Writing music since the age of 12, Aoife Mallon came runner-up in the 2016 Dawson’s Belfast Singer Songwriter Competition, has appeared on BBC Radio Ulster, and performed at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival.
With a distinctive Celtic lilt to her vocals, she sings with a sophistication akin to Cara Dillon, Enya, and Damien Rice. Her recently released debut EP ‘Hard to Breathe’, includes three of Aoife’s recent recordings, including the title track accompanied by Sam Wickens on piano and vocals.
This young singer-songwriter has already made a big impact on the local music scene and has created a style all of her own. Get To Know Aoife Mallon.
Where you’re from: Belfast
Describe yourself in 5 words or less: Hard working, Inquisitive, Open minded, Ambitious, Musical
Biggest musical influence: Van Morrison
Last thing you do before going onstage: Breathe deeply and smile
Your most valued material possession: My notebooks
Favourite album of all time: Tupelo Honey – Van Morrison
What is the last gift you gave to someone: Flowers, cake, and a mug for my mum on mother’s day
Musician you’d love to collaborate with: Adele
Most memorable gig experience: Belnash 2017. When so many people turned up to my gig, they couldn’t all fit inside the room, and listened from the hallway
Song you wish you’d written: ‘Natural Woman’ by Carole king or ‘Crazy Love’ by Van Morrison
What you’re listening to right now: Joni Mitchell: Blue, and Carole king: Tapestry
Her EP ‘Hard to Breathe’ is available now on Spotify and iTunes.