Sian Brown
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Sian Brown

Cork, Munster, Ireland | SELF

Cork, Munster, Ireland | SELF
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“There’s a lot to be said for the old-school approach of three chords and the truth. If you couple your music with a story we can all relate to, those simply constructed songs can transport you to the stratospheres. Cork’s Sian Brown certainly has a gift for those types of tales. Blue Ruin is an engaging listen; the singer is fearless when it comes to making her thoughts and feelings public (check ‘Brother’ & ‘Inbetween Dreams’). With the right kind of push, there’s no reason why she can’t rival the likes of Wallis Bird. Top stuff.”

-Edwin McFee, Hot Press 2010 - Hot Press Magazine


Siân Brown 5 track EP self released in 2008

'Blue Ruin' debut album self released 2010

'Le Gra do Chiara' released 2010- a charity compilation CD that features Siân's song ;Mary'.

Siân's songs have been played on RTE Radio 1 by John Creedon and Alf McCarthy

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Siân Brown grew up in the North Cork country side. The daughter of an alcoholic father from Newcastle upon Tyne England and artist mother from London, England. The family settled in Cork when Siân was two years old. Siân had an extremely difficult childhood before moving to Cork City in 1997 at the age of 17. She enjoyed writing from an early age and combined her words with music when she taught herself how to play the guitar in her early teens. She always loved music and was no stranger to open mic nights in Cork City, but put her own music on the back burner until she secured a place on a music course at CSN in Cork 2006. There she honed her writing and guitar skills and wrote most of the songs for her current debut album Blue Ruin.

After two years studying, Siân left and began gigging all over the country. She released a five track EP in 2008 which was picked up on by John Creedon, of RTE Radio 1, who liked the first track on the CD ‘Inbetween Dreams’ and marked her as ‘one to watch’. In the summer of 2009, she toured the country as part of a reggae band singing original, crossover, reggae songs she penned herself ending the tour with a gig on the main stage of Dun Laoghaire’s Festival of World Cultures 2009. All the while, Siân was recording Blue Ruin in a small studio in Cobh, County Cork with producer Louise McCormick.

'Blue Ruin' took just over a year to complete and features eleven tracks, all music and lyrics by Siân Brown. An eclectic mix of dance-y, upbeat songs, rock songs, haunting laments and a duet with a Cork beat boxer / rapper.She released the album on the 21st of May, 2010 in Cork to a packed house and the album was later reviewed in Hot Press magazine by Edwin McFee who stated that her ‘songs can transport you to the stratospheres’ and ‘Blue Ruin is an engaging listen; the singer is fearless when it comes to making her thoughts and feelings public’. Siân released ‘Inbetween Dreams’ as a single in November 2010 followed by a national tour.

Siân has traveled all over Ireland, and some venues in Europe, alone with just her beloved blue Ovation round back guitar. When in her home town Cork she likes to play with a full band. The band can contain bass, drums, keys, lead guitar, cello and sometimes flute.

Siân has always been obsessed with music and has a wide range of influences. Tracy Chapman, Chris Cornell, Fiona Apple, Billy Corgan, Damien Rice, Billy Holiday, Ryan Adams, Goldfrapp, Maynard James Keenan, Portishead, Elliot Smith, The Black Keys and Bjork to name but a few.