FM104 Selects: Sophie Doyle Rider, Liliana, Winnie Ama

  • Sun 20 Mar
  • Times
    2:00 pm
    All Ages
    • Free, unticketed

    FM104 Selects: Sophie Doyle Rider, Liliana, Winnie Ama

    FM104 has teamed up with St. Patrick's Festival to find the next big thing. Join this year's winning artists at the Festival Quarter Main Stage!

    Sophie Doyle Rider

    Rising Irish Pop Star Sophie Doyle Ryder is excited to release the first track Hunni Hunni from her Debut EP. The 19Y/O Singer-Songwriter from Dublin has drawn comparisons to Rihanna, Ariana Grande and Anne Marie.

    Sophie’s fun-loving and free personality is expressed in the writing of Hunni Hunni. Her passion for writing bright, infectious and relatable songs is evident when listening to the fun lyrics in Hunni Hunni. ‘I just want to live foreva, party til I can’t remember’. Sophie describes Hunni Hunni as the ultimate party anthem.

    Sophie’s debut EP “Beginner’s Luck” really shows who she is an artist as it was written during a crazy time in her life. It is an expression of the transition period in life as the young singer finishes school and prepares for her future. “It feels like to perfect time to release this EP”.

    Sophie’s previous releases have earned over 13million Irish radio impacts in 2020 and have peaked at no. 3 in the Irish Breakers Chart. She remains as ‘One To Watch’ by many. In addition to International Spotify playlist placements, she has received airplay in the UK, USA and Australia.


    Liliana is a 17 year old singer and songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. Having being raised by parents from Portugal and Romania, Liliana can speak 5 languages but her feelings are best communicated through her music. She is currently excelling at juggling school work and song writing, releasing her debut single the same week as her exams!

    She could not be more excited to release her debut single ‘What are We Now?’. It Is a chart worthy hit that tackles a heartfelt theme of the ending of an ‘almost-love’ summer relationship. The music is innovative, catchy and modern.

    Liliana loves the process behind song-writing and creating songs everyone can truly relate to. Her biggest dream is hearing other people sing her own songs! Liliana has been named as ‘One To Watch’ and has a very exciting international career ahead of her.

    Winnie Ama

    Winnie Ama is part of a new breed of electronic artists blending conscious lyrics, soulful alternative RnB vocals with dance, house and pop rhythms. The Belfast born and raised Northern-Irish-Ghanaian artist has had success with multiple MusicWeek UK Club Chart top 10's and support from, RTE2FM, FM104, BBC Radio Ulster with BBC Introducing referencing her fresh writing style and distinctive voice.

    Winnie Ama's writing style is inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse. She switched from writing poetry and stories to writing music. Then she studied jazz vocals before making her commercial music debut in 2019 writing 3 songs in collaboration with Francis Groove that made the top 10 in MusicWeek's UK Urban/Black Club Chart - Can't Wait #1, I Swear #7 and Born to Win #6. She also appeared in Photo Vogue in 2019. Her solo debut 'What Are We' was in MusicWeek's Black Club Chart for 6 weeks, peaking at number 11.

    Winnie Ama has a collection of forthcoming new singles in the pipeline to follow up her debut showcasing her musical style, Winnie Ama is also a lead data analyst for the Why Not Her? movement which campaigns for gender equality in the music industry and mentors other artists.

    In 2022 she has a series of singles followed by an EP, starting with electronic pop track ‘Here I Go’ produced with Sim0n Le Saint on 25 Feb 2022 and a pop house collaborative track with two New York Producers Genpop and Pommy - ‘Awe of You’ out on 25 March 2022.