Sharon Corr heads for Lemon Tree as part of first solo tour

On the eve of releasing her debut album, Sharon Corr is to play Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree Lounge on Friday, August 19 as part of her first solo tour after 15 years on the road with her siblings.

Tickets for the city gig go on sale on Saturday (June 11) online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall, His Majesty’s Theatre and The Lemon Tree.

It has been five years since The Corrs announced that they were taking a break from music to concentrate on their growing families.

Out on Friday, September 10, Sharon’s first solo album, Dream of You, is a collection of beautifully crafted, melodic pop gems – with each story and melody flowing seamlessly into the next. A week earlier, her first single, Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime - a stunning version of The Korgis hit - will be released.

Sharon is determined that her violin should continue to play a central role - “It was important for me to keep the Irish influence and the violin because that’s what I’m known for but I wanted to explore the violin in a wider context.”

As violinist, songwriter and backing vocalist with The Corrs, Sharon enjoyed enormous success in the 90s, with 30million album sales, sell-out worldwide stadium tours and a string of No1 single and albums under the band’s belts.

She says of The Corrs’ decision to take a break: “We all needed to find our own identities and our own lives, and to have marriages and children and that sort of thing.”

Now the mother of two, music has summoned her back. ”Music is what makes me tick and when I’m not doing it, I don’t feel good about myself,” she says.