Performers at Blue Mountains Music Festival 2019

SON - appearing at the Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues, 2018 - in Katoomba!

SON (Susan O'Neil) Ireland

Having been compared to both Adele and Florence and the Machine by Pure M, SON (Susan O Neill) from Ireland has, so early in her career, picked up many fans including U2s Bono. She covered U2s Exit song for Hot Press magazine 30-year celebration of The Joshua Tree. Bono, on hearing her version emailed her personally "to the dark-eyed Susan…I love the stark rendition of Exit….your fan Bono.”

SON has also supported Imelda May, Mundy, Alabama 3, Sharon Shannon, Fun Lovin Criminals, David Gray and Madness. to name a few.

Her solo performances are literally mind-blowing. The amazing range of her gritty vocal combined with her superb guitar technique, her loop pedals and trumpet, make for a truly unforgettable musical experience.
Not content with mastering a unique choice of musical instruments, SON gained a BA in Music, majoring in recording techniques and minoring in the art of performance.

‘Not only is she a powerhouse vocalist, a talented musician, she also knows how to get it down onto a track when it comes to the studio.' — Hot Press