Caoilfhionn Rose releases debut album ‘Awaken’ on Manchester based label Gondwana Records.
It was back in 2013 that Manchester based singer songwriter Caoilfhionn Rose completed the Music Production and Audio Engineering course at SEM. She has since collaborated with musicians from around the world and her debut album ‘Awaken’ was released last October on Manchester based label Gondwana Records.
We spoke to Caoilfhionn about her career so far and asked her about her plans for 2019.
You share the stage with a band when you perform live. Tell us a bit about how you went from composing songs as a solo singer-songwriter to performing and recording with a full band.
My band is made up of my friends. I always loved jamming and collaborating with people.
I’m a big fan of The Mummers, a sort of music collective and always dreamed to be like them and be part of a musical community. I’m really keen to keep developing the style of songs/sounds I make so it’s great to get other musicians involved.
Social media has really changed the way artists market themselves these days. Is this something you used a lot to get your music noticed? Do you have any tips for fellow musicians that are struggling to get noticed?
Yes I use social media to promote my music. I like Instagram and YouTube the most as their formats are more about creativity with visuals and videos. Social media can be helpful but I think it’s important that musicians don’t get too bogged down in it.
It’s not good to compare yourself to others or take too much notice of stats, you’ve just got to focus on what you love doing – the creating, performing, gigging, travelling etc and use social media to document that and as a source of inspiration and marketing.