LAOISE LEAHY BAND (6PM GMT)
As part of their winter programme, Cork Opera House welcomes Laoise Leahy and her band to their stage for a special streamed performance.
Having trained in London and Ireland, vocalist Laoise Leahy (née O'Hanlon), has developed into one of the most accomplished, versatile and in-demand singers on the Irish jazz and pop scenes. Laoise has performed and recorded with the likes of Bon Iver, Gilbert O' Sullivan and the RTE Concert Orchestra, Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz), Damien Rice, Brian Deady, Efterklang, Mary Coughlan, Jack O' Rourke, Waiting Room and many others and is now ready to take wings as a solo artist in her own right and bring some original music to her audience alongside her own unique interpretations of jazz material she has honed over the years.
Laoise regularly performs as vocal soloist with many bands and large ensembles such as New Irish Jazz Orchestra / The Paul Dunlea Big Band, Dublin's Hothouse Big band, Cork Concert Orchestra, Cork Pops Orchestra, Opus Pocus Big Band among others and has toured with theatre companies throughout Europe. She has had original music released by a UK independent record label and internationally broadcast on BBC, RTE 1, Sky Showcase, RTE Lyric Fm, Newstalk and Today FM among others. She has performed at many festivals including Electric Picnic, Cork Jazz Festival, Limerick Jazz Festival, Spraoi fest and many more.
Presented by Cork Opera House.