The theme of Karen Hegarty's debut album "No Lullaby"... is one of a fairytale world where the lullaby has been twisted and has become something dark, emotive and inspiring. The story follows a woman's journey from being a victim through to finding strength and self-empowerment. The music and strong lyrics combine to evoke powerful imagery which is brought to life by the striking artwork. Together they will take you on a captivating journey. The CD is packaged in a 36 full colour hard back book containg the lyrics, photos and other information which enhances the listening experience. Karen Hegarty Although her core instrument is acoustic guitar, Karen's music is very different from that of most acoustic artists. Her strong guitar style has an edge that compliments the power of her mesmerising vocals and strong lyrics. The intensity of the songs together with Karen's ability to draw you in will put you in a front row seat while experiencing this intense thriller. Together with her band they have taken influences from the likes of Ani Difranco, Led Zepplin, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Pearl Jam and many more... and have created a new and interesting fusion of sound that is very distinctive. The Band... Karen is joined by superb musicians who together have taken music to a whole new level, creating something unique indeed. Andrew Mernagh, a fantastic guitarist, whose style could be described as "Rory Gallagher meets Tom Waits", pulls out all the stops on this album. His unique style ranges from that of a "guitar playing piranha" to breath taking solos that bring magic to the album. John Foley, multi-talented drummer/percussionist brings the album to life with his distinctive sound that combines funk, energy and control in a way that will blow your mind. Sharon Foley will send shivers down your spine with her amazing vocals. She uses her voice to summon up emotions in a way that will captivate you and make you hold your breath. No Lullaby is a new and different experience in the musical world. It is medicine for thesoul. It will change the way you listen to music...