We will be doing our first ever facebook live stream Friday 27th March at 8pm GMT to launch the release of our new album 'True Hand True Heart'. We would love if you could join us on our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/theremedyclub
Thank you to all our funders for helping us make this next album through FUNDIT.IE. We were blown away by your generosity and support and honestly could not have done any of it without you.
We wanted to keep you up to date on the progress of the album and our time in Nashville. Working with our dream producer, 5 time Grammy award winner Ray Kennedy, was an incredible experience and we are truly grateful to all of you who helped make it happen! We immediately established a great working relationship with Ray and got the entire album recorded in 7 days. What a treat it was to have such an incredible array of vintage guitars and microphones to choose from including a '61 Gibson Les Paul, which previously belonged to John Fogarty from Creedance Clearwater Revival and last played by Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top. Ray put together a stellar cast of musicians including Lex Price on bass (Neko Case, KD Lang) and Lynn Williams on drums (The Wallflowers, Delbert McClinton). We were very fortunate also to work with world renowned multi-instrumentalist Rory Hoffman.
We have received all of the mixes now and are over the moon with how everything has turned out and cannot wait to share these songs with you. We do want to take our time in releasing these songs, however. As independent artists the amount of work involved in making an album and releasing it can be quite overwhelming. We have learned from past mistakes so we are taking our time with this one and hoping to release one or two singles this year and the album in 2020. Thank you for your patience and your support and love.
Aileen & Kj xx
BIRDS OF CHICAGO SUPPORTED BY THE REMEDY CLUB IN WHELAN'S, DUBLIN
It’s the final chorus from the final song performed by Birds of Chicago and as had been the case on their last visit to Ireland barely twelve weeks ago, with the audience joining in, the words echo around the room. It follows what has been an extraordinary evening’s entertainment which kicked off two and a half hours previously with the support slot by The Remedy Club.
Regardless of their talents, performers can only do so much to create the perfect show. The additional ingredient to add that spark to a gig, is an engaging and appreciative audience and tonight certainly hit a high spot both on and off stage. A large crowd was already in attendance when The Remedy Club opened their slot with I Miss You, the opening track from their super album Legends, Lovers & Lost Causes. Long time favourites of Lonesome Highway, the husband and wife duo Aileen Mythen and KJ McEvoy’s performances over the past twelve months have gone from strength to strength and their self-assurance this evening was evident, no doubt buoyed by the positive reaction of the audience from the outset. After four songs from their forty minute set a call came from the back of the room of ‘who are you?’ Their set was going down so well that they neglected to introduce themselves from stage! Performing as a duo, they have the ability to create a ‘band’ effect, with Mc Evoys splendid guitar playing complimented Mythen’s rhythmic percussion. However, their tour de force are their harmonies, Mythen’s ability to vary her vocal range from honey sweet to seductive blues competing with Mc Evoy’s baritone crooning.
Concentrating on material from the album they play When Tom Waits Up (the ‘legends’ in the album title inspired by Tom Waits we’re told), a rocking Big Ol’ Fancy, the more mellow Last Song. They encore with a killer delivery of the bluesy Image On My Retina (a song recorded in their previous life as B & the Honeyboy), highlighting this accomplished duo’s ability to rock out with belting vocals and a ripping guitar solo. I can hardly recall the last occasion I witnessed a support act get as rapturous a reception at Whelan’s, further evidence that all the Remedy Club require is exposure, to swiftly move on to a much higher level in the music industry. Equally impressive is the sight of Birds of Chicago’s Allison Russell dancing in the corner to their set, accompanied by her husband J.T.Nero, a lovely touch.
The evening could only be described as a triumph.
Review and photography by Declan Culliton
Review from 'Three Chords & The Truth''
review from live gig in the kitchen café, birmingham
We are thrilled to have 2 of our songs in the semi finals in the International Songwriting Competition. Watch this space for further updates.