Maria left quite an impression last year with debut single Before It Has Begun – a mournful finger-picked song that shows off Kelly’s pin-drop vocals and beautiful lyricism. Her latest single Black & Blue still feels vulnerable, with a hint of foolish optimism, managing to effectively captivate her talent for bittersweet storytelling – fans of Regina Spektor and She & Him will feel at home here.
Growing up in Mayo, Ireland, Maria spent many years crafting and developing her sound into a stunning combination of delicate indie-folk. She has been writing music since the age of 10 and has already played numerous shows in both the UK and Ireland supporting the likes of Orla Gartland and Wyvern Lingo. Maria has also received praise from various online publications including The Irish Times, Nialler9 and Beat Surrender to name a few. Maria is working in the studio on new tracks for her next EP and developing her live sound in preparation for a busy 2016.
Catch Maria Kelly supporting HAWK live at the following dates:
June 8th – Old Blue Last – London June 10th – Avenue – Dublin – Tickets June 11th – Kasbah Club – Limerick – Tickets June 15th – Roisin Dubh – Galway June 16th – Cyprus Avenue – Cork – Tickets June 17th – Carlow Arts Festival – Tickets
Black & Blue is out on 1st July 2016 via Veta Records.