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PRESENTED BY PAULINE FREEMAN
"Having spent my late teens immersed in a usual band of hopes and dreams, egos and eegits, fists and fashion issues, I eventually broke free to find out what exactly I wanted from music - or what music wanted from me.
Not being trapped in the boundaries of a common 4-piece rock band was new and refreshing, albeit scary and somewhat lonely. I now found myself with an infinite horizon and endless possibilites of where I could go with music. I began writing a new breed of song and performed solo to audiences around Ireland, usually as an opening act. The reaction was great and excited me but I still felt like a half-ass songwriter. I grew tiered of my songs as I felt they lacked...something. I needed a change - not in music - but in life. I needed to experience something different - be somewhere different. I decided to go as far away as possible and leave my half empty glass behind me.
Over the course of two years I travelled around New Zealand and Australia. I became deeply inspired by these countries and the amazing people I met along the way. I bought myself a new guitar and my glass filled quite quickly. The songs that came out were like nothing else I had written at home - they were effortless and felt "right". I wrote songs in magic surroundings from the breath-taking hills of south New Zealand to the chilled out beaches around Australia's sunny coast. Towards the end of my trip I realised I had an album I needed to make.
Now I find myself in the driving seat on a winding road with no traffic lights or road signs - just blind faith in frequencies I know nothing about. I think I found what I wanted from music - or what music wanted from me." - Ro Tierney
The first single from the album "Sticks and Stones" will be released on the 25th January.
RO TIERNEY WILL BE PERFORMING AT DUBLINS ZODIAC SESSIONS in BRUXELLES TONIGHT FROM 10PM!
Tune in again tomorrow!!!