Known to be one of Ireland’s greatest female singers, Mary Coughlan is celebrated for her classic standards of jazz balladry fused with Irish and rock.
Throughout Mary’s quite extraordinary 25 year recording career, she has performed worldwide over her successful career, completing an Australian tour earlier this year. Mary has drawn from her inspiration and idols: Billie Holiday’s teary outpourings of heartbreak, the sultry amours of Peggy Lee, Van Morrison’s soulful cries, and the bold offerings of Edith Piaf.
The secret to Mary’s soulful performances lies in her unique delivery. Mary, makes every song her own with bare honesty. She sings in the voice of the wrong and wronged woman and she makes us think what it is men make of women and what women have to do to make do, reciting the story of every song effortlessly, with passion and emotion in every note.