Caterpillar Girl

She’s best known as Damien Rice’s cello player. Now Vyvienne Long is staking her claim as a solo star. She talks about caterpillars, success with Damo and baring her soul in public.

First things first: Vyvienne Long’s debut album...

This article is now part of the archive. To access this article you need to subscribe to for the bargain price of €20 or be a subscriber to Hot Press Magazine. The archive has over 40,000 articles in it, growing at well over 500 a month. Not only that, but you get special 'member's cds' for €10, discounts on all hotpress related products and exclusive promotions. also has thousands of articles and pieces of content that are free to access to anyone, including it's latest music news, photo galleries, web exclusive interviews.

To join click HERE.

To subscribe to Hot Press, & The Hot Press iPad Edition for just €69.95 go here

To learn more about member benefits, go to HERE


Related Articles

Nighthawks at the Project Arts Centre

Vyvienne Long and Pony Club among confirmed artists on October 27 - all in aid of Concern

Read More

Vyvienne Long announces tour

Punters will get a sneak preview of her Serenade For Caterpillars album.

Read More

Vyvienne Long plays Dundrum gig

The cellist is also working on a solo album.

Read More

Vyvienne Long for Mill Theatre gig

Damien Rice cellist Vyvienne Long heads the bill for the upcoming Bamboo Sessions gig in the Mill Theatre, Dundrum.

Read More

Vyvienne Long, Colm Ó Snodaigh for intimate Dublin show

Cellist Vyvienne Long and Kila's Colm Ó Snodaigh are among the artists playing at this month's Shoestring Collective gig in the James Joyce Centre, Dublin.

Read More

Vyvienne Long announces December shows

Damien Rice collaborator Vyvienne Long has announced two concerts next month.

Read More

More strings to her bow

Not content with being a key member of the Damien Rice band, Vyvienne Long has released an EP that finds her doing wondrous things to the Flaming Lips and Pharrell Williams.

Read More

Vyvienne Long releases debut solo record

Fresh from helping Damien Rice assemble his new 9 album, Vyvienne Long opens her solo account with the EP.

Read More


So far best known as Damien Rice’s cello player and the provider of quirky cover versions, Long could well be a star waiting to happen. Birdtalk is a good place to start. The EP’s lead track ‘They’re Not Waving’ tries to balance drama and pop and nearly succeeds, while ‘Never Leave You’ has a downbeat, almost rap feel. While the two cover versions included (Pharrell Williams’ ‘He Wants To Move’ and the Flaming Lips’ ‘Yoshimi’) are both great, you still feel that they’ll still end up overshadowing Long’s own material, which would be a shame.

Read More

Advertise With Us

For information including benefits, key facts, figures and rates for advertising with Hot Press, click below


Find us elsewhere