Lydia Ford is a singer-songwriter from Mayo, Ireland. Ford grew up in a musical household – her sister banged out Rachmaninoff every Saturday morning, while car journeys with mom involved a dose of Bruce Springsteen and Fleetwood Mac anthologies. At the age of 9 she picked up the guitar, inspired mainly by her adoration of pop-punk star Avril Lavigne. From there, she began writing and developing her own songs.
Currently based in New York City, Ford’s music now takes inspiration from her subway rides rather than the green coast of west Ireland. While the pop elements remain, life experiences and her formative twenties has added a more tongue-in-cheek approach to her lyrics. Ford continues to experiment and develop her bedroom productions with synths, strings, and electric guitars.
JANAJ are an alternative rock band from Galway. Riff driven, synth based, hook laden songs for the broken hearted and eccendentesiasts.
In 2016 they won an All-Ireland original music prize; the Irish Youth Music Award. They also recorded on an album that made it to the top 5 of the album charts with no label or media backing.
They have headlined sell-out gigs in their hometown Galway, played in the Aviva Stadium, and for the President of Ireland.
Their debut EP is OUT NOW!
Stolen city release their DEBUT music video to their song “Faces”.
“Having started out as two duos and a marching band drummer from various parts of Dublin, These five young energetic acoustic rock lovers decided to merge together to form Stolen City. Taking the lead with his vocals is singer-songwriter Sean McGrath followed by his right-hand man on stage David McCabe who gets the crowd going with his quirky sense of humour and epic mandolin skills. Lead guitarist Jordan Higgins is often the main focus on stage swinging his guitar behind his back while continuing to play, Taking the Bass is sound engineer/songwriter Adam Treacy, On the drums, is Ian Baily who is known for his solo which leads to all the lads hitting the floor to ensure all eyes are on him”.
“We see a big disconnect between bands and their fans nowadays, It’s as if once people get famous they can forget where they came from, We want to make sure that never happens to us and hope if we lead by example people will follow”.