If you dig my playing and you’re looking for a cool guitarist to play at your gig or record for your album, send me a message through the Contact form. Professional, versatile player, highly energetic performer & an easy-going person, always focusing on how the artist and the band will benefit.
With over 10 years of touring and recording experience, I have performed/worked with session members of The Darkness, Guy Chambers, Cee Lo Green, Saint Saviour, Elsie LC, Adam Bomb, We Will Rock You and Thriller Live West End shows and X Factor UK amongst others. I always love to get involved in new projects and have so far played so many different styles – pop, rock, country, funk, hip hop, afrobeat, punk and more. Here’s a selection of more artists I’ve played guitar for and toured with over the past few years:
Colm is a Nashville based country singer/songwriter and recording artist. Before landing a successful solo career in the States, he toured the UK with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar and most recently supported country star Don Williams in his UK tour.
“Irene is a total pro. She learned and performed the guitar parts with absolute precision. Her playing met the needs of two very different artists. Her expertise as a guitarist is equalled by her energy as a performer. I would confidently recommend Irene for any gig.” Steve Peavey, Colm’s MD
“A truly gifted, hard working musician and a professional from beginning to end, matched by equally amazing stage presence and charisma!! It was an absolute pleasure to share the stage with Irene I would 100% recommend her to anyone.” Colm Kirwan
Heidi is a young folk/country singer-songwriter based in Nashville that released her first self-titled album in early 2013. Influenced by Elvis Presley, Chris Isaak and Nina Simone, Heidi is a talented musician and vocalist.
Phyllida Lloyd (CBE) is a reknowned British director known for her work in the theatre as well as directing the award-winning films Mamma Mia and the Iron Lady. Her latest theatre production of an all-female Julius Caesar play featuring a live rock band on stage received rave reviews.
Cherry Lee Mewis
Blues rock singer/songwriter Cherry has gigged extensively along such names as Albert Lee, Walter Trout, Bernie Marsden (UFO, Whitesnake) and Muddy Waters Jr. Constantly featured in UK blues magazines and BBC Radio, two tracks from her latest album Heard it here first have been put forward for best original song at the British Blues Awards 2012.
Hailing from South East London, AKS is a talented rapper – his 2011 EP The Bus Stop has enjoyed great reviews and placed him among the major UK rap artists.
“Bringing Irene on board with the guitar was one of the best choices I made. Plus the audience always loves those solos…she’s always welcome in the fold.” AKS
Afro-beat trombonist, percussionist and vocalist, Toli is an American artist based in NY and has performed with Lester Bowie, Fontella Bass, The Mad Professor, Toots and The Maytals, Marshal Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra. Most recently, she has been touring Europe with her female band Femm Nameless.
“I had the pleasure of working with Irene as she was at the start of her career and splitting time between school, teaching and giging. She is a consumate professional, a shred mistress of the guitar, and a pleasure to play music with.” Toli Nameless
Born in Slovenia, Maja was one of the performers at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens and became the first Slovenian singer to compete at the Irish Eurovision Song Contest pre-selections. Having relocated to London since 2008, she has worked with several producers and recorded backing vocals for Slovenian and UK artists.
J the Exodus
A gifted MC and one third of the Midas Touch collective together with self-assured fellow rapper Phoenix and AKS, J’s song Knowledge is Power is featured in the official soundtrack for Illegal Activity.
One of the world’s best AC DC female tributes, Back:N:Black have performed in various festivals and rock venues across Europe. In 2012, they played as a support act to ZZ Top’s concert at Rock oz Arenes open air festival.
Punk rock female tribute to Ramones that gigged extensively across the UK during 2010, including a 15-day tour during the TT race at the Isle of Man.