Niamh Watson – June 2017 STARs on the Rise Recipient
Niamh Watson (pronounced Neeve) is a very versatile and accomplished singer and guitarist from the Central Coast, NSW. At only thirteen years old, Niamh has already firmly established herself on the local live music scene.
Originally from Scotland, Niamh arrived in Australia when she was just six and loves living on the Coast. In one of her favourite covers, Niamh sings “This is the Only Place for me” and she thinks of the Central Coast as she sings.
Niamh’s vocal abilities and musicianship suggest that she is older than her years and her audiences are often surprised at her young age. A regular performer at café’s, hotels, markets and charity events across the Central Coast, Niamh truly loves performing.
Niamh’s musical influences include Adele, Ed Sheeran and Kimbra. With a repertoire which includes both modern and classic covers – all with her own twist, Niamh has a wide ranging appeal.
- Castle on the Hill (Ed Sheeran Cover)
- Crazy (Gnarles Barkley Cover)
- Send My Love (Adele Cover)
- Everyone’s Waiting (Missy Higgins Cover)
- I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Whitney Houston Cover)
- Radioactive (Imagine Dragons Cover)
- Yellow (Coldplay Cover)
- Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley Cover)
- Skinny Love (Bon Iver / Birdy Cover)
- True Colours (Cyndi Lauper Cover)
- The Only Place (Best Coast Cover)
- Boom Clap (Charli XCX Cover)
- Jolene (Dolly Parton Cover)
- (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles (Proclaimers Cover)
- Lean On (Major Lazer Cover)
- Cooler Than Me (Mike Posner Cover)
- Caledonia (Dougie McLean / Paolo Nutini Cover)
- Titanium (Sia Cover)
- Fast Car (Tracy Chapman Cover)
- Elastic Heart (Sia Cover)
- Make You Feel My Love (Adele Cover)