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Alternative // Dublin, Kildare

Formed in 2009 by singer and songwriter, Rebecca Keogh, She Speaks quickly cut their teeth on the live scene playing gigs in Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow and Galway City to name but a few. Their recording debut quickly followed with the inclusion of their original composition Park Song on the compilation album Stranded in Paradise which featured noted Kildare music alumni Luka Bloom and Christy Moore. In the summer of 2015 the band were invited to participate in the film short: Emerald City where an early mix of one of the album tracks, ‘Magic’ was featured. On December 2nd 2016, the band released their self titled, debut album ‘She Speaks’.

The band have been gigging throughout the country and have played blistering sets as part of Dublin's Grand Social's Saucy Sunday's and Sin E's Crafty Monday's showcase. The have also featured at a number of Dublin's other premium live spots such as Whelan's, Emergenza festival at The Village, Fibbers and The King Kong Club and were a featured artist on RTE Radio station 2xm. They have achieved airplay on a number of stations including KFM’s Irish Music Scene with Paul Power, Dundalk FM’s Paddy Mac, and Liffey Sound FM’s, High Voltage with Dave Darcy.

In 2013, Wayne McManmon and Nick Hetherington joined the group and it wasn't long before the band had written the first draft of songs, and in 2014 they entered Westland Studios to start recording demo’s for their debut with producer/engineer Alwyn Walker.

The band's sound has been described as one with a 'raw charge...which is underlined by showmanship and ability.' (Unsigned and Independent) Drawing from a wide variety of influences, She Speaks takes from soul, pop, disco, rock and alternative music into sonic landscape that truly requires the listener to sit up and take notice. Each member brings their talent and experience to She Speaks: Rebecca's lead vocal style is both expressive, emotive and, drawing from her time in London working with Steve Abbot in Universal Studios, superbly professional. Wayne's guitar work draws on a wide spectrum of sound, creating soundscapes and epic riffs which have influenced production considerably. Underpinning the bands sound are the twin engines of bass and drums of Nick and Sarah. Nick's bass is punchy, solid, prominent and groove led. His band experience ranges from country-rock to instrumental metal and playing in The Button Factory as part of the annual Vibe for Philo. Sarah's drumming, as a graduate of Kildare School of Music, holds the band together, drawing from her interest in dance and rock, she lays down a solid foundation which allows the music to express itself.
This is a band with character, stage presence and a wide variety of well thought out songs.

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