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Eleanor McEvoy

March 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

£12.00 – £14.00

Exposed to music at a very early age, Dublin born Eleanor grew up in a strict Catholic household in the grey north-side suburb of Cabra. After a musical upbringing playing the piano, violin and performing on stage with her older siblings, Eleanor graduated in music from Trinity in Dublin and set out to pay her way through life as a jobbing musician.

Already writing her own songs, she was waiting for the opportunity to branch out on her own. To initially pay her way, Eleanor spent 4 years in Ireland’s National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), she recorded studio sessions as a singer, fiddle and keyboard player and joined Irish diva Mary Black’s touring band. She then decided to cash in her savings and go for it; spending the cash on better song demos, home recording gear and a decent guitar. Out of the blue, two chances came along at once. Mary and her record company manager/husband decided Eleanor’s song “A Woman’s Heart” would be a fitting title and lead song for the compilation they were putting together of contemporary Irish female performers. Simultaneously the legendary Tom Zutaut of Geffen Records (who signed the likes of Guns N Roses and Motley Crue), on a scouting mission to Dublin, heard Eleanor in a pub, bought her demo cassette and on the spot decided he wanted to sign her to Geffen.


March 22, 2015
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
£12.00 – £14.00
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Chapel Arts Centre
St.James's Memorial Hall - Lower Borough Walls
Bath, BA1 1QR United Kingdom
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01225 461700

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