About Sina Theil

"On a mission to put Rock into Irish Country"

Originally from GermanySina Theil started playing piano and writing songs at the age of 7; picking up the guitar at 18 she has since flourished into an accomplished recording artist. Sina left Germany for Spain where she played with a local Spanish band and recorded her first demos before finally arriving in Dublin. Here she paved her way in the Irish Music Scene and became a student at the prestigious Music College BIMM. Funding her musical education through busking on the streets of Dublin, she gained invaluable experience and developed her performance skills as the lead singer of a rock group.

In 2017 Sina was signed to Downda Road Productions at which point she decided to pursue her music career full time. Since then Sina has scored seven No.1 singles plus 4 other top three tracks - topping all this off with her debut album “Under Cover” charting at Number 1 in the Irish Country Download Charts and Number 5 in the Overall Irish Download Album Charts. This album encapsulates a collection of songs that have accompanied her and her manager Mike Gleeson on the road whilst gigging relentlessly up and down the country. For her 10th release the Country Rocker is showing her softer side with a very special version of the hit song “Travelin’ Soldier” blended with the rousing traditional Irish Song “The Minstrel Boy”. Also included is the highly emotive track “Since You’ve Gone to Heaven” from her debut album “Under Cover”. Both these songs speak of loss and feature fiddle virtuoso John Davidson from Cua.

On the 6th of December, she is due to release a very special original Christmas song, written by herself and her manager Mike Gleeson. Through an uplifting sound and the message to “Share your Love” this season, it portrays a very personal story; Mike’s loss of his eldest son through a long-term illness. While the lyrics reflect the bravery of his wife who relentlessly fought for her child and the fear they experienced every Christmas, wondering would it be their last, the song calls to raise awareness  and to lend a helping hand to those who have lost, or fear the loss, of a loved one and might be wearing a brave smile but are struggling more than usual at Christmas time. “This song means so much to us personally, and we really hope that it evokes a feeling of empathy and love in people’s hearts” Downda Road Productions.

To date, Sina’s songs have been played on many Irish and UK based radio stations including C103, Clare FM, Midwest Radio, Midlands 103, KFM Radio, Ocean FM, Radio Kerry, RED FM, Shannonside / Northern Sound, Highland Radio, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, BBC WM, Galway Bay Radio, LMFM, Tipp FM, WLR, RTE RnaG and many more! Her music has racked up close to 4 million radio listener impressions and almost 1,500 radio plays on the Island of Ireland alone registered by Radiomonitor. She has been awarded “Song of the Week” on Highland Radio, KFM, Dundalk FM, Way Out Radio and Belgium Country Radio.

Furthermore; Sina has been featured and interviewed on Hot Country TV and Keep It Country TV. She has also appeared in RSVP Magazine, The Irish World, The Irish Mirror and various other press publications. A chance recording of her re-working of “The Galway Girl” outside McHale Park in Mayo has also gone viral and received close to 100,000 views! In 2017, she achieved a #2 in the Irish Country Download Charts with the single "Sam's Coming Home" which was recorded for Mayo based Childhood Cancer Charity Gearóid's Smile.

Another of Sina's original tracks 'Weight of the World' appeared on the Charity Album 'The Positive Touch' alongside songs from artists such as Paddy Casey, Mundy, The 4 Of Us, The Devlins, The Blades, Gavin Glass and more.

Sina has also made various main stage festival appearances this summer such as The Secret Village Festival, Battle for the Bay & Battle for the Lake, Dublin Goes Country, The Hardly Strictly Acoustic Festival, The Irish Maritime Festival, plus many more around the country. 

Sina Theil & Downda Road Productions have a lot in the pipeline for the future, including: an exciting collaboration with acclaimed singer-songwriter Susan O'Neill (aka SON; vocalist with King Kong Company and guest performer on the Sharon Shannon tour), a full band "Travelin' Soldier" venue tour and an original single & album which are already well in the making.

We hope you enjoy Sina's music and for more information, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at contact@downdaroad.com . You can follow Sina Theil on Facebook or check out her website at www.sinatheil.com