Bio

Katie O Connor: Travelling Troubadour and Teller of Tales Having lived and performed all over the world, Katie O Connor feels that the one place she can truly call home is behind a microphone. Combining rhythmic guitar playing with heartfelt lyrics and a voice that has to be heard to be believed, this songstress possesses a commanding performative style that silences rooms in seconds. In 2011, Katie abandoned her plans to become a midwife shortly after graduating college in the city of Galway on the west coast of Ireland. With a newly-shaved head, she fled to Berlin where she quickly found her place in the bohemian music scene and developed a reputation for her engaging street performances. Over the following years, Katie’s following grew and she found herself captivating larger and larger crowds across the globe, in kitchens, concert halls, and everywhere in between. From chalets in the Swiss Alps to Rockwood MusicHall in New York City, she has amassed a dazzling repertoire of songs and stories which continue to allure and astonish international audiences of all ages. In 2017, she released ‘Fuel for Dreaming’, an album full of her most popular songs which received worldwide acclaim and continues to sell out whenever she tours. Katie owes her musical success to two elements; an unwavering urge to stay true to herself and the support of those who take the time to listen. She feels that busking has given her more opportunity than a college degree ever could and it is rare that a few days pass without her taking to the streets. In year she started performing with her good friend, Galway raconteur Steven Sharpe, and the two began performing under the name To Gaze Upon Us. Having developed something of a cult following across Europe, they have taken to the road numerous times to great success. Currently residing in Galway, Katie is affiliated with Citog Records, one of Ireland’s most prominent up-and-coming independent record labels and she regularly performs with some of the finest musical acts in the country. However, she is a vagabond at heart and is constantly taking her music to streets and stages overseas. 2020 will see her embarking on some of her most ambitious endeavours yet, with extensive tours in the works and much-awaited new album