Leslie was a founder member of In Tua Nua. Since the break up in 1989 Leslie has made two solo albums, ‘No Guilt No Guile’ featuring the hit Wonderful Thing, and ‘Out There’ featuring the single Freedom. After battling and beating cancer hands down, she has since collaborated on many projects with, amongst others, Fiachra Trench, Ronan Hardiman, Sir George Martin, Paul Brady, Mike Hanrahan and Honor Heffernan. As her day job Leslie runs workshops, teaching performance and singing skills to young, aspiring artists.
Paul was a founder member of In Tua Nua and wrote many of their songs. After the break up in 1989 he set up Yellow Moon Studios and got into production. He formed a studio duo ‘Sugar Candy Mountain’ with Martin Clancy and had a hit with ‘Do You Know What Hurts The Children?’ Since then he has supplied the driving beat (not to mention vocals) behind The Texas Kellys (with Steve Wickham), Dave & The Bebops, Rocky De Valera & The Gravediggers, Shane MacGowan and The Shane Gang and The Guilty Party. In 2014 he self released his first solo album ‘Cruel and Tender Ways’.
If Dublin was an instrument, it’d be a bass guitar with Jack, one of the founding pillars of In Tua Nua, anchoring the beat. Before ITN, Jack played in Rocky De Valera and The Gravediggers and later with Paul in Deaf Actor. After the initial ITN breakup, Jack went into management for a while and briefly looked after Irish band Christina Calls but writing, recording and performing have always been Jack’s first love. Since ITN he has played with Audiokiss, Rocky De Valera (again), Shane MacGowan and The Shane Gang and The Guilty Party.
Dave cut his teeth in the aftermath of the punk/post-punk explosions, writing, playing and hovering around bands such as ‘Eugene’ and ‘Precious Stones’ with gigging spells in London and Germany. Dave’s earliest gigs with ‘Eugene’ included playing support around Dublin for Paul and Jack’s band ‘Deaf Actor’. Over the following years doing sessions with Celine Carroll, Eibhin Eviston, TV with Debbie Harry, Mary Coughlan, Justin Hayward, session guitarist at a number of major festivals over the years. It was playing together on TV with Debbie Harry recently that Dave and Paul reconnected and the rest as they say is history.
Dingle based, Canadian fiddler Rosie MacKenzie has been a professional musician for most of her life. She first came onto the scene at age 11 as an original member of The Cottars. The group successfully recorded three full-length albums under Rounder Records, toured throughout North America, Europe and Japan and earned themselves two East Coast Music Awards. Rosie has since recorded two solo albums, the most recent of which is the highly acclaimed ‘Atlantic’.
Keyboardist Sarge was in Ireland’s first Two Tone band The Mod Ls and went on to play with Tokyo Olympics and Shane MacGowan. He currently plays with Paul and Jack in the Guilty Party.