Following the success of her latest single ‘Love Like That’, Dublin singer Roberta Howett releases her new original Christmas balled ‘Where You Are’ just in time for the festive season.
I wrote the song about my family; we live in different countries and sometimes it’s hard to be away from each other. Christmas for me is a time when everyone goes home and spends time together. The year can be so busy, so Christmas is when we get together and put everything else aside.
Roberta’s last single ‘Love Like That’ was chosen as the Select Irish song for November, playlisted on a number of radio stations across the country. She can also be seen in the coming weeks performing alongside country star Nathan Carter on the new series of his RTE television show The Nathan Carter show which features guests such as KT Tunstall & Billy Ocean.
Roberta Howett is set to release her latest single ‘Love Like That’ on October 14th. An honest tale of unconditional love, Love Like That follows on from her singles released in 2015, ‘Broken Wings’ and ‘Water to Fire’. Born in Dublin, Roberta has always been passionate about music. However it was only when she was a finalist on X-Factor in 2004 that she started developing a successful career as a musician and songwriter.
Although Roberta has not often stepped out on her own as solo artist, she is certainly not new to the music industry. She frequently sings backing vocals for many established artists, including Nathan Carter, Boyzlife (Brian McFadden & Keith Duffy), Sharon Corr, Ronan Keating and Bressie. Her live experience includes performances at Glastonbury and Oxegen, and as part of her band Fanfair, she supported The Wanted on a sold-out arena tour of the UK and Ireland. Roberta also had a brand partnership with Collection Make-up while with Fanfair, starring in their campaigns in the UK & Ireland, both instore & on television. She has worked with top producers over the years, including Arnthor Birgisson and Cutfather, and her previous solo single ‘Beautiful Lies’ saw her working with Jake Gosling, producer to Ed Sheeran.
‘Love Like That’ is available from October 14th.
Roberta Howett is set to release her electric single ‘Water to Fire’ on October 23rd. A dynamic songstress with years of experience, Roberta has a unique tone and flawless range that has won the hearts and minds of thousands over the years. Born in Dublin, Roberta Howett has always been musically inclined. From a young age she competed in national competitions in Ireland and trained with the Royal Academy. The turning point arrived however when she was chosen as a live finalist on the first series of the XFactor, championed by Sharon Osbourne. Continue reading →
Born in Dublin but now plying her trade in London, Roberta Howett is a double whammy of talent and beauty which comes along very rarely indeed. A finalist on X-Factor in 2004, she has worked since on developing a successful career as a musician and songwriter, and is now ready for a solo release.
Her superb vocal and songwriting style have been compared to the likes of Sarah Bareilles and Christina Perri, and the lush layering of vocals on her tracks are influenced by artists such as Enya. However, as you’ll hear on the single below, the sparse piano arrangement and incredible vocal are what helps her stand on her own.
The heartfelt lyrics come from a personal bugbear of Roberta, railing against those who judge people choosing to be single over entering relationships for the sake of it.
Roberta is certainly no stranger to the music industry, and has years of experience under her belt. As part of her band Fanfair, she supported The Wanted on a sold-out arena tour of the UK and Ireland. Her previous solo single ‘Beautiful Lies’, independently released in Ireland, saw her work with none other than Jake Gosling, and she has played Glastonbury with Sharon Corr and Oxegen Festival with Irish artist Bressie. You may have also caught a glimpse of her on your TV screens as the house band lead singer on Tonight with Craig Doyle – a Saturday night TV show which aired in Ireland, drawing huge audiences. She is now focusing on writing new songs and is set to release again later in the year.