Limerick, County Limerick
Siobhán O’Brien is an Irish Singer/ Songwriter of note. She has been described as “seamlessly incorporating her musical influences into excellent arrangements that transcend genres".
Her new album “Self-Titled” is due for release in March 2011. It is a full length original album. Tour to follow in Ireland, Uk and the US.
Hailing from Limerick, Ireland Siobhan has been entertaining audiences with her unique voice, and her personal style of songwriting. No newcomer to the entertainment field, Siobhan made her first audio recording at the tender age of six, with an old sea shanty. Siobhan has roots from four generations in the music industry. Most notably, she is the niece of Ireland's Sixties music legend, Brendan Bowyer. Her vocal style has been described as "caressing a lyric with sophisticated simplicity."
In addition to Bob Dylan inviting her to join him on stage, Siobhan has performed in concert as a guest vocalist with the famed Irish group The Chieftains. She has also appeared in shows supporting such acts as: Christy Moore, Donavan, Pete Cummins, Sharon Shannon, Henry Mc Cullough, Maria Mc Kee,Damien Dempsey, Paul Brady, Mick Flannery and many more.
Leonard Cohen heard about Siobhán from a friend of his which prompted him to send a book to her called 'Dance Me To The End Of Love' with a Henry Matisse painting on each page, as a gesture of encouragement.
Siobhan's last CD 'Songs I grew Up To' includes special guest appearances by several of Siobhan's musical friends including Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains) Pete Cummins(Fleadh Cowboys/Nanci Griffith) & Brendan Bowyer,
Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains) - "A Voice The World Should Hear"
Bono - "WOW"
Lilli Kuzma Host of" Folk Festival: radio show WDCB-FM Chicago "Siobhan has a marvelous voice and style, and seamlessly incorporates her musical influences into excellent arrangements that transcend genres".
Unisong International voted Siobhán in the top 10% of undiscovered
songwriters in the world. 1996.
Like a Habit "Single Of The Fortnight Feb '96 Hot Press (Ireland's
National Music Mag)
Like A Habit No 4 Irish Indie charts1997
Guilty of Despair and He Said I said, were in the top 4 Unplugged
songs of the year 1998 /1999 (Ireland).
Showcased at SXSW Austin Texas 1999.
Beautiful Bodies 'Pick of the Fortnight' Hot Press (Ireland's National
Music Mag)Feb, '07
Beautiful Bodies No. 1 for 15 weeks in Irish Indie Chart 2007.
Beautiful Bodies Track Of the Day GARAGEBAND.COM Feb 2007.
My Man got 'honourable Mention' from Unisong this year Oct. 2007.
My Man and Beautiful Bodies Airplay on Sirius Satellite Radio New York.
All My Trials included on British Compilation album by Matchbox Recordings, May 2008.
Nationwide - March '95
The Late Late Show - Feb '96
POP4 TG4 - March, '06
Seoige & O'Shea - 14 April, '08
David Crosby, formerly of renowned supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, reckons that since Joni Mitchell retired, Shawn Colvin is the best female songwriter in the world. But then he probably hasn't heard of Gemma Hayes, Shaz Oye, or Siobhán O'Brien.
MQ (Music Quarterly) IMRO Magazine April '07 issue.
Siobhán O'Brien has been round this way before and now she's back with a searing anti-war song "Beautiful Bodies". It has a neat pop-rock beat that's in stark contrast to the graphic anti-war lyrics. It sure makes a change from all those songwriters struggling to find their inner adult. "Indians" looks at the plight of the Native American in a track embellished by gutsy guitar. "My Man" is more laid back and is a charming country-folk tune, with O'Brien's voice at its most seductive. With three gems this good, I broke the habit of a lifetime and listened to track four, 'Naked'. I wasn't disappointed.
— Jackie Hayden, Hot Press magazine, Dec. '06
Later came Limerick's Siobhan O'Brien who scored with her intelligent songs, despite under-using her skills on the harmonica. O'Brien had been equally impressive on the acoustic soundstage the previous day where Kevin Doherty also put his name on a ticket for a future big-time status.
South by Southwest Festival, Austin, TX, Hot Press, Mar '99
For interview's in Boston Globe & The North County Times, San Diego go to
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