Wicklow, County Wicklow
“First Impressions” was Luán Parle’s début album release after signing to Anim Records at the age of 12 following a performance on The Late Late Toy Show.
Fast forward to 2002 when Parle signed to Sony Music Ireland after been spotted by A & R scout Hugh Murray.
It was upon meeting Grammy winning producer Bill Bottrell in Mendocino California in 2003 the two went on to write & record a collection of songs that Parle herself describes as “The Lost Sessions” which to date have never been released.
On February 01st 2007 Parle won the prestigious Meteor Award for Best Irish Female and completed the double by winning the “Irish Tatler Music Woman of the Year" award in November of the same year for her album ‘Free’
On February 8th 2008 Parle’s most successful single "Ghost" was released on download only and has gone on to become one of the biggest selling singles by an Irish artist in 2008, spending three months in the singles charts peaking at number 10.
Parle recorded “Ghost” in her native Irish language titled “Taibhse” for Ceol 08, a charity album for Bernardos which reached number 1 in the compilation Irish Album Charts & featured again on Ceol 10 which was a “Best Of” album.
In 2010 Parle set up her own record label LPR Records & co produced her latest critically acclaimed album “The Full Circle” alongside musician/producer & good friend Gavin Ralston.
The album received a glowing four stars in Irish Music Bible Hot Press, was featured as RTE Radio 1’s ‘Album Of The Week’ and the lead single “Why Baby Why” featured as Ian Dempsey’s 'Song of the week' on the Today FM’s Breakfast Show. “Why Baby Why” is the only song from the “Bottrell Sessions” to ever be released.
“Sexy Sita” the second track taken from the album “The Full Circle” features on “A Womens Heart Then & Now” which has enjoyed huge success to date.
Parle is on the board of the directors for IASCA; Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors.
Parle continues to hold music & songwriting workshops in Primary, Secondary & Drama schools all over the country and is currently the face of Heatons Clothing & endorsed by MAC Cosmetics.
Parle is currently on tour in Ireland with plans to finally release overseas.