Grainne Duffy

Gráinne Duffy
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'In a world of chic rockers, Duffy is the real deal.'
Henry Yates, Classic Rock Magazine

Gráinne Duffy is an Irish singer-songwriter from Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, where she gained exposure to defining influential artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Pretenders and Fleetwood Mac before hearing the subtle playing of Peter Green which paved the way for her to start listening to guitarists such as B B King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Rory Gallagher.

Grainne completed a music degree at NUI Maynooth, where she began writing her own material, influenced by rhythm and blues. In March 2007 she released her first album 'Out of the Dark'. In 2008 she played three days on the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival, sharing the stage with artists including Joan Baez, Sinead O'Connor and Suzanne Vega.

Grainne has opened for many major acts including Robben Ford, Dino Baptiste, Shawn Jones and The Yardbirds. Her tracks have also made it on many BBC Radio Ulster playlists including Alan Simpson's Playlist, Late Show with Cherrie as well as the blog of BBC Presenter Stuart Bailie.

All Access Magazine described her music as a 'powerhouse of soul and inspiration mixed with desire and passion'.