Dublin alt-rock / postpunk artist Ava Vox presents her debut album Immortalised, a collection of eight powerful and lush tracks. Ava Vox is the pseudonym of Elaine Hannon, formerly of 1980s gothic rock / post-punk band The Seventh Veil, and Immortalised is the first long-player since launching this project in 2020. This album was previewed by two powerful lead tracks – Alone Again which features bassist James Blennerhassett (Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithful, Van Morrison) and drummer Robbie Casserly (Elvis Costello, Mark Knopfler, The Commitments, Riverdance). Crash is a post-punk banger with lively video, produced by Isacc Burke, echoing an ominous warning about environmental devastation as the world crashes down.
Original compositions include the stunning Silent Tear and One Sweet Goodbye, which involves a 23 Piece String Ensemble / Orchestra by the Four for Music Ltd, Sofia Session Orchestra based in Sofia, Bulgaria. This album also features Ava’s rendition of The Cure’s Love Song, Soft Cell’s Tainted Love and David Bowie’s Life on Mars. Immortalised was produced by Ray McLoughlin (RMC Recording Studios), who has performed or recorded with innumerable artists, including Cliff Richard, Daniel O’Donnell, Francis Black and Rick Astley, and also served as musical director for shows for RTE, BBC, PBS America and SKY.
A Dublin native, Ava Vox now lives in County Meath. With a unique vocal timbre and commanding delivery, her musical style ranges from goth rock and post-punk to slow melodic atmospheric and dynamic rock. At 17, Elaine quickly graduating from backing to lead vocalist of The Seventh Veil, which disbanded in 1991 after significant airplay, excellent reviews and winning the Battle of the Bands competition, the prize for which was recording time with Dublin producer Paul Thomas (U2, Kate Bush, UB40, Status Quo, Davy Spillane and Clannad).
About the Alternative Sunday Social Club
The Alternative Sunday Social Club was created so that music fans can enjoy some top tunes on the last afternoon of the weekend. Since we launched at the beginning of 2015, we’ve hosted gigs by Rocky DeValera (front man of legendry Dublin bands The Gravediggers and The Rhythm Kings), The Dubtones, Blood or Whiskey, JC Carroll (The Members), The Business, Brush Shield’s Skid Row, Trouble Pilgrims (formerly The Radiators from Space), The Lee Harveys, Eileen Gogan and the Instructions, The Winters, The Hacklers, TV Smith (The Adverts), Strand, The Unelectables and The Outcasts. We’ve had music from right across the spectrum with rock, guitar pop, punk, Americana, blues and ska and we’ve grown our crowd by word of mouth with all ages dropping by on Sunday afternoons. For the band they get the kick of their early live shows, and the audience gets to enjoy the music and the musician up-close and personal. It’s cheap, cheerful and above all fun for everybody who comes along. This isn’t 1000s of people in a converted warehouse; this is dozens of people enjoying music the way it was meant to be seen and heard.
With Support from Krawler
Sunday, May 15th Doors 4.00pm Tickets: €10 in advance or €12 on the Door
The Wild Duck, 17/20 Sycamore St, Dublin 2