Erin O'Hara
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Erin O'Hara

Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Pop


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Erin O'Hara "Ready for the Heavy" (LP)
Erin O'Hara "Travel" (Single on KFOG comp)
Erin O'Hara "Indestructible Joy" (LP)
Erin O'Hara "Down In the Valley" (Single)
Erin O'Hara "Sanctuary" (Single on Northeast Indie Comp)
Mambo-X "Whirled" (LP)
Mambo-X "Machines of Eden" (LP)
Mambo-X "Love in the Basement" (Single)
Mambo-X "Lunar Afternoon" (Single)



Erin O'Hara's career began as lead singer with the Albany-based band Mambo-X. There she fused her love for dance and song with the poly-rhythmic beats of western African music. The band gained a loyal following and toured the East Coast in support of three singles and two studio albums, "Mambo-X" and "Whirled". Mambo-X shared the stage with many talented artists including Billy Bragg, They Might Be Giants, 10,000 Maniacs, Soul Asylum, and Tom Tom Club. Buzz Magazine wrote of Erin's work "beautifully crazy, a dark, pure Irish singer."

Erin was signed to Arista Records (Clive Davis), but the partnership proved to be an odd fit. Erin left the label over creative differences after her first record was cut (produced by John Porter) but never released.

Erin then formed the Irish-gospel band EO with the amazing Eileen Ivers (Riverdance) on electric fiddle and Gary Pozner (Tom Tom Club) on keyboards. EO cultivated a devoted following and toured the Northeast with a 5 song EP, "High". The Irish Echo wrote, "O'Hara brings to mind a young Kate Bush."

Erin was then invited to write music for a short narrative film, which led to an award-winning score. As a composer for film and television, Erin's credits include original scores for narrative and documentary films including "SICKO" (Michael Moore), "In the Family" (Joanna Rudnick/Kartemquin) and "Day Zero" (Bryan Gunnar Cole) and "Roe v. Roe" (HBO). Her haunting song "Voice of A Gun" is featured in "Redacted" (Brian De Palma). Her unique version of "Down in the Valley" (produced by David Kahne) was the featured single on the soundtrack for MGM's "Two Days in the Valley". Billboard Magazine wrote of Erin's recording, "intelligent... a striking first impression...a much needed breath of fresh air in a field of pop sameness."

Erin produced and released her first full length solo CD in 2001, "Indestructible Joy"- an intimate hybrid of folk simplicity and rock energy featuring innovative NYC guitarist Tom Gavin.

In 2013, Erin released her second full length solo CD, "Ready for the Heavy"- produced by Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler), and recorded in Austin TX and Seattle WA. Erin launched the new release with performances at Bottlerock Festival in Napa Valley, CA. Her song "Travel" is featured on KFOG's 2013 sampler CD.

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