Camden Place is among the most exciting music projects in the industry today. The project combines the rich lyrical and compositional talents of prolific Irish songwriter, Seán Silke, and the production, arranging and musical skills of Beardfire Studio (with Rohan Healy at the helm) to deliver a unique and potent sound, full of energy, melody and mood.
The Beardfire Studio producers are David Virgin, Rohan Healy and Al Quiff. Rohan Healy’s recent production work has landed a number of artists with major label deals with the likes of Atlantic Records. David Virgin worked in the past with dance and industrial pioneers SPK, their work inspiring The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers and Nine Inch Nails. Al Quiff is one of Ireland’s foremost sound engineers and bass and drum session players.
Seán Silke is a prolific composer and musician with over 500 original songs in his back catalogue. Seán’s extensive output also includes material recorded by Weekend Special (the album “In the heart of the castle”), Chris Kabs (the album “Unlucky in Love”), and Ellen Cosgrove (the album “Unexamined Emotions”).
Work with Rachael Akano
Since 2020, Camden Place have been collaborating with talented newcomer, Rachael Akano. 18-year-old Rachael, born in Dublin of Nigerian heritage, is a newcomer to the capital’s vibrant dance, hip hop and RnB scene.
Rachael has a background of performing gospel music in church. By the time she was 8, she was singing in front of hundreds of people. She quickly gained the attention of fans and admirers worldwide through her YouTube and Instagram covers and original material.
Now a firm favourite of Beardfire Studios and much admired by Camden Place, Rachael’s evolving singing style is striking and her interpretative skills are startlingly mature.
The 2022 3-track EP with Camden City features “The one who counted”; “I’ll be home soon”; and “Pause to remember”. A further EP planned for 2023 release is currently at the final mixing stage. The tracks featured are “Melancholy”; “Ships”; and “Way too good to last”.
Work with Stolen City
Always keen to work with the cream of Ireland’s singing talent, in 2021-2022 Camden Place collaborated with Stolen City on a collection of melodic and atmospheric hip hop tracks. This is a side venture for the band whose normal sound is upbeat pop-rock.
Stolen City are a Dublin-based three-piece band who pride themselves on their thrilling live shows. Since the release of debut EP ‘Stolen City’ in 2017, the young band have worked hard to make their mark on Ireland’s independent music scene.
Consisting of lead singer Sean McGrath, guitarist David McCabe and drummer Ian Bailey, the band enjoyed pre-pandemic live success. They sold out three nights across the Academy 2, Whelan’s Upstairs and Drop Dead Twice, and also played a festival tour which included Indiependence, Vantastival, Sult Festival and Rock The Yard where they packed out their stages.
The 4-track EP with Camden City features “This is what comes of lies”; “You watch”; “The pace of a heartbeat”; and “Haunted”.
Work with Magician’s Assistant
Magician’s Assistant (Dean Doyle) is an ambient electronica producer from Dublin. He enjoys experimenting with multiple genres but is especially attuned to atmospheric minimalism with futuristic beats.
Magician’s Assistant has worked with Camden Place on two striking tracks – “Will I make it to springtime” (2020) and “A life in photos” (2021). Derry DJ Louise Da Costa created a striking dance remix of “A life in photos” in 2021.
Work with Jade C
Jade C is a pseudonym for an up and coming Dublin singer rated as highly promising by the music press and with significant appearances on national television on her CV.
Originally recorded as demos, Camden Place have worked on three singles with Jade C – “Too much space (2020)”; “It’s a while since I cried” (2020 – featuring Argentinian DJ Beaster); and “Polishing chrome” (2021).
with Camden Place Ft Magician’s Assistant, Gráinne Hunt (dance)