Daly while London-based.
Single releases to date include the bitter-sweet album title track, 'January Skies' and the cinematic and trip-hop infused 'In My Dreams'.
'Missed Chances', the 3rd release from the album, is a 60's soul-inspired track was added to the RTE RADIO ONE Recommended playlist,
upon its release. Her debut recording, Melodramas EP (2014), together with recent singles, has been featured on Jazz Radio Berlin/Europa.
She has performed sold-out dates at The Orange Room, Berlin (Jazz Radio Berlin) and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. A regular
performer on the opera stage, Michelle has sung as a soloist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and for Deutsche Oper Berlin. Other
collaborations include guest vocals on the critically acclaimed ‘These New Puritans’ album ‘Inside the Rose’. Michelle is currently working
on a collection of covers. The first, recorded remotely during the lockdown, is a collaboration with musicians based in Dublin, Paris &
Berlin. This offering will be a cover of Massive Attack’s trip-hop classic ‘Unfinished Sympathy’.
Further single releases, a full streaming release of the album and European tour are in the works.
The Irish Times 'Best Albums and Gigs of 2022' shortlist
“Honey-toned “– The Guardian
“A dash of Portishead and Amy Winehouse” – Cathal Murray RTE Radio One
“A whif of a classy James Bond theme song here with hints of a retro-fuelled Tarantino soundtrack” – Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times
https://linktr.ee/Msdalymusic – All Links
January Skies Live in Berlin