Meteor Award and Tatler Award Winner singer-songwriter Luan Parle has had numerous hits and accolades throughout her career including Meteor Ireland Music Award for Best Irish Female. Her Top 10 hit single ‘Ghost’ spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most-played Irish single in the same year, also featuring on numerous Number 1 compilation albums.
The Wicklow born songstress signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age and has written and recorded with some of the worlds’ most successful songwriters and producers including Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crowe, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John), Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones, Duran Duran, The Proclaimers), Stephen Lironi (Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Jon Bon Jovi, Black Grape, Hanson) and Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pretenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion). Parle signed with Elton John’s Management Company ‘Twenty First Artists’ and, following a signing with Sony Records, released her critically-acclaimed album ‘Free’ in 2007.
To-date Luan Parle has released four studio albums and an EP. Her début album, First Impressions, was released after she signed to Anim Records at the age of 12 following an appearance on The Late Late Toy Show. In 2002 Luan signed to Sony Music Ireland and recorded an album with Grammy Award-Winning producer Bill Bottrell in Mendocino, California which has yet to be released.
‘Never Say Goodbye’ (released 4th December 2020), is the latest single and title track from Luan Parle's stunning new album ‘Never Say Goodbye’, released earlier this year through her own label LPR Records. The album features 10 original tracks, “from lovelorn country ballads to gothic Americana to hard-hitting social commentary” (Nick Kelly, broadsheet.ie), and includes two co-writes with Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes. “With ‘Never Say Goodbye’ Luan Parle has delivered her finest collection of songs to date” (Colm O’Hare, Hot Press).
The album received glowing reviews from The Sunday Times, The Irish Independent, Broadsheet.ie, The Sunday World, 4/5 Stars from Folk & Tumble, 8/10 stars from Hot Press made the Hot Press Hot For 2020 Albums List, The Choice Music Prize longlist, RTÉ Lyric FM - Album Of The Week, PLAYIRISH Album of The Week & RTÉ Radio 1 - Recommends playlist.
Since the album's release, 'Never Say Goodbye' has received almost 1,400 Irish radio plays reaching an audience of almost 3 million listeners.
“Her best record yet, highlights include ‘Running in Circles’ a co-write with ex Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes that evokes Stevie Nicks” - Steve Cummings, Sunday Times
“Luan Parle has matured into a first-rate artist” - Jackie Hayden, Hot Press
“With a voice pure and true Luan Parle sings from the heart, and aims for the gut” - Nick Kelly, broadsheet.ie
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Luan's tour has been postponed for the foreseeable future, she is currently working with venues to reschedule shows.