The Rundown: From Dublin, Ireland, Cathy Davey has branched out on her own to make some remarkable music. After spending some time as a backing vocalist for Ken McHugh’s band, Autamata. Cathy Davey has released three albums: “Something Ilk” (2004), “Tales of Silversleeve” (2007), and “The Nameless” (2010). In 2009, The Irish Times put Cathy Davey at #3 on a list of “50 Best Irish Acts Right Now”. In 2011 Davey won Best Pop Act at the 2011 Digital Socket Awards in Dublin.
Every bit as good live as in the studio, Cathy Davey’s vocals are child-like and innocent, yet deep and sophisticated. She has a tendency to draw out her words with haunting lyrical mastery. She has several amazing songs like “Little Red“, “Moving“, “Happy Slapping“, “Hammerhead“, and “Holy Moly“. But my favorite song by her is her live version of “Universe Tipping“. A somewhat jazzy/bluesy combination of Davey’s vocals, accompanied in masterful harmony with her supporting band, is near perfection. The entire time throughout the song, I have goosebumps. From the warm sound of the guitar to the deep, simple bass, this song is everything that exemplifies excellence.
MarsBands.com thinks that you should check out Cathy Davey. In fact, we would go as far as to command you to check out her music because we know you will like it. Cathy Davey is a fantastic mix of other-worldly vocal harmony and lyrical genius. It’s hard to find better music than this.