Galway city, County Galway
"With a stunning vocal range and a theatrical bent, multi-instrumentalist Tracy Bruen blends indie folk with wistful blues to tug the heartstrings and inspire the mind. Let her rich and intriguing melodies take you away on a wave of sound and soul that is as original as it is lyrical." Electric Picnic Official Brochure, Top Picks, 2014
Tracy Bruen, Galway's Original Solo Artist of the Year 2015 (Galway Advertiser) plays both as a solo artist and with her band. Her sound is created with spellbinding vocals, a wide combination of instruments, harmonies and stories.
Together they have played at Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Westport Festival, Galway International Arts Festival and Sunflower Fest and and many well known venues across the country, the UK and Germany. Tracy has supported major Irish acts including Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery and the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra
"A voice of husky, whispery, and sky-reaching heights is unapologetically Kate Bush-like and the blend of hill-walking candle-lit voyaging and blues guitar make it both timeless and fitting with the current music trend." We Plug Good Music
"Tracy's music combines indie, folk, and blues; is infectious and rhythmic, while also being unapologetically quirky and left-field." Galway Advertiser
Following from the success of her EP, Play Outside the Lines which she released in 2014, Tracy's debut album, Mirror, was released to critical acclaim in June 2017, tracks from which have received regional and national radio airplay.
"a spellbinding blend of indie, folk, prog, country, and roots...her honesty and vulnerability create something quite moving", Kernan Andrews, The Galway Advertiser
"...a lovely sliver of pop", The Point of Everything Blog
Here is the band.
Tracy Bruen, vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele, flute
Stephanie Swanton, fiddle, backing vocals
Padraic Joyce, guitar, backing vocals
Adam Downey, drums, banjo
Hob Junker, bass