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"Accent Magazine"

The Room

Channelling the spirit of Enya, Sinead O’Connor and other great Irish singers before her, Sharon Morgan’s gift is to sing in a style that sounds vaguely disinterested in what she is saying, yet the music clearly comes from somewhere deep inside – emotional realism dragged to the surface and spewed out with reluctance.

The band’s vocal harmonies manage to evoke an image of an Irish Lily Allen crossed with Sinead O’Connor as Sharon effortlessly propels the band further along the path of success. Musically the rock is soft and smooth with no abrupt edges allowing the listener to fall into their pool of blissed out melancholia. So dim the lights, pour yourself a glass of wine and light a few scented candles as you allow yourself to be transported to a world where the credit crunch and job stresses do no exist.

You feel upon listening that you are eaves-dropping on a rock therapy session - this
fact alone elevates The Room above other supposedly heart-felt bands. This pain is real but the music is far from painful to listen to – the musical equivalent of a Thai Massage – relaxing, good for the soul and ultimately invigorating.

It won’t make you jump up and down but a bit of swaying never hurt anyone and as the ‘Close To The Edge’ says this is a band who are “taking control of their own lives” and are managing to sound distinct in a sea where banality and indistinct droning are the all too common norm. There should be plenty of room for “The Room” in the music business – excellent stuff.

- Stuart Mc Quitty


"Sublime and thought-provoking vocals married to a host of original yet retro tracks leave me in no doubt that the room will be a breaking band in 2009" - Down FM

"Kick Out The Jams"

"An assured band who combine their varying influences to great effect - something fresh and different on the Belfast music scene" - NvTv - Dave Jardine

"Enter the Room"

Having reached the dizzy heights of No.2 in our Free Download Chart, Belfast 4-piece...are sure to be a band to watch in the future" - NI


Close to The Edge (demo)
Running Away (demo)



The band says:

Our story is simple. Davy knew Sharon. Carl knew Davy. Aaron knew Carl. We had something in common - a desire to enjoy making music.

We met with a simple plan to jam a few tunes in Davy's bedroom. The songs started to flow. Before long we found a great practice room at Earth Music where we were also able to record . Then we gigged. Something magic started to happen and we had a laugh. It was cathartic too.

We say:

Offering life-affirming tunes driven by an underlying menace, the band has really started to find itself, impressing audiences with the power of Sharon’s vocals and the originality of the songs.

As with any group of four different people, influences are wide, from Animal to Elliott Smith, the Jam through Smiths, and comparisons range from Blondie to Joni Mitchell via Nico.

The band recorded its first official demo “Close to The Edge” in summer 2008, earning “Empty Room” airplay on Rory McConnell’s Radio 1 Show, and an invitation to do an unplugged performance on the “Kick out the Jams” sessions on NVTV.

Part of the emerging and constantly surprising Belfast new music revolution, the room is on fire and the fire is spreading.