DUBLIN ELECTRO-FOLK INDIE ARTIST ‘JACKIE BEVERLY’ CHATS WITH ME ALL ABOUT HOW MUSIC HAS RAN IN THE FAMILY, HER NEW SINGLE ‘SEA GLASS’ AND THE MAKING OF THE SONG! READ OUR CHAT

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What is your names?
Jackie Beverly

What is your genre of music?
Electro folk/indie

Give us a little bio about you.
I’m from Dublin, Ireland. I’ve been releasing music for just under three years now. I drink far too much tea and I love dogs more than people.

What made you go into music?
Music has always been in my family. My dad is a musician and was in various bands when I was growing up. My parents used to host dinner parties every weekend for their friends that would always turn into huge music sessions that would go on for hours. I’d always sneak in to sing a song or two when it was way past my bedtime. So I guess it’s inevitable that I would go into it at some stage!

Are you a signed?
No.

You have released your new single ‘Sea Glass’, tell us more about the single.
I wrote and recorded this song at the very start of my music career. It was produced by Darragh Nolan who only recently helped me put the finishing touches on it. It’s a song about finding beauty in the mundane. I’m not sure why I didn’t release it back then, but now seemed like the perfect time anyway

What is the meaning behind the single?
I wrote it for a friend who was going through a really tough time. He was dealt a shitty hand and was feeling quite stuck in life. So a lot of the lyrics are focused on that narrative, but also on trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel.

Describe the track in two words.
Sad banger.

What was the writing process like?
The song came together quite quickly I remember. Maybe a week or two? Which is interesting because sometimes it takes me months to finish writing a son

What was the recording process like?
Dreamy. We recorded it down in Gorey in Darragh Nolan’s studio Astakalapa. It’s the most beautiful little studio. I remember being quite nervous as it was the
first track I recorded in a proper studio with a proper producer, but Darragh just made everything so effortless and enjoyable.

We also see a music video for the single?
There is music video for Sea Glass. I worked on this with Tomas Daly and Brian Sinnott. We had so much fun on the shoot. The concept of the video is based on overthinking and how sometimes your thoughts can completely get the better of you.

Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect?
Of course, I’m hoping to have something in Spring of 2021, but I’m just in seed planting stage at the moment.

Do you have any online shows coming up?
We have a really special live stream happening from the studio of Irish artists Jill&Gill on November 5th We were supposed to play two sold out shows at the end of October but Covid had other plans for us, so this online event will be solely for those who had tickets to the other shows.

What else can we expect in 2020?
I’m looking forward to hopefully playing my debut headline show in March 2021. It’s sold out and we’re working with Ireland’s biggest promoter MCD on the show, so keeping everything crossed it goes ahead!

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
I do, but it’s very much under wraps at the moment. I’m extremely excited about it though

Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
For sure! Contact myself or my manager Laura from Jawdropper

Do you play any instruments?
I play guitar and piano

Who are your influences?
London Grammar, Gregory Alan Isakov, Phoebe Bridges, Rhye, Villagers, Lisa Hannigan, the list goes on.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Life!

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully on tour and playing live shows again

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I love hiking, surfing, and cooking.

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me by London Gramma

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Do not compare yourself to others. You are on your own journey, and they are on theirs

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Do not compare yourself to others. You are on your own journey, and they are on theirs

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Compare and Despair!

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Massey’s Woods in autumn

Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
my girlfriend’s house
2/ Who do you see first? my girlfriend/my mom/my mom’s dog.
3/What do you eat first? toast with LOTS of butter on it.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Guitar, leads, guitar stand, floor tuner, TO BREATHE

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram


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