Trisha O'Keefe

Trisha O'Keefe

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Part Rocker Chick. Part Acoustic Songstress. All Voice.

Biography

Twenty-three year old singer-songwriter Trisha O'Keefe has been working hard, and soaring to new heights in the music industry. In just a few short years, Trisha has received countless exposure in the mediums of press, radio, and television. She is a driven, poised, and passionate entrepeneur who is a promising front-runner in the world of DIY artists.

O'Keefe has worked hard to make a name for herself in the music industry. She has been a songwriter for 10 years, recording demos from the tender age of 12. At 17, she independently released her first CD, and was writing source music for the ABC Daytime Drama "All My Children", a show that airs for an international audience of millions, by 18. She became a regionally-touring artist by 19, and was a guest vocalist on her first national commercial, the Coke Zero campaign "ChillTop" with artist G Love, at the age of 20. At 21, she made her national television debut, performing on the talk show Soap Talk, and fielding an interview from hosts Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway.

Trisha released her fourth CD, titled "Star Burns Brightest", on May 1st, 2007. So what is the significance of the title, Star Burns Brightest? "I spent so much of my life and my career trying to do right by so many people, trying to please everyone around me, trying to be adequate in others' eyes. This album was a journey for me in letting go of that, and living a life that makes me fulfilled. It's about me being the best version of me, burning the brightest that I can."

VENUES OF NOTE INCLUDE: The Bitter End (NYC), CBGB (NYC), The Point (Bryn Mawr, PA), The Trocadero Theater (Philadelphia, PA), World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA), The Tin Angel (Philadelphia, PA), Steel City Coffeehouse (Phoenixville, PA), Sellersville Theater (Sellersville, PA), Chaplin's (Spring City, PA), Jammin' Java (Vienna, VA), Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem, PA), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), Club Passim (Cambridge, MA), Uncommon Ground (Chicago, IL), Heartland Cafe (Chicago, IL), French Quarter Cafe (Nashville, TN), Chick Singer Night (Nashville, TN), Trophy's Bar (Austin, TX), The Cove (San Antonio, TX), Lazarus Coffee (San Antonio, TX), Smith's Olde Bar (Atlanta, GA)

SHARED THE STAGE WITH: Leon Russell, Jeffrey Gaines, Wishbone Ash, Marshall Crenshaw, Amos Lee (Blue Note), The Wood Brothers (of Medeski, Martin, and Wood), Phil Roy (Decca/Universal), Richard Julian (of The Little Willies), Richard Butler (of the Psychedelic Furs),The Rowan Brothers, Sarah Bettens (of K's Choice), Maktub (Velour Records), Bill Deasy, Susie Suh (Epic Records), Jenny Owens Young (Nettwerk), and The Duhks (Sugarhill Records)

PRESS: Philadelphia Daily News, Pulse Weekly, Amplifier Magazine, Star Ledger, Courier-Post, Soap Opera Weekly, Soap Opera Digest, Scranton Times, Ocean View Press (online), Audio Xposure (online), Associated Content, Bucks County Intelligencer, featured on the cover of the Philadelphia Metro

RADIO: In a brief independent campaign, Trisha was able to garner "All The Honest Liars" airplay on over 75 college and commercial radio stations, across the U.S.

"Never Enough", Trisha's single from "Star Burns Brightest", has already been made WXPN's Philly Local Pick-of-the-Day twice! Thanks to Helen Leicht!

RADIO PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES: Helen Leicht's "Philly Local" show on WXPN, the "Women's Music Hour" with Michael Majoun on WXPN, "Gary in the Morning" with Gary Smith on WSBG, "Backyard Bands" with Brother Joel on WZZO, "Classic FM" with Gene Godfrey on WBZC, "Artists Up Close" with Beth and Jules on WNTI, two appearances on Susquehanna University's WQSU, "Daytime Debauchery" on Fearless Radio

WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE INCLUDES: Music and Singing Workshop at Rohrerstown Elementary, Songwriting and Music Industry Workshop at Pleasant Valley High School, Songwriting and Performing Workshop at Millersville University Popular Music Class

COLLEGE PERFORMANCE: University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, East Stroudsburg University, Penn State (Mont Alto Campus), Dartmouth College, TCNJ, Millersville University, Widener University

CONFERENCES: MMC8, MMC9, Dewey Beach Music Conference (2005, 2006), SXSW (2006), NEMO (first-alternate, 2006)

FESTIVALS: Musikfest (2003, 2006), WXPN's "All About The Music festival (2005), Connecticut Agricultural Fair (2006), Lancasterfest (2006), Cutting Edge of the Campfire Festival (2006, 2007), Hyperactive Music Festival (2007)

NATIONAL EXPOSURE:
*Performed "God Bless America" at the Phillies/Pirates game on July 29th, 2007, as artist representative of radio station WXPN, to an audience of 40,000+.

*Back-up vocalist in artist G Love's commercial for Coke Zero, in Coca Cola's new campaign, "Chilltop", a remake of the classic "Hilltop" commercial of the 70s.

*15 songs from Trisha's CD "All The Honest Liars" and her 2000 demo recording have been featured on the ABC Daytime Drama "All My Children".

*National television appearance on Soap Network's "Soa

Lyrics

I Want It All (c) 2006

Written By: Trisha O'Keefe

I Want It All (c) 2006 Trisha O'Keefe

Do you hear me when I cry?
Am I the only one tonight?
So much pain divides the tide
With what I'm forced to hold inside

Cuz I want it all
I want to be loved
Cuz I'm a woman and I'm worth it
I want it all
I want to be loved
Cuz I'm a human and I deserve it
Quietly screaming out loud

Though the bruises never show
There are more scars than you know
And with time these wounds will heal
Until then I'll only feel

That I want it all
I want to be loved
Cuz I'm a woman and I'm worth it
I want it all
I want to be loved
Cuz I'm a human and I deserve it
Quietly screaming out loud
Screaming out loud

I'm screaming out loud

I want it all
I want to be loved
Cuz I'm a woman and I'm worth it
I want it all
I want to be loved
Cuz I'm a human and I deserve it
I want it all
I want to be loved
Cuz I'm a woman and I'm worth it
I want it all
I want to be loved
Cuz I'm a human and I deserve it
Quietly screaming out loud
I'm screaming out loud
Screaming out loud
I'm screaming out loud...

Crying Shame (c) 2006

Written By: Trisha O'Keefe

I thought
Strike while the iron is hot
Cuz he might not wait too long
Follow the signs you've got
Cuz there's no chance they'll be wrong
Believe the hype you've made
Cuz he's worth the money that you paid
To be at his door, to kiss his lips, to feel the cuts above his hips
But

Maybe that's not enough
To constitute the bonds of love

Someday, you'll realize that it's
Too late, you'll wish I didn't
Move on, and find a better
Someone
Someday you'll miss me
Won't that be a crying shame?

I thought
God's smiling on our hearts
Intervention was Divine
Give him the best you've got
Cuz there's so much on the line
Forever bells would ring
The sky would part, the angels sing
Blessed union, meeting of the minds
I love you, everything is fine
But

Just as suddenly you hear that
"It's not you, it's me"

Someday, you'll realize that it's
Too late, you'll wish I didn't
Move on, and find a better
Someone
Someday you'll miss me
Won't that be a crying shame?

Maybe that's not enough
To constitute the bonds of love

Someday, you'll realize that it's
Too late, you'll wish I didn't
Move on, and find a better
Someone
Someday you'll miss me
Oh
Someday, you'll realize that it's
Too late, you'll wish I didn't
Move on, and find a better
Someone
I know you miss me
And it's such a crying shame...

Thank You (c) 2006

Written By: Trisha O'Keefe

Thank You (c) 2006 Trisha O'Keefe

Darling, I'm beginning to notice
You're half the reason I can say I'm here
Shelter, when I'm lost and helpless
A hand to hold against the cold and fear
Darling, you breathe new life
In a woman that was broken long ago
Real love, it lit a fire
You revived my heart, you know it goes to show

And I wanna thank you
Darling, you're beautiful
When you spread a little love my way
And I wanna thank you
You keep lifting me up
When you spread a little love my way

Darling, you are an angel
In a world that's full of devils and of fools
Their hearts don't beat for truth
So I thank God
That I've met his exception to the rule

This Isn't Love (c) 2006

Written By: Trisha O'Keefe

This Isn't Love (c) 2006 Trisha O'Keefe

These are not my lips upon your lips
I'm not reaching for your fingertips
And this is not my hand upon your hand
As long as we both understand

This isn't me, this isn't you
And no matter what we do

This isn't love, it never was
The bitter fates couldn't handle us
This isn't real, it isn't good
This isn't working the way it should
This isn't love

These are not my dreams of you and I
I'm not wishing for a better life
And this is not my breath upon your skin
As I try to breathe you in

Ignore what's here, ignore what's true
My heart doesn't beat for you

And this isn't love, it never was
The bitter fates couldn't handle us
This isn't real, it isn't good
This isn't working the way it should
This isn't love

Passing Me By (c) 2006

Written By: Trisha O'Keefe

Passing Me By (c) 2006 Trisha O'Keefe

I thought I saw you out my window
I thought I saw you in the night sky
I thought I saw you under street lamps
But it was only life passing me by
I thought I saw you preaching heaven
I saw your shoelaces untied
I thought I saw you out the corner
Of a desperate and mistaken eye

As I wait, as I age
Day by day it seems to eat away inside
But it's only life passing me by

I thought I saw you making angels
I watched you teach them how to fly
I thought I found you in the darkness
But it was only life passing me by

As I wait, as I age
Day by day it seems to eat away inside
But it's only life passing me by

Nobody's Love (c) 2005

Written By: Trisha O'Keefe

Nobody's Love (c) 2005 Trisha O'Keefe

You'll miss my skin
You'll just wanna hold me again
You'll burn for my kiss
Cuz it'll never be better than this

Ooh

Cuz nobody's love could ever move you
Like a mountain or a sea
And nobody's love could ever guide you
Like my smile made you fly to me
But I'm left silenced, cuz now I'm
Nobody's love

You'll long for sleep
From the troubled heart that you keep
You'll miss my face
An angel to ground you from space

Ooh

Cuz nobody's love could ever move you
Like a mountain or a sea
And nobody's love could ever guide you
Like my smile made you fly to me
But I'm left silenced
Cuz now I'm, I'm

Nobody's Love, love, love
I'm nobody's love

The days will get so quiet
And the nights will feel so bad
But when you're cold and lonely
Remember what you could've had

Cuz nobody's love could ever move you
Like a mountain or a sea
Nobody's love could ever guide you
Like my smile made you fly to me
Nobody's love could ever capture you
Like a prison of the heard
But I'm left silence
Cuz now I'm
Nobody's Love

Nobody's Love

Discography

Star Burns Brightest (RELEASE DATE 5/1/07, Maggie Sez Music)

Trisha O'Keefe LIVE! (2006, Independently-released)

XYX (2005, MAD Dragon Records/Ryko Distribution)

All The Honest Liars (2003, Independently-released)

Set List

Note to Venues from Trisha:

I can perform up to 2 hours of original material, and up to 4 hours of original and cover material.

Sets can be adjusted to fit any venue/audience.

Stick me in a club, in a bar, in a coffeehouse, in a listening room, at a festival, at a house concert, in a theatre or in front of the camera, and I'll be a hit with any crowd.