Loah is Sallay Matu Garnett, an artist of Irish / Sierra Leonean origin who grew up between Maynooth and West Africa.
Embarking on an ambitious solo career, she combines a unique blend of genre-bending Afro-soul which she calls “ArtSoul”. In what has been a phenomenal first couple of years in action, she has released several stunning singles/videos (including “Nothing" from her debut EP and “Take It” with Irish producer Bantum) and co-written with Hozier (“Someone New”), amongst others.
She’s sold out numerous headline shows in Dublin, appeared at the CCI in Paris and performed with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Glen Hansard in the National Concert Hall, Dublin Castle and Vicar Street. Having just made her first US appearances at SXSW and New York, she released her long-awaited debut EP This Heart in June 2017 along with a string of high-profile festival appearances and a winter Ireland and UK tour. 2018 has seen her play The Barbican, London alongside some of Ireland's best and tour the best in Irish festivals. This winter she releases a complete EP of Remixes of This Heart by various Irish producers including her sister Fehdah and Kormac.