"Lavery expertly plays jazzy, psychedelic soul that you hear as if through a fine Irish mist."
- John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Lavery emerges from the vibrant music scene of Dublin as an electrifying 8-piece collective poised to captivate audiences worldwide with their debut EP, "JADE GARDEN." Formed in 2023, this powerhouse ensemble brings together seasoned musicians from various corners of the globe, each contributing a unique flavour to their mesmerizing cocktail of Jazz Fusion and Neo-Soul. With roots in acclaimed music performance colleges such as BIMM and DCU's Jazz Program (Newpark), Lavery's sonic tapestry reflects a rich blend of cultural diversity and technical excellence.
Their rise has been nothing short of meteoric, gracing prestigious Irish venues like The National Gallery of Ireland and Lost Lane, alongside captivating performances at international events like a Culture Night event in The Sugar Club. Now, hungry to make their mark on the European scene, Lavery gears up for their first international performances at multiple UK venues and festivals in June of this year.
Fronted by the captivating Anelise Furkin, Lavery's live performances are more than just music; they're immersive experiences that transcend traditional boundaries. With influences spanning jazz, neo-soul, and samba, Lavery's sound defies categorization, promising a musical landscape that's as unpredictable as it is enthralling. Their single, "The Mist," has already enjoyed significant success on the US JazzWeek charts, while critics worldwide acclaim Lavery's ability to expertly blend "jazzy, psychedelic soul." As they prepare for the release of "JADE GARDEN" on May 25th, 2024, Lavery stands ready to leave an indelible mark on the burgeoning Irish jazz scene.