We are really looking forward to welcoming the wonderful Limerick singer/songwriter Jenní back to Dolans this Friday evening.
Better known as vocalist and writer Jenny McMahon with electronica outfit DeLorean Suite, Jenní will play our Upstairs venue on the back of the recent launch of her new single Roses. She will be supported on the evening by Conor Ward.
Jenní has attracted critical acclaim for her authentic, unadulterated and soulful voice.
So it is perhaps unexpected that her new single ‘Roses’ sees Jenní make a return to her folk roots with a distinctly pared back sound. The single was recorded in one day at Open Door Studios, Limerick with well-known drummer Tony Roche (DeLorean Suite), guitarist Kealan Kenny (Toucan) and bass player Brian O’ Grady (Kilfenora Céilí Band).
The song has a rich, warm and mesmerising tone and the accompanying video was shot in the iconic Cleeves factory by the team at Crude Media and is visually stunning.
Having launched the ‘Roses’ at a sold out gig in the legendary Maries Cheese Shop Jenní is excited to play the single and a host of original material written over the last year with her live band which also includes guitarist/pianist Mark O’ Connor (Tooth) and Shane Storan (Randolph and the Crokers).
Jenní notes that ‘Roses marks a turning point for me musically. I wanted to write songs from a very authentic place that would connect with people on a visceral level. I spent time reflecting and really drilling down into events, people and places from throughout my life. As a result I’ve written songs that expose a very different side to me that people won’t have seen before.’
Conor Ward is lined-up to support Jenní at Friday night’s gig. Limerick-based but originally from Mayo, Conor Ward played in bands during his teenage years, before starting to write his own material. While doing a science degree in Galway, he supported big Irish acts such as Ham Sandwich and Ryan Sheridan.
These shows made him feel that he, too, could someday have his own headline shows.
Conor’s indie-folk sound draws inspiration from the likes of Ray la Montagne and Ben Harper, as well as icons such as Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan.
Tickets for Jenní live Upstairs at Dolans supported by Conor Ward are on sale now and can be purchased here
You can watch the video release for Jenni’s new single below: