Naomi Campbell

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Naomi Campbell has taken Liverpool by storm!

Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Naomi Campbell has made herself, and her music, known in Liverpool.

With an easy going, country-pop style of music, she brings a heap of Irish charm to the her performances.

When it comes to finding inspiration for her songwriting, Naomi said: “I get influenced by usual day-to-day things such as relationships, friends, family etc. However moving from the countryside in Ireland to the city in Liverpool has influenced my writing a lot so recently my songs have been a lot more about travelling and what I miss about being at home.”

Moving to Liverpool for Naomi, who was born and raised in County Tyrone, was an decision that the Irish singer hasn’t regretted.

She said: “It’s always been a very vibrant and musical city has a lot of Irish roots there which works well for me! I’m also a huge Beatles fan!”

Since an early age, Naomi has bee following her dream of becoming a musician. She said: “I’ve been performing as a singer ever since I was in primary school but I only performed my own original material for the first time in 2012.”

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Naomi’s debut album – ‘Led By My Heart’

The support of her family have made all the difference when it comes to her music career. She said: “They are extremely supportive and even came from Ireland to my EP launch in Liverpool!”

Naomi released her EP, ‘Led by My Heart’, last year and the launch proved to be a huge success. The album contains four of Naomi’s original songs, all following her relaxed country style. The title track, ‘Led By My Heart’, was released as a music video this February. Check it out below and let us know what out think!

Naomi Campbell’s debut music video “Led By My Heart”

“I’ve always wanted to say I have my own music on iTunes. I’m most proud of Bye Bye Devil as it goes down well live and appears to be the most catchy. However the lyrics are also the most meaningful from all my songs!”

Take a listen to ‘Bye Bye Devil’ below, you can check out the rest of Naomi’s tracks on her Soundcloud page!

Naomi’s next live performance will be at Seven Zero One Bar & Base on Friday 29th April at 7.30pm. If you aren’t able to catch her performing tomorrow, Naomi performs in The Irish House, on Ranelagh Street opposite from Liverpool Central Station, every  Monday and Wednesday from 3.30pm!

We recently reviewed another Irish singer-songwriter who performs at The Irish House on Monday’s 9pm-11pm – check out Karen Turley here!

Have you seen Naomi perofrming around Liverpool? Get in touch with us and let us know what you think of her music?

Keep up to date with Naomi’s music by following her Facebook and Twitter pages as well as her official website!

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Karen Turley

Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Karen Turley has made herself at home in Liverpool.

The 27 year old accidentally discovered music was something she wanted to pursue.Karen started playing guitar at the age of 15 and a couple of years later began singing in her hometown of Omagh.

She said: “I had never really sang before other than being in the school choir so it was great to accidentally find a hobby I really enjoyed. I started writing my own stuff when I was around 19 and a few years later I realised I wanted to be a singer-songwriter.”

Karen says she struggles to put her music into one genre, she said: “I would call it Americana, as it isn’t quite country music. It is a mix of Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Roots music.”

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Karen Turley at the Liverpool Acoustic Festival in March.

When it comes to finding inspiration to write songs, Karen said: “I write about things that are happening in my own life, with people I know. I’m always on the look out for a good lyric and write it down in my phone so I can come back to it later. I get inspired by other artists quite a lot, especially people I see live.”

She added: “I love Singer Songwriters like KT Tunstall, Brandi Carlile because they just do their thing and don’t worry about pleasing people or sticking to one genre. Americana bands like First Aid Kit The Lumineers as well.”

It won’t be long until we can hear more of Karen’s original music. She said: “I am actually in the process of launching a PledgeMusic campaign very soon so that I can record a new five track EP of brand new songs. So I am excited and nervous about that!”

Karen couldn’t choose just one favourite song, however, she said: “I have a song called ‘The Mountains’ which seems so simple to me but people really like it and I love singing it.”

It’s not only Northern Ireland and Liverpool where Karen has made her music mark, last year Karen won a songwriting competition and got to travel to Nashville and perform in The Bluebird Café. She said: “I got to stay there for a week and write with Grammy winning artists. That was a crazy, inspiring experience and I still can’t believe I did it.”

Karen’s family have been very supportive of her music career, she said: “I am very lucky that my family have encouraged me to do what I enjoy doing and we have similar musical tastes so they love coming to hear me perform.”

Karen performs every Monday at The Irish House on Ranelagh Street in Liverpool from 9pm-11pm at . Get in touch with us if you have seen Karen live-we’d love to hear what you think.

Karen’s music can be found on her Soundcloud.

You can also give Karen a follow on her social media:
Karen’s Facebook page
Karen’s Twitter