What is your names?
What is your genre of music?
Indie / Indie – alternative
Give us a little bio about you.
I’m a 25 year old singer songwriter/ indie artist from Lurgan, NI. I’ve been playing music for around 5 years now, in that time supporting renowned acts including the likes of Aslan and Brian Kennedy. In July I released my debut single ‘Forget’, which saw my music taking a completely new direction in sound. My upcoming single ‘Ghost’ is the first single from my debut EP ‘Freak’.
What made you go in to music?
Ever since I was a kid I’ve been music on the brain. It wasn’t until I picked up guitar at 17 that I really started to get myself involved.
Are you a signed?
I’m signed to dootdoot Records.
You have released your new single ‘Ghost’, tell us more about the single.
Ghost was the first song I ever sat down and finished around 5 years ago. It was in writing the track that I found the ammunition to pursue this.
What is the meaning behind the single?
Ghost is about those almost loves – the longing to have a person that can never be yours, and the difficulties that surround those kind of relationships. The sleepless nights, the hope, the disappointment. Feeling as though that person is almost like a ghost in your life because one moment they’re there and then the next they’re gone.
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing process like?
I only knew a few chords on guitar at the time I was writing ghost, but it came together quite quickly. I pretty much just wrote down everything I was feeling at the time and put it into a song.
What was the recording process like?
Eye-opening. So many new sounds were added to Ghost, it was really interesting to watch the song build. Traded the acoustic for the electric for this one too which was a lot of fun
Who did you work with on the single?
Michael Mormecha at Tree Song Studios. One of the most talented music minds I’ve met
We also see a music video for the single, tell us more about the creative process.
We worked with Dandandann Productions on the music video and shot it in an old mill in Ballyclare. It was the first time I’d done anything of the sort so it was nerve wrecking and completely surreal, but it all came together really well.
Do you have any online shows coming up?
I’ll be performing online for the Sound of Belfast on the 7th November.
What else can we expect in 2020?
At the end of November I’ll be releasing my third single of the year, along with another exciting music video in the build up to the EP release.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Not at the moment, but it’s something I would love to do in the future.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Definitely! Contact my manager John (email@example.com)
Do you play any instruments?
I play guitar and I’m in the process of teaching myself piano.
Who are your influences?
Jeff Buckley, Muse, Alanis Morrisette, Norah Jones, Pheobe Bridgers, Band of Horses.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
If there’s something negative happening in my life or something I’m down about, I’ll always write a song about it. The lyrics always come from something I’m experiencing or feeling.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully the world is back to a semi normal by that stage and I’ll be back to performing by then!
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I’m a barista on the side. I can make a not too shabby cup of coffee.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrisette. That song got me through so much and gave me a drive I really needed at the time to keep pursuing music.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Don’t ever let someone else’s opinion of you determine your worth.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Keep your head down and put the work in. Consistently writing a practising your craft will take you places.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in – Leonard Cohen
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Lurgan’s a really small town – but the park is beautiful.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Anywhere I can get a coffee.
2/ Who do you see first? My little three year old sister.
3/What do you eat first? Pizza. Always pizza.