Sally Minnear

Vocals, vocal loops, acoustic guitar, percussion

Lord of the Dance

 

“Sally Minnearʼs angelic vocals....I could listen to her all day and never lose interest” www.seaoftranquility.org

 

Daughter of multi instrumentalist Kerry Minnear of the hugely respected and influential ʼ70ʼs progressive band Gentle Giant, Sally has been steeped in music throughout her life, with her brother and sister also being successful musicians. Sally had a minor hit with the song “For You” aged just 18, before forming the acoustic duo ʻCreatures of Habitʼ as a vehicle for her own songs.

 

After completing a music degree, during which time she played fiddle and sang in a popular traditional Irish band, Sally secured the featured vocalist role in Michael Flatleyʼs hugely successful dance spectacular ʻLord of the Danceʼ. Sally toured with the production for several years, before leaving to start a family. She has also contributed vocals for several dance music tracks, for the band Mistyʼs Big Adventure and for Mexican guitarist Pablo Ortiz's 2cd concept work Cronofonia (singing some parts in Spanish!). Sally recorded some wonderful, ethereal vocal parts on Dave Bainbridgeʼs epic second solo release Celestial Fire and occasionally sings with her dad Kerry.

Current live set up:

VOCALS: TC Helicon Voice Touch Live 2 

GUITAR: Taylor Mini Acoustic Guitar

WOODWIND: Tenor Recorder, tin whistles

PERCUSSION: Sonor Toms, Big Marching Drum and miscellaneous hand percussion

 

Interesting facts:

"I have a short 'toe-thumb' on my left hand. It's never stopped me playing instruments, though Chopin may be (literally) forever beyond my reach :-). I once took the wrong exit coming off stage & got caught up in the rigging/curtain, I had to be quietly rescued by the stage hand whilst the show went on! I also like to dip chips in vanilla milkshake."

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