February 2012

Cathy announces her return to the Dublin stage for the first time in 18 months with a three night residency in Whelan's on successive Thursdays starting 2nd Feb 2012. Each show will be unique in format, the first a full band show featuring music from her three albums to date, the second a reprise of her Dublin Fringe Festival award winning Songs That Scare Children show, and Heroes, the final show, will feature Cathy singing the songs of her favourite artists from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s such as Marlene Dietrich, Julie London and Jane Russell.

Cathy Davey & band
Venue: Whelan's, Wexford St., Dublin
Date: Thurs 2nd Feb

Cathy Davey ‘Songs That Scare Children’
Cathy and special guests perform a reprise of her Dublin Fringe Festival award winning show
Date: Thurs 9th Feb

Cathy Davey sings her Heroes:
Cathy sings the songs of her most treasured artists
Date: Thurs 15th Feb


February 21 2008

Cathy Davey play Tripod, Thursday 21st February 2008
Price: Tickets €20 (ground floor & balcony standing) & €22.50 (balcony seating)

Cathy was chosen by RTE 2FM to represent Ireland at the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, Holland in January alongside the Republic of Loose and February looks set to be a busy month for Cathy. She has been nominated for two Meteor Ireland Music Awards for Best Irish Female and Best Irish Album for "Tales Of Silversleeve". The same album has also been chosen as one of the ten records nominated for the Choice Music Prize.


February 19 2008

Cathy won Best Irish Female in the Irish Meteor Awards.


February 14 2008

Munster Express reports: "Hot favourite to win the Choice Award for best album of 2007 (plus at least one Meteor Award), Cathy Davey will perform her debut Waterford show at Electric Avenue on Wednesday 20th February, with support from one of Dublin’s most exciting new bands The Chapters."


February 7 2008

Munster Express reports: "February is a big month for the wonderfully talented Cathy Davey. She is nominated for 2 awards (Best Irish Album, Best Irish Female) at the Meteors next Friday where she also plays live. Then she is hot favourite to pick up the Choice Music Award for best Irish Album of 2007 at Vicar Street at the end of the month. In between, she plays her biggest headline show to date at the 1400 capacity Tripod in Dublin which is already sold out, and the night before (20 Feb) she plays her debut Waterford show at Electric Avenue."


October 12 2007

Cathy releases her second album "Tales Of Silversleeve" on Regal.


May 10 2007

Cathy Davey has announced an Irish tour for the end of the month.

The Dublin girl will play dates at Cork, Limerick, Galway, Belfast and Dundalk from May 26 - 31.

Currently putting the finishing touches to her second album, she'll be debuting new material from the follow up to 2004s Something Ilk debut.

Tour dates are:
May 26 - Cork, Cyprus Ave
May 28 - Limerick, Upstairs @ Dolans
May 29 - Galway, Roisin Dubh
May 30 - Belfast, Speakeasy
May 31 - Dundalk, Spirit Store

For further information please see venues:
Cork, Cyprus Ave -
Limerick, Dolans -
Galway, Roisin Dubh -
Belfast, Speakeasy -
Dundalk, Spirit Store -


September 2005

Cathy hopes to start recording her new album proper this month.


January 2005

"Cathy Davey is the winner of best female artist in the 2004 Cluas writers poll (in addition to her coming 3rd and 6th in the best debut album category (each writer had their own poll) and 8th in this writers personal overall best album of 2004 list). Quirky guitar pop doesn't get much better than this."

The CLUAS Readers' And Writers' Polls For 2004

Best Album (Non Debut) - Readers' Choice
1. The Frames 'Burn The Maps'
2. U2 'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb'
3. Snow Patrol 'Final Straw'
4. Mark Geary 'Ghosts'
5. Redneck Manifesto 'I Am Brazil'

Best Album (Non Debut) - Writers' Choice
1. Nick Cave 'Lyre Of Orpheus / Abbatoir Blues'
2. The Frames 'Burn The Maps'
3. American Music Club 'Love Songs For Patriots'
4. U2 'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb'
5. Interpol 'Antics'
6. Modest Mouse 'Good News For Those Who Love Bad News' (joint 6th)
6. Morrissey 'You Are The Quarry' (joint 6th)
6. The Shins 'Chutes Too Narrow' (joint 6th)
9. Graham Coxon 'Happiness In Magazines'
10. Blue Nile 'High' (joint 10th)
10. Redneck Manifesto 'I Am Brazil' (joint 10th)

Best Debut Album - Readers' Choice
1. Declan O'Rourke 'Since Kyabram'
2. Republic Of Loose 'This Is The Tomb Of The Juice'
3. Cathy Davey 'Something Ilk'
4. The Killers 'Hot Fuss'
5. Alphastates 'Made From Sand'

Best Debut Album - Writers' Choice
1. Declan O'Rourke 'Since Kyabram'
2. Franz Ferdinand 'Franz Ferdinand' (joint 2nd)
2. Ray La Montagne 'Trouble' (joint 2nd)
4. Republic Of Loose 'This Is The Tomb Of The Juice'
5. Scissor Sisters 'Scissor Sisters'
6. Cathy Davey 'Something Ilk'
7. Hope Of The States 'The Lost Riots' (joint 7th)
7. KT Tunstall 'Eye Of The Telescope' (joint 7th)
7. The Killers 'Hot Fuss' (joint 7th)

Best Male Artist - Readers' Choice
1. Damien Rice
2. Mark Geary
3. Declan O'Rourke
4. Mundy
5. Paddy Casey

Best Male Artist - Writers' Choice
1. Morrissey
2. Declan O'Rourke
3. Damien Rice
4. Elliot Smith (joint 4th)
4. Nick Cave (joint 4th)
4. Ryan Adams (joint 4th)
7. Mark Geary (joint 7th)
7. The Mighty Stef (joint 7th)
9. Paddy Casey

Best Female Artist - Readers' Choice
1. Cathy Davey
2. Gemma Hayes
3. Nina Hynes
4. Juliet Turner
5. Jenny Lindfors

Best Female Artist - Writers' Choice
1. Cathy Davey
2. Joanna Newsome
3. Katell Keineg
4. Bic Runga (joint 4th)
4. PJ Harvey (joint 4th)
6. Jenny Lindfors
7. Kathleen Edwards
8. Cara Dillon

Best Band - Readers' Choice
1. The Frames
2. Bell X1
3. U2
4. Snow Patrol
5. Republic Of Loose

Best Band - Writers' Choice
1. The Frames
2. Bell X1
3. Republic Of Loose
4. Redneck Manifesto
5. The Dudley Corporation
6. U2 (joint 6th)
6. Pony Club (joint 6th)

Best Live Performance - Readers' Choice
1. The Frames
2. Bell X1
3. Republic Of Loose
4. Kings Of Leon
5. Madonna

Best Live Performance - Writers' Choice
1. Republic Of Loose
2. Madonna
2. Wilco
4. The Frames
5. Josh Rouse
5. Kraftwerk
7. American Music Club
7. Buck 65

Best New Act - Readers' Choice
1. Cathy Davey
2. Life After Modelling
3. Jenny Lindfors
4. Humanzie
5. Soviet Filter


January 12 2005 Cathy Davey's star continues to rise. "Blur" collaborator Ben Hillier produced her atmospheric album, "Something Ilk" to great critical acclaim. "Cold Man's Nightmare", the second single from the album, has just been released.

You can see Cathy perform live at Spring & Airbrake, Belfast on the 14th January and at the Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin, on the 15th January.


December 2004

Cathy has been asked to play with the Manic Street Preachers for their Belfast and Dublin shows. Show details are:

Monday 6th December: Waterfront, Belfast
Tuesday 7th December: Olympia, Dublin


November 2004

The Third Series of Other Voices, Songs from a Room, the Music Series Celebrating New and Innovative Voices to be filmed for RTI Television in Dingle, County Kerry in December.

Over the last two years over 40 musical acts have gathered in the most westerly point of Ireland and performed before an audience of only 70 people in the 200 year old St James' Church in Dingle, County Kerry. Dedicated to celebrating new and innovative Irish voices, Other Voices, Songs From A Room has included performances from The Frames, Mundy, Damien Rice, Josh Ritter, David Kitt, Christy Moore, Paddy Casey, Gemma Hayes, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Paddy Casey and over two years has produced 23 highly acclaimed programmes for RTE Television as well as two chart topping CD's. In a region steeped in tradition and heritage that has long attracted musicians and artists from different disciplines, cutting-edge artists have gathered at the most westerly point of Europe and created an exciting and mix of modern sounds and new voices.

Building on the success of the past two years, this December from the 3rd until the 8th and from the 11th until the 17th, we re doing it all again as musicians from various backgrounds, traditions and disciplines travel to Dingle, County Kerry to celebrate the sounds and styles of Irish music and voices. Presented this year by John Kelly, the shows will feature performances from Declan O'Rourke, The Cowboy Junkies, The Lee Valley String Quartet, Bronagh Gallagher, Eddi Reader, The Devlins, The Devine Comedy, The Future Kings of Spain, Donal Lunny, Tom Baxter, Ocean Colour Scene, Cathy Davey, The Thrills, Angela McCloskey and Steve Earle as well many more to be announced.

Other Voices, Songs from a Room will bring together, in one town and in one venue an unmissable opportunity to witness and experience the developing sound of Irish Music as it echoes out from the west of Ireland.

Friday 3rd December
Declan O'Rourke

Saturday 4th
Clive Barns
Sonny Condell
The Cowboy Junkies

Sunday 5th
Fionn Reagan
Lee Valley String Band
American Music Club

Monday 6th
Bronagh Gallagher
Emeliana Torini
Eddi Reader

Tuesday 7th
The Devlins
The Divine Comedy

Wednesday 8th
The Future Kings of Spain
Perry Blake

Saturday 11th
Ben Christophers
Donal Lunny and Roisin Elsafty

Sunday 12th
Iain Archer
Colin McIntyre (Mull Historical Society) Tom Baxter

Monday 13th
The Radio
Republic of Loose
Ocean Colour Scene

Tuesday 14th
The Waiting Room
Kathleen Edwards
James Yorkston & The Athletes

Wednesday 15th
Gavin Friday & Maurice Seezer

Thursday 16th
Joe Chester
Cathy Davey
The Thrills

Friday 17th
The Chalets
Angela McCluskey
Steve Earle


September 2004

Cathy headlines the regular and very successful 'Chixx' night on Thursday 30th September at Bush Hall in London's Shepard Bush.

Thurs 16 Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Fri 17 Dolan's, Limerick
Sat 18 Róisín Dubh, Galway
Sun 19 Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin


August 24 2004

2-4-7 Music: Dublin girl follows up excellent album with tour galore

The wonderfully cutting Irish songstress Cathy Davey has just announced tour dates with the 22-20s. The dates are printed below (with a few of her own up first). As we're telling you about them sans sarky comment you know our advise. Choose your nearest town... do the rest yourselves.

Tuesday 24th August Nottingham The Orange Tree
Wednesday 25th August Birmingham The Glee Club
Thursday 26th August Bournemouth The Consortium

Tuesday 5th October Bristol Fleece
Wednesday 6th October Peterborough Met Lounge
Thursday 7th October Cardiff Ifor Bach
Friday 8th October Oxford Zodiac
Saturday 9th October Sheffield Leadmill
Monday 11th October Glasgow King Tuts
Tuesday 12th October Edinburgh Venue
Wednesday 13th October Newcastle University
Thursday 14th October Hull Welly Club
Saturday 16th October Middlesborough Empire
Sunday 17th October Liverpool Academy
Monday 18th October Leeds University
Wednesday 20th October Manchester Hop & Grape
Thursday 21st October Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Saturday 23rd October Brighton Concorde 2
Sunday 24th October Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Monday 25th October Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 26th October Birmingham Academy
Wednesday 27th October London Scala
Friday 29th October Dublin Whelan's
Saturday 30th October Belfast Limelight


August 20 2004

RTÉ.ie: September tour for songsmith Davey

Irish singer Cathy Davey will take her debut album, 'Something Ilk', on a nationwide tour in September.

She will play dates in Cork, Limerick and Galway, finishing with a show at Dublin's Temple Bar Music Centre on Sunday 19 September.

'Something Ilk', which is released today, was recorded with Ben Hillier (Blur, Elbow) at Rockfield Studio in Wales during the 2003 heatwave using a selection of pre-war Russian microphones.

Davey's influences include PJ Harvey and Kate Bush but she considers the end result to be "a record that doesn't sound like anything else in your collection".

Tour dates:
Thursday 16 September - Cypress Avenue, Cork
Friday 17 September - Dolans, Limerick
Saturday 18 September - Roisin Dubh, Galway
Sunday 19 September - Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin


August 20 2004

Hot Press: New album, live dates: Cathy Davey hits up Cork, Limerick, Galway and Dublin next month

Cathy Davey introduces the world to her rather fab Something Ilk album when she descends on Cypress Avenue, Cork (September 16); Dolan's, Limerick (17); Roisin Dubh, Galway (18); and Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin (19).

Having come to prominence as one of the featured vocalists on Autamata's My Sanctuary album, Davey signed last year to EMI Virgin and is receiving widespread media coverage cross-channel.


July 2004

Dubliner Cathy Davey plays OXEGEN on Saturday the 10th of July.


April 2 2004

RTÉ.ie: Cathy Davey set for debut EP, tour

Dublin singer Cathy Davey will release her debut EP 'Come Over' through Regal/Parlophone on 16 April.

With songs which have been described as referencing Kate Bush, Bjork and PJ Harvey, 'Come Over' was recorded in Wales with Blur producer Ben Hillier.

Davey, who provided vocals for Elbow's 'Grace Under Pressure', will release her first album later this year.

To coincide with the release of 'Come Over', she will play the following Irish dates: Half Moon, Cork on 16 April; The Sugar Club, Dublin on 17 April; The Nerve Centre, Derry on 18 April and The Limelight, Belfast on 19 April.

She will also support Graham Coxon at his Dublin show in The Village on 10 June.


January 20 2004

Hot Press: Cathy Davey is already a familiar face to those who have witnessed any of Autamata’s recent performances.

Along with The Tycho Brahe’s Carol Keogh, the pair provide a tantalising and ethereal vocal element to Ken McHugh’s quirky electro-acoustic project.

Having met while working on this project, Ken and Cathy formed a creative alliance and the pair disappeared back into the studio – this time with Ken squarely at the helm of the production desk. The fruits of Cathy’s labours – a mixture of otherworldly indie and soft space age melodica – certainly touched a nerve with various music bosses and resulted in an A&R scrum that eclipsed even the high-profile signing of The Thrills.

UK label EMI/Parlophone, home to Supergrass, Coldplay and Radiohead emerged triumphant and signed the singer in a highly lucrative deal that saw Davey become the toast of the music trade press last year. In fact, certain industry insiders contend that Cathy’s deal was partly responsible for the subsequent A&R goldrush that has swept many Irish artists off their feet.

At the moment, Cathy is back in the studio recording her debut album, due for release later this year, and preparing for her year as a pivotal priority act in the EMI stable.