Hailing from Clonakilty, Ireland, Eve Clague is a singer-songwriter who draws on the rich variety of music she grew up with in her home and community to create a highly personal and direct style of song writing.
Having left school at the age of 15, Eve toured nationally with a number of bands as a vocalist and sax player and has clocked up more hours as a working musician than most artists in their early twenties. However it was her enrollment in Corks School of Music in 2014 which really gave Eve the time and space to develop her songwriting and collaborate with a huge range of like minded musicians.
Since its release in April of 2019, her debut EP “Young Naive Me” has received many plays on national radio stations such as RTE Radio1 Late Date, Lyric Fm, 8radio, Cork 96fm, Eirewave as well on regional stations at home and abroad - Red fm, KCLR Fm, Hoxton Radio UK.
Nialler 9.com featured “Young Naive Me” in their song of the week section and Remy praised her distinctive voice and a timeless quality to the songwriting and arrangements.
With a band made up of well known players from Cork's jazz/neo soul scene Brian Dunlea on bass, Paul Leonard on drums, Eve Clague on acoustic guitar and vocals, Sam Clague on electric guitar, Diarmait Mac Carthaigh on keys, and featuring some of her own string arrangements, Eve's music crosses genres very naturally in songs which centre around her acoustic guitar and deeply honest vocal style. Following the EP's release, Eve has played numerous shows both solo and with her full band such as Cork's Quarter Block Party, All Together Now, Body & Soul, Cork Jazz Festival, Quiet lights, Clonakilty international Guitar Festival.
2020 will see Eve play shows at home and abroad including full band shows, as well as continuing to develop new songs for her next release.
Young Naive Me is so beautifully picturesque, it's authenticity can be heart-breaking and moving, sometimes more than you'd like to allow it to be, as an entire package you'll struggle to hear a more complete piece of song-writing by an Irish artist this year.” - Remy
“The acoustic guitar, taut to the rhythm, is contrasted against the rounded bass melody. Eve’s vocals in this track are gentle but firm, wise with the strength of hindsight.” - Nialler9.com