Esther O'Connor

Esther O'Connor

 Glasgow, Scotland, GBR
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

"Neil Young meets Beyonce round at Joni Mitchell's house" Tom Morton BBC Radio Scotland

Biography

Brand new album ‘Right Here’ out November 08
‘’Right Here' sees her keeping on the right track with a varied album that covers all the bases from pop to country to rock and folk… Sweet vocals and excellent songs’’ (Get Ready to Rock Magazine)
‘’’Esther O’Connor- The countryish K.T Tunstall’’ (Doug Johnston, The Scotsman)
‘’This girl has talent!’ (Christine Toner, Music News Scotland)
“She’s sizzling because she's got one of the best voices in the Scottish acoustic scene.” (The Daily Record)
“Somewhere between Suzanne Vega and Sheryl Crow, with the plangent melancholy of one, and the sassy snap of the other, you’ll find Esther O’Connor”
(Tom Morton, BBC Radio Scotland)

''This CD is packed with catchy, essentially pop songs... sparkles and shines thoughout'’
(Graeme Scott, Blues Matters )

There’s a revived yearning in our world for music with passion, soul and roots. With hints of the tradition of the bards and the storytellers taking a new shape, Esther O’Connor is an artist that has the unmistakable ability to communicate powerfully and enchant with her music. Reviews are uncompromising in their acclaim of her emotive voice, poetic melodies and hypnotic live performances.

CURRENTLY:
• Esther is collaborating with several exciting artists, including the talented Nik Kershaw and composer/producer Paul Leonard Morgan. She guested on Paul’s album ‘FILMTALES’ and performed ‘live’ with him last year on the Vic Galloway show.
• Paulo Nutini is performing one of Esther’s songs ‘Running On Empty’ on his tour of The States.
• On April 27th Esther ran a Global Angels Event. This charity was inspired by Molly Bedingfield (mum of Daniel & Natasha) and included Carol Kidd MBE headlining.
Radio station’s nationwide have been captivated by Esther’s tuneful haunting songs: and blown away by her stunning live radio performances. Tom Morton of Radio Scotland describing one of her tracks as "Neil Young meets Beyonce round at Joni Mitchell’s house", recognizing the retro flare that runs through Esther’s music.
The Herald, Scotland on Sunday, Scotsman and the Sunday Times have all interviewed Esther. The Sunday Times noted approvingly that she is "David Geffen crossed with Stevie Nicks." Journalists recognize that Esther is a trailblazer, a talented musician forging the way ahead in this new musical landscape.

Discography

Albums
'The place where we are' 2007
'Right here' 2008

singles
'yesterdays too late' 2002 A listed on all scotish stations

'Saturday man' Due for release november 2008

Set List

Sets can vary in length from 30 mins to 2 x 45 mins

Typical set
Nirvana man
fragile state
lost innocence
other side
too long
beautiful