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Siobhan Sarelle


I'm Siobhán and I'm looking for people I can connect with and be creative with.

My primary instrument is my mandolin, which I tend to carry around most places with me. I am a singer, and I play a whole load of other instruments as well, including drums, percussion, bass guitar, guitar (though I mostly play in alternate tunings, especially DADGAD), and keyboard.

At present mostly I can be found playing the Sunday music open mic at The Actors (formerly The Marly) in Kemptown. Improvisation is my thing, I love to layer various instruments using looping.

I love jamming, I'm versatile, I'm responsive, I get into the vibe and groove very quickly. I can lead but also to give space to others

I'm transgender (she/her), Queer and neurodivergent. I'm passionate about music, well organised and 'professional' (I've been a Software Developer by trade, working for a large company for 20 years). I want to help create safe spaces, I have many healthy values, principles and ethics, I highly value and respect consent, boundaries, agency, diversity, and more.

I have mostly released music under the name "Fire Healer", and have music up on most streaming sites.

Screen name:
Siobhan Sarelle
Member since:
Jan 27 2023
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Some of the artists I love, to give you an idea of the range of influences I have:

Cocteau Twins, Curtis Mayfield, Björk, Transglobal Underground, Portishead, Massive Attack, Tricky, Leftfield, Sneaker Pimps, Everything But The Girl. The Orb, The KLF, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Nancy Sinatra, King Tubby, The Congos, Burning Spear, Max Romeo, Fela Kuti, Davey Graham. Ravi Shankar, The Velvet Underground, Jane's Addiction, 13th Floor Elevators, The Electric Prune, Jefferson Airplane, Neil Young, PJ Harvey. Spacemen 3, Loop, Funkadelic/Parliament, Blondie, Aphrodite’s Child, Hawkwind, Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, Black Sabbath, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Santana, Richie Havens, Ozric Tentacles, Tito Puente, The Doors, Dick Dale, Link Wray, The Selecter, The Beat, The Specials, Sisters Of Mercy, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Cure, Death Cult, The Cult, The Stooges, The Damned, Depeche Mode, The Kills, Fairport Convention, The Black Angels, Wooden Shjips, The Warlocks, Banco de Gaia, Lalo Schifrin, Ennio Morricone.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Other Percussion:


Things I currently have with me: Acoustic mandolin, kalimba, darbuka. tambourine, foot tambourine, ankle/wrist bells, claves, triangle, frame drum, iPad Air (with AUM, Korg Module, ToneStack, various effects and loopers), small wireless keyboard controller, small audio interface, laptop, Korg wireless controller, Akai wireless controller, a couple of good Shure microphones.

Things I have in storage and plan to bring to Brighton:

4 string electric mandolin, Electro acoustic mandolin, Greek Bouzouki, classical guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, Djembe, maracas, Korg MS2000 synthesiser, Microkorg, blues harp, Vox AC4 amp, Fender Bassman Ltd (in need of repair), studio PC (Pro Tools) Motu audio interfaces, various microphones including M160s and other ribbon mics.