Irish born and raised, Bayviin who is now 18 years old has been actively writing songs and composing pieces since the age of eleven. She began her journey in music upon taking up the violin, but has since gone on to learn the piano, electric/acoustic guitar, bass and ukulele. Bayviin is extremely passionate about her future goals, and hopes to go on to compose for film and TV.
1. What first got you into music?
Well a lot of things really. I took up the violin at eight, was never very good at it though. I also played piano intermittently during that time and then I went on to do stage school for a couple of years.
2. At what point did you decide that you wanted to pursue a career in the music industry?
It was roughly around five years ago when I began to idealize the idea of being a music professional. However, in reality I didn't really consider it to be a viable career path up until fifth year in school, as it's a tricky industry to navigate. But as time went on I just couldn't possibly imagine myself doing anything else.
3. How do you go about writing song or piece?
Sometimes I wake up at 3AM with a melody going though my head, other times, I'm messing on the piano or guitar and start hearing a string of notes that I think sound good. I just start building from there. There's no magic formula, it's a different process every time.
4. What other activities besides music, do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I've always loved art, sketching and painting etc. I was actually planning on going into graphic design before music became such a big part of my life. Languages would be another thing. I'm a fluent speaker of German and hope to be the same in Spanish, French and Japanese in the future. Film would be a big interest of mine too. It's so cool to look at the process of how a movie is made and the production that goes into it.
5. If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be? And why?
Paul McCartney, hands down. That man is one of the best songwriters to have ever lived. And I'm also huge fan of his so that's an added bonus.
6. What is the most useless talent you have?
The most useless talent? God, I don't know. I'm pretty good at mimicking accents. Let's go with that.
7. How would you describe the music you create? As in what genre?
I don't really stick to one specific genre really. Sometimes it's rock, other times it's more jazzy, but for the most part I guess you could say it's kind of an alternative pop style.
8. Which famous artist/performers do you admire?
So, so, so, many. It would be really difficult to try and name them all. But the first ones coming to mind at the moment are Elton John, Paul McCartney, Cathy Davey, Frank Ocean, Frederíc Chopin, Harry Styles, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake.
9. And lastly, how did you decide on the name 'Bayviin'?
Well, it's just an alternate spelling of my actual name 'Béibhín' (pronounced bay-veen), which is the Gaelic Irish for Vivian. So yeah, that's all really, I just wanted to keep my own name and not change it too much.