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Lavery Plus support, Milia Maya

Jazz Fusion and Neo-Soul

Chapel Arts Centre

Plus support, Milia Maya

"Lavery expertly plays jazzy, psychedelic soul that you hear as if through a fine Irish mist." - John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

Lavery emerges from the vibrant music scene of Dublin as an electrifying 8-piece collective poised to captivate audiences worldwide with their debut EP, "JADE GARDEN." Formed in 2023, this powerhouse ensemble brings together seasoned musicians from various corners of the globe, each contributing a unique flavour to their mesmerizing cocktail of Jazz Fusion and Neo-Soul. With roots in acclaimed music performance colleges such as BIMM and DCU's Jazz Program (Newpark), Lavery's sonic tapestry reflects a rich blend of cultural diversity and technical excellence.

Their rise has been nothing short of meteoric, gracing prestigious Irish venues like The National Gallery of Ireland and Lost Lane, alongside captivating performances at international events like a Culture Night event in The Sugar Club. Now, hungry to make their mark on the European scene, Lavery gears up for their first international performances at multiple UK venues and festivals in June of this year.

Fronted by the captivating Anelise Furkin, Lavery's live performances are more than just music; they're immersive experiences that transcend traditional boundaries. With influences spanning jazz, neo-soul, and samba, Lavery's sound defies categorization, promising a musical landscape that's as unpredictable as it is enthralling. Their single, "The Mist," has already enjoyed significant success on the US JazzWeek charts, while critics worldwide acclaim Lavery's ability to expertly blend "jazzy, psychedelic soul." As they prepare for the release of "JADE GARDEN" on May 25th, 2024, Lavery stands ready to leave an indelible mark on the burgeoning Irish jazz scene.

Milia Maya is an R&B/Soul artist based in Bristol with a culturally diverse heritage and deep-rooted musical upbringing. She discovered her passion for music at a young age, becoming a classically trained instrumentalist initially, she transitioned into singing and later realised a natural ability for songwriting.

A love for Jazz and Soul, including pioneers: Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder , has influenced Milia Maya's original music style, as well as R&B icons: thuy , SZA and Tamia to name but a few. Milia's recognisable and unique sound is elevated through her use of romantic strings, interweaving harmonies and complex beats, glued together with heartfelt vocals and raw lyrics, touching on themes such as love and grief.

Featured as a 'Showcase Track' on BBC Introducing in the West and 'Track of the Week' across all eight BIMM University locations, Milia Maya's debut single, '4AM' talks about creating scenarios in your head about someone more than friends. Circling back to these same feelings, consumed with wanting them to make the first move. She reveals her authentic self and aims to create a space for her listeners to feel understood and heard.



Lavery Plus support, Milia Maya