ELKAE is an emerging electronic soul artist, songwriter and producer setting out in a genre of her own. Taking inspiration from the music world and settings around her, she combines ambient production and live instrumentation to set her apart from the crowd. Bass and synth driven beats run parallel to her powerful soulful voice to consume the listener and immerse them in her world.

ELKAE played 2 slots at last year’s Electric Picnic and launched her debut single 'Sold' in November 2018. To much success, the track was playlisted on Spotify’s 'A Breath of Fresh EIRE' playlist and gained over 4000 listeners and 8000 streams in the first 3 weeks. 

ELKAE launched 'Sold' at her debut headline show to a sold-out crowd at 'The Sound House' a week after her first release. She has been featured on the likes of SPIN103.8, FM104.4, 98FM, Nialler9, and was a Top 10 Finalist at the IMRO Christie Hennessy Songwriting Competition 2018. She is currently getting ready for her next single release this coming April.



‘Sold’ is the debut single from new electronic soul project ELKAE. Written and performed by Laura Keane, ‘Sold’ is absolutely fantastic. There’s a gorgeous influence of late 70s disco, heard best in the harmonies and rhythms of the chorus section. The verses bring in a more contemporary sense of pop music. Keane’s vocal delivery is precise and fluid. No surprise considering her musical education in BIMM.


Dublin act ELKAE has been quietly making ripples in the Irish scene in the run up to debut single 'Sold'. If you like, disco, funk, pop, soul and / or all of them mixed together, you should love ELKAE's sound. 'Sold' delivers the feel-good in spades, it's smooth, cheery and suave all at once. She could blow up in 2019.

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SOLD is a testament to how far Laura Keane has come as a musician, and for ELKAE to have established what is her own unique sound for this debut single. We believe it’s only a tantalising glimpse at what is to come for a promising artist and her career in music.


Making her stance on the Irish Music scene, emerging Electronic Soul artist ELKAE (Laura Keane) is ready to bring some of the tastiest grooves to the party with ‘Sold’. ‘Sold’ is based upon the theme of desire, being ‘sold’ to another’s presence yet unsure if the feeling is mutual.


Electronic soul singer ELKAE has released her infectious debut single ‘Sold’. The single which was released in November has amassed over 7,000 streams on Spotify within its first month and it is clear why.  
The song is a unique blend of soul, funk and electropop, together with the interesting instrumental layers, smooth synth lines and memorable guitar hooks it’s a song you won’t get tired of. 



Spin 103.8s ‘One To Watch’

98FM: Sold is a really really good debut single from her (ELKAE)

BIMM: Track of the week



Midnight Hour, Whelan’s

Drop Dead Twice, Dublin

Whelan’s ‘One to Watch’

Searchlight, Button Factory

Indiependence Festival 2019

Mediacon Global Entertainment Summit

July 2018 - Dec 2018

Electric Picnic - Body & Soul Stage + Artlot Stage

Battle of the Lake

Headline show at The Sound House

IMRO Christie Hennessy Showcase: Song writing competition Top 10 Finalist

Play the Picnic Stage, East Side Tavern

Oíche Events at BelloBar 14.09.2018

Oíche Events at BelloBar 29.11.2018

Midnight Hour, Whelan’s

Supporting Carron, The Grand Social

Mnásome, The Workman’s Club



  • Laptop, Keys & Vocal

2 Piece

  • Keys, Vocal

  • Laptop, Ableton push 2

5 Piece full band

  • Vocal, Keys

  • Laptop, Ableton push 2

  • Electric guitar

  • Bass

  • Drums

2/4 Bar Light show available

ELKAE music

ELKAE, Headline show at The Sound House