Strangelove plays joropos and cumbias from the Latin harp repertoire of Venezuela and Mexico plus the occasional unique vocal and instrumental arrangement of swing, funk and pop covers including original compositions.
Strange love indeed, to find an Irish-born, classically-trained harpist, Cliona Molins, deeply engrossed in the music of Latin America, in particular Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil & Portugal. Cliona plays the lighter-weight para-celtic harp in common use in Latin music & is taking it to the streets! Her passion attracted singer & ukulele player Wendy Twibill, who was intrigued by the 4-string cuatro & vihuela instruments & their exciting rhythmic landscapes. Wendy also convenes community choirs in her local area. Bassist & vocalist pierre luniere adds the third voice to a luscious harmony block & clearly relishes the groove potential inherent in the Latin repertoire, coming from a background of Soul, RnB & funk – he can’t stand still in performance!
Let’s be clear, this is not a Latin cover band. Strangelove’s repertoire ranges from pop covers and original compositions from all players, to the familiar standards of the Latin lexicon!