Think of a beautiful tapestry with many vibrant colours. This is the best way one can describe the stunning voice of Niamh strong. Blues, soul, jazz, you get the elements that best describe this amazing voice.
Niamh first lifted a microphone at the tender age of 9 ,when her father was jamming with other musicians and done a blues run that astonished everyone.There and then is was obvious this girl had a real natural ability to sing.
Born into one of Ireland’s musical families “The Strong Family”.Her father Rob Strong the legendary Blues singer, and her brother “Andrew Strong” who was Decco Cuff from the movie “The Commitments.
After leaving school at 18 years old Niamh began her first collaboration with two other young musicians. The Three got down to some serious writing where they penned several original songs. Four of these songs where selected for her first demo.
A musical lawyer John Polinsky from New York heard the demo and arranged two showcases in New York. Arlene’s grocery store and the cutting room’s. Several A/R people from different major record labels attended the showcases which were a huge success.
Niamh finally decided to go with Robert E.Pineda from Ray Charles company.She was brought to Los Angeles to record one of the original songs and did a vidoe shoot movie to accompany it.Ray Charles said she had “moment’s of genius in her voice .At the time Niamh was 18 year’s old and lacked the confidence and maturity to move to Los Angeles so returned home after the session.
Niamh decided to study Nursing and graduated from Trinity college a few years later .
In the year 2010 Niamh gave birth to a beautiful little boy called Elliott. She has since been raising him on her own.
During this period of 10 years Niamh has travelled to every part of the world with her brother Andrew Strong.She has gained a wealth of experience doing backing vocals and taking centre stage.She has performed at many large festivals and arena’s throughout Europe, Usa, Australia and Canada .
This has given Niamh the experience and courage to pursue once again her own dream to become a solo artist. She now feels the time is right.
In March 2018 Niamh completed her new album. “Niamh Strong Sing’s Eva Cassidy”.This album is a tribute from Niamh to Salute Eva Cassidy as one of the greatest singers in the world, who had a huge influence on her.The album has 10 track’s one better than the next. Niamh will take this show on the road from late May to Europe. She will look at doing a theatre tour in Ireland in the Autumn and already has some beautiful shows booked .