MP3 Screaming Orphans - Circles
Honey and Gravel collide when 4 sisters from Ireland perform their melodic rock hits.
11 MP3 Songs
POP: Today''s Top 40, ROCK: Modern Rock
Joan Diver - Drums, Vocals
Grainne Diver - Guitar, Vocals
Angela Diver - Bass, Violin, Vocals
Marie Therese Diver - Keyboard, Accordion, Vocals
The Screaming Orphans from Co. Donegal, Ireland have carved a considerable reputation as a captivating live band both at home and abroad. Following the lead of their American-born mother (who sang professionally) the sisters were schooled on the international live circuit, and performed across Europe from an early age.
They fast came to international attention when Sinead O''Connor took them on as her back-up singers, and invited them to open for her on the Gospel Oak world tour in 1997. In addition to these live shows, the four sisters gained invaluable TV experience with Sinead appearing on The David Letterman Show and the UK''s Top The Pops. As a result, the band secured a publishing deal and short-term label deal with WEA (Warner Music UK), and contributed vocals to world music star, Baaba Maal''s album "Nomad Soul", Peter Gabriel''s track with the Afro Celt Sound System, as well as contributing to the Joni Mitchell track "Magdalene Laundries" for the Chieftains "Tears of Stone" album.
A chance meeting with Mike Hedgers (U2, Travis, Manic Street Preachers) blossomed into a close personal and professional relationship that saw the acclaimed producer work first on their early demos, and then reunite with them to record the album for WEA in Normandy, France.
The Orphans draw on a diverse set of influences ranging from Simon& Garfunkel to REM with a strong focus on melody-driven songs with both pop and rocks strains.
"We have always admired the diversity of the American music scene, and that was instrumental in our decision to relocate to the States", says Grainne Diver (vocals/guitars). "Being here has inspired us to explore new and exciting song writing and performance concepts. It has been a great experience for us."
Over the past 18 months, the band, now based in New York, has been performing up and down the east coast and in some of the bigger Irish festivals in the U.S. They''ve built a substantial following, especially in Florida, as well as attracting interest from all areas of the music business.
They recently recorded their second album "Circles" in Nashville, TN, which is on limited release at the moment. They are touring in Europe for summer 2005. For a list of upcoming gigs, check out their website, https://www.tradebit.com.