Katie O'Connor's humble, reserved manner only serves to highlight her strong lyrics and haunting tones. Entering the music scene as a busker on the streets of Galway, she began to attract a following and it was their confidence and connection with her music that inclined her to aspire to more formal events. Open mic nights and intimate gigs provided a platform for her original compositions. This connection, between O'Connor and her audience remains the inspiration for her performance. And the connection is palpable. It is this intriguing anomaly that has born witness to her growing fan base, and continues to be the motivation behind her writing and performance on stage. A self taught guitarist, O'Connor sites diverse artists such as Elvis Presley, Ani DiFranco and Damien Rice as her major influences. Having completed a degree in Midwifery at NUI Galway, O'Connor envisions the future in Europe, where she plans to expand her fan base and follow her passion.