Sorcha Richardson is a singer/songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work ranges from indie to electronica and was generous enough to speak to us at Pump The Beat. If you’d like to collaborate with Sorcha or just say hi, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg: Tell me about your background; School, growing up in Dublin, and your time spent in New York.
Sorcha: I grew up in Dublin and moved to New York when I was 18, so my entire childhood was in Dublin. I loved school, the school system in Dublin is a little different, you go to primary school up until the age of 12, and then secondary school until 18. The two schools I went to were super creative, I remember in my primary school, when I was 11, we would listen to The Beatles everyday.
Greg: The White Album?
Sorcha: I think it’s called One, all of their number one singles. It was around the same time I started learning guitar and drums, but even in my class, every single kid was learning the guitar as well. There was after school programs where we would learn guitar, and we would put on concerts for the school. It was a very creative environment. I think that’s when I formed my first band with my two friends, we would go to each others houses, write terrible songs, it was super fun. My secondary school was the same, I stopped learning guitar, but I played the drums in a few different bands with friends. I was writing songs too but I hated singing, I was never singing. I had choir classes and I would just mime, I really hated it. It wasn’t really until I moved to New York that I started showing people my songs, and sing them myself.
Greg: But you were always writing?
Sorcha: I was always writing.
Check out Sorcha’s release, Ruin Your Night available on Itunes and free to listen on Soundcloud.