In tune with Meghan Ali
Meghan Ali, a songstress from Cork City describes her music as “…a recipe made with Blues, Folk, Jazz and Pop, hence the flavoured taste.”
From a young age, once guitar was in hand and the first strings were plucked, melodies and concepts came naturally to her. Reluctant to be defined by a specific genre, Meghan Ali instead concentrates on crafting her songs around people, places and life experiences thus allowing the listener to easily identify with her lyrics. Although the penmanship may set the scene, Meghan Ali always begins with the melody, describing it as the “seed from which the plant grows”, hence the mighty respectful nod to both guitar & penmanship in her logo.
As a complete aside: Meghan is an Earth & Environmental Scientist which may explain the organic flavour to her quotes! She hates early mornings, the Irish weather and being cold- loves the ocean, swimming in the sea and generally being outside. Her ideal home would be a luxury tree house in a hot country. Until then she is saving to buy planks of wood for the Oak tree in the back garden…
Men Men Men
Meghan Ali was delighted to work with Billy Farrell (4 times platinum producer for The Corrs/ Ryan Sheridan’s hit ‘Jigsaw’) to produce ‘Men Men Men’.
The song tells one woman’s frustration at falling for a man who ultimately sees her as just another name in his black book. It explores the notion that women often jokingly confide that sometimes it would be easier to be a lesbian because men make things so difficult. That aside, the song is still true to the sultry, sexy and tempestuous relationship between man and woman. Set in the 1950’s, the music video, directed by Ovie, captures the love, lust, lies and loss centred around the 3 main characters.
Meanwhile in the background…
Finding herself in the recording studio more so than on stage, Meghan Ali has still clocked up sterling appearances; performing her original songs as support act for the likes of Bagatalle & John Spillane -playing her biggest gig yet in Ballymaloe Grainstore.
Busker Abú Winner- TG4
Meghan Ali, along with fellow ‘MAHOO’ band members Aisling Urwin and Bart Kondrat, won the title of Ireland’s top buskers as voted by judges Aindrais de Staic, Sile Seoige & Fiachna O Braonain (Hothouse Flowers) who described ‘MAHOO’ as “extremely talented with unique and powerful personalities which gave goose bumps during their performance”
‘Coming Home’ is a Christmas song and Meghan Ali’s first debut single released in 2013, receiving great reviews as well as airplay on TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’. Featuring band mates Clare Sands, Kate Healy, Aisling Urwin and Pearse Burke, Meghan Ali’s song evokes that huge sense of connection to Ireland felt by her Diaspora. Although the song is from an Irish perspective, the message rings true for anyone who finds themselves away for Christmas and has that longing to be ‘Coming Home’ no matter where home is or where they are!
Meghan Ali collaborated with singer songwriter Clare Sands on the song ‘Stella Fiesta’ which is featured on Clare’s Album ‘Join Me at the Table’. BBC radio reviewed Stella Fiesta as ‘So fresh, so fantastic’ and it is certainly a song to get you on your feet dancing in celebration of any ‘fiesta’ that takes your fancy!