- 02 Feb 21
In a world of shuttered music venues and snatched-away opportunities, Ireland’s music community continues to defy the odds – with young, emerging artists defiantly rising above seemingly insurmountable challenges, and flying the flag for their country. This bold energy, independent ethos and genre-defying talent is evident across our list of Hot For 2021 Irish Acts – which features artists from every corner of Ireland.
Born in Nigeria and raised in the midlands of Ireland, Makay began her musical journey singing in her local Redeem Church. The young singer has a stunning, soulful quality to her voice, and her debut EP BEING was a richly textured offering. Her remarkable RTÉ Concert Orchestra-assisted cover of The Saw Doctors’ ‘N17’ went viral over Christmas leading to its rush release by Rubyworks.
Hear: ‘Let Me In’.
Watch: Her performance on the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions on our IGTV.
Order the Hot Press Hot For 2021 Special Issue below: