Synead Toomey is an Irish singer/songwriter from County Limerick. Her musical journey began while busking in Limerick City Centre in 2012 and she has continued busking ever since. From busking, her career has progressed to playing gigs in venues both locally and nationally. Synead has just completed 4 years studying a BA in Voice and Dance in the Irish World Academy in the University of Limerick.
Synead Toomey’s music has been described as soulful acoustic and a style deeply rooted in an Indie-folk genre. Synead’s musical journey began when she was fifteen while busking on the streets of Limerick. Here she developed her craft as an artist and has gone on to perform both locally and nationally. She has extensive experience with performing, as she has performed, collaborated with and supported artists such as Gavin James, Ryan Sheridan, Emma Langford, Dave Keenan, Wyvern Lingo and many more.
Coming from an all Irish educational background, Synead has been given musical opportunities which relate to the Irish language for example, playing Electric Picnic in An Pobail Gaelic. In 2015, she won the overall prize in Scleip for her original song D’athraigh Me. She has performed on TG4’s music competition Busker Abu making it to the semi-finals.
Synead has her own unique vocal blend with influence from singer/songwriters such as Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, and Joni Mitchell. Synead’s EP Falling will be available to download and listen to on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play on August 14th, 2020.
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