Hermione is the daughter of the late Irish singer, Christie Hennessy, who, despite being a classically trained musician and accomplished singer, had never really pursued her own musical career herself but instead chose to work in the music industry as a manager. That is until 2009, when she began to record the songs Christie had suggested to her in the months before his death.
Songs My Father Taught Me is Hermione’s debut album and Simply Marvellous Creative were asked to design the packaging for the album and singles as well as the website, marketing material, email marketing and social media. The original design, for the albums Irish release in 2010, reflected Hermione’s musical legacy and the story behind the album. In Ireland, the album spent five weeks at Number One in the Indie Charts.
The summer of 2011 saw Songs My Father Taught Me released internationally and, once again, Simply Marvellous Creative, were asked to come up with a new design for this entirely different market. The photographs used were shot by John Hollingsworth backstage at Hermione’s shows performing with Elaine Paige. Our claim to fame is that the final CD was held up by Alan Titchmarsh following Hermione’s appearance on the his daytime TV show!
We continue to work with Hermione on many different projects.