In what promises to be a wonderful respite from Paddy Whackery this March 17th, Shaz is delighted to play at The Pigalle Club, London in a wonderful line-up with Mary Coughlan and Juliet Turner
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep (Requiem) can be downloaded HERE. To purchase for 99cent What the critics are saying about SYLVIA FALLING:
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What the critics are saying about SYLVIA FALLING:
Giants like Shirley Bassey and Nina Simone must’ve been on the turntable in OYE’s youth, because she has their same rare ability to plunge the cavernous depths, then resurface into heart-rending vibrato
Adrienne Murphy, Hotpress Magazine
Shaz OYE was voted as one of the top ten acts that will form the compilation podcast to celebrate the 1st birthday of O2's Making Waves Podcasting Channel on Podcasting Ireland
Shaz will be chatting to Dave Fanning on Drivetime with Dave on RTE Radio 1 Thursday 1st March
Hazel O'Connor has invited Shaz to be her special guest on her up-coming mini tour. Full details are available on the gig page.
Shaz was voted in the HotPress Magazine Reader’s Poll 2007 in four categories
Top 10 BEST IRISH FEMALE ARTISTS,
Top 10 BEST IRISH DEBUT ALBUMS,
Top 10 MOST PROMISING ACTS and
Top 10 BEST IRISH ALBUM COVERS.
Thanks to everyone who voted!
HotPress Magazine Critics nominated “Truth According to Shaz OYE” as one of the top Irish Albums of 2006
For a limited time only, shaz OYE 'LIVE' official bootleg is available as a free bonus disc with every copy of her debut album, 'Truth according to shaz OYE', sold exclusively through her website. Recorded live in front of a capacity crowd in Tralee's Siamsa Tíre on 19th October 2006 when shaz performed special guest duties for Jack L. The CD contains 8 original tracks and shows Shaz in solo mode, accompanied only by her trusty Gibson J45. Shaz' live performances have long been captivating audiences and each gig sees her winning fans over with her relaxed style and good-humoured between song chat. This bootleg confirms the attraction she holds for a modern audience hungry for diversity.
Shaz was delighted to perform at The Spirit of Christmas Gala fundraiser for Barnardos in the State Apartments in Dublin Castle in December. She wrote a new song especially for the occasion Hope for Christmas. The event made a record breaking €112,000 for the charity.
Shaz is the first solo artist to be added to the line up of Music Ireland 2006 at the RDS on November 25th.
Shaz will be performing her first gig in London on Wed 13th dec, at the Bedford.
Following on the success of her performance in Tralee, Jack L. has asked shaz back for a couple of gigs in December.
Check out the gigs page for details.
Shaz will be performing with Frances Black and Mary Coughlan at the "Friends of the Rutland" benefit concert in The Civic Theatre, 27th November. Check the gigs page for details, tickets are selling fast.
Shaz will headline on the Friday night of the 'Spirit of the Voice Festival' in Galway on Friday 3rd November. The following night Shaz and Annette Buckley will co-headline at the Clonmel Songwriter Festival. They might even reprise 'Hallelujah' given the attention Hotpress have paid to it; 'If you think Jeff Buckley's version of Leonard Cohan's epic 'Hallelujah' is the business, you need to check out the live acapella version by Annette Buckley and Shaz OYE'.
Check out the GIGS page for full details.
Shaz will be performing at Relay for Life October at the CHQ building in Dublin's Docklands. She will be onstage around 8pm.
'Truth according to Shaz OYE' is now available through iTunes.
Donal Lunny heard Shaz's song 'The Jericho Mile' and invited her to perform at his 'Donal Lunny and Friends Remember Palestine' a fundraiser in the Olympia Theatre Monday 25th September. Tickets from Ticket Master
Shaz OYE releases 'Dance with Me', the first single from her debut album on 18th August 2006. The track is available to purchase as a download directly through this website.
The single is proving popular with DJ's around the country recieving both national and regional airplay, and RTE Radio 1 have added it to their playlist.
Dance with Me
shaz OYE cancels planned release of Abbeylara inspired song
As a result of the unintentional clash with the publication of the Barr Tribunal report; shaz OYE today announced the cancellation of her planned release 'Easy off the Trigger', scheduled to be the first single from her album 'Truth according to shaz OYE'. shaz OYE said, "The siege at Abbeylara and subsequent shooting of John Carthy, inspired 'Easy off the Trigger'. When I planned the single release I was unaware of the publication date of the Barr Tribunal report and never intended to coincide with it. As a writer I hope that my songs resonate with an audience, provoke thought and debate, whilst also entertaining them; I have no desire to rake over the raw emotions of the Carthy family or to capitalise on their pain in any way. My thoughts about the police shooting of John Carthy are already a matter of public record. As I wrote in the album's sleeve notes at the time of its release; Many questions remain unanswered about the events surrounding the fatal shooting of John Carthy at Abbeylara, Co Longford on 20th April 2000, but what is certain is that John Carthy is dead. Everything he ever had, everyone he ever loved and everything he was ever going to be were taken from him that day. That cannot be undone, nor can the desolation wrought upon families or the gradual unravelling of the social fabric of our society by the ever increasing number of violent deaths through gun related crimes. The Siege at Abbeylara inspired this song"
" My deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of John Carthy."
SECOND AWARD for "Truth according to shaz OYE" cover shot
Photographer Mick Quinn has received his second award for the cover shot of the album ‘Truth according toshaz OYE’. Having Previously won a gold award from the Irish Professional Photographer’s Association, he has now won the IPPA Royal & Sun Alliance National Photographic Award 2006 for Best Commercial Photography. The album Cover shot was one of 4 photos that made up his portfolio. Mick is on a roll at the minute having just been award Fellowship of the IPPA. The highest honor in Irish photography.
Check out the gigs page for July and August gigs.
Listento Shaz's Podcast on 02's Making Waves Channel. Subscribe for free to Podcasting Ireland.
Shaz OYE (pronounced “Oh Yay”, as in the town crier) released her debut album “Truth according to shaz OYE” on Friday 10th March 2006.
Bursting with intelligence, beauty and amazing emotional depth…a knee-buckling, hair-on-the-back-of-your-neck-raising, shiver-down-your-back inducing album that will have you hooked after just one listen. It’s that fucking good!
Adrienne Murphy, Hotpress, NINE/TEN
"Tough urban hymns with a history…probably the most intense collection of songs you'll hear this year."
Eamon Carr, Evening Herald
“The most extraordinary voice ever to come out of Ireland.”
Jackie Hayden, Hotpress
“Her voice is truly remarkable; a versatile and velvety croon that is full of rich textures and heart-melting soul...Songs steeped in intelligence and insight.”
Eamon Sweeney, Irish Independent - 4 Stars
"One of the best voices to emerge recently onto the Irish Scene."
Myles Dungan, Rattlebag
“The voice is large and Amazonian… Imagine the operatics of Diamanda Galas, the soulful depth of Nina Simone and the elegiac androgyny of Antony and the Johnsons blended into one intense timbre.”
Sinead Gleeson, The Ticket, Irish Times, 3 Stars