Nicole Maguire

The literary giant Samuel Johnson wrote “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance”. Born in Cork city, Ireland, Nicole Maguire personifies Johnson’s aphorism and her dedication and determination have forged a remarkable debut album.

_DSC8366Nicole's frequent performances across Ireland led to an introduction to Texan singer Nanci Griffith. “The girl they had lined up to support Nanci on her Irish tour pulled out at the very last minute” Maguire explains “and I happened to be on the tip of someone’s tongue. . I learned an awful lot from those gigs. It was just me and my guitar and a theatre full of people.”

At twenty five years of age, after over ten years of writing songs, Nicole sent a demo of two of her self penned tunes to producer Mitchell Froom.

This led to an invitation to Froom's Santa Monica Studio to record what was to become her debut album 'What You Really Mean'.

The studio band comprised Elvis Costello and The Attractions drummer Pete Thomas, Crosby Stills and Nash's bass player Bob Glaub and Val McCallum, guitarist for Sheryl Crow and Lucinda Williams. Backing vocals were handled by Vonda Shepard. The album was engineered by Grammy award winning engineer David Boucher.

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Nicole appeared as a guest of Kathryn Thomas who was standing in for Jon on Tuesday May 20th, 2014. Below is the audio f...
Following a sell out of tour in Switzerland in April, Nicole is traveling to The U.S to do a series of shows, some of wh...
A fantastic night on the Late Late show on Friday April 4th 2014. Nicole appeared with her full band as part of promotio...
What an absolute gent! Thanks so much to Pat Kenny today for his kindness and words of encouragement! Xx. Here is a copy...
The official release for the Hard Love single will be Friday March 7th, 2014. But as a special treat for our web visitor...
Nicole is over the moon about an upcoming gig along side fellow Corkonian Mick Flannery in Camden on Friday February 21s...
Great news. The official launch of the album in Ireland is set for March 28th. Keep an eye out for an Irish tour to back...
I\'m delighted to announce that I\'ve been invited to Switzerland in April to do some shows.It\'s going to be my first time...

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Nicole Maguire What You Really Mean

Championed early by fans such as Damien Dempsey and Nanci Griffith, who both took her under their wing with prestigious frontline support slots - wowed by the quality of her songwriting - Ireland's Nicole Maguire now steps out into the limelight with her debut for IRL (Damien Dempsey, Sharon Shannon, The Wonder Stuff, Sinead O’Connor, Tinariwen). Funded by the sale of her car, and working countless hours in two jobs, Nicole took off for the US to work with multiple Grammy nominee producer, Mitchell Froom, who wanted on-board simply from hearing one demo...read more

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