Julie and Colyne met in late 2018 in Ballydehob, West Cork. Les SalAmandas made their live debut at Levis Corner House, an award-winning Irish venue, as part of ‘Secret Song Festival’ (2019). On 1st September 2020, they performed at a sold out gig in Levis Corner House and revealed a maturity of song-writing well beyond their years.
Immersing themselves in the cultural centre that is West Cork, Julie and Colyne have spent the last eighteen months writing their own material together and collaborating with local and national musicians. This includes being invited to perform on the acclaimed Irish folk singer Ger Wolfe’s new album ‘The Morning Star’, as well as performing at Ger’s live album launch in February 2020. In October 2020, they were invited to perform a livestream gig through Mick Flannery’s social media pages, an award-winning, double-platinum selling artist, and garnered over 10,000 views of their performance in 24 hours. They were one of four Irish Artists invited to perform a set at ‘Folk Alliance International’ a prestigious global music conference in February 2021 as part of The Starhouse Collective showcase.
Les Salamandas are currently recording their debut album, which will be co-produced by award-winning Canadian Producer Daniel Ledwell.