LESLIE DOWDALL AND MIKE HANRAHAN
You are my sister features Leslie on Vocals and Piano, Mike on Guitars and vocals and special guest appearance from Ciaran Brennan on Double Bass. Released to radio Jan 2017
Fri 17 Gibbon’s Pillar House, 8 Society St, Ballinasloe, Co.Galway
Leslie Dowdall and Mike Hanrahan
Leslie Dowdall is the voice and songwriter behind the sound that was In Tua Nua. Mike Hanrahan is the voice and songwriter that was Stocktons Wing.
Leslie and Mike have toured intermittently in recent years and this is their first recording since Learning to Let Go released a few years back.
Leslie has released two solo studio recordings No Guilt No Guile and
Out There. Her song Wonderful Thing was one of the hit songs of the nineties
and featured on many national ad campaigns including The National Lottery.
She has toured with Paul Brady and provided guest vocal on numerous recordings.
The live show features Leslie on Vocal, Keyboard and guitar and Mike on Guitars and vocal.
"the show is like a wonderful rollercoaster ride through a sea of emotions that stays with you long after the night has faded.... “
You are my sister features Leslie on Vocals and Piano, Mike on Guitars and vocals and special guest appearance from Ciaran Brennan on Double Bass. The song was recorded in Glenmalure among the Wicklow hills.
Go to MikeHanrahan.com
Archive info below
LESLIE DOWDALL/ MIKE HANRAHAN
"LEARNING TO LET IT GO" First Single RELEASED ON MY SPACE FEB 7th.
Leslie and Mike on The Late Late Show Fri.13th of April
Tour begins the following night at The Forum in Waterford.
HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE GIGS in APRIL/MAY
CHECK OUT THE TOUR PAGE FOR DETAILS
Leslie Dowdall, (In Tua Nua) and Mike Hanrahan (Stocktons Wing) have embarked on a writing and performance partnership. An Irish tour begins in October and dates are posted on the tour page . The gig features Leslie and Mike performing the new songs with some of their old hits with Stocktons Wing and In Tua Nua.
Leslie also enjoyed some success as a solo artist in her own right and recorded two Albums. She was voted Best Female Artist at the Heineken Hotpress Awards in 1997.She was lead vocalist on Ronan Hardiman's Lord of the Dance creator Albums, Solace and Anthem. She featured in a series of Beatle Songs conducted by Sir George Martin in the National Concert Hall. She supported Paul Brady on his epic 23 date gigs at Vicar Street, which also included guests such as Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison and Sinead O’Connor. Leslie also features on Paul Brady’s Album Songbook and live DVD. She has worked on a variety of TV, including Drama, music videos, live TV both factual and documentary. Her composition and Chart Hit ‘Wonderful Thing’ for which she received considerable air play at home and abroad also recently featured as the Theme Anthem of the RTE National Lottery TV Commercial. Leslie presented an eclectic mix of music in a 6 part series on RTE Radio 1 titled ‘Songs for the Tempted’. She is currently working on new material and musical venture with Mike Hanrahan ex Stocktons Wing.
Mike Hanrahan began professional career with Maura O Connell in a duo called TUMBLEWEED toured the Irish Folk Circuit and appeared at the first Lisdoonvarna Music Festival. Joined Stocktons Wing in April 1980 and toured extensively throughout Europe and US. Wrote all six songs on Stockton's Wings ground breaking and critically acclaimed Album LIGHT IN THE WESTERN SKY including hit songs BEAUTIFUL AFFAIR and WALK AWAY.Mike left Stockton's Wing 1994 to pursue solo career and also tour with Finbar Furey. In 1995 his first solo album is released in Germany, Switzerland and Holland SOMEONE LIKE YOU.
In 1997 Mike teams up to write and work with Ronnie Drew on critically aclaimed theatre show, Ronnie I hardly knew you.1999 Produced and Arranged Ronnie Drew CD THE HUMOUR IS ON ME NOW. featuring Mikes song We had it all 2000 Musical Director for Ronnie Drew Eleanor Shanley collaboration A couple More Years. 2001 Ronnie Drew and Eleanor Shanley release live Cd A COUPLE MORE YEARS featuring We had it
All Beautiful Affair voted into TOP 75 IRISH SONGS in the history of RTE radio. Boy Band REEL record Beautiful Affair
2002 New CD produced by Sonny Condell called WHAT YOU KNOW released in July to critical acclaim. Dinky records ,his own independent label is created. Web site www.mikehanrahan.com created. Mike concentrates on more solo work in Holland and Germany.
2003 Garden of Roses text included in Jackie Haydens book IN THEIR OWN WORDS dedicated to victims of abuse and rape and published on behalf of the Wexford Rape Crisis Centre.
'Out There' is Leslie Dowdall's second album released in 1998. The album
was released under Leslie's own management company,
"'Out There' finally proves that In Tua Nua produced a singer/songwriter with the potential for longevity." - The Irish Times
"Leslie Dowdall has found her artistic niche and 'Out There' yields copious pleasure through its understated genius." - Rock n' Reel
"Refreshingly different in a more laid back acoustic mood, which suits Leslie far better." - The Star
"The 12 track album is full of gems from the title track to the excellent 'Miss You'. Thoroughly recommended." - News of the World
To order a copy of this album or the singles please click here.
No Guilt, No Guile
Leslie's first solo album released in 1997. It features her highly successful
single 'Wonderful Thing'. On the album Leslie has featured accompaniment
"This album is certainly a rare gem" - In Dublin Magazine
"The best debut album from a solo artist after leaving an established band since Bjork left the Sugarcubes" - Irish Rock News, London
"If you like the groove of Grace Jones and the seduction of Sade, all with 90's sensibility, then you will love this album and revel in it's open hearted honesty" - Dublin Event Guide
"Leslie Dowdall's long awaited solo album has been more than worth the wait" - RTE Guide
"Excelllent voice, superb production, great album" - Mike Maloney, 2FM
Leslie Dowdall's solo career began in earnest with the release of her first album in 1997, the artfully entitled 'No Guilt, No Guile'. The album won high praise for the creativity, vision and the soulful vocals for so long hidden beneath the music of the past. As a result, Leslie won the 1997 'Best Solo Female' artist at the Heineken/Hot Press Music Awards. Also being nominated in the similar category at the IRMA Music Awards.
Towards the end of 1997 Leslie formed her own record label, LD Records, under which the single "Freedom" was released, an appropriate title as the first song under a newly formed label. It was also the first of a new set of songs that would form the album "Out There" released in 1998. This new album was a continuation of the passage taken with "No Guilt, No Guile", a continued interest in gentler, more reflective, vocally driven songs.
'Out There' not only confirmed Leslie's ability as one of Irelands best female singers but also confirmed her talent as a songwriter. All the tracks on this album are original, the exception being the Jimi Hendrix song 'Angel' which receives tremendous attention from the songstress. Co-writing credits on the album go to such notables as Brendan Murphy from the Four of Us and Pat O'Donnell, former Fountainhead member, who also produces the album.