Una O Boyle

Una O Boyle

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Biography

Úna O Boyle is perhaps best known for her work with ambient-trance-dance band Hyper[borea] a duo consisting of haunting, evocative, Gaelic vocals.in a blurry miasma of bizarre sounds, weird grooves and achingly beautiful vocal performances Olaf Tyaransen, Hot Press. In 1997 she received a Heineken/Hot Press Music Award for her work with Hyper[Borea] and has released four albums and an EP with her most recent release Gaelactica receiving much critical acclaim. A solo live album was released online at www.unaoboyle.com and a commissioned work in 2002. A stunning performance of O Boyle writes an Irish Times review of her performance with Hyper[Borea] in Whelans, ,b>who wove a spell visually and vocally. Úna has been writing and developing her own solo sound. Songs such as Fish Dont Sigh, Síocháin, Frozen (Deamora), and Infectious are already well known around Irelands more acoustic venues. Úna O Boyle has been exploring her own highly original solo work attracting curiousity from songwriters across the globe for her ingenious songwriting and performing talents. Tony-Clayton Lee of the Irish Times proclaims her to be a potential star in the making and one of the more intriguing music propositions doing the rounds. Songs from piano classics to magical mystery world to good ole fashioned pop bring you to the several different worlds in which Úna delves. Úna's music consists of lyrical mind journeys, melodies-to-die-for with piano and hypnotic percussive accompaniment and soundscapes designed to gently penetrate your skull.

"O’Boyle cuts a lean figure on stage, part rock chick, part will-o’-the wisp thespian. It’s a commanding presence invested with a quirky sense of humour, some quite strange between song comments, and some of the most compelling songs you’ll hear this or any other year. The reference points are ever so slightly left of centre – Jane Siberry, Rosie Thomas, Laurie Anderson, et all – but O’Boyle’s songs are straight down the line; they undercut the references by being very much a product of her own vision, which seems to be refracted by an array of suitably curious influences. We’ve no idea whether a solo record is imminent or, indeed, whether O’Boyle will be playing many (or any) gigs in the future. You’d be advised, though, to keep an eye out for sightings of this extremely talented, under publicised and utterly captivating singer. Tony Clayton lea - Irish Times

-"Una O'Boyle, one of Ireland's great voices."---Dublinks.com

"One of the most exciting and original singer songwriters in Ireland." ---- Paul Lee, Music Promoter

"achingly beautiful vocal performances" ---Olaf Tyaransen, Hot Press.

Discography

Úna O Boyle Live (2005)
Hyper[Borea] - Gaelactica (2003)
Hyper[Borea] - Ten Years Under The Earth (2000)
Hyper[Borea] - Mystura (1997)
Hyper[Borea] - Serpentine (1996)
Hyper[Borea] - Magnetic Jungle (1995)
Locomotiv - Next Time Round