Yellowbridge is an indie/folk/pop outfit made up of Waterford native singer/songwriter and pianist Ciara Donnelly.
Her track 'Circus' has already been nominated for the IMRO Christie Hennessy Soongwriter of The Year Award and has been given airplay by 98fm, Radio Nova and digital stations such as RTE 2XM.
Donnelly has wrote tracks and hooks for a variety of artists ranging from rock to rap (most recently for Belfast native Bee Mic See), and also wrote the new jingle with former guitarist Ronan Reilly for 98FM.
She kicked off 2013 with an appearance at Whelans "Ones to Watch Festival", embarked on an EP launch tour in April and has since been shortlisted for Hot Press' 'Big Break' competition.
“What is different here is that her voice isn’t but a whisper over a weeping guitar; it is wholehearted, comes from the stomach and could easily be likened to the style of many female country and folk singers of the ’60s America. “
'Originally from Seoul and Waterford, Dublin-based duo Yellowbridge have the potential to wow folks, thanks to a combination of Ciara Donnelly’s powerful, distinctive vocals and neat, nimble pop hooks and subtle musical suss from producer Kyle Hyunsing Kim.' Jim Carroll, The Irish Times
As “Cruising” comes into play the powerful voice of lead singer CIARA DONNELLY wows. The composure in the opening is effective, but this is the moment that takes you by surprise. The delightful way that it is delivered narrows the sound down.
U&I Music Magazine. YELLOWBRIDGE @ The Ruby Sessions (12-02-2013)
... “reminiscent to that of Adele to songs such as ‘Windy City’, ‘Voodoo’ and new single ‘Circus’ the indie folk band might be a world of music away to what these punters have expected to hear tonight but it seems to go down extremely well as a roar of applause fills the tiny venue as Yellowbridge draw their set to a close”
Chordblosom , NI, Live review from Auntie Annie’s , Belfast
“The beautiful Irish lilt in Ciara Donnelly, aka Yellow Bridge’s, vocals hits you hard. Not only is she a great singer but her vocals are honest, and true to her Waterford, Ireland, roots. She works with a variety of producers and other musicians and is a fairly new artist on the scene, spending some of her time writing tracks for others and even radio jingles. Her submitted track Circus has proved a perfect showcase of her and she’s certainly impressed us with her superb voice.”
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'Dublin-duo Yellowbridge love songs beginning with ‘C’. So far, they’ve had ‘Circus’, ‘Close’, ‘Capital J’, and now ‘Cruising’. VWaterford’s Ciara Donnelly will drag you in with her Newsomesque vocals, before Seoul’s Kyle Hyunsing Kim’s wonderful production takes over. The pair work splendidly together, and could be one to keep an eye on.'- swwearimnotpaul.com