Aleka

Thu, Jun 21st at 8.30pm
Venue: Bagots Hutton LIVE, 6 Ormond Quay, Dublin 7

Adm: €12.00 (Early Bird 2 for €18.00 - 20th June) Students & Musicians €9.00

Featuring:
Aleka- vocals,
Chris Guilfoyle – guitar,
Barry Donohue – bass,
Dylan Lynch - drums


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Aleka Potinga performed a wonderful tribute to Joao Gilberto at Bagots Hutton LIVE back in April. How we look forward to the return of this very versitile performer as she introduces

Aleka is a Romanian vocalist, cellist, composer and lyricist who draws influence from her home country, using folk melodies interspersed with jazz harmony and eastern rhythms as well as Debussy and Bella Bartok, inspired by her experience in the classical music world. The approach of the band may seem like it adheres to the traditional sentiments of a vocal jazz quartet however, it is influenced by a broad spectrum of styles from the roots of jazz to the contemporary reaches of pop music.Aleka’s voice is a myriad of textures and sonorities. She spent time exploring bell canto technique as well as the nuances and colours of oriental music and soul. All of these influences and styles culminate in a refined vocal sound that is very personal. Aleka released her debut EP in November 2016, receiving a 4 star review in The Irish Times.

Fresh sounds with eastern tinges’The Irish Times

Experience, delight, vocation, hardwork, emotion, recreation, variation, improvisation – all of these revealed a moment of musical quality’MagmaNews (Romania)

“…’Aleka’ is the impressive debut from a talented singer with equal measures of potency and nuance in her craft. A name to watch out for.All About Jazz

 


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