CLARE BYRNE AND INK THE OCTOPUS ANNOUNCE IRELAND TOUR
IN SUPPORT OF NEW MUSIC RELEASES
What happens when a Vermont country-based singer-songwriter and an urban alternative acoustic duo
from Brooklyn, NY come together for a common purpose? A week of musical exploration and touring in
August 1 Workman’s Pub, Dublin
August 2 Greywood Arts Residency, Killeagh
August 3 Crowley’s Bar, Kenmare
August 5 Roisin Dubh, Galway
August 9 NellieFred’s, Dingle
Byrne and Ink the Octopus bring city and country together: sharply crafted songwriting in heart-and-
soulfully rollicking folk-indie arrangements on guitar, keyboards, harmonica, percussion and harmonizing
vocals. The three musicians draw on influences diverse and rich: Wilco, Simon and Garfunkel, Joan
Armatrading, and Joni Mitchell.
Byrne, Strauss and de Laroque met in the candle-lit bohemian music club of Radio Bean in Burlington,
Vermont in 2014. The three have been sharing engagements since. Raised in Amish country and a New
Yorker for fifteen years, Byrne now hails from the tiny hamlet of Huntington, VT. DeLaroque, originally
from Paris, France, and Strauss, born in Queens, are now residents of the Brooklyn music scene.
Byrne is a lifelong contemporary dancer and choreographer who picked up the guitar six years ago and
began a second career in music & songwriting. Remy De Laroque started a career as a singer in the
French band Dyva, signed to the French Record Co. Carrere. He moved to NYC and collaborated with
Rebecca Martin and Rew in addition to promoting his own career. Dan Strauss is a connoisseur of
instruments who calls the recording studio his true home. He began learning piano as a boy by playing
Springsteen and Beatles songs, eventually taught himself guitar and began writing songs in his twenties.
Though they have always supported each other musically in New York City and Vermont. DeLaroque and
Strauss formed Ink The Octopus in 2016 to truly merge their musical journeys and are releasing their
debut EP this summer. Byrne also released her first EP, Seed in May 2017, in a recording and release
party that included Strauss and DeLaroque.
Please get in touch with Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ink The Octopus at
email@example.com for guest list, interviews, or promo copies of Seed and Ink The Octopus.