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Pio Hartnett is a singer-songwriter and producer from Galway. His sound blends folk, pop, indie and can be identified by his intricate harmonies, distinctive voice and poignant lyrics. His live sets are intimate no matter how big the crowd - he is an artist that is truly capturing people's hearts, with listeners from Ireland to Canada to Japan.
With a BIMM Diploma in Modern Music (specialising in songwriting) under his belt, Pio has a real knack for relatable songs which have been described so far as dazzling, cinematic and heartfelt. Fans of Ben Howard, Matt Corby and David Keenan will love Pio's ability to bounce from haunting soundscapes to feel good acoustic songs. Having already collaborated with acclaimed artists in the Irish and UK R&B scene, received impressive media coverage and with his latest single, 'Will you be back before dark?', receiving 20k+ streams and counting, the future looks bright for Pio.
On 18th April 2023, for the first time ever, Pio will be unveiling his debut EP. Never one to do things by halves, Pio and his friends will perform the highly anticipated 9-track EP in its entirety, complete with a full band, featuring vocalists, violins, and more.
Supporting Pio on the night will be Mullingar native Ellen Sleator, performing with her acclaimed band. Ever impossible to put in a box, her dreamy vocals and ethereal songwriting chart a path through R&B, pop, indie and melodic rap. Her captivating sound has seen her gain the attention of The Academic, with whom she recently finished touring as their selected opening act.
PRAISE FOR PIO HARTNETT
"Pio was a dream for Low Light Sessions, he created a beautifully intimate atmosphere from the moment he started to the final goodbye, capturing the entire venue's attention and admiration"
- Eoghan O'Dowd (Venue Booker)
"While Hartnett’s vocals are rich and bold, there is also something haunting in their soulful execution"
- Nicole Mendes, The Other Side Reviews
"Nothing short of phenomenal"
- Sha, The Bops Collective
"Astounding vocals and enchanting instrumentation"
- Karley Myall, Strike A Note
PRAISE FOR ELLEN SLEATOR
"groovy set with her dreamy vocals"
- Hot Press
"Ellen Sleator offers a gentle soft pop glow with tension baked into the production"
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EP // Extended Play
Songs about carrying something valuable from one place to another.
My little (actually fairly big) debut EP, available Friday 21 April 2023. Pre-order available now, including exclusive immediate download of first track, 'Boss'. Hope you enjoy, and thank you very much for listening, and helping me do this.
Expected release: April 21, 2023
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