SON (Susan )'Neill) - appearing at the Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues, 2020 - in Katoomba!

SON (Ireland)

All the way from Co. Clare, Ireland, the prodigiously gifted Susan O’Neill’s soulful & husky-voiced performances are truly something to behold. With a striking attitude, guitar, harmonica, trumpet and a loop pedal, Susan delivers a timeless and powerful blend of the old soul with a new edge.

Described as a ‘ballsier Adele’ by Hotpress magazine, a Florence and the Machine esq voice by Pure M and tipped as the traces of Janis Joplin reincarnate. SON 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 to express his appreciation of her stark rendition of Exit.

Her performances are literally mind-blowing. The amazing range of her gritty vocal, a highly emotional charged approach make for a truly unforgettable musical experience.

SON gained a BA in Music, majoring in recording techniques and minoring in the art of performance. Since then has travelled the world sharing experiences and stages creating memories with some of her favourite artists. Including Sharon Shannon, Mundy, Paul Brady, Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery, Madness to name a few.

In an attempt to sum up her passion, she says ‘Music is a feeling that we can share, one that can dissolve and disperse our boundaries, I try to explore that, in anyway I can, in its highest essence.’

"bluesy debut...showcasing her truly phenomenal husky voice, often reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin or a ballsier Adele” – Hotpress

"If you are looking for new music then you should seek out husky singer-songwriter Susan O Neill." – The Daily Mail

"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" – Pure Mzine