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About Tracy Bruen

Biography "With a stunning vocal range and a theatrical bent, multi-instrumentalist Tracy Bruen blends indie folk with wistful blues to tug the heartstrings and inspire the mind. Let her rich and intriguing melodies take you away on a wave of sound and soul that is as original as it is lyrical." Electric Picnic Official Brochure, Top Picks, 2014 Tracy Bruen, Galway's Original Solo Artist of the Year 2015 (Galway Advertiser) plays with a group of well known local musicians and their sound is created with a combination of piano, guitars, ukulule, flute, drums, double bass, fiddle, banjo, vocal harmonies and stories. Together they have played at Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Westport Festival and Sunflower Fest and and many well known venues across the country. Their set at Body and Soul 2014 was described in the Irish Examiner as "excellent" and as one of the best of the lesser known acts at the festival. They also featured as a top pick in the Electric Picnic official brochure. Tracy's debut EP, "Play Outside the Lines", released to critical acclaim last year, is available at www.tracybruen.bandcamp.com. Songs from her upcoming album have been featured on regional and national radio stations "A voice of husky, whispery, and sky-reaching heights is unapologetically Kate Bush-like and the blend of hill-walking candle-lit voyaging and blues guitar make it both timeless and fitting with the current music trend." We Plug Good Music "Tracy's music combines indie, folk, and blues; is infectious and rhythmic, while also being unapologetically quirky and left-field." Galway Advertiser "With a stunning vocal range and a theatrical bent, multi-instrumentalist Tracy Bruen blends indie folk with wistful blues to tug the heartstrings and inspire the mind. Let her rich and intriguing melodies take you away on a wave of sound and soul that is as original as it is lyrical." Electric Picnic Official Brochure, Top Picks, 2014 "...one of the foremost voices on the Galway scene." Connaught Tribune, November 2014 She recently released the video for "Make Mama Proud" which will be on her upcoming album due for release in spring 2017. Tracy is a former member of My Fellow Sponges, and plays with fellow artists Steven Sharpe, Steve Bennett, Dylan Murphy, Tara Stacey and Liam Doherty in The Gingerbeard Family. She also hosts the Galway's longest running Open Mic night, in the Róisín Dubh.

Fall Away

I’m delighted to share my new single Fall Away, which was premiered by The Thin Air, to coincide with the start of our national and European Tour.

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Fall Away Tour

Here we go….! Bags packed, ready to rock.

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On the Road Again….

I just can’t wait to get on the road again…. Swiss and Czech tour coming up. Full details here Swiss / Czech tour dates and details

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Citóg Records V2: Melancholia in the Mirror

I’m delighted to be part of Citóg Records, a Galway based musical collective record label.  We just released our second compilation album and received high praise from the Point of Everything Blog, including some lovely words for my track Mirror … Continue reading

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Tracy Bruen // Mirror – Album Launch

The day is near – 9th June marks the Galway launch of my album Mirror, more details here. Album Launch event

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Limited Edition EPs!

They’ve arrived! Limited edition EPs (beautifully designed by Photo by Marta and recorded by Ray at the The Forge Recording Studio Galway) which can ONLY be bought in Germany when we head on tour on Wednesday. So excited. Stephanie Swanton … Continue reading

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German Tour, April 2017

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce my German tour for April. Catch it while you can. Also joining me will be the amazingly talented Alan Bonner and blues legends Rufus Coates and the Blackened Trees. Hurrah!

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Live Video!

Tracy Bruen, Time So here is the first in the series of live videos produced by the amazing guys at Wave Productions.  We’re dead happy with it and we hope you are too. Presenting….Time

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2017 Plans

2017 is shaping up to be a good year. We have some lovely live videos coming out soon, we’re putting finishing touches on the album over the next two months and have a mini tour lined up for Germany in … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Mama Proud

Who can be dealing with this weather. Why don’t we remember the two glorious days of summer we got in 2015.  This was the result of furiously following the sun with Lakshika Films (check him out here – Lakshika films) … Continue reading

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