Dubh Lee began performing in the summer of 2018 as a folk singer and guitarist and has since entertained audiences at events such as the Ruby Sessions, Electric Picnic and the Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon. In 2019 she performed all over Ireland, opening for acts such as Jack Lukeman (at St. David’s Church Naas) and Bagatelle (at the Osprey Hotel, Naas), and supported jazz band Jimmy’s Cousin on their Irish tour in late 2019, which included performances in The Set Theatre, Kilkenny, Dolan’s in Limerick and The Sugar Club in Dublin.
Since the beginning of lockdown she has performed at a number of live-streamed and hybrid events, such as the Hotpress Lockdown Sessions, Transmission festival, Laters with Griff and the Five Lamps Arts festival, the latter of which has not yet been aired. From folk beginnings Dubh Lee transitioned from performing solo with an acoustic guitar in 2018/2019 to performing heavier material with a bassist and a drummer in 2020, now playing energetic live sets featuring songs with blues and garage rock influences.
Her debut single ‘Virtue’ came out on all platforms in July 2019 and was coupled with a spectacular music video shot in the Slieve Bloom mountains. She has collaborated with artists from a variety of genres, and her vocals have featured on singles released by rappers Sea High and Daly and drum’n’bass outfit WOB!. She has worked as a session guitarist for artists Brí, Lizzy Byrne and Daly and has continued building her following during lockdown by posting frequent video and audio content to her YouTube and Soundcloud profiles.