Chris O'Neill
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Chris O'Neill

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | INDIE

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | INDIE
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Melbourne born singer/songwriter Chris O’Neill’s love affair with music began at age 5, after his parents overheard him working out the theme to his favourite cartoon on the piano. Fast forward to the present day and Chris is now an established multi-instrumentalist and composer, with a deep passion for storytelling and connecting to others through music.

Chris released his first EP in mid 2010, and was delighted to see it place for consecutive weeks in the ARIA Top 50 Physical Singles chart (peaking at #5) and the Jagermeister AIR Charts – Top 20 Singles 100% Indie (peaking at #12). Recorded in his Eastern Suburbs home and mixed by U.S. engineer Andy Ellis (R.E.M/Goo Goo Dolls/Gavin Rossdale), the 5 track CD titled “Entr’acte” has been well received by critics, with one review best defining it as “a captivating, heartfelt and sincere collection of stories from this young Melbourne musician”. This positive feedback has since been further reinforced with many of the tracks from “Entr’acte” being selected as grand finalists in a number of national and international songwriting competitions, including the Australian Songwriting Competition, the Expose Yourself Songwriting Competition (USA) and the International Acoustic Music Awards (USA).

Having supported renowned artists such as Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors) and Ian Moss (Cold Chisel), assembled a backing band of some of Melbourne's hottest up and coming players, and competed against world class songwriters in international competitions all by age 22, the future is certainly looking bright for this young musician - and he can't wait to write about it! .