A Little Soul by Ciara O’Driscoll
Love Event by Ciara O’Driscoll
Realise by Ciara O’Driscoll
“Ciara O’Driscoll‘s brand of smooth and sunny jazz, a mood-enhancer if ever there was one…Motown influences are clear, her voice defined and confident. All originals, which is even more of a rarity in the jazz-pop/swing genre..
She brings a natural presence to the stage…but one that keeps the crowd rapt”
-drop-d music journal
Ciara’s influences range from Billie Holiday to Alicia Keys, and as diverse as JJ Cale and Fat Freddys Drop. Her individual style is a smooth blend of sweet, soulful, lifting crafted songs with jazzy tones and crystal clear vocals. Songs with identifiable themes, which the listener can easily relate to, whilst simultaneously being taken on an enticing musical journey. There is an honesty & depth to her music, which always speaks from the heart and life experience. As a live performer, she thrives, holding an audience with ease, grace and soaring vocals.
Previously seen as a member of Sumu (www.myspace.com/sumuband) always challenging always innovative, collaborator and co-songwriter Niwel Tsumbu (www.niweltsumbu.com) was the driving force. This group’s 1st gig was supporting Malian diva Oumou Sangare from there they went on to play with Irish favourites Kila, Massive Attack collaborator Horace Andy, reggae legends The Wailers, Londons’ Reel People, New Zealand favourites Salmonella Dub and Cork heroes John Spillane and Ger Wolf.
Ciara’s line up includes some incredibly talented and seasoned musicians:
Rik Appleby – guitar
Dan Thornhill – double bass and vocals
Sarah Taylor – keyboards and vocals
Ron Penney – drums and percussion