Blaithín Carney has two main loves; Music & English. Her musical journey began as a student of piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music when she was just four years of age. Years later, having graduated from UCD with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Music and English, she returned to the Academy to undertake a Masters in Music Performance.
In 2004 on a trip to Los Angeles, Carney met Sir Paul Holmes (the New Zealand broadcaster, reporter, writer and singer). The two would form a close friendship and collaborate on songs together. It was during this time that she also met renowned vocal coach, Tine Verbeke who contributed significantly to Carney’s development and presence as a vocalist.
Carney’s music harnesses a broad range of influences from Tori Amos, Simon and Garfunkel, Alanis Morissette to the formative impressions made by Bach and Rave
The singer-songwriter juxtaposes her classical training with dulcet pop tones and worked alongside Sir Paul Homes and Tine Verbeke in LA whose previous clients include U2 and The Script. Tine contributed significantly to CARNEY’s development and presence as a vocalist.
Carney’s chart-topping debut offering Rome, which claimed the #1 spot on the Irish Singer/Songwriter charts knocking Ed Sheeran off the top spot, is produced by Gavin Glass and Scott Halliday at Orphan Studios, Dublin. The stunning debut single that harnesses Carney’s broad range of influences from Tori Amos, Simon and Garfunkel, Alanis Morrisette to the formative impressions made by Bach and Ravel. Rome is an emotive track that also sweeps with some beautiful string arrangements by Cormac Curran and Gavin Glass, and is written by Carney and Billy Farrell.
The highly anticipated second single ‘Close My Eyes’ was penned in response to a Concern advert. Carney said: “I felt so helpless and ashamed. Here I was about to have my lunch and I see these babies dying of starvation. I went to my piano and just started writing”