Tullamore, County Offaly
Hailing from the midlands of Ireland teenage singer songwriter Olivia Burke has already released her first single. “Missing” was inspired by the story of Madeleine McCann and was released to help raise awareness for M.I.S.S. (Missing in Ireland Support Services). The video for Missing has received over 5500 views and was supported by the families of the missing people featured in the video. Olivia was recently invited by the Minister for Justice to perform Missing at an event remembering missing people. Her next recording, an acoustic demo for “Stronger Than Words” deals with issues of peer pressure, bullying and self harm. The video for Stronger Than Words has had over 12000 views and has been used in some schools as part of their anti bullying campaign. Olivia had the pleasure of performing Stronger Than Words at Teen Aware 2013, sharing the stage with District 3, Original Rudeboys, Ryan O’Shaugnessy, Royseven to name a few. Olivia is taking every opportunity to gain stage experience playing festivals and charity functions and has returned to Teen Aware in 2014 and 2015.
Olivia was recently shortlisted to the last 33 from thousands of entries for the Hot Press Big Break award. Of Olivia Hot Press printed:
“From the midlands, Olivia Burke is a nascent songwriter who has made a great splash given her early age. HotPressBigBreakAt just 15 years old, she has already put out her first single, ‘Missing’ inspired by the story of Madeleine McCann, it helped raise awareness for Missing In Ireland Support Services (MISS). She was invited by the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to perform the tune at a special event remembering missing people. Unafraid to tackle the hard issues that face the youth of today, her next effort dealt with bullying and self-harm. The video for that number ‘Stronger Than Words’ has close to 10,000 views on YouTube. She went on to perform it at Teen Aware 2013, gracing the stage alongside the likes of District 3, Original Rudeboys, Ryan O’Shaughnessy and Royseven.”
Olivia has most recently being in the studio recording her debut EP after a successful crowdfunding campaign through Fund It. Notes On My Napkin was released late October 2015.