Navan, County Meath
Saramai are from Co. Meath in Ireland. The band includes Saramai Leech on keys and Cormac O’Keeffe on electric guitar. They were chosen as one of the bands to showcase at Hard Working Class Heroes this year and at Arrivals Sligo Live. Their Other Voices performance was aired this summer on RTE 2.
Having recorded two EPs with Tommy McLaughlin in Attica Studios (Villagers, Cathy Davey, Bell X1, SOAK), they have recently released their second EP ‘Magnetic North’ after an 12 date UK and Ireland Tour with a headline show in Whelans.
They have enjoyed radio play on RTE 1, 2FM, Lyric FM, Today FM, 8radio, BBC Ulster, Radio France, Newstalk, 98 FM, Highland Radio, Radio na Life, Near FM and LMFM among others.
‘Magnetic North’ and ‘Red Moon’ are out on Greenbay records and are available on iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify.
‘…this Meath three-piece’s new single moves between chamber pop, piano ballads and a grandeur that most acts can’t reach..’ – Nialler9 for The Irish Times Culture Section Oct 14 2016
‘….the song wows and wibbles and finishes as a huge invocation to some unguessable cosmic theme…..’ – BBC Radio Ulster’s Across The Line Sept 30 2016