MP3 Zrazy - Give It All Up
"Pagan funk" from Ireland - irreverent, affable ,upbeat driving rhythms of celtic, jazzy r/b by two women a la annie lennox crossed with sinead o connor and pet shop boys
11 MP3 Songs
WORLD: Celtic, JAZZ: Acid Jazz
Zrazy are an Irish phenomenon. Featuring the combined talents of Maria Walsh (vocals, "bodhran" -Irish drum, programming) and Carole Nelson (saxophones, tin whistle, piano and programming), Zrazy have established themselves firmly at the forefront of contemporary Irish music. Their first two CDs, Give it All Up and Come Out Everybody were pure pop/dance delights, integrating a Celtic lyricism, poetic sensibility and traditional instruments with funky loops and techno grooves.
Zrazy have toured extensively in Europe and North America, proving that they are not only formidable studio musicians and producers, but also powerful and charismatic live performers. Maria Walsh has a voice that was described by the doyen of Irish music critics, the late Bill Graham as "oozing with hurt and experience, not asking but demanding that you watch and listen." Carole Nelson is one of the most extraordinary musicians to emerge from Ireland. Her talent as a songwriter, composer, pianist and saxophonist is phenomenal.
Their most recent album "Private Wars" is due to be released
in the USA this July 2002