Zrazy blissfully combine emotional ‘lived-in vocals’ (Irish Times) with a stunning musicality of Art Pop, Jazz cool, Celtic soulfulness in their innovative most recent album ‘The Art of Happy Accidents’.
Impossible to pin down, this Irish Duo have a sophisticated take on the world and call to mind hints of Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, St.Germain, Diana Krall to Sinead O Connor. The latest album from the ‘ineffably cool duo’ (Irish Times) is sure to add to their list of list of accolades which include an array of global awards including the OutMusic USA Award for Best Album with ‘Dream On’ 2006 and an Irish Gold Disc for No 1 smash hit single ‘Ooh Aah Paul McGrath’ (Italia ‘90).
Maria Walsh on vocals, flute and percussion is a native of Cahir, Co
Tipperary. Trained on classical piano, she grew up on a farm and always had a deep connection to Nature and the sylvan woods, mountains and river Suir that surround Cahir. That connection seeps into her voice and music. Carole Nelson, an outstanding musician on piano (ARCM level) saxophone (taught sax in Newpark Music Centre) and songwriting skills, hails from London. They have been creating music and touring the world for more than 30 years.
Their music is a unique sound and style and were regarded by the critics as being ahead of their time in the Ireland of the 90’s/00’s – their music being ‘more at home in New York or Berlin’ (Hot Press). New audiences are now re- discovering the music of Zrazy.
They have 6 critically acclaimed albums including a live CD ‘Living our Lives’ recorded in Columbus, Ohio, USA in ‘04. Numerous TV appearances, and song credits in documentaries and TV
‘Passion’ Daytime soap series, NBC, USA.
Carole and Maria will bring you on a journey of ravishingly rich music –
unique, eclectic and undeniably Zrazy after all these years.
Zrazy are world classBBC GLR
Zrazy are stunningSunday Business Post
Maria Walsh and Carole Nelson ahve musical talent to burn… It’s one hell of a brewHotpress
Glorious free-spirited jazzIrish Times