Niamh Watson

Originals | Solo | Weddings

About Niamh Watson

Since being identified at the tender age of 13 as a ‘Star on the Rise’ by her local commercial radio station, Niamh (pronounced “Neav”) has been busy writing, collaborating, and exploring musical genres and styles. Born in Scotland and now living in the Central Coast of NSW, Niamh has quickly become a regular in her local live music scene. She has shared a stage and supported various artists including Little Quirks, The Sea Gypsies and Amy Vee in festivals and venues in Sydney, Newcastle and the across the Central Coast of NSW.

Now 18 and a prolific songwriter, she took out the top prize in the Pop/Contemporary category of ‘The Australian Songwriting Awards 2020’ run by the Australian Songwriter’s Association. In the same year she received a coveted nomination for the ‘APRA AMCOS/ASA Songwriter of the Year’ and was the recipient of ‘The Songwriting Prize 2020’ a national competition run by leading music mental health charity Listen Up. In previous years, she has contributed lyrics and vocals to the Independent Music Awards nominated Album ‘Elevacion’ by Puerto Rican band SACH, was a finalist in the UK Song Academy ‘Young International Songwriter of the Year’ competition and has twice been a semi-finalist in the much-coveted International Songwriting Competition (ISC).

Niamh has released singles in her own name and as alter-ego “NEAV”, her latest project in which she creates dark-alternate pop. Her work has been critically acclaimed by the likes of Life Without Andy, Triple J, Rolling Stone Australia, Classic Pop Magazine (UK) and Glasse Factory. Her singles have been played on Triple J, Amazing Radio (UK and USA) and on the international syndicated radio show ‘Passport Approved’.

Niamh is signed to Origin Music Publishing (Gotye, Washington, Lior) and the indie label Double Drummer (Dominic Breen, Greta Stanley, Cousin Tony’s Brand-New Firebird).

…an exceptional young artist…
Tyler Jenke , Rolling Stone Australia

We were blown away by how talented Niamh is. What an amazing performance.
Hard Rock Cafe Sydney

Niamh writes with complete purity and innocence of heart. Pair that up wit h a voice like spun silk and well…
Tommy Faith, Triple J

Sample Songlist

500 Miles – The Proclaimers
A Little Respect – Erasure
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Accidently in Love – Counting Crows
Adore You – Harry Styles
Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
Big Jet Plane – Angus and Julia Stone
Burning down the house – Talking Heads
Can’t get you outta my head – Kylie Minogue
I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis Presley
Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
Cooler Than Me – Mike Posner
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Dark Paradise – Lana Del Rey
Dear John – Taylor Swift
Decode – Paramore
Don’t stop believing – Journey
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
High and dry – Radiohead
I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry
Karma Police – Radiohead
Make you feel my love – Adele
Mirrorball – Elbow
My hearts on fire – Passenger
Power of love – Frankie goes to Hollywood
Pumped up kicks – Foster the People
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Road to Nowhere – Talking Heads
Roslyn – Bon Iver and St. Vincent
Running up that hill – Kate Bush
Sentimental and Monday – Holy Holy
Skinny Love – Birdy
Somebody that I used to know – Gotye
Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Thank You – Dido
The One that got away – Katy Perry
This Must Be The Place (Naïve melody) – Talking Heads
Titanium – David Guetta and Sia
Toxic – Britney Spears
Turning Page – Sleeping at last
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Video games – Lana Del Rey
Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
With or without you – U2
Wonderwall – Oasis
Xo – John Mayer
Yellow – Coldplay
You’ve got the Love – Florence + The Machine
Young and beautiful – Lana Del Rey
Zombie – The Cranberries

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