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2005 USA OutMusic Award for Best Album with "Dream On"
2000 USA GLAMA Award for Best Song "Remember"
2001 USA Billboard International Song Contest Top 3 Winners of (jazz category)

1992 Gold disc for Irish #1 Hit single Ooh Ah Paul McGrath.

1993 Hot Press/Smithwicks Irish Music Critics Award for Best New Band.
1997 Nominated for a GLAMA award (Gay and Lesbian American Music Award) for Best Out Song.
1998 Awarded an Irish Arts Council Grant for Contemporary Composition for the
making of Private Wars.


"I'm in Love with Mother Nature" - hit single from
1994 Give it All Up: on Velo Records. Produced by Zrazy. Featured the single I’m in Love
With Mother Nature – described as “one of the most important singles ever released in
Ireland” – Irish Times.

1996 Permanent Happiness: on ALFI Records. Produced by Kim Fowley and Zrazy. Re-
released in
1997 as Come Out Everybody in USA by Pure/Mercury Records.
1999 Private Wars: on ALFI Records Produced by Zrazy.
2005 Dream On: ALFI Records

Compilation Albums include:
1993 I‘m in Love With Mother Nature: on worldwide release with Scotti Bros’ Straight
Outta Ireland Vol 2
1996 Come Out Everybody: on Sing Don’t Sign released by Reprise Records.
1999 How Can I Be Sure? On Forever Dusty, a shortly-to-be-released Dusty Springfield
tribute album.


Pop Videos: I'm In Love With Mother Nature; Laughing So Hard; When U Cry; Confession

Film Soundtracks: The Happy Gordons, (French Award winner) Splitting, (UK Channel 4) Walk with me, (Northern Visions, Belfast,Northern Ireland).



Based between Dublin, London and Belfast - Featuring the combined talents of Maria Walsh (vocals, bodhrán percussion, flute, programming) and Carole Nelson (saxophones, piano, tin whistle, programming), Zrazy have established themselves firmly at the forefront of contemporary Irish music.

Musically sophisticated and lyrically smart, Zrazy inhabit a unique place in contemporary music in Ireland.

The international award winning songwriting team of expressive singer Maria and pianist/saxophanist Carole have an extensive catalogue of sensuous and sophisticated songs, the fruit of a lengthy and critically acclaimed creative partnership that has yielded five albums.

Steeped in soul, folk, jazz, latin, R’n’B - it is adult contemporary and singer songwriter in the fullest sense of the meaning, They are now mature artists at the height of their creative power on stage. They bring humour, soulfulness and sheer class to the live performance.

Their first two CDs, Give it All Up and Come Out Everybody were pure pop/dance delights, integrating Celtic with funky loops and techno/house grooves. The next two CD's won the USA GLAMA award and OutMusic Awards for Best Song and Best Album in '00 and 2005.

Carole is a Londoner and Maria is Irish and they combine so that "the electricity between them bounces off walls" - Toronto Star
"Smooth as silk, their music is creamy and rich yet studded with nuggets of social conscience" Time Out, London

" Maria's voice oozes hurt and experience....
...Zrazy don't ask - they demand you listen" Hotpress, Ireland

THE ADVOCATE (USA) on Come Out Everybody
“Zrazy are…masters of their own danceable grooves. Their spirit of experimentation is as contagious as their boppy tune Suburban Girl.”

HOT PRESS (Ireland) “Brilliant…Ranging from hardcore techno to soft undulating dance rhythms, and from funky disco to unadulterated ballads…such a diverse creation…it’s like one big party and all kinds of strange and wonderful folk are welcome.”

“…brilliant songs which resonate in the head long after the disc has become silent…”

VARSITY (Toronto) “The dynamics between them bounce off walls - it’s electrifying!.”

“Zrazy’s way sexy in both look and sound.”

“Come Out Everybody” on Pure Records/MCA offers a rare transcendent experience – slip it into the CD player and prepare to be taken.”

ZRAZY Press Quotes Dream On CD – 2005

"It doesn't get better than this " Lyric FM, National Radio

"..Zrazy are world class" BBC GLR Radio, UK

"...Latino inflections and free-form structures invoke the sensual uplift of the Buena Vista Social Club..." Irish Times

“If there was room in the pop world for cool, sophisticated jazz songs, performed with style and belief by talented musicians, Zrazy would be pop stars” Cormac Larkin, SUNDAY TRIBUNE

Continuing in the jazzy vein of their last few albums, Irish duo Zrazy (Maria Walsh and Carole Nelson), who accompany themselves on flute, sax, and other instruments, have returned with the verdant Dream On (Alfi). Also backed by a quintet, Zrazy’s songs have a dreamy and seductive quality, embodied in songs such as “I Know When You Are Near,” “Rain,” and “Keep It Real,” and the nine minute “Drive” contains a sexy jam.