Pia Dunne released her Debut EP in May 2012 to much acclaim. Since then Pia Dunne and The Eleusians (feat Johnny Taylor on piano, Tommy Moore on bass and Aidan O'Donavan on drums) have played to full houses in The Workman’s Club, Whelans, The Twisted Pepper, The Cobblestone, Sweeney Mongrel’s and Tower Records. In December Pia was nominated for Best Female Artist, Best Unsigned Artist and Best Album and was shortlisted for Best Soul/Jazz Act in The MRU Music Awards 2012. The track Place Of No Returning was also used in the short film Lucky released in Cannes in 2013 and has toured the American Film Festival Circuit
2014 saw the addition of Jenna Harris and Keith Fennel on backing vocals and performances in festivals including the 5 Lamps Arts Fest and the much loved Body and Soul Fest. Pia Dunne and The Eleusians are currently recording their debut album set for release in early 2016.
“...A real find...A sassy performance...”
Jackie Hayden Hotpress
“The girl is a talented songwriter with a timeless voice. Definitely one to watch!
“ Pia Dunne's soulful and melodic vocals ooze with style and composure. She has the ability to reinvigorate the capital's soul.”
Garreth Mac Namee MRU
"Pia Dunne's EP is a wonderful collection of soulful, blues and folk songs. Pia's persuasive songwriting shows she has thepotential to become a major voice in the Irish music scene."
‘Pia Dunne’s new EP is a delight to my ears. With Pia’s smooth voice and original melodies she delivers a beautifully crafted EP. Looking forward to hearing the full album.’
Ciara Buckley RTÉ
"The songs are an eclectic mix of soul, jazz and alternative pop, which echoes Pia’s musical background. With a degree in Jazz Performance, a decade of experience as a songwriter and as front woman of World Fusion band Que Pezon! (Hailed by the Irish Times as “an exciting Dublin based band”) Pia has regularly toured the festival circuit including Electric Picnic, Body and Soul and the Life Festival. She has performed in Vicar street, The Button Factory, The Sugar Club, Whelans, The Village, The Twisted Pepper, Bewleys Theatre, The Bleu Note, Le Circ/Sweeney Mongrel’s to name but a few, but was proud to return to The Workman’s Club for the launch of this very special debut EP. Never afraid to challenge and bend genres in her songwriting and singing styles, her performances will bring you on a roller coaster ride from heartbreaking ballads, cheeky reggae and funk to feel good acoustic pop. Pia Dunne and The Eleusians are not to be missed!"