Cork, Munster, IRL

" Summer is here and Berries Blue's EP has got that sunshine feeling. Drinkin' To Heaven has that real deep New Orleans feel, only thing missing is the full sound of brass, soaked in jazz and blues tones. Each track has a beautiful take on music, "Tired Man" is a pure gospel ballad to the bone, passion in the vocals can be heard along with some superb lyrics. "Rainbow Rain" is a real lazy blues number on the vibe of Chris Rea but a little bit more fresher to the ears, I like the angle Berries Bl


Berries Blue are an up and coming folk/rock/blues band from West Cork. The two core members, Pat Carey and Marlene Enright combine vocals, piano and guitar, as well as a range of percussion instruments to create a memorable and unique sound. Pat and Marlene’s vocal harmonies, blending ‘beauty with the beast’, have come in for much praise, both in performances at venues throughout Cork and Kerry in their own right, and in supporting well known Irish musicians Luka Bloom, Liam O’ Maonlai, Damien Dempsey, Declan O’ Rourke, Cathy Davey, and Mick Flannery on a number of occasions throughout Cork. Marlene, as one part of berries blue, also appeared on Nationwide on the 23rd June 2010 performing their song, Reckless, which is due to appear on their debut album and just recently the full band appeared on The John Creedon Show on RTE’s Radio 1 where they were interviewed and played a live slot. The podcast can be found here:
Berries Blue have been winning favourable reviews for their gigs to date, having been described as having a performance which “succeeded in bringing a freshness to familiar blues and folk influences, and in energising the audience”. They are certainly a band on the rise.


drinkin to heaven EP (drinkin to heaven, tired man, rainbow rain, back road) -