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Press Release Donegal Singer Jacqui Sharkey Releases New Single Donegal     singer/songwriter     Jacqui     Sharkey     already     has     three     critically acclaimed   albums   to   her   name   and   is   about   to   launch   her   brand   new   single, ‘The Whole Of The Moon’, a cover of the Waterboys’ hit, on 16th June. Taken   from   her   forthcoming   studio   album,   Jacqui   describes   The   Whole   Of   The Moon as: “One of these incredible songs that takes you to another place. “I   am   always   drawn   to   amazing   lyrics   and   what   they   conjure   up.   Mike   Scott   has really   written   a   beautiful   gem,   and   listening   to   it   with   my   friend   a   few   months ago, I could really feel the song and thought that I would record my take on it. “It is probably a very brave move, bearing in mind how huge and loved a song it is, but here it goes!" Represented   by   John   Rogers,   former   long-term   manager   of   Van   Morrison,   Jacqui   brings   the   1985   hit   to   life   again.   Her version   was   produced   in   Donegal   by   Goats   Don’t   Shave   frontman   Pat   Gallagher   who   also   plays   on   the   track   alongside Jacqui   and   bassist   James   Blennerhasset,   drummer   and   percussionist   Brendan   Carthy   and   Nashville   based   guitarist Tim Galloway. Formerly   known   for   her   contributions   as   keyboard   player   and   vocalist   to   rock   and   pop   group   The   Jury’s   Out,   Jacqui has   made   a   name   for   herself   with   both   her   personal   music   and   performances   in   musical   theatre.   She’s   starred   in productions such as Florence in Chess, Satine in Carry On Moulin Rouge and Nancy in Oliver. In   2011   she   recorded   her   debut   studio   album A   New   Dawn   and   went   on   to   open   for   Billy   Ocean   at   the   National   Concert Hall   in   Dublin,   receiving   a   standing   ovation.   She   has   also   performed   with   many   renowned   recording   artists,   including Maire Brennan, Altan, Paul Brady, Manus Lunny and Goats Don’t Shave. Then   she   followed   it   up   with   Love   And   Other   Things   in   2014,   produced   by   the   well-regarded   Manus   Lunny,   who   also features   on   some   of   the   tracks.   Soon   enough,   she   released   Shine   in   2015,   including   her   hugely   popular   collaboration with Shunie Crampsey, Take Me To Paris. Looking   forward   to   the   new   direction   that   The   Whole   Of   The   Moon   represents,   Jacqui   said:   "The   track   brings   me   back to more mainstream music, which is my background, and I am excited. “I   have   been   dabbling   around   with   shades   and   blends   of   Americana,   New   Country,   Folk   and   contemporary   mid-road music, as I tend to crossover a little, but this is a new direction for me and I hope that people like it." Jacqui   has   been   compared   to   Canadian   singer Anne   Murray,   famed   for   the   1978   hit You   Needed   Me,   for   her   rich   voice that   can   cross   the   boundaries   of   Folk, Americana,   Pop   and   Jazz.   Her   song-writing,   both   lyrically   and   musically,   reflects this multi-instrumentalism and her varied influences that range from rock to new country. "A gloriously beautiful and sensitive version of a great song…”     Steve Wickham (The Waterboys) Editors Notes Further comments from Jacqui "What can I say about the Waterboys! It's a little daunting to record a massive song made famous by such an iconic and rocking band. They are truly amazing and I have always been a huge admirer of their work". It is on my bucket list to see them live, as I never have. Fingers crossed all round!" Contacts Twitter: www.twitter.com/jacquisharkey Website: www.jacquisharkey.com | Email: info@jacquisharkey.com
© Jacqui Sharkey 2017
Jacqui Sharkey
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© Jacqui Sharkey 2017
Press Release Donegal Singer Jacqui Sharkey Releases New Single Donegal   singer/songwriter   Jacqui   Sharkey already     has     three     critically     acclaimed albums   to   her   name   and   is   about   to   launch her   brand   new   single,   ‘The   Whole   Of   The Moon’,   a   cover   of   the   Waterboys’   hit,   on 16th June. Taken   from   her   forthcoming   studio   album, Jacqui   describes   The   Whole   Of   The   Moon as:    “One    of    these    incredible    songs    that takes you to another place. “I   am   always   drawn   to   amazing   lyrics   and what    they    conjure    up.    Mike    Scott    has really   written   a   beautiful   gem,   and   listening to   it   with   my   friend   a   few   months   ago,   I could   really   feel   the   song   and   thought   that I would record my take on it. “It   is   probably   a   very   brave   move,   bearing in   mind   how   huge   and   loved   a   song   it   is, but here it goes!" Represented   by   John   Rogers,   former   long- term    manager    of    Van    Morrison,    Jacqui brings    the    1985    hit    to    life    again.    Her version     was     produced     in     Donegal     by Goats       Don’t       Shave       frontman       Pat Gallagher    who    also    plays    on    the    track alongside     Jacqui     and     bassist     James Blennerhasset,             drummer             and percussionist       Brendan       Carthy       and Nashville based guitarist Tim Galloway. Formerly    known    for    her    contributions    as keyboard   player   and   vocalist   to   rock   and pop    group    The    Jury’s    Out,    Jacqui    has made    a    name    for    herself    with    both    her personal     music     and     performances     in musical       theatre.       She’s       starred       in productions    such    as    Florence    in    Chess, Satine    in    Carry    On    Moulin    Rouge    and Nancy in Oliver. In    2011    she    recorded    her    debut    studio album   A   New   Dawn   and   went   on   to   open for    Billy    Ocean    at    the    National    Concert Hall     in     Dublin,     receiving     a     standing ovation.    She    has    also    performed    with many        renowned        recording        artists, including     Maire     Brennan,     Altan,     Paul Brady,    Manus    Lunny    and    Goats    Don’t Shave. Then    she    followed    it    up    with    Love   And Other    Things    in    2014,    produced    by    the well-regarded    Manus    Lunny,    who    also features    on    some    of    the    tracks.    Soon enough,    she    released    Shine    in    2015, including   her   hugely   popular   collaboration with Shunie Crampsey, Take Me To Paris. Looking   forward   to   the   new   direction   that The    Whole    Of    The    Moon    represents, Jacqui   said:   "The   track   brings   me   back   to more    mainstream    music,    which    is    my background, and I am excited. “I   have   been   dabbling   around   with   shades and    blends    of   Americana,    New    Country, Folk   and   contemporary   mid-road   music,   as I   tend   to   crossover   a   little,   but   this   is   a   new direction   for   me   and   I   hope   that   people   like it." Jacqui   has   been   compared   to   Canadian singer Anne   Murray,   famed   for   the   1978   hit You   Needed   Me,   for   her   rich   voice   that   can cross   the   boundaries   of   Folk,   Americana, Pop    and    Jazz.    Her    song-writing,    both lyrically   and   musically,   reflects   this   multi- instrumentalism   and   her   varied   influences that range from rock to new country. "A gloriously beautiful and sensitive version of a great song…”     Steve Wickham (The Waterboys) Editors Notes Further comments from Jacqui "What can I say about the Waterboys! It's a little daunting to record a massive song made famous by such an iconic and rocking band. They are truly amazing and I have always been a huge admirer of their work". It is on my bucket list to see them live, as I never have. Fingers crossed all round!" Contacts Twitter: www.twitter.com/jacquisharkey Website: www.jacquisharkey.com | Email: info@jacquisharkey.com
Jacqui Sharkey
Jacqui Sharkey
Jacqui Sharkey