Who, What, Why

Who What Why: Aoife Meagher

26th September 2018

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Who have you been listening to at the moment?

I’ve been branching out in what I’ve been listening to a lot recently. Hayley Kiyoko/Lesbian Jesus is now definitely a staple on my playlist, her latest album is just fantastic. It explores her mental health in so many different ways, while also letting her be super open about her sexuality. I could listen to Feelings and Mercy/Gatekeeper over and over and never be sick of them.
Japanese Breakfast and Dodie Clark are also some of my favourites for when I just want to chill out. Their music is just so simple in nature (but can explore complex themes at times) and lets me tune out the world for a while. Boyish by Japanese breakfast is a personal favourite at the moment.

Electro pop is something I recently started to getting back into, and although some of her songs are a bit cheesy, I really enjoy having a bop to Carly Rae Jepsen tunes. Walk The Moon would be another favourite of mine, they preach love and inclusiveness, when I’ve seen them live, the atmosphere in the room is something else! Different Colours and Aquaman have been on repeat the last few days.

What do you love about Dublin?

Dublin just has so much to offer, it’s like a breeding ground of talent. The city is so diverse culturally but also musically, you could walk into 5 venues and experience 5 completely different styles of music.
There is just so much to do around here, whether you want to just go shopping, experience the culture or just wander, there’s always something to do!

The nightlife in Dublin is also really great, whether you want to hear live music or go to a nightclub, there’s so much that the city has to offer (although my personal favourite is The George).
And as cheesy as it sounds, this is where I’ve met some of my best friends from all over Ireland or the world in some cases, so that’s a huge pro of being in Dublin!

Why Vocals?

I have no talent in anything else?? Nah, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do in college for most of my life, I had ideas of what I wanted to do, but all of those ideas faded pretty quickly. I had played piano since the age of 4 and my parents signed me up for singing lessons because I had done some school musicals and performances for school. One week I went to my vocal lessons and my teachers friend was there and told me about how she studied in BIMM over in the UK (I can’t remember which one she went to) and I knew from what she was telling me that it was the course for me.

Luckily 2 weeks later there was an open day, so my Mum and I went and it seemed to solidify everything. I thought about coming here for a long time after that and never changed my mind. I wanted to improve my technique and my confidence on stage so BIMM vocals was really the perfect fit.

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Sarah-Louise Burns

After studying Ba(Hons) Photography, Sarah has worked in Social Media Marketing since 2013 - she's now part of the BIMM Social Media Team, and is photographer for the Who, What, Why series.