Winner of Best Live Act at the NI Music Awards 2019, Sister Ghost is the project of Derry based artist Shannon Delores O'Neill. With a background playing in bands from the age of 12, O'Neill saw Sister Ghost as an opportunity to do things her way for the first time. She began writing and demoing in her attic – singing and playing everything herself on an 8-track recorder.
Playing noisy, spectral art-rock with a pop & literary heart, Sister Ghost marshals a diverse set of influences in a singular way – from the 'Seattle sound' to the likes of Sonic Youth, Veruca Salt, Patti Smith and Kate Bush.
She has been recognised for mentoring and encouraging other female & non-binary musicians to perform in the Northern Irish scene, having also set up the Girls Rock! NI chapter in 2016.
Sister Ghost has had press in The Guardian, garnered high profile support slots with We Are Scientists, Ratboys, Shellac, Pussy Riot, Petrol Girls, Fontaines DC and Le Butcherettes as well as airplay on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 1.
"An independent force; a defiant artist" CLASH Magazine
"Absolutely massive!" Jack Saunders / BBC Radio 1
"Brilliant music; beautifully made" Tom Robinson / BBC 6 Music
“One of the most gifted songwriters to come out of the North in a long, long time”
Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Ulster