ABOUT: Loah co-wrote Someone New with Hozier, winning a BMI Award in London for the song. The Irish-Sierra Leonian singer-composer is signed to Ensemble Music, a group led by fellow Trinity Orchestra alumni, Rob Farhat and Rob Kearns. Loah has also collaborated with Max Zaska and Dylan Lynch (Little Green Cars) in the jazz ensemble, Jazzberries.
(From 2016 and 2017.)
July 11: District Magazine has an audio interview with Loah. July 7: Loah played the spectacular Mitchelstown Cave as part of Clonmel Junction Festival, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. July 5: Video of This Heart from the live session at Today FM is released. July 4: Loah is included in this month’s Aer Lingus in-flight Cara Magazine as one of six (including Saint Sister) new Irish musicians. As well, Loah was featured as one of The Thin Air’s best Irish releases so far this year. June 30: Fedah, who has often provided backing vocals for her sister Loah, recently joined Twitter and Nialler 9 picked the Afro-soul track Like No Other from her upcoming EP as one of his favourites from 2016. Her EP release will be at the Sugar Club in Dublin on August 11 but you can pre-order it now from Hip Drop Records. 28: Upcoming Artist/Producer interview coming from Hellfire Studio and District Magazine put Loah’s song, Unveiled, at number 15 on their Irish top 20 for June. June 27: Today FM’s Body & Soul Session with Loah aired. June 24: Loah played the Body & Soul Festival, in Co. Westmeath. Golden Plec review. June 19: Loah was a Golden Plec pick for the Body & Soul Festival and had a great EP review from The Quietus. June 16: Sun Times Culture section featured a piece on Loah. June 15: Loah played Tower Records in Dublin for the live release of her EP, This Heart. She also stopped by the Louise Duffy show on Today FM to record a live session. June 14: Review and advance release of the This Heart EP from Line of Best Fit. June 11: Loah did a live session and chatted about her EP on Today FM’s Totally Irish.
June 8: Nothing is the name of Loah’s latest single, released today. May 29: Loah did a live session on RTE for The Arena. May 24: Loah was featured on the cover of the Hot Press Yearbook along with Jafaris and Soulé May 17: Loah will be a guest on the Irish Times Women’s Podcast in August. May 16: Clash Music debuted the title track from Loah’s EP, This Heart. May 12: Loah launched her EP This Heart at the Sugar Club in Dublin. More photos. May 10: Interview with Dublin Gazette. May 9: Loah did a live promo NewstalkFM to talk about her EP. May 3: Announced that Loah will be playing the Other Voices Live stage at Electric Picnic in September. Also, The Sugar Club adorned their wall with Loah for her EP launch. May 2: Announced that Farah Elle will be supporting Loah at her EP launch on May 12 and that Loah will be playing The Galway Arts Festival on July 19. Apr 23: Loah played the Repeal Project fundraiser at the Olympia. Apr 17: Loah played Smithfield Square as part of the Criunnui na Casca festival. Apr 12: Loah’s debut EP launch will be on May 12 at The Sugar Club in Dublin. Apr 12: Loah will be playing Cruinniú na Cásca, a 7-hour gig live streamed on RTÉ 2FM on Apr 17. Apr 10: Loah will be playing the Body & Soul Festival in Co. Westmeath in June. Apr 9: Loah played the Darkness to Light show, produced by Nialler9. Apr 5: Announced that Loah will be playing the Clonmel Junction Festival on July 7. Apr 4: Lovin Dublin named Loah one of 13 female artists (along with BARQ and SIIGHTS) to listen to. Apr 12: Loah will be playing Cruinniú na Cásca, a 7-hour gig live streamed on RTÉ 2FM on Apr 17. Apr 10: Loah will be playing the Body & Soul Festival in Co. Westmeath in June. Apr 9: Loah played the Darkness to Light show, produced by Nialler9. Apr 5: Announced that Loah will be playing the Clonmel Junction Festival on July 7. Apr 4: Lovin Dublin named Loah one of 13 female artists (along with BARQ and SIIGHTS) to listen to. Mar 27: Loah joined her sister Fedah top open for Thundercat at Vicar Street. Mar 22: Loah played The Irish Arts Center in New York. The gig was The Village Voice’s pick of the week. Mar 17: Loah was featured at the Music from Ireland showcase in the Velveeta Room. The full showcase recap via @BARQMusicFans. Mar 16: Loah played BD Riley’s Irish Pub in Austin as part of SXSW. Mar 12: Loah is on her way to play SXSW in Austin, TX. Mar 10: Loah released the first single, The Bailey, from her upcoming EP exclusively via Nialler9. She’s released the song previously in two different arrangements. This new version is powerful and rocky with a great punch. (On drums is Andre Antunes who also recorded drums for Hozier’s From Eden, Work Song, and Sedated.) Mar 9: Performed with Bantum at the Choice Music Prize on RTE. Tommy Gray from BARQ was on drums. Mar 7: Music blog, TGTF featured Loah in feature on Irish music at SXSW post. Feb 22: Announced that she will be performing at the Body & Soul Festival this summer. Feb 15: My Ireland is a poem by Stephen James Smith that was put to video with a musical collaboration that includes vocals from Loah (and Saint Sister). Feb 10: Loah was at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Cork. Feb 8: Loah performed at The Santa Rita Concerts in Dublin. Feb 4: The Irish Times made Loah’s upcoming Santa Rita Concert the pick of the week. The concert is now sold out. Feb 1: Loah has a small role in a new RTÉ 1 legal drama, called Striking Out that plays on Sunday nights. She plays a character named Dee, friend and roommate to the lead character and appears in episodes 2 and 4. Jan 27: Loah will be joining Tommy Gray from BARQ and Farah Elle when Bantum plays the Choice Music Prize on Mar 9. Jan 19: Loah will be participating in the Repeal Project fundraiser on Apr 23. Jan 17: Loah announced that she will play two stripped back shows with her pianist Johnny Taylor: The Santa Rita Concerts on Feb 8 at The Little Museum of Dublin and the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Cork on Feb 10. Jan 15: Loah announced that she’ll be playing at The Irish Arts Center in New York on March 22. Jan 11: Loah was announced to be at SXSW in March. Jan 4: Lovin’ Dublin selected Loah as one of 10 Irish artists to watch in 2017. Also on the list was Bantum (who features Loah on his track, Take It). Dec 19: Bantum’s song Take It featuring Loah landed at #11 on Nailler 9’s top 50 Irish songs of 2016 list and the album on which it appears came in at #12 on his top 30 Irish albums of 2106. Dec 6: Loah appeared as a guest of Glen Hansard tonight at Dublin’s famous Ruby Sessions in Doyle’s (video). As an encore, they performed Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen and Hansard’s Her Mercy together. She also appeared with Glen over 2 nights at Vicar Street the previous week. Oct 31: The Thin Air gave EDM artist and label mate, Bantum, a glowing review for the album that features Loah on the single Take It. She has been busy touring with dates at the Cork Opera House and Hard Working Class Heroes. In addition, Loah’s recently provided vocals for Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu’s project, Riza.