Bass Guitar ability: Beginner
Vocal ability: Backing vocals
Keyboard ability: Intermediate
Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano
Influences: Dr. John, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Bonnie Raitt, Massive Attack, Air, The Police, Ub40, The Specials, The Fugees, The Madness, Blur, Gorillaz, The Stranglers, Fleetwood Mac
Two weeks ago, I sang backing vocals at the launch of my sister (Maeve Dunphy)'s album. I also recorded on this album on a couple of tracks. Before then and throughout most of my teenage years I have accompanied her on stage many times in various venues in Ireland. Last year I also did backing vocals for a Leeds based Singer-songwriter called Nigel Passey. Before living in Leeds, my main focus was on piano. I completed grade 7 but left Ireland before finishing grade 8. During school I was part of a cover band. We mainly played Coldplay covers (for which I played piano), and also Cranberries covers (for which I sang lead vocals). I neglected my talents after moving to Leeds 5 years ago, but have been gaining confidence and belief in myself in the last year or two and would jump at the chance to join a band and bring them to the forefront once more.