SAL is a Cork City based singer-songwriter with a difference. Her music explores the many colours in the spectrum of pop music, always showcasing her own versatility as an artist, whilst maintaining her pop sensibilities.
Originally hailing from County Kildare, SAL has spent her recent years in Cork, creating and performing all the time. After signing a management deal with London based Charlie B Management, SAL was unveiled at Liverpool Irish Festival 2021, where she showcased a set of brand new material with her band. “I love connecting with other people through songs that I’ve written…”, says SAL. “…the connection with the audience is amazing when you’re on stage.”
Two of her singles, ‘Bullet In The Heart’, and ‘Everything’, both received an extremely warm welcome from radio and music media in Ireland and the UK. In the world of live music, SAL has covered a huge amount of ground, from gracing stages in some of Ireland’s most prestigious venues and festivals, to regular shows in the UK and Germany. Along the way, she has shared the stage with some amazing artists, such as Declan O’Rourke, Aimee, Scullion, Hermitage Green, Mick Flannery, The Stunning, Luka Bloom, Wyvern Lingo, and many more.
This year SAL underwent her successful cafe tour of Ireland, as well as releasing her fourth single ‘Red Wine’ which instantly went to Number #1 in the Irish iTunes Charts and ‘Kerosene’ which reached to Number #5 in the Irish iTunes Charts. Prior to this, SAL’s third single, ‘Merry Go Round’ also reached to Number #1 in the Irish iTunes Charts, SAL has reached to two Number #1 singles in the space of five months.
2023 is already a big year for SAL, following her two consecutive Number #1 singles, she then did a national tour of Ireland supporting the brilliant TOUCAN, performing sold out shows in venues such as Theatre, Royal Waterford and Whelan’s Dublin.
After connecting with new audiences at shows in London during the summer, the artist looks ahead to supporting Declan O’Rourke in Cork and Killarney on his upcoming acoustic tour and also touring with Niall McCabe across Ireland. With lots more up her sleeve, SAL is only getting started.
Rebecca Ruane is a vocalist, songwriter and poet from Galway who holds a first class Masters Degree in Vocal Performance, a Degree in Popular Music and is a current member of the Peer Panel for The Arts Council of Ireland.
She has performed as a lead in her own right across the country as well as backing vocalist for Shane Filan, The Voice of Ireland, TOUCAN, Daniel O’Donnell, SAL, and Niamh Regan.
Tall Tail was her theatre writing debut in collaboration with Conor Clancy and ALSA productions to a sold out run in Cork’s Midsummer Festival (2019) and another at Graffiti Theatre Company. Rebecca has recently begun writing a musical in collaboration with Conor Clancy and Hanan Sheedy with the support of Arts Council Ireland.
As for poetry, Rebecca’s work has been published both nationally and internationally in Skylight 47, WordCityLit, Stoney Thursday, Vox Galvia, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Poetry With Pride 22’, ThePlatformOnline.uk, etc. She has given readings at Over The Edge, Limesquare Poets and Hall of The Red Earl as well as having her piece in Cork Citys’ Quare festival and has been selected for mentorship by Keith Payne (Cork City Librarys’ Poet in residence) and Skylight47s Open Window mentorship with mary Madec.
Sarah Hickey is known for her reflective, ethereal yet earthy music. The Cork based singer-songwriter has been crafting and developing her own songs in the recording studio this past year and has just released the third single from her forthcoming debut album. Sarah has performed in many venues throughout Ireland and Germany singing her own music and providing backing vocals for other acts.
Heart… introspective sombre tones with powerful peaks… soft and
balmy timbre.” – REMY
“Fantastic track, lovely vocal” – Tileyard Education A&R Department.
“The soulful vocals from the very talented Sarah Hickey are emphasised
through her new release, Free.” – The Music Files Blog UK
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