Ava Geoghegan

I am a 17 year old singer and principle song writer of Kodachrome. I have taken much of my inspiration from the works of Alanis Morissette, Dusty Springfield, Kate Bush, the Cranberries, Fiona Apple, Stevie Nicks and many more. My love and admiration for all things music sprouted from as early on as 6 years old. Coming from a working class background I instantly fell in love with the idea of performing on stage and making a name for myself. I have played my fair share of instruments, starting with the basic piano (which I hated so much that I started purposefully skipping lessons).

However, when I was about 8 years old I saw Karen Carpenter playing the drums and me being my determined little self insisted that I learnt them. I stuck at the drums until I was about 14, but within that time around the age of 12/13 I found my love for the guitar and instantly began writing songs the minute I picked one up. From then on you quite literally could not pry it from my hands, wether it was electric or acoustic. Shortly after about six years or so of drumming I decided it wasn’t for me, helpful I know. I have found myself exploring all sorts of genres in my pursuit of music, originally starting off play funk drums, then moving into folk guitar, then changing to a brain dead power chord rhythm guitarist, and then back into a folk acoustic player.

This all being down to what album consumed my life at the time, be it Thin Lizzy’s ‘Black Rose’ or Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Mystery to me’ (right now it’s the Cranberries ‘Everybody else is doing it, so why can’t we’). In my fun and confusing journey around instrumentation I found that I also rather enjoyed the bass guitar and often find myself messing around on my older brothers old one. I have never once had a lesson on bass or guitar and I plan to keep it that way. As over time I have learnt that I tend to hate any instrument that I have been forced to play, causing me to dump it after 6 years of commitment.  A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

I have had the luxury of being able to share my musical aspirations these last 10 years with my twin brother CONAN, who no matter how much I nag him, still does his all to support me in my dreams by standing next to me on stage and singing the lyrics I wrote…even if he gets them wrong from time to time.