LD Systems Live Sessions: Cormac Todd performs new single at The Pioneer Club

In this seventh LD Systems Live Session, powered by Headliner, Irish singer-songwriter Cormac Todd performed his original song Don't Call Me When I'm Famous live at The Suet Yard, St. Albans through an LD Systems MAUI G3 rig and MON 15 A G3 Stage Monitors. Headliner caught up with him after the performance…

How did you first get into music?

It's a funny one; I've been singing my whole life since I can remember. I did lots of theatre and just had a lot of musical experience growing up through school and all that stuff. I remember when I moved to London, I saw all these artists really going for it, and it really inspired me. So I said hey, I'll set up an Instagram and start posting music videos – or just singing videos – and it snowballed from there.

What have you been up to more recently?

Over the last few months I've been super busy doing lots of recording in the studio, lots of writing, live gigs, and I’m planning some live gigs for over the summer later this year. I also just released a new single called Don't Call Me When I'm Famous.

Can you tell us more about the new track?

So the backstory behind Don't Call Me When I'm Famous; basically it's a play on the phrase ‘don't forget me when you're famous’. When I started off writing and pursuing music in 2020, I'd never talked about it before as far as being a singer, and everyone was like ‘Cormac, that's a real curveball; that's a real switch up from your current life.’

People always say ‘don't forget me when you're famous’, so I said ‘don't call me when I'm famous’. It’s just a joke, but it's about manifestation and believing in yourself before you've actually done anything, because achieving any goal is just about baby steps and backing yourself over a very long time. It’s just a bit of fun really.

How did you find performing through the LD Systems MAUI rig?

I found using the LD Systems rig absolutely excellent; it was just such a pristine experience. I felt super comfortable on the stage and I could pitch and hear myself perfectly. There was a great balance with the accompaniment and it was a really great all-round experience. I'd love to have this system for future gigs; it would be amazing. I'd absolutely recommend it to any musician that's building themselves up and getting into the live scene.