Singer/songwriter Larissa Tormey

Larissa in the running for two Hot Press awards

Singer/songwriter Larissa Tormey enjoyed a double-delight last weekend with the news that she had been nominated in two of the most esteemed categories in Hot Press magazine's Hotties Awards 2021.

Larissa is among the artists up for Female Artist of the Year, where she joins some of Ireland's most distinguished performers, including Imelda May, Denise Chaila, Sinéad O' Connor, Emma Langford, and Mary Coughlan.

A prolific writer, and with plans underway for the release of a contemporary album of original material later this year, the Kilbeggan based artist also finds herself in the company of some well-known names for the Best Songwriter prize. Also included in that category are Bono, Hozier, Dermot Kennedy, Lisa Hannigan, Sorcha Richardson, and Niall Horan.

Speaking about her own inclusion in two of those categories, Larissa was almost lost as to what to say. "When I got the message from a friend with the link to the nominations, I couldn't believe it at first. I didn't know what to say, I really didn't. And as anyone who knows me will tell you, I'm not usually short on words!

“I saw the Female Artist of the Year category first, and just seeing my name beside such inspirational women as Imelda May and Sinéad O' Connor, and so many more, it was definitely a shock alright. And definitely a surprise too. But I think more than anything, it's just such an honour.

To vote for Larissa, or in any other category, simply go to the official Hot Press website, www.hotpress.com ~ Larissa's latest single, AGREE TO DISAGREE - her duet with Dave Sheriff - is out now, available on all platforms, and to request from radio.

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