An old soul in a young body, 17-year-old Sian Richardson made her mark on the open mic circuit of Liverpool last night as she performed at one of Ameriesko’s regular open mic nights.
Sian is an extremely talented young woman and her voice simply captivates you. Hearing her sing, you would think she had been performing her whole life. Everything seems to come so naturally.
She said “I took Music for a GCSE in high school and since then, when I realised that I could sing, I took part in a few shows. I’m quite inexperienced in a way, this is only my second open mic night! I played my first one here too!”
The open mic scene newcomer performed her chilled out set-list flawlessly as she was supported by her friends on the sidelines.
Ameriesko was the perfect setting, the intimacy of the coffee shop well and truly complemented her style of music. With musical influences such as David Bowie and Lana Del Rey, these vibes are felt strongly in her original songwriting as well as her choice of cover songs.
The Liverpool Media Academy student said: “It just comes from being a teenager and all the strange and annoying emotions you experience along the way. I’m not going to lie, most of the music I sing can be quite depressing. I prefer to think of it as quite chilled out!”
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