Sounds likeJessie Ware, Daley, Shura

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Tell us a bit about yourself? I'm essentially a backing vocalist with dreams. If you've seen 50 feet from stardom (I highly recommend you do if you have not), you'll get what I mean. I sang backing vocals for Adele, Michael Ball and Jodie Abacus. Originally from Ireland, I take older influences from the likes of Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Enya and blend contemporary acts such as James Blake, Jessie Ware, Daley, Shura and mix it all up to create my own sound. It's quite dark and experimental. I'm not sure what purpose it fills other than to take you to that place!

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? That's a toughie, I think I'm just as ambitious and passionate as the next person. I do think i put a huge amount of time into how I visually present my work. That's important for me. If you want to be seen in a certain way, I think you have to embody your artistry. I put so much time into my music, why should my visuals suffer? I want to give you something visual to take away with you. I just need to work on those budgets!!

What’s your back-story? Hurricane was written about a love that just didn't feel the same way. I was constantly 'chasing the storm'. I really wanted to it to work so badly, but you can't force love. Demons is a very special track to me. About a love is no longer here, it's become even more meaningful since his passing. I wish he were around to hear it actually. The lyrics are more apt now that he's no longer here. The message is really, live a life that's true to you. Follow is a bizarre, experimental, electronic walk through the woods which explores a friend's relationship with drugs. It explores that feeling of wanting to relate to him so desperately, wanting to run in the forest with him but holding back

What are you working on at the moment? My next project i'm so excited about. I'm working on a body of work, ep/lp, not too sure with Tileyard's Gil Lewis. He's incredible and challenges me in so many different ways. I've also got two shows coming up in November 2017, one in Los Angeles, the other in London!

What's the first song you remember hearing? Breaking up is hard to do - neil sedaka.. but i was born way after that release!

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Again, a toughie! Hey jude always gets the crowd going. If I'm at home in Ireland, fields of athenry always go down a treat!

What was the first gig you went to? Because I lived in the sticks in Ireland, I didn'g go to my first live gig until I was 16, it was a festival, Oxygen in Dublin!

Which song do you wish you'd written? Bohemian Rhapsody. Imagine being in the room as it's written!?

Which song changed your life? Spice up your life. Not even kidding, the charisma of the spice girls, their presence, their image, the music. It made me want to get into music.

Which song would you like played at your funeral? Maybe an upbeat one of my own!?

What song is stuck in your head right now?My new track which I finished yesterday. It's going to be called imprisoned

What was the first Album you bought? Spice.

Which song made you want to play music? Enya - Sail Away



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Date Sunday 26 November 2017 at 21:09
Address The Islington, Tolpuddle Street, London, United Kingdom, N1 0XT
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