RuthAnne Cunningham has come a long way since her early performances at the local Donaghmede Inn and Donabate’s Racourse bar. The song-writer and singer’s young age is deceptive as she sports an already long and successful career in this highly competitive industry.
From LA to London, she has carved a name for herself in the song writing profession and has become one of the most recognized Irish lyricists. With prestigious collaborations on titles by JoJo, Britney Spears, Niall Horan or Pixie Lott, Ruth Anne has navigated the music industry with brio: she has already received 3 prestigious ASCAP Awards (back in 2006 for Jojo’s Too Little Too Late, and this year, for Horan’s “Slow Hands” and Martin Garrix’s “In the Name of Love”) and was presented last February with a special award in recognition of her song writing career by the Irish Music Rights Organisation.
But it’s not only RuthAnne’s lyrics and behind-the-scenes roles as producer that are praise-worthy: her vocals have already featured on tracks by Lindsay Stirling and Professor Green and she supported Alanis Morrisette during her Summer 2018 Canadian/North-American tour. Strong from her previous experiences in teenage girl band La Dolce Vita and under the alias Rooty, this Billie Barry Stage School alumnus is launching her own solo career with dates at the Olympia Theatre in mid-December and a forthcoming album including singles “the vow”, “take my place” and “liquid”.
The whole album is inspired by themes all too familiar in Irish history: in her own voice and in an accent impregned with her time abroad, she tells of her experience as a young Irish woman abroad, finding her feet on foreign streets. RuthAnne is singing to her own tune and we love what we are hearing.