So Friday the 10th of April 2015 marks the very beginning of #sRated – the grown up musical Sinéad – there’s nothing seedy here by the way – just good, whole hearted music and fun. #sRated is my little hashtag reference to anything musical that I release and perform over the coming years but it’s also a reference to doing it your own way, going after what you want and I think ‘s’ is a pretty decent letter. Sun, sand, sea and all that. 🙂
Over the past 5 years, I have learned my music trade well, firstly by embracing the unknown, followed by wrestling with the various moves it threw at me – loving it, hating it etc.. Somewhere along the way, especially since turning 35, I finally got it in a headlock! It sounds ridiculous when I say it but I am actually ready now.. Last night I sat at the piano going over my set for next week’s gig, new songs and some revised older ones and I was just ‘there’ – in my head, in my music, in the zone, wherever ‘there’ is!
Next Friday I will be sharing a set filled with new and older original music across genres, showcasing how my musical influences have found their way into my writing, forming a nice little melting pot of classical technique, popular structures and simple ‘get stuck in your head’ melodies.
I am getting the #sRated show on the road for the first time thanks to the invite from fellow songwriter and musician Barry Jay Hugues Barry’s Music Page to open up for him at the launch of his debut EP ‘This Way Up’ at the Iontas Theatre in Castleblayney. Tickets are only €12.50 and can be purchased online or by calling the venue. Ticket Link
In the meantime, I am preparing the visuals for #sRated including a very creative photoshoot, website upgrade, a major advertising opportunity (more to follow soon) and some quirky little merchandise!!!