She's the real deal.... she sounds like Joan Armatrading in the early days.” - Mike Allen

— Belfast 89

Best Singer and Songwriter

Best Singer and Songwriter

Eve in Belfast Local Women

The Journey to the Album

September 2021 edition on Local Women in Northern Ireland

The Musician, March 2021

The Musician, March 2021

'A real belter... thoroughly enjoyable' (Scratch the Surface)” - Danny Matheson

— MKB Independent Radio

You clearly know your craft.” - Moya Brennan

— CluBeo, Donegal

I'll probably be singing that for the next couple of days. (Re. Illumination)”

Nashville Songwriters Association International

Naming Eve as One to Watch, NSAI describes what it takes to be be accorded this accolade. These writers are being recognized by our evaluators as writers who are on the rise! These members have gotten the attention of our evaluators for their unique and promising writing skills. Keep an eye on these folks… they just keep getting better!”

— Nashville Songwriters Association International EARS Newsletter

A great voice.”

John McGlynn, Anuna

'A beautiful song from a talented local artist' - re. Ailsa Craig”

— Cherrie McIlwaine, BBC Radio Ulster

Eve Williams Peregreni Self Release Living in the town of Bangor, County Down in Northern Ireland has informed and influenced the creative output of this very talented singer-songwriter. Having battled the early-life afflictions of both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Type 1 Diabetes, the desire to endure and succeed has been a driving force against the challenges placed before Eve Williams. Recognised by the Nashville Songwriters Association International as a talent to watch and a member of the prestigious Irish Songwriters Guild, she has not let her difficulties stand in the way of achieving a Master of Music in Songwriting from Bath Spa University. Her first recording, What, Now?was released in 2008 and was followed by Twenty Miles From Home in 2012.  Now we are presented with Peregreni (a Latin word for ‘wanderers’). The nine songs included here are all beautifully performed and laced with melody and gentle mood. Steven McKnight, one of Northern Ireland's best known guitarists, is joined by James Scott on guitar, bass; Darren Matthews on keys with Eve singing and playing keys also. Her voice is warm and strong and these songs are informed by optimistic messages of rising above the daily life constraints that we all face – titles such as Don’t Anchor Me and Eagle’s Wings suggest as much and the message of Who Needs a Knight goes straight to the belief in oneself and the ability to live independently. The past is visited in songs like Vale of Angels and Illumination speaks of the inspiration of seeing a brighter tomorrow. This is an excellent folk music and comes highly recommended.”

Lonesome Highway