Preview: Wyvern Lingo – 17/03/18 – Underground, Newcastle


Wyvern Lingo are a trio from the Irish town of Bray who dabble in creating 90s style R’ n’ B and Soul music. They are hitting Newcastle’s Underground on March 17th…

The group consists of Karen Cowley on keys, bass, synths and vocals, Saoirse Duane on guitar and vocals and Caoimhe Barry on drums vocals. The multi talented musicians have all been friends since junior school.

Karen, Saoirse and Caoimhe have pooled together a diverse range of shared influences that have helped to establish their style.

Timeless legendary artists like Led Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley and Aretha Franklin have informed their sound. However the hallmarks of 90s R’ n’ B never seem to far away because of soulful, heavenly harmonies.

After the positive response to their ‘Letter To The Willow,’ EP the Wyvern Lingo girls finally released an eponymous debut album on February 23rd.The ‘Wyvern Lingo,’ album was particularly successful in their Native Ireland where it reached the #3 position.

On the record, the girls demonstrate the ability to span across a well rounded spectrum of genres and moods. For example, the track ‘I Love You Sadie,’ sounds like it could be a stripped back Destiny’s Child song while the acapella ‘Used,’ occupies a more folky space. No matter what Wyvern Lingo do on the album they manage to do it well.

With regard to touring, the band have supported James Vincent McMorrow and Hozier, who is also from Bray. This spring, they are embarking on a UK tour with a staggering 24 dates including their Underground show.

As the gig happens to fall on St. Patrick’s day we reckon it’s going to be quite the party. Tickets are on sale now.




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