Saramai is a singer-songwriter from Navan, Co. Meath. She has cut her teeth performing across the country opening for the likes of Duke Special, Fionn Regan, The Lost Brothers and Declan O’Rourke. Chosen as one of Guinness Amplify’s emerging artists this year she played a showcase gig in Galway’s famous Roisin Dubh venue and Guinness tweeted ‘The crowd are loving Saramai’s sound. A true original!’. Her debut EP was recorded live by Tommy McLaughlin at Attica Studios (SOAK, Villagers).
Saramai was shortlisted from 600 acts to play the IMRO Other Room at Other Voices and went on to win a slot to play at the prestigious music festival Other Voices which took place in Dingle, Co. Kerry in December 2015. The full band performance will be aired this summer on RTE 2.
“….Saramai – the winner of the IMRO Other Room open call – delivered a series of songs, including Red Moon and Butterfly Waltz, that made her many new friends, and tipped her as a singer-songwriter to watch out for in 2016.” – Tony Clayton Lea IMRO Other Voices
”Butterfly Waltz’ is like Kate Bush without the crazy and a small dash of Sinead O’Connor’s ardor……’Fall A While’ is one of the most moving Irish tracks I’ve heard this year and probably in longer, and I know I absolutely have to see this artist live, and soon.’ – Remy’s Music and Film
“With the shivering poetry (Butterfly Waltz), disturbing incandescence (Red Moon) and poignant melancholy (Return Again Soon), the first EP Saramai is great without claiming any excess. The fragile restraint, sensitive and evocative of “Red Moon” captivates and enlightens even in its most exclusive corners unite one voice to 88 keys. Touched irreparably heart.” – Indie Music.fr (Translated from French)
Band members include musician Aimie Mallon on drums and writer/musician Cormac O’Keeffe on electric guitar.