Aisling (pronounced Ashling) means dream or vision in Gaelic.
It’s also the birth name of this particular Irish, song writing vocalist living in London.
Born to a jazz-singing, piano-playing mother from the wilds of rural Co Cork, she set off for London in her late teens.
It was working at Universal Music that she met Tony Swain,
Head of A&R at the time and a successful pop producer having produced hit singles for eighties icons like Spandau Ballet, Imagination, Alison Moyet and Michael McDonald.
She signed to his production company and together they collaborated on an album’s worth of material together, including “Is it Over” which can be found on Aisling’s self-released E.P. “You Took The Sun Away”
Currently she fronts three projects.
Her own band which features the music from her just released debut album "Night time Moves" produced by Drew Horley (Ty, Natalie Williams) and co-written with Andrew Mclean and Phil Craig which has since been play listed on Jazz FM, Mi-Soul, Delite and Solar radio and featured by Jamie Cullum as BBC Introducing Artist on his BBC Radio 2 show
'Passing Clouds’ an uplifting jazz soul track from the album is a collaboration with UK soul royalty Andrew Mclean (multi instrumentalist and drummer with the Grace Jones band) has proven a firm favourite with stations such as Jazz FM, Mi-Soul and Delite radio, earning her praise from Acid Jazz heavyweights; Simon Bartholomew of The Brand New heavies mentioned Aisling as “one to watch” during an interview for Craig Charles Funk & Soul show on BBC Radio 6, while drummer Derrick Mckenzie of Jamiroquai has called her “very inspirational” to work with as a songwriter and vocalist.
Jazz Quartet "Neon Villages" who's highlight's include supporting Jazz legend Marcus Miller on his Afrodeezia tour, along with performances at the Cheltenham Jazz festival and St Ives Jazz club and more.
"Monk" the Final frontier Quintet ( a vocal tribute to the music of Thelonious Monk) who received rave reviews for their performance at the Birmingham Jazz festival, The 606 club and The Crypt jazz club.
Her eclectic talents have seen her touring as support to Roots Manuva, working with such artists as Phil Asher, Ian Friday and Domu, supporting UK legends Omar, the late Lynden David Hall and Eska Mtungwazi.
Another string to her bow is her cowrites for other artists.
She co-wrote the top five r&b pop hit “I’m a Man” for Japans answer to Take That, the boy band "W-inds" and Jazz ballad “Used to Be” for Sony artist Timothy James during songwriting retreats In Gothenburg Sweden with Phrased differently (EMI)
'Irish singer Aisling Iris followed with a superb new collaboration with saxophonist Tony Kofi…. Iris’s voice was a revelation: her control over the whole range is immaculate, her expression powerful, and her feel for the essential elements of Monk’s music quite extraordinary' – thejazzbreakfast