Luan Parle & Clive Barnes at the Black Gate
Sunday, March 25 @ 8pm
The Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis Street
Two of Ireland’s finest songwriters and performers Luan Parle and Clive Barnes have for many years been gaining an international reputation as solo performers. For the past three years they have been performing together to sold out audiences across Ireland, US & Europe.
Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits & accolades. Her top 10 hit single ‘Ghost’ spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most played Irish single of that year.
Parle signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age and has written and recorded with some of the worlds most successful songwriters & producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crowe, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion).
Parle signed with Elton Johns Management Company Twenty First Artists and opened for Elton three nights at the London Hammersmith Apollo.
To date Parle has released 3 studio albums and is currently working on her latest material due for release in 2018.
Clive Barnes is highly regarded as one of the finest performers on the roots circuit and has been gaining a worldwide reputation as one of the finest songwriters and guitarists on today’s scene.
Having released four critically acclaimed albums of his own, he has played and recorded with some of the finest musicians on the world stage including Joe Cocker, Taj Mahal and Eric Bibb and also shared stages with Dr John, Jeff Beck, Solomon Burke, The Blind Boys of Alabama, & Gary Clark Jr to name but few.
Barnes has played numerous US, UK and European Tours and taken various awards, Including Album of the Year for “Welcome to Farewell” in the US magazine ‘Acoustic Guitar’. His new album ‘Get Low’ is due for release early 2018.
Clive will accompany Luan on stage while also playing a solo set for what promises to be a very special night of music and an opportunity to see both these performers together.
“Luan Parle is quite simply one of the most exciting singers to emerge from Ireland, or any other country for that matter! She is a superb songsmith as well” -EVENING HERALD
“Clive is a guitarist who can make one guitar sound like six. Barnes transported the entire, hushed venue across the Atlantic to where the paths taken by the Delta Blues, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen all led to his own special territory. Balancing intensity with between song banter that would challenge any stand-up, Barnes’ songs were a revelation.” -Harry Guiren, RTE Television