Biography

Siobhan McKenna (Singer)

SIOBHAN MCKENNA DUNNE, originally from the state of New Jersey, has been living in Dublin for over 20 years now. Siobhan became involved with “Stage door productions” that was run by Pat Howe, choreographer of “You’re a Star” , in the early 2000’s.

Siobhan performed in the National Concert Hall in Dublin, performing tributes for Artists such as ABBA and The Bee Gees. After her final years of schooling Siobhan then began singing backing vocals for Omar Simon, an artist on the label “Ramus Records.” They toured around Ireland as the opening act for r&b artist “Sean Kingston.” They also toured through other countries such as the UK and Spain performing for charity events.

Eventually Siobhan was signed as the next artist on the label and was then asked to move to London to produce an album. On arrival in London Siobhan was linked with Grammy award winner John Hudson in the world famous Mayfair Studios in Primrose Hill. She later left the label and returned to Dublin.

Siobhan appeared on The Voice of Ireland when it launched in Ireland in 2012, where she became an instant hit with the public. Following her shock exit from ‘The Voice’, Siobhan toured with The Women of Ireland in the United States covering the entire east coast. Upon returning to Ireland she performed for many Charity events in support of Pieta House and Robyn’s Life. She then began her career as a wedding Singer in 2012 and has been assisting brides and grooms ever since.

Carl Banks (Pianist)

carlCARL BANKS began playing keyboards at the age of nine. Showing a keen interest and great ability he became the musical director of St Mary of the Angel’s Gospel Choir, now known as the Dublin Gospel Choir. He studied sound engineering in Pulse Recording Studios, Dublin and has showcased his talents performing with the likes of Sarah Brightman, former Eurovsion winner Niamh Kavanagh, and played and recorded an album entitled “ Greyworld “ with Irish Artist Padraig Rushe and has toured the country playing such venues as The Tripod – Dublin, The Sugar Club – Dublin, Roisin Dubh – Galway, The Pavillion – Cork, Dolan’s Warehouse Limerick to name but a few.

His musical influences can be noted from the works of Sting and Nick Kershaw, from the Pet Shop Boys to the Beatles. His musical taste is as diverse as his playing style. A true ivory tickler!