In the Round with Suzanne Savage, Susie Blue and Stephen Heffernan
In the Round is a concert series that Stephen Heffernan started last year. These nights are all about bringing together a unique selection of artists to the stage taking turns performing solo. This creates an intimate and relaxed setting to hear a wide variety of music.
|In the Round with Suzanne Savage, Susie Blue and Stephen Heffernan||€15.00|
Stephen Heffernan is a pianist and composer from Co Westmeath. He spent his younger years learning traditional music on the tin whistle and button accordion. From an early age he developed a love for different genres of music which lead him to picking up the guitar and piano. At this time he also began composing music at the piano. From the very start Stephen’s piano sound and style started to develop naturally with influences from jazz and classical music as well as folk forms. Shorty after this he went on to study Irish Music in UL and through that time the piano took a slight back seat for a while. Over the past few years Stephen has started to focus much more on his piano music. His music is developing into a more ambient and atmospheric type of feel. He plans to release an EP in the near future. Last year he started a series of ‘In the Round’ concerts where himself and two other artists share the stage to take turns performing their own music. This creates a unique environment for performing and there is always plenty of variety between the different acts.
Described as one of Ireland’s hidden music heroes (Belfast Telegraph), charismatic singer, songwriter, violinist and performer Suzanne has worked with musical royalty across jazz, singer-songwriter, choral, Irish and classical music.
Suzanne cut her teeth touring Europe and U.S. as Priniciple Soprano Soloist with Riverdance. Coming home to Ireland after a scholarship at the Italian FABRICA MUSICA institute, she has made music internationally with the likes of Irish music legends Paul Brady, Elenor McEvoy, Van Morrison; jazz greats such as Jimmy Cobb, the Ernie Watts Quartet and emerging talent such as David Lyttle (UK) and touring with the Matteo Addabbo Organ Trio (IT).
Suzanne has performed at SXSW, UK/NY, Electric Picnic, Guinness Cork International Jazz Festival, the Belfast Festival at Queens; been featured artist on TED.com, BBC N.Ireland, with Paul Brady on RTE is Imelda May Show; sang with RTE Concert Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra, Badische Staatskappelle Karlsruhe and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She has been Artist of the Month on Balcony TV. Her voice has featured in Riverdance sequel Heartbeat From Home, Celtic Woman Christmas, and is in demand as a session vocalist, songwriter and voice coach (clients including the The Abbey Theatre and Lir Academy at Trinity College Dublin).
In June 2015 Suzanne appeared on the front cover of The Sunday Times as she performed at Dublin city is new Canalophonic music festival, and a recent video interview for BourbonFM received over 25,000 hits. In 2012 she was awarded the N.Ireland Arts Council SIAP for work on her critically acclaimed independant solo album Jellymould.
Susie Blue is a queer artist from Northern Ireland who brings indie pop anthems and an energetic live show usually backed by her band but at this show will bring you heartfelt solo performance of her more intimate songs.