Eleanor McEvoy’s Naked Music is here in Australia on the 1st July through The Planet Company. The Naked Live tour, will take her to Ireland, Spain, Germany, Australia and Scotland, with more territories to be added in the UK and elsewhere in 2017. Australian October & November tour dates are yet to be announced.
“A display of emotion and intimacy as naked as the title suggests, this CD happens to sound astounding, too.” Hi-fi News UK
Naked Music is Eleanor’s new album, her music, played in solitude in a beautiful farm recording studio in Norfolk, England. The recordings became a collaboration with famed British artist Chris Gollon. The Purchase of a Chris Gollon painting, and the subsequent meeting and conversations with the Artist, led to the title Naked Music. With this focus, 4 canvasses were painted for the album artwork, then the tour de force, Naked Music The Exhibition in Gallery Different in Trendy Fitzrovia London. The opening night was a special concert by Eleanor playing Naked… Live surrounded by 24 paintings inspired by the songs and titles of the album. Naked… Live sees this solitary exploration of the best of her catalogue in the simple engaging starkness of her own performance.
She walks in a single pool of light the stage is set with her electric guitar, acoustic guitar, violin, piano and a small amp. What follows, enthralled houses across Britain. Referred to by a critic as “musical stand-up” The previous ALONE show entranced audiences with her singing, talking, anecdotes and playing, using her own songs and insightful interpretations of other writers (Chuck Berry, Georges Moustaki, Brian Wilson…). At the National Folk Festival in Canberra on her last tour here, the response to her song ‘Deliver Me’ was so polarizing that the SBS1 TV news crew covering the festival demanded an interview and a song on prime time news the next day. Fran Kelly of Radio National’s high rating Breakfast program also featured an interview with Eleanor.
Eleanor started out in a parallel career of playing in Ireland’s Symphony Orchestra and being a band and session musician for some of the greats including Phil Coulter and Mary Black, eventually the need to do her own music won out and she was propelled into orbit by the success of her song, and the album Woman’s Heart, and a US record deal. This trajectory continues to this day with the wonderful musical intimacy of her showNaked… Live, featuring her own music, as well as co-writes with the likes of Lloyd Cole and Rodney Crowell.
Alone Distributed in Australia through The Planet Company / MGM www.theplanetcompany.com