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Wednesday 22 November 2017

The Remedy Club play The Harbour

The Remedy Club. Photographed in Wexford by Dara Munnis. @daramunnis
The Remedy Club. Photographed in Wexford by Dara Munnis. @daramunnis

The Remedy Club will play in the Harbour Bar on Sunday, November 12, at 9 p.m. as part of their national tour following the recent release of their album 'Lovers, Legends & Lost Causes'.

The Remedy Club comprises husband and wife KJ McEvoy and Aileen Mythen, and the debut album went on general release via High Flying Disc Records. They are known for their tight vocal harmonies and intelligent song-writing. McEvoy has been singled out for praise as a guitar player of great expressiveness and technical aplomb and Mythen for her stunning vocal performances. 'Lovers, Legends and Lost Causes' features the accomplished string playing of KJ's sister Eleanor McEvoy who joined forces with a sterling troupe of Ireland's hottest musicians including Cillian and Lorcan Byrne from Basciville.

The album was produced by The Remedy Club at Astakalapa Studios, Gorey, with Darragh Nolan, and mixed in Nashville by five-time Grammy award winner Ray Kennedy and Mark Petaccia.

'We wanted to create an album of music that we would like to hear ourselves while also paying homage to such musical heroes as Tom Waits, Hank Williams and Django Reinhardt,' said Aileen. 'The style of music fits really well with me personally at this point in my life. I think it's important to have honesty in the music and singing these songs feels very truthful. Nowhere is this sentiment more evident on the album than in the lead single 'Come On', with its starkly honest refrain and wonderful vocal performances, which highlights the chemistry between the pair.

'Although we're influenced by different musical styles, including blues, folk and rock n' roll, our country influences are very much to the fore on this album,' added CJ. 'There are three main themes running through the album, with songs about love ('Last Song', 'I Miss You'), legends ('When Tom Waits Up', 'Listening to Hank Williams') and lost causes ('Bottom of the Hill', 'Get Away With It').' For more, see www.theremedyclub.ie

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