Saturday December 2nd, 8pm, The Workman’s Cellar
The Dublin soul songstress with the big voice celebrates her acclaimed debut album ‘Aphrodite’ with a 6-piece band home show on Saturday 2nd December
Celebrate the release of Melina’s debut album ‘Aphrodite’ with an intimate headline show in Dublin’s Workmans Cellar this December. The night will see the neo soul rising star and her 6-piece band perform the album in full, plus pay homage to her greatest influences while writing it.
Special guests to be announced!
Tipped as ‘one of the best voices in Ireland’ by GoldenPlec in 2020, Dublin born Irish-Greek R&B artist Melina Malone has only gone from strength to strength since the release of her debut LP ‘Aphrodite’ this October. Fresh off the back of a buzzy festival season, taking part in Hotpress’ Young & Emerging series, being chosen as a Guinness Live & Rising artist, and two massive support slots opening for Macy Gray in Dublin and Morcheeba at a sold-out Cork opera house, the hype for Melina doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Taking influence from all things Neo Soul, from Erykah Badu & Jill Scott, to their more contemporary counterparts Amber Mark, NAO & RAYE, Melina Malone’s LP ‘Aphrodite’ is a powerful debut with heavy nods the aforementioned Soul trailblazers, while also blending flavors of Bossa Nova & 90’s R&B.
Album singles ‘Lovers Sunday’, Tru Luv’ & ‘Naive’ have garnered support from the likes of RTE 2FM, RTE Radio 1, BBC1xtra, Today FM, BBC Introducing, Global Soul Radio, Nialler9, Goldenplec, IMRO, Noctis Magazine, Ones to Watch, and more, plus Spotify Editorial playlist slots on ’New Music Friday UK’, ‘A Breath Of Fresh Eire’, ‘Fresh Finds UK & Ire’, and ‘LED Lights.’While shades of Winehouse and Badu are present, Malone carves her own identity, not only through her songwriting, but with her powerful and controlled vocals…and has undeniably raised the benchmark for Irish R&B….9/10” – Hotpress, ‘Aphrodite’ album review, 2023