Barbara Ireland is a singer/songwriter specializing in genre-bending pop music: A playful1960s girl group sound mixed with flirtatious jazz (i.e. Peggy Lee), and topped off with an edge reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, Tom Waits, and the weirdness of ‘Twin Peaks’ soundtracks.
Ireland has been composing since the age of nine and performing live shows since the age of 16 in everything from raucous glam and punk rock bands, to elegant classic jazz, and singing in Stone Gossard’s side band, ‘The Hank Khoir’ – all of which give her a unique ability to combine musical genres in unusual ways to create fun and stimulating music.
Ireland’s first cd, ‘Turning Back Time – Classic Songs To Kiss By,’ was a flirtatious mix of ‘pheromone jazz’ classics, released in late 2010.
Her new album of original tunes, titled, ‘RED,’ was recently released (2012). Her next album, a collection of crazy dance music titled “Sexistentialism,” will be released in 2014.