SHARON CORR Tickets
Prior to the September release of her new solo album ‘The Same Sun’, Sharon Corr announces a UK tour.
The Grammy nominee/Brit Award winning, singer-songwriter/violinist and member of legendary Irish group The Corrs, Sharon Corr will be performing new songs from her second solo album ‘The Same Sun’ as well as a selection from her back catalogue.
When The Corrs stopped, I knew I had so much more to do. I never wanted to stop singing, writing and performing, and achieving more as a musician. I was eager to pursue my own journey to find out what I would become musically on my own, because it’s a very different journey on your own – especially taking centre stage. But I love it up there. It’s like magic.’
Recorded in Los Angeles, ‘The Same Sun’ is produced by Mitchell Froom and the stripped-back, clean, organic sound takes much of its influence from late 60s-early 70s Laurel Canyon, and singer/songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Carole King. There’s an immediacy, an honesty and emotional vulnerability to the lyrics that is uniquely Sharon. The album feels both contemporary and retro at the same time with moving lyrics, some of them inspired by life- changing experiences, like her trip to Tanzania with OXFAM Ireland providing that honesty known to Sharon’s fans all over the world.
With The Corrs, I was always aware that I wasn’t writing a song for my own voice, and I had to discover how to do that. It took Dream of You to find my own sound.” Her first single ‘It’s Not a Dream’, released in 2010, was immediately A- listed on BBC Radio 2. The album also featured a hauntingly beautiful collaboration with the legendary Jeff Beck on Mna na hEireann. Truly driven, Sharon took her courage in both hands and toured the album alone from 2011 to 2013, playing Europe, Australia, Asia and both North and South America. And something astonishing happened; she felt her true identity as an artist and performer emerge and blossom centre stage, "To really inhabit front of stage took a bit of time,” she’s said. “My first gig as a solo artist was the Isle of Wight festival. Total palpitations. But once I was up there… I came alive. I felt totally and utterly myself.