Maria Kelly, recently named one of '50 people to watch
in 2017' in The Irish Times, has been captivating audiences
with her 'bare-boned' live performance since the age of
fourteen. Her music, a subtle blend of atmospheric-folk,
tells humanising and heart-breaking tales, with 'pin-drop'
vocal precision that's impossible to ignore.
Following the release of her debut single 'Before It
Has Begun' (Veta Records) in 2015, Maria has played
relentlessly across the UK and Ireland. She appeared
on the 2015 Other Voices music trail and was named 'Artist
of the Week' by Nialler9.
Following that, her song 'Black and Blue' premiered
in Consequence of Sound last summer, who celebrated
her 'silky smooth vocals' and the maturing richness
of her sound.
Her latest single 'Stitches' has been praised by the
405 ('honest fragility, poignant pen-work') and named
as one of 'The Best Tracks of 2016' in The Irish Times.
"..rich rubs of gentle sound and melancholic observations
sung in a voice that is a silky, splendid thing."
- Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
"silky smooth vocals that spin widely relatable
- Consequence Of Sound
"Her performance is heartbreakingly unassuming,
yet holds everyone spellbound with a voice that could
knock you sideways and songwriting chops that bring
to mind artists like Julia Stone and Lisa Hannigan.
One to watch for sure..."
- Hot Press Magazine