Noted as ‘One to watch’ by NewSoundWales, Siobhan McCrudden’s voice has been described as ‘fragile, pure and hugely distinctive’. Cardiff-based, singer songwriter Siobhan McCrudden, crafts songs of intensity and sweetness, recounting personal stories whilst reflecting a vivid fascination with dark folk tales and superstitions. Raised in London to parents with Scottish and Irish roots her vocal leanings and music reflect early memories of traditional folk musicians, singers and fiddle players standing round the fire place at family gatherings and a hunger for connection to those emotive beginnings. Studying Art in Exeter, she met a wealth of musicians with whom she developed some of her early writing style, as well as forging lasting connections, including recording early demos with Grice Peters that would eventually lead her to his studio at Sound Gallery where he recorded and produced her debut album, Icarus Girl.
Siobhan’s early performances found her on the coffee house circuit of New York. From these beginnings she went on to play larger gigs both in America and at home, performing at festivals and folk clubs. Siobhan has had radio play on Cardiff Radio and on BBC Radio Wales through BBC Introducing's Adam Walton. Her first single ‘The Mermaid in Your Glass’, was part of the top 10 fresh favourites on Fresh On The Net (Tom Robinson) and recently had airplay on BBC Radio Wales (Bethan Elfyn), Radio Cardiff, newsoundwales, The Folk Pilot, CuillinFM, PhonicFM, The Blackout Radio show, Lonely Oak Radio, SourceFM, Symfozone Radio and Spotify playlists.
Siobhan McCrudden’s debut album ‘Icarus Girl’ is a hauntingly nostalgic and elemental set of alluring narratives and exquisitely melancholic songs that defy any one particular genre and entrance the listener through their spellbinding beauty. The album is carefully arranged and produced by acclaimed artrock musician GRICE who has infused the songs with his subtle yet distinctive instrumentation, guitars, string arrangements, programming and additional vocals. The album also features musical contributions by a few select musicians including Steve Bingham (No-Man, Judy Dyble) on violin, who complete the blend bringing an understated warmth and intricacy to the album, showcasing its haunted folk-noir sound. The result is something beautifully incandescent and timeless.
folk, acoustic, alternative, Americana