Allie Bradley – Front Bar Free Gig
13 Jul 2012 - 21:00
2011 was a great year for singer-songwriter Allie Bradley, which saw the release of two eps entitled ‘Sincerity’… and ‘Flashbacks and Reruns’ receiving praise from BBC Introducing and local daytime radio.
Having played the Irish festival circuit, completing a UK and Irish tour including an invitation to play at London’s 02 arena and music video ‘Sincerity’ being nominated for Best Female at the Irish Music and Television Awards, Allie well and truly made her stamp on the Northern Ireland music scene.
2012 is set to be bigger and better with an Irish and UK tour being set in the works, as well as a new EP featuring collaborations from Northern Irish musicians Jamie Neish, Mark McAllister (PrettyChild Backfire), Aaron Shanley, Mark Graham and Nashville based artist Kiernan McMullan.
“Allies second EP is a wonderful collection of folk-pop goodness. ‘Bad’ is a great song that has taken Allie high up in our expectations – she has really outdone herself with this release and we have had this on repeat all day.”
“Allie opens proceedings with her mellow brand of acoustic pop. The highlight of the set is the KT Tunstall-esque Mistakes, a catchy, attitude laden track that couldn’t be any more radio friendly if it tried.”
“Allie Bradley is a bit more traditional in set-up, just her and her guitar, but the material is less so, coming across more like stripped interpretations of potential pop gems. One Way and Mistakes could easily be taken into the studio and polished into hits for any identikit girl group, such is their strength. The rough diamond though is Elliot, with an almost Motown soul rhythm hidden in there. I don’t know if they exist, but the full studio versions of these could be a real treat.”
Across the Line, William Johnston