Katie O’Connor and Steven Sharpe are two of Galway’s most prolific and established gay musicians. Steven and Katie’s new project “To Gaze Upon Us” which debuted in April in the Róisín Dubh in Galway and nowcoming to Kerry.
Sharpe takes O’Connor to more upbeat areas as she leads him to more sentimental and heartfelt places. Blending their individual styles, Katie’s melodic vocals beautifully complements Steven’s flamboyant sass to create a lush new sound.
Saturday, the 17th of February 2018 at Bettstatt Bar at 8pm. Collection Box.
See ya all there!
Since her beginning in Galway 2011, Katie O´Connor has shared her music on stages and streets throughout Europe. In the midst of attaining a midwifery degree, Katie found herself being drawn to creating and sharing music on the street. After qualifying as a midwife, she took early retirement, shaved her head and started afresh in Berlin with just her guitar, her voice and a desire to be true to herself. Although based mainly in Ireland for the time being, Katie spends much of the year on the road bringing her music and message to those who wish to listen. Songs and stories entwined, she delivers a gripping performance each and every time backed up by powerful lyrics and an unrivalled raspy voice. Recently releasing her fourth album, ‘Fuel For Dreaming’ in May, has been met with a very positive response from her listeners.
“Songwriter, storyteller, raconteur, guitarist, entertainer, and challenger of traditional gender and sexual roles, Steven Sharpe is a man deserving of the term ‘multi-talented’… Flamboyant and outrageous, Steven’s witty tales of contemporary gay life are filtered through Led Zeppelin influenced blues stompers and dexterous acoustic numbers.” – Kernan Andrews, advertiser.ie
“One of Galways best kept secrets”
-Body & Soul, HotPress.com