Rex Haberman and Aileen Henderson make their debut performance at Monroe’s Live on Sunday, 16 August.
Rex Haberman is a veteran rocker from Minneapolis who has released two solo albums, one duo album, and most recently a series of albums and EPs with the socially conscious band, War Poets.
Aileen Henderson is a Dumfries-born 18 year old who was brought up in Galway from the age of three. Her father introduced her to The Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley. Singing country from a very early age, she overcame her shyness in her teens and started uploading videos online and gained confidence from the positive feedback they generated.
The two make an unlikely pair, living on different continents and being from different generations. They met through Twitter in June 2014, connected by email, then starting writing together across the Atlantic. In late 2014, Aileen’s vocals were recorded in Galway with Ray Diamond while Rex’s parts and all other instruments were laid down at Drum Farm Studio in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Their self titled debut EP opens with ‘Where Memories Live’, which is about dementia and the toll it takes on families. Rex and Aileen will meet in person for the first time on 15 August when they rehearse in Ireland for a six date tour with a full band including Nashville bassist Adam Beard and drummer John Richardson (Gin Blossoms, Badfinger).
At the opening date in Monroe’s Live, they will donate a percentage of proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. They are joined by support act David G Moore who grew up in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, then immigrated to the US, where he played with the band Jonasay.
Doors are open at 8pm and tickets cost €10/€7 online. Visit www.monroes.ie for more information.