Summer Soulstice

Aisling Iris Added To Line-Up

Aisling Iris Added To Line-Up


March 17th, 2017

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We promise you some Irish magic on the stage of Summer Soulstice this June, as we are extremely excited to welcome rising star Aisling Iris to our show!

Photo by Sunčan StoneAisling (pronounced Ashling) means ‘dream’ or ‘vision’ in Gaelic. Born to a jazz-singing, piano-playing mother from the wilds of rural County Cork, she set off for London in her late teens. It was working at Universal Music that she met Tony Swain, Head of A&R at the time & a successful pop producer having produced hit singles for 1980’s icons like Spandau Ballet, Imagination, Alison MoyetMichael McDonald.

She signed to his production company & together they collaborated on an album’s worth of material together, including ‘Is it Over’ which can be found on Aisling’s self-released E.P. ‘You Took The Sun Away’.

Currently she fronts three projects…

Her own band which features the music from her just released debut album ‘Night Time Moves’ produced by Drew Horley (Ty, Natalie Williams) & co-written with Andrew Mclean (Grace Jones) & Phil Craig which has since been play listed on Jazz FM, Mi-Soul, DeliteSolar Radio as well as featured by Jamie Cullum as BBC Introducing Artist on his BBC Radio 2 show

Jazz Quartet Neon Villages who’s highlights include supporting Jazz legend Marcus Miller on his Afrodeezia tour, along with performances at the Cheltenham Jazz FestivalSt Ives Jazz Club.

Monk, the Final Frontier Quintet (a vocal tribute to the music of Thelonious Monk) who received rave reviews for their performance at the Birmingham Jazz Festival, The 606 ClubThe Crypt Jazz Club.

Her eclectic talents have seen her touring as support to Roots Manuva, working with such artists as Phil Asher, Ian FridayDomu, supporting UK legends Omar, the late Lynden David HallEska Mtungwazi.

​Aisling has also co-written for other artists including W-inds (Japanese boy band) & Sony artist Timothy James.

But it will be her fine tones which we shall enjoy at Summer Soulstice in June with calling Aisling’s voice “a revelation: her control over the whole range is immaculate, her expression powerful & her feel… quite extraordinary.”

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