Singer and guitarist SÍOMHA (pronounced Shee-va) dances the line between folk, jazz and neo-soul effortlessly, taking audiences on an unexpected, and unforgettable journey with her soulful melodies. Coming from a family steeped in music, SÍOMHA grew up on a diet of musical greats, with the sounds of jazz, trad, folk and soul creeping in and leaving an indelible mark on her musical tastes and influences. She started playing guitar at age 10, but it was later in her teens while attending high school in the south of France that she first took up jazz guitar, after a chance encounter lead to her learning from an Italian gypsy who taught her the manouche gypsy jazz style. The chords and sounds of jazz fascinated and inspired SÍOMHA, and she began to craft her own songs.
The next few years saw her travelling, with music as her compass, soaking up the sounds of each of the places she travelled and further honing her craft. In late 2016, having traversed America, Canada and Mexico, she felt an innate draw to return to home shores and a phenomenal few years have followed. SÍOMHA was invited to tour with celebrated contemporary American-Irish group The Olllam and a connection was instantly formed amongst these musicians. In 2019, she began recording her debut album in Michigan USA with founding member of the olllam Tyler Duncan as producer. The album will be released later in 2020 and features Joe Dart (Vulfpeck) and Louis Cato (Snarky Puppy, Bobby McFerrin).
SÍOMHA's music truly does defy any conventional genres. The influences of her musical background, her travels and musical explorations are audible in the music she creates. Always proud of her Irish heritage, she performs her songs in both the English and Irish languages. The beautiful landscape and rugged nature of her native West of Ireland are a huge source of inspiration for this proud Clare artist, leading her to create a soulful and unique style of music that has enthralled anyone who hears it. Her voice transcends musical boundaries, if you haven't yet heard of SÍOMHA, you soon will.
“SÍOMHA draws on a deep well of soul. This music transcends boundaries in a way I’ve never heard. And every second of every song is rooted in groove.” -Joe Dart (Vulfpeck)
EVA B. ROSS
Born and raised in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, 23 year old singer/songwriter Eva B. Ross couples dreamy vocals with her natural knack for writing hook-filled, heartfelt indie pop-rock tunes. In high school, she studied songwriting at Interlochen Arts, later attending the Stanford Jazz Vocal Residency. She began performing live while pursing her B.A. in history at UCLA (winning UCLA’s Spring Sing In 2017). While in college, she started working as a SAG session singer, becoming a regularly featured vocalist on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Her first three singles, produced by Justin Niebank and Steve Rashid, are all songs written by Ross. Recorded at Castle Recording Studio, she is accompanied by Derek Wells and Kris Donegan on Guitar, Fred Eltringham on drums, Tim Lauer on keys, and Jimmie Lee Sloas on bass.
After returning from Nashville, she decided to independently produce her debut EP independently, teaming up with producer and band-mate Grant Milliken (Mmmonika, Halapeno), as well as LA producer/artist Paul Castelluzzo (Hether). “Playlist For The Apocalypse” features six songs, written by Ross and recorded in Los Angeles. It was released October 25, 2019. She is currently on an East Coast tour, co-headlining with singer/songwriter, Jack Symes. In spring of 2020, she will embark on a tour of UK/Ireland.