We were delighted to be at the launch for Vodafone Comedy Festival this week, what a great bash indeed. Pig on a spit, bags of crisps, and lots of ice cream lollies in show. We availed of the free bar but after Nuala had too many wines, she fell into the pig on a spit and we had to make a hasty retreat. We’ll be playing two gigs at the festival this year July 25 & 26, and there’s no pig on a spit so we should be safe enough.
My first foray into the voice coaching world and it was a smasher! So delighted to be invited to speak on Voice at the 2015 CCMA Conference here in Dublin. Loved some of the tweets: “If she’s not had one before @MariaTecce needs to get a @TEDTalks slot! Fab, #engaged speaker “your voice matters” #ccmasummit”
Nice one. So excited about this phase of my work. Still singing away with The Nualas but I’ll be getting back to my own music and gigs very soon. It’ll be lovely to get out from behind the guitar and piano again! Watch this space, it’s all happening. Check out the posh venue for the conference:
Just found this little gem of a clip, taken when I visited war torn Gruda a village in Croatia, performing for Le Petit Festival 2011. What generous, beautiful, gracious people we met that night, a humbling and magical experience. My greatest thanks and love to all who came that night.
Here we go, everyone – we The Nualas have just given birth to a beautiful, bouncing baby music video ‘Yes2Love’ and it’s all systems go. In support of the Marriage Equality campaign here in Ireland we’ve written and shot this video in less than 2 months! Everybody say YES to love across the globe. Have a giggle and enjoy ‘Yes2Love’!
The last few months have been a whirlwind of performances, travel, and madness for our Italo-American chanteuse. Preparations for Maria’s October 24th concert at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston are heating up and ticket sales are heading for another sold-out gig. Maria will be singing songs from her last album Viva as well as new songs from her upcoming album Made In Ireland. This new batch of songs hark back to Maria’s roots in America and showcase original and new folk & blues songs. It’s going to be a hot night and the roof will indeed be raised so don’t miss the party! Book tickets on +1 617 562 4111 or online here
Last week Maria opened for the legendary Dionne Warwicke at Vicar Street in Dublin, headlined the Thank You Crumlin, Love Mia gig with The Nualas that drew thousands, and raised the roof for Self Helf Africa in the Westbury Hotel. On top of that, this newly minted comedienne appeared on the ‘John Murray Show’ & ‘Miriam Meets’ on RTE Radio with The Nualas in advance of their big gig in Vicar Street on June 8th. It’s all go, so book your tickets early for The Nualas gig, it’s going to be an absolute cracker!
We’re still pushing to get our Fundit campaign for The Nualas over the line. We’re heading off to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August and have almost made our quota on Fundit. We’re only looking to cover our barest essentials but very much need to raise the full €5,000 so if you can, please help with any wee bit you can! Just click on the following link, click the green ‘fundit’ button under the video, and you’re golden! http://fundit.ie/project/the-nualas—edinburgh-or-bust