'Stunning folk songstress Mir Cooke's music is a glorious symphony of haunting melodies peppered with lively riffs of guitar, flute harp and violin. A powerful blend of the traditional and original'.
'Mir Cooke's music combines the the sweetness and accessibility of acoustic pop with indie quirkiness, falling within the realms of contemporary folk whilst touching on its more traditional roots. Her clear voice, is reminiscent of Sandy Denny, Canadian Joni Mitchell, Carole King and the great Kate Bush, while evoking the pop side of Norah Jones. Cooke sounds pure and clean but warm, and the songs, which speak of love and life, eternal and common themes, hit home, believable, slightly nostalgic and truthful. She has the ability and grace to touch the very heartstrings of the audience.Simple, delicate. Mir Cooke leaves no stone unturned and everything is in place. Perfection.' Loff.it
MIR COOKE's EP 'MALACHITE' has recently been released and is available to purchase here:
Her music is layered with influences from; a youth spent in Ireland listening to incongruous mixes of traditional song, show tunes, 70's prog rock, Irish and English folk; and a few devastating teen crushes on boy bands.
The whimsical, often ethereal, content draws, too, from a gypsy life spent travelling continent to continent, recording and singing; working first as an international fashion model and later an actress, writer and broadcaster and presenter for the BBC ( Country Tracks), C4 (Wild about Britain), five (Egypt Detectives), Discovery, National Geographic.
Her new film, a WW2 psychological thriller 'Soldiers of the Damned', in which she plays the lead role, Anna Kappell, a Nazi German scientist, won best director and was nominated for best picture at the Marbella International Film Festival.
'Definitely an act worth checking out. A truly three dimensional, musically and instrumentally diverse show - with a performance you lose yourself in. The songs are honest, nostalgic and thought provoking and capture all angles of love and life perfectly.'
'This wonderful songstress is the perfect candidate. Accompanied by flute, violin, double bass and of course her own guitar and voice she combines wonderful stories and delicate melodies.' Folklore