Ríona Sally Hartman
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Ríona Sally Hartman

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland | SELF
Band Pop Jazz


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Her songs tell little stories in their own right, reminding of early Tori Amos but with a more definite hint of jazz in there.

- Discovered in Dublin

"Lovely Girl Sings Nice Jazz"

Enchanting sweet vocals mask passionate and dark lyrics....when you listen to her music your emotions get dragged through every bar with her, from sadness to angry defiance. They are owed an in depth listen.

- The London Music Blog

"Wonderfully Crafted Pop with Jazz and Classical Sensibilities"

A cutting silhouette of a voice, Ríona Sally Hartman trips through songs with an ease of grace found in the best of offbeat female artists. Eschewing the pop route like the plethora of other young female artists around, Ríona builds her songs like stories, and performs them like poetry. The music is stripped down but still fills the background effortlessly, echoing around as if in the forest of a Midsummer's Night Dream. With hints of Laura Marling in her approach to song making, the lyrics come to the fore while the melody remains deceptively simple and strong. Launching her debut CD, 'Sealegs', this is the last chance to see her on the current tour. A collection of raw little gems, Sealegs is a wonderfully crafted pop record with jazz and classical sensibilities – well worth a gander into the city.

- Hugh Torpey - le cool magazine


Sealegs (EP) - Released August 2010
Sea Snail (Single) - Released October 2010



Ríona Sally Hartman began performing as a solo artist in 2008 and in the short period of time since then has grown a considerable fan base, especially in her native Dublin. Following her well received tour of Ireland, both north and south, in the summer of 2010 Ríona released her debut CD ‘Sealegs’ at a sold out launch in Whelan’s. Since then Sealegs has been garnering praise from critics and audiences alike in particular for the single 'Seasnail', a deceptively sweet sounding waltz broaching the grainier side of love.

Ríona Sally Hartman’s live band showcases some of the brightest young minds of the Dublin music scene, each musician with a firm dedication to their craft and with backgrounds in genres as far reaching as jazz, classical and klezmer. Ríona has become known for her eclectic musical influences, and honoring them through a unique pop aesthetic. Her style has been compared by critics to Laura Marling and Tori Amos. The eclecticism has allowed her to reach a very broad audience and play a wide variety of venues across the country.

Before Ríona Sally Hartman began performing as a solo artist she was mostly known for her role in the critically acclaimed album ‘The Facts of Life for the Palestinian’ by Sami Moukaddem (4/5 stars The Irish Times).