Sorcha & The Clearing

Sorcha’s voice captures the blues, jazz, country and latin influences of her new five piece band. This 2012 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist expands her rock and soul side with Andy Argondizza (electric guitar, vocals), Patia Maule (keys, vocals), Adam Montminy (bass) and Chas Lester (drums, vocals).

Backed by a seasoned rhythm section, inventive instrumentalists and rich harmonies, Sorcha has the space to stretch out from whispers to wails and to expand her “suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes” (Portland Pheonix).

Sorcha – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Andy Argondizza – electric guitar, vocals
Patia Maule – keys, vocals
Adam Montminy – bass
Chas Lester – drums, vocals

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Thu, Dec 19, 2013: One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME
The return of this power-house co-bill, Sorcha & The Clearing and Rusty Belle – who just released a new record, Common Courtesy.
$10 adv / $15 door. Doors at 7:30. Music at 8pm.


Sat, Nov 9, 2013: Frontier Cafe, Brunswick, ME (sold out!)
Returning to the Frontier by popular demand! Co-bill with Pete Miller and Band.
Special feature: this show was filmed for the television program “Incredible Maine” which airs on MPBN. $10 advance / $12 door. 8pm.

Fri, Oct 18, 2013: Ocean Gateway, Portland, ME- Campaign for Justice Fundraiser
7pm – Featured band for this event celebrating lawyers who have volunteered or donated to various charitable legal services organizations. Connor Garvey kicks things off.

Mon, Aug 5 & Mon, Sep 9, 2013: Portland Lobster Company, Portland, ME
Sorcha & The Clearing

Sunday, May 12, 2013: Cold River Radio Show – Theater in the Wood, Intervale, NH
7pm – Featured act on variety show hosted by Jonathan Sartay, recorded live before a studio audience. Featuring New England based artists, performers, authors, and storytellers. 7pm.

Friday, April 5, 2013: The Big Easy, Portland, ME
Opening for Anna & The Diggs.
$8. Doors at 9. Music at 10.

February 2, 2013: Frontier Cafe, Brunswick, ME (sold out!)
Co-bill with Pete Miller and Band.
$5 adv/$8 door. 8pm.

January 10, 2013: One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME - band debut!
THREE’S PRIME with Sorcha & The Clearing, Connor Garvey Band, Rusty Belle.
$10 adv/$15 door. 7:30pm.