Pia Dunne released her Debut EP in May 2012 to much acclaim. Since then Pia Dunne and The Eleusians (feat Johnny Taylor piano, Tommy Moore bass and Aidan O’Donavan drums) have played to full houses in venues such as The Workman’s Club and Whelans. Pia was nominated for Best Female Artist, Best Unsigned Artist and Best Album and was shortlisted for Best Soul/Jazz Act in The MRU Music Awards 2012. The track Place Of No Returning has also been used in the short film Lucky, which was released at Cannes and toured the American Film Festival Circuit later in 2013.
2014 saw the addition of Jenna Harris and Keith Fennel on backing vocals and performances in festivals such as the much loved Body and Soul Fest. Pia Dunne and The Eleusians have just finished filming the video for the new single All I Need and are currently in pre-production for the debut album due for release in 2015.
“…A real find…A sassy performance…” ~ Jackie Hayden
“The girl is a talented songwriter with a timeless voice. Definitely one to watch!” ~ Jerry Fish
“Pia Dunne’s EP is a wonderful collection of soulful, blues and folk songs. Pia’s persuasive songwriting shows she has the potential to become a major voice in the Irish musi s the ability to reinvigorate the capital’s soul.” ~ Garreth Mac Namee MRU
‘Pia Dunne’s new EP is a delight to my ears. With Pia’s smooth voice and original melodies she delivers a beautifully crafted EP. Looking forward to hearing the full album.’ ~ Ciara Buckley RTÉ
The songs are an eclectic mix of soul, jazz and alternative pop, which echoes Pia’s musical backround. With a degree in Jazz Performance, a decade of experience as a songwriter and as front woman of World Fusion band Que Pezon! (Hailed by the Irish Times as “an exciting Dublin based band”) Pia has regularly toured the festival circuit and venues across Ireland and the UK but was proud to return to The Workman’s Club for the launch of this very special debut EP. Never afraid to challenge and bend genres in her songwriting and singing styles, her performances will bring you on a rollercoaster ride from heartbreaking soul ballads, cheeky reggae and funk to feel good acoustic pop. Pia Dunne and The Eleusians are not to be missed!