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26.2.12 Vintage Tecce Footage
2014 Kicks off with a Bang!
After storming the airwaves on RTE Radio 1 on New Year's Eve with a live performance from Dublin alongside acts Madness and The Pussycat Dolls, Maria gets set for The Nualas' spring tour dates, a new show, and starting work on her next album set to be launched in Fall 2014. Here she is with RTE producer Jim Lockhart who masterminded the whole caper. Cheers for the spot, Jim!
And We're Off! Bring on the wellies, festivals, and roadtrippin' madness.
I've just kicked off my Fall tour with Irish comedy gang The Nualas with a bang and plenty of bling. We're on the road again and flying to the four corners of this green isle for a 15-date tour of comedy and music. Check out our full list of dates here or just click on the link above. I began this 180 degree turn into comedy just over 2 years ago and there's been no slowing down yet! Come catch the Nuala comedy, music, and craic (not necessarily in that order) over the next couple months and don't forget to say hello after. Here's me in my Nuala garb, not exactly the glam jazz diva we know anymore!:
Spring tour comes to a close, bring on summer festivals
We've broken the back of 2013 with our most successful tour to date this past Spring. Hurrah! What memories we have, great audiences, fabulous crews, and what craic was had along the way. Our next gig is Forbidden Fruit Festival June 1, check out our listing in the comedy tent here
Sold out at Pavilion Theatre in Dublin last night... off to Clare and the Wesht!
What a night, we blew the roof off the Pavilion last night and the audience was just top shelf class A brilliant. We're heading to Glor theatre tonight in the lovely environs of County Clare so everyone and their nearest and dearest, come on down. You're the next contestant on Away With The Nualas! Tickets are selling fast so book 'em while their hot here
Off to the cosmopolitan environs of Carrick-on-Shannon this weekend
Hitting the road with The Nualas in The Dock arts centre just south of the Shannon tonight. There's new songs, distinctly wacky new gags, and all kinds of shenanigans for all your friends, family, and sexual partners. It's far from glamorous gowns and jazz but our little diva gives it just as much wellie! Book tickets here, show starts at 8pm. Come on down and enjoy!
January 14, 2013 It's all happening with The Nualas for our Italian-American chanteuse
New Year & new tours happening. It's a Nuala world at the moment in the life of Ms. Tecce as she forges ahead with yet another tour with the Irish musical-comedy sensations The Nualas. The girls kick off Feb. 1st and tour Ireland and U.K. at venues and festivals. Check out Maria's schedule with The Nualas at www.thenualas.com for all the details!
Maria is also working on songs for her new album 'Made In Ireland' which harks back to her folk & blues roots in the U.S.. Watch this space and fingers crossed we'll be launching the album in Dublin & Boston by October 2013.
November 5, '12 New Utube clips from Boston concert
Here's my Utube channel chock full of concert footage of the recent gig in Boston, including my origianl songs 'Go Back Home', 'The Garden', and more!
Click here for Maria's Utube Channel clips...
October 25, '12 Sold-out smash success at Scullers in Boston on Ocotber 24th
What a night at Boston's top jazz and cabaret club Scullers - the roof was raised and the cobwebs well and truly blown off the rafters! The place was packed and the audience warm and full of vim and vigor for this new show from Maria's upcoming album 'Made In Ireland'. It was a smash success and fingers crossed for the album launch in Boston in October 2013. Watch this space...
*Hear Maria's radio interview with Bonnie Johnson at WICN prior to the gig here
October 3, '12 Bostonian heads for hometown concert
The last few months have been a whirlwind of performances, travel, and madness for our Italo-American chanteuse. Preparations for Maria's October 24th concert at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston are heating up and ticket sales are heading for another sold-out gig. Maria will be singing songs from her last album Viva as well as new songs from her upcoming album Made In Ireland. This new batch of songs hark back to Maria's roots in America and showcase original and new folk & blues songs. It's going to be a hot night and the roof will indeed be raised so don't miss the party! Book tickets on +1 617 562 4111 or online here
July 4, '12 It's fun and frolics at the Swift Satire Festival this weekend
The Nualas are storming the boards in Ireland once again at Trim's newest satire & comedy festival this weekend on July 7th, Saturday. The gig will be in the big top tent starting at 7:30pm and hopefully the weather will get the hint and be dry and clear for this outdoor weekend of music, comedy, and general madness. Book tickets here
27.5.12 Oh, boy, what a week of gigs it was!
Last week Maria opened for the legendary Dionne Warwicke at Vicar Street in Dublin, headlined the Thank You Crumlin, Love Mia gig with The Nualas that drew thousands, and raised the roof for Self Helf Africa in the Westbury Hotel. On top of that, this newly minted comedienne appeared on the 'John Murray Show' & 'Miriam Meets' on RTE Radio with The Nualas in advance of their big gig in Vicar Street on June 8th. It's all go, so book your tickets early for The Nualas gig, it's going to be an absolute cracker! Book tickets here
12.5.12 On the road and Cork-bound for Everyman Palace Theatre
Maria is on the road and Cork-bound with comedy girls The Nualas for a whiz-band, slap-up night at the beautiful Everyman Palace Theatre in Ireland's second city (Corkians will dispute this fact, having dubbed themselves Ireland's real capital city...). New songs, new gags, and of course all the madness and music that make a Nuala gig the irresistable night of celebration that they are. If you haven't booked tickets yet, get 'em while their hot book tickets here!
1.4.12 Comedy Goddesses 'The Nualas' whoop it up on Good Friday in Galway April 6th
Maria joins music-comedy legends The Nualas for a night of irreverence and hilarity on Easter weekend as they play the Town Hall Theatre in Galway on April 6 at 8pm. Join them for a new show of madness, mayhem, and stunning music as they storm Connemara for this special Easter show! Preview article here
We've just found this footage of Maria's 2010 concert in Boston - it's been sitting in our archives and we're releasing it here for the first time, Enjoy!
Vintage Footage of Maria
17.1.12 Boston diva heats up the stage with Irish comedy legends The Nualas in 2012
2012 sees Maria continue her foray into musical comedy as she sells out venues across the country with Irish comedy-musical trio The Nualas. The girls have been burning up the stage all over Ireland & the U.K. this past year with madness, mayhem, and musical performances that have audiences jumping to their feet in spontaneous standing ovations. They are a force to be reckoned with and will be on the road over the coming months so keep an eye out... The Nualas Official Website
The Nualas Facebook
Read the first Irish review for the unstoppable Nualas: http://www.guide2dublin.com/news/342/Dublin-Comedy-The-Nualas-at-the-Draiocht-Blanchardstown
23.09.11 'Strapless' sold-out at Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival on October 5th
Maria's new show Strapless was sold-out in it's Irish premiere at Ireland's most prestigious arts festival on October 5th, in the salubrious and intimate surroundings of one of Dublin's most chic clubs, The Odessa Club. This performance was specially designed and adapted for the festival and firmly establishing our Boston-born diva as a performer consistently moving from strength to strength, garning unanimous critical acclaim and success that continues to bolster this artist's burgeoning reputation.
See Srapless teaser on Youtube
Dublin Theatre Festival
10.09.11 Strapless in Dubrovnik
For all of you travellers, Maria is performing a special night of songs for European Women's Day at Le Petit Festival in the stunning city of Dubrovnik. Many of the songs will be taken from her current show 'Strapless' and others will be chosen especially for the theme of the night. See Le Petit Festival for ticket details and information.
02.02.11 Maria @ Vicar St. in Dublin, Ireland on March 25, 8:30pm with The Nualas!
Comedy legends The Nualas are back! And jazz diva Maria has been asked to join the party in her first ever comedy appearance. It's full steam ahead with both guns blazing for this awesome three-some as they hit the stage on March 25th in Vicar St., Dublin. Maria was approached by head Nualas Anne Gildea & Sue Collins last December to join forces and re-form the comedy trio for a new look and sound for their 2011-12 tour. Book tickets while they last, seating limited: Buy tickets here
07.12.10 Viva Diva sing with RTE Concert Orchestra at Grand Canal Theatre
On Sunday, December 19th, 8pm, Maria will be special guest with Ireland's largest concert orchestra in Ireland's newest most prestigious opera house. This special concert features the cream of Irish singers for a once-off gathering of talent, stories, and world class musical performance hosted by Irish radio personality Derek Mooney. The 2,100 seat theatre sold out in 24 hours for this extravaganza! To hear the concert broadcast, tune in to RTE Radio 1 at 1:15pm on Christmas Day, December 25th and enjoy the live recording.
13.10.10 Maria blows the roof off Boston's #1 Jazz Club, November 2010
Well, it was a sold-out, packed to the rafters night at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston last Wednesday night. Not only did we break the record for audience but I think I broke the record for number of cds sold as well! It was 'Strapless' all the way and I had the cream of jazz musicians from New York and Boston with me on the night, Doug Johnson on piano, Jim Whitney on double bass, Pete Smith on guitar, and special guest Heather Porter on viola. What a night we had, and the Boston press were so generous in their coverage leading up to the gig. Here's a taste of what they printed:
MetroWest Newspaper (Brookline, Boston, Natick, Wellesley, and Newton):
The Edge (Boston)
Maria interviewed at the Fringe Festival Edinburgh
After heating up the Assembly Rooms at her first Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year, Maria returned to the madness of this year's festival with her hot new show 'Strapless' performing at The Assembly Rooms from August 4 - 29.
"She can switch from froideur to scalding meltdown in seconds... A total striptease without removing so much as a shoe.” The Observer
"Sheer class... haunting.” The List
"Sultry or seductive seem wholly ineffectual when measured against the actual reality of this woman. A siren... powerfully gifted... masterful". AllTheFestivals.com
Click here for Maria's full reviews from Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009 & Dublin Fringe Festival 2009.
Viva Diva in The Gate Theatre's new 2010 production
Maria has just starred in The Gate Theatre's production of 'Dangerous Liaisons' in Dublin. Not only is The Gate Theatre Ireland's most prestigious performance venue but also Dublin's oldest and most historic theatre, having played host to the world's most renowned actors, directors, and designers over the past 80 years. During April Maria lay aside her singer's crown to don the acting mantle, her first acting role since starring as Alida Slade in the 2009 smash hit 'Roman Fever'. 'See photos of Maria Tecce and Nick Dunning in the Gate Theatre Production of 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' by Christopher Hampton.
Click here to see Photos by Patrick Redmond.
Maria hits New York
After tiumphant success in Edinburgh & Dublin these past 2 months, Maria hits New York on October 8 & 11 for her debut performances in the Big Apple.
On Oct. 8, Maria sings in Lincoln Center, the most venerated venue in the world next to Carnegie Hall and Covent Garden. Then on Oct. 11, Maria performs her hit show 'Viva!' in New York's hottest venue for music and cabaret, The Metropolitan Room.
Maria is joined on stage by the cream of New York's musicians, guitarist JJ McGeehan, pianist Ross Patterson, and bassist Randy LandauCome join the party in the world's most exciting city and enjoy the festivities. It's going to be a hot one!
Oct. 8, Lincoln Centre - 212 980 3026, www.mabelmercer.org
Oct. 11, The Metropolitan Room - 212 206 0440, www.metropolitanroom.com
Boston-born Italian American performer Maria Tecce now makes her home in the lovely environs of Dublin. Her musical career began seven years ago in Europe and she has steadily gained recognition and critical endorsement as both performer and composer/arranger.
Maria's live performances have packed venues in Ireland, U.K., USA, and Europe, and Maria continues to move from strength to strength, performing to ever widening audiences and garnering universal praise from both audiences and critics alike. Acting runs in tandem with music in this versatile performer's life and Maria is regularly invited to work in Irish and U.K. theatre, television, and film and in the past has worked with the likes of Jim Sheridan, The Gate Theatre, The Abbey Theatre, BBC, and ITV.
New recordings planned for 2014
Maria will be recording new material in 2014. This will add to Maria's canon of releases which include 2010's 'Viva', 2006's rapturously recieved 'Torch Song' , and 2003's 'All About Love'.