Hvmmingbyrd

Formed in Maynooth in 2014 from a group of friends, alt pop trio Hvmmingbyrd have established a reputation for complex vocal arrangements, haunting harmonies and onstage charm. Reminiscent of a diverse range of artists including Cocteau Twins, Portishead, Wilson Phillips, Lorde and the Staves, Hvmmingbyrd launched their debut album in 2014 to widespread praise. Founding members Deborah Byrne (vocals, guitar) and Dolores Fogarty (vocals, melodica, flute, percussion) were joined by singer/songwriter Suzette Das (vocals, piano) in 2016 and they plan to release their new single March 1st 2016.

Highlights:

Album chosen as Marty Whelan’s ‘Recommend of the Week’ on RTE Lyric FM
Named one of Hot Press Magazine’s ‘Super Six’ of 2015
Performed at various Irish festivals including Canalaphonic, Sunflowerfest, Swell Fest, Women in Music Series and the Ones to Watch Festival
Finalists in IMRO’s Christie Hennessy Song Contest and Radio 1’s ‘Emerging Talent’ competition
Interview and live performance on several radio stations including Radio Nova, RTE Lyric FM, Today FM and FM104

Accolades:

“Surrounded by new releases Hvmmingbyrd leapt out at me and flew into my heart…A real pleasure to find such a rare talent.” Marty Whelan, RTÉ lyric fm

“What Hvmmingbyrd have crafted is nothing short of a stunning debut album that is brimming with originality and bursting with sentiment, and one that will propel them on to bigger stages in 2015.” Goldenplec.com

“Their heart warming tunes are stylistically diverse and full of texture. Their debut album released in November 2014, was simply stunning, one of the best of the year.” Pleasing Features Music

“Their seemingly intrinsic talent for harmony makes their music sound effortless. With voices smooth as silk, listening to Hvmmingbyrd feels like basking in the glow of a warm fire on a winter’s evening.” InDublin Magazine

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