Roisin El Cherif is an Irish Palestinian artist and music video director from Galway. ‘Daylight’ is taken from her forthcoming debut album and features old school friend from Morocco and fellow artist Yescene.
When personally selected by Ken Callait (Producer of Fleetwood Macs Rumours) to take part in ArtistMax, a songwriting workshop in LA,
Roisin created material which contributed to her debut EP “Glass House” released in 2018. With a background in film production, Roisin has built a distinctive visual style to go with her ethereal sound, drawing on mythology and magic resulting in elements of overlapping genres in her music. Roisin uses song writing as a form of thought exploration.
She has performed on the stages of Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Whelan’s, The Roisin Dubh and the Ruby Sessions among others.
“Full of gripping lyrics and irresistible pop melodies. Underneath El Cherif’s warm vocal, there’s something much more tribal. There is an experimental, atmospheric quality … El Cherif fuses everything brilliantly.”
“‘Kerosene’, the debut single from singer/songwriter Roisin El Cherif, signalled the arrival of someone special. Rich in textures, melody and moods, the brooding effort earned her plenty of acclaim.”
– Hot Press