Sharon McCrea who looks after event bookings and development at the SSE Arena in Belfast is one of the most influential women working in the events space in Ireland.

She appeared this week in the Backstage Starts feature on Live UK and we got to know plenty more about what makes her tick.

From a first concert seeing Erasure at the Ulster Hall to working at her local supermarket in order to fund her record collection by buying singles at Woolworths, it gives a very personal insight to what is important to Sharon.

It also reveals just what a great job it (generally) is.

She doesn’t reveal her worst moment at the SSE Arena but even that was just an opportunity to learn from.

And if you want to know the secret of how someone who enables so many to chill out, does so herself, the three secret ingredients are cheese, vinyl and red wine.

You can read the full interview right here.

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