Si Schroeder

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Si Schroeder
Si Schroeder.jpg
Si Schroeder in Berlin, September 2013
Background information
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Alternative rock
Electronic music
Experimental rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter

Si Schroeder (born Dublin, Ireland) is the alias of Irish music artist Simon Kenny.[1] He has released one studio album, Coping Mechanisms, and the singles Clocked, Jump Ship, C4 and Brailowsky to date as Si (rhymes with "sigh") Schroeder.[2][3]

The single Clocked was released on 1 June 2012 and is the second release from the forthcoming Si Schroeder LP Holding Patterns, following the release of the previous single Jump Ship on 22 July 2011.[4][5]

Coping Mechanisms was nominated for the 2006 Choice Music Prize Irish album of the year and released on Irish independent record label Trust Me I'm A Thief.[6][7] Influential Irish blogger Nialler9 named Coping Mechanisms his blog's No 1 Irish album of 2006, as did the influential Foggy Notions magazine.[8][9]

Si Schroeder was one of four music acts selected to represent Ireland at the 2008 Eurosonic Festival held annually in Groningen.[10]

Simon Kenny has also recorded and performed under the alias Schroedersound.[11][12] Throughout most of the 1990s he was one half of Irish indie rock band Schroeder's Cat whose eponymous four-track EP was released in 1998 on the LA label Emperor Norton Records.[13]

Si Schroeder's current band members are Mark Jordan (guitar) and Bryan O'Connell (drums). Previous band members include Ger Griffin (formerly of Rollerskate Skinny), Joss Moorkens, Jimmy Eadie and Brian Mooney (both formerly of The Idiots and Into Paradise), Kevin Brew and Fiachra Lennon.[14] Irish electronica artist Somadrone, aka Neil O'Connor, also a member of The Redneck Manifesto, has also been part of Si Schroeder's live set-up as has Chequerboard.[15]

Si Schroeder has performed on a number of Irish television shows including on RTÉ One's The View presented by John Kelly,[16] RTÉ Two's Two Tube[17] and RTÉ Two's Other Voices on which he was interviewed by BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac.[18] He has also appeared on the Airfield Sessions television programme on the now-defunct Irish television station Channel 6 presented by Irish broadcaster and model Michelle Doherty.[19]

On 15 January 2013 he was a guest on The Dave Fanning Show on RTÉ 2fm where he played a session that included three songs – Jump Ship, Blood's The Colour and Stop – from the forthcoming album Holding Patterns.[20]

He has been a guest of Donal Dineen on his former radio show Small Hours on Irish radio station Today FM and on the RTÉ 2XM show Radio Activity on 16 November 2012 where he played three songs, Blood's The Colour, 70s Kid and Stop, from the forthcoming LP Holding Patterns.[21][citation needed][22]

On 20 July 2011 he was a guest on the RTÉ Radio 1 arts show Arena where he played two songs from his forthcoming second album Holding Patterns and conducted an interview with presenter Sean Rocks.[23] He was also a guest on former RTÉ Radio 1 programme The Arts Show on which he discussed the work of Irish visual artist James Coleman.[24]

In January 2012, Irish music artist Sunken Foal made available a remix arrangement he created of Si Schroeder's Jump Ship.[25]

In February 2015 Schroeder and Sunken Foal collaborated on a track entitled 'Never Knew' (music by Sunken Foal, lyrics and vocals by Schroeder).

In September 2015 Schroeder completed a score for a theatrical version of Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' for Theater Bonn in Germany, directed by Gavin Quinn and designed by Aedin Cosgrove, both of Pan Pan Theatre company.




  • Clocked (2012)
  • Jump Ship (2011)
  • Brailowsky – Schroedersound remix (2006)
  • C4 (2005)


  1. ^ "Si-CHEDELIA". The Irish Times. 5 May 2006. 
  2. ^ "CD of the week". The Irish Times. 5 May 2006. 
  3. ^ "Si Schroeder Singles". The Irish Music Database. 
  4. ^ "Si Schroeders New Single Jump Ship From The Forthcoming Long Player Holding Patterns". Si Schroeder Wordpress blog. 23 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Live Music Si Schroeder". RTÉ Radio One. 20 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Choice Music Prize 2006 Shortlist". Choice Music Prize. 
  7. ^ "Si Schroeder: artist profile". Trust Me I'm A Thief. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Top Irish Albums of 2006 – The Results 1. Si Schroeder – Coping Mechanisms". 13 December 2006. Archived from the original on 14 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Si Schroeder: Mystery man comes out to play the sweet sounds of a best kept secret...". The Irish Independent. 16 December 2006. 
  10. ^ "Loose on the loose in Gronigen". The Irish Times. 18 January 2008. 
  11. ^ "Foggy Notions presents Si Schroeder, Whelans". Thumped. 4 December 2006. 
  12. ^ "Top Irish albums of 2006: the results". Nialler9. 13 December 2006. 
  13. ^ "Si Schroeder: artist profile". Trust Me I'm A Thief. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Si Schroeder: artist profile". Trust Me I'm A Thief. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. 
  15. ^ "About Somadrone/Neil O'Connor". Somadrone/Neil O'Connor official WordPress blog. 
  16. ^ "The View: Si Schroeder performs live in studio in May 2007". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 
  17. ^ "Si Schroeder Goes on Tour". TwoTube TV on YouTube. 
  18. ^ "Other Voices: Watch Si Schroeder's performance on the seventh series". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 
  19. ^ "Airfield Sessions: Si Schroeder – The Reluctant Aviator". Channel 6. 
  20. ^ "The Certain Three Tour Live With Dave Fanning & Dan Hegarty". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 
  21. ^ "Idle chat and uneasy listening courtesy of Si Schroeder". Fresh Air official WordPress blog. 24 November 2009. 
  22. ^ "Si Schroeder @Whelanslive Dublin 18/11/2012 3 of 3". YouTube. 19 November 2012. 
  23. ^ "Live Music Si Schroeder". RTÉ Radio 1. 20 July 2011. 
  24. ^ "The Arts Show: Si Schroeder discusses the life and work of James Coleman in a programme from August 2007". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 
  25. ^ "Jump Ship Sunk Vers. (original by Si Schroeder)". Soundcloud. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. 

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