A musician will make her festival debut at one of the main summer events at the weekend.
Tierny Booth, 25, has been invited to take to the stage at the Oxfam tent at Leeds Festival, after completing studies at Manchester’s BIMM music college.
She’s made the move to music after working as an actress, and has converted her love of writing and poetry to the new skills.
“I was on my way home from an audition, and saw an advert for BIMM, which offered a year’s free training,” she said.
“All of it was free, it was amazing, trips, the education and using the facilities.
“We did song-writing and recording, as well as the business side of things, media and showcases, and a lot of opportunities came up as part of that. And that’s how I was approached by Oxfam for Leeds – through the course.
“It’s all been very much the right place at the right time.”
Tierny, who works as a waitress at Blackpool’s Sands Venue and lives in St Annes, says inspiration comes from a range of sources, both musical and literary, including writers such as Henry Miller as well as Laura Marling, Patti Smith and FKA Twigs.
“If someone is passionate about their craft, that’s what I love, but it’s poetry, music and art more than specific artists,” she said.
“I like writers Bukowski and Henry Miller as well, for how their blunt and honest style has affected my lyrics, and also the theatrical side of things has had a huge impact on my genre and sound.
“St. Vincent and FKA Twigs and Warpaint are female artists who I admire, too.”
Tierny’s usual set is a showcase of her electronic music, but at Leeds it will be an acoustic set ‘as it’s easier to travel’.
The ex-Palatine High School and Blackpool and Fylde College student describes her work as ‘combining powerfully raw vocals, emotive melodies and poetic lyrics, with a modern reverb/synth driven sound.’
She’s working on a debut EP REVELATIØNS with producers Skip Curtis and James Minas, hoping to release late this year.
“After Leeds, when I play at 7.30pm on Saturday, it’s going to be onwards and upwards and hoping for the best,” she said.