Hiyaa! Come on in it's cold out, let's write something. I'm Ciara & I am a pro vocalist, song writer & instrumentalist from Northern England, home of the UK indie scene. I write & release music under my stage persona 'marblmoon' & have performed at festivals & in venues all over the UK & Ireland.
I would love to help you with your creative journey, be it a whole song or a middle 8 that you just can't quite grasp. My vocal range is from alto to mezzo soprano & I have a versatile voice that would suit all genres.
I also passionately work as the music co-ordinator for a beloved local youth group where I manage a choir & give music lessons to young people on a weekly basis.
I write around 10 songs a month using my own experiences or prompts I find & would love the opportunity to write from the perspective of someone else whist I'm working on more personal projects for the future.
✨'Let's make magic!' My Current Charges✨
- I will help you complete your lyrics on an existing track for - £40.00
- I will write full song lyrics to an existing track for - £50.00
- I will provide harmonies & backing vocals for - £70.00
- I will write full song lyrics & provide guide vocals, harmonies & backing vocals for - £100.00
I'm not too fussed over credits unless it is a project I really grow to love, in that case we would discuss professional collaboration.
🧚♀️ If you have any questions or other requests at all, please feel free to contact me before beginning this collaboration 🧚♀️
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Ciara Moon
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: With no gigs currently, I am using this time to excel my production skills & expand songs I have written during the lockdown period into single releases & an EP.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I am here to provide you the best 'no strings attached' lyrics & vocals that will wriggle into your ears & stay there! I aim to match your artistic aesthetic & take your project to new heights.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: As a womxn in music, there is a heavy misconception that we are essentially 'less' than male delivery. That is indeed not true & female musicians need to work 10x harder to disclaim this very damaging statement. When looking for a female singer song writer, take into account the voice & the skill, not just the look.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Talk to us first, we want to know your vibe. Don't be shy to explain any madness or emotional experiences, we need to be open & vulnerable in order to create an authentic song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My microphone, headphones & a laptop (for asmr calming purposes), my childhood guitar (for country style sad-girl singing under the stars), my ocarina (a Zelda moment)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been performing for 14 years, but I didn't create marblmoon until 2017. I have also worked as a music co-ordinator for 2 years. I wouldn't say I had the most organic career path, but I'm here now & I'm happy. I couldn't see myself doing anything else this well.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have been described in the past as 'Dad rock meets TikTok' which I found to be a huge compliment! As I said I am hugely inspired by the 70s but I am also a massive ex emo kid & don't mind a bit of a rave from time to time. I think it's very important for musicians to have a versatile aesthetic & not just cramming themselves into one box.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Collaborate & let someone else listen to it, everyone processes sounds differently, don't keep it to yourself. I know it can feel like something you must protect, but give your baby to someone you trust, they'll take care of it, I promise.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My main genre is dream-pop but my music has also been described as indie, soft-pop, alternative & folk rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I was brought up in the folk scene, which means that I was harmonising with people from a young age. I can safely say that I can achieve an effective harmony on any song to give it an ethereal lift. I also have a trained singing voice that has never let me down. I find it very easy to structure a song & enjoy my work so much that time seems to stop when I get in my studio.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When writing songs from scratch, I tend to create a 'stream of consciousness' first. This is usually with an old fashioned pen & paper in a journal. I then pick a line or paragraph from that & build a song around it, using a pentameter or rhyming scheme I am comfortable with. Although song ideas can strike at any minute, so even when I'm out & about I tend to use the notes or voice app on my phone a lot to jot down words or phrases that pop into my head, even conversations from strangers walking past can be just the thing to spark inspiration. Once I have an idea of a structure, I then add chords with either a guitar or piano. I tend to write songs in short bursts so around 10mins to an hour. Once I am happy with the song I then move on to production & creating the all important aesthetic, I even sometimes use visual mood & colour boards to bring the song to life.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lyrics that are vague enough that you can apply your own life experiences to them are so important in song writing & I highly regard the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Maisie Peters, Celeste & Declan McKenna for achieving this. I am also hugely influenced by 70's power houses such as Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt & Kate Bush. Jack Antonoff's production style is also an aesthetic I aim to match.