Husky-voiced soul singer at the Metropole

Susan O'Neill: Soulful and husky-voiced, gives a powerhouse performance.
Susan O'Neill: Soulful and husky-voiced, gives a powerhouse performance.

All the way from County Clare, Ireland, the prodigiously gifted Susan O’Neill’s soulful and husky-voiced performances are truly something to behold.

Using guitar, harmonica, trumpet and a loop pedal, O'Neill delivers a timeless and powerful blend of the old and new. Her inspirational fusion of soulful Irish folk and her own acclaimed original material makes for an entertaining and enchanting musical experience.

Having been compared to both Adele and Florence and the Machine by Pure M, O'Neill has, so early in her career, picked up many fans including U2’s Bono.

She covered U2’s Exit song for the Hot Press magazine 30-year celebration of The Joshua Tree and Bono, on hearing her version, emailed her personally: "To the dark-eyed Susan… I love the stark rendition of Exit… your fan, Bono.”

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

Her solo performances make for a truly unforgettable musical experience.

Her debut album, Found Myself Lost, contains some incredibly well-crafted songs and her voice sometimes soulful, sometimes brash but always beautiful, is world class. 

Special guest at the concert is 21-year-old Andie, who has been busking and performing professionally in the Upper Mountains villages of Leura and Katoomba since the age of 11 and is deeply connected to her local community and music scene, living and breathing the lifestyle of a young musician.

Electric guitar, an understanding of jazz, folk finger-picking and soaring vocals are brought together to create her unique flavour of soul.

The show is on Wednesday, March 27 at Metropole Guesthouse, corner of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba. Doors open 5pm, show starts 6pm.

Tickets discount $25 pre-sale available from the guesthouse, or + b/f card/phone 4782 5544 and online $27.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/78257, or $30 on the door from 5pm (unless sold out).

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian, must be supervised and require a standard ticket for entry.