My debut album, Big Starving Thing, is nearly finished and now I'm looking to fund the money to master and print it. Of course I wouldn't ask for something for nothing: if you fund the album now you can get digital downlaods of the album, CDs, tickets to the album launch or an invite to a one off listening party in advance of the launch.
The album's full of songs about monsters, daisies, screamers and Frida Kahlo and the CD comes with the short stories that accompany the songs.
I've got some incredible musicians playing with me on this album including Julien Colarossi on guitar, Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh on viola and backing vocals, Cormac Obrien on double bass, Bonnie Stewart on drums and backing vocals and guest percussionist Cote Calmet on the track Daisies. As well as singing I joined in on a few tracks playing piano and concertina. We recorded most of the album in The Ventry with Dave McCune but we also spent a few lovely evenings recording in Windmill Lane with Stephen White.
I've been lucky that people have said some nice things about my music...
"self-assured with a beautiful touch of jazz"
-The Irish Times
'trips through songs with an ease of grace found in the best of offbeat female artists"
- le cool
...but if you'd like to check it out for yourself you can go to www.rionasallyhartman.com.
Thank you all for taking the time to watch the video and checking out the Fund it campaign. The album has been a long time in the works and I can't wait for you all to hear the album!
Ríona Sally Hartman