Listen Up! House Concert Featuring: Megan O'Neill with Max Minardi
Time & Location
About The Event
Please join us in welcoming Megan O'Neill to Chico all the way from London!
Gates open at 7 pm and the music will start around 7:30 pm.
About Megan O'Neill...
Irish-born singer/songwriter Megan O’Neill is one of the most exciting Americana artists on the UK - Irish scene. A long-time musician and song-writer, Megan has previously lived in Nashville but now resides between Ireland and London.
She released her debut EP ‘Coming Home’ in May 2015, reaching #1 in Irish country charts & was awarded ‘UK EP of the Year’ (W21Music). In February 2017, Megan released a second record with her band ‘The Common Threads’ titled ‘Stories to Tell’ which was recorded at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios with the legendary Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits, Roxy Music, Mark Knopfler) producing.
Megan has had her song ‘Don’t You’ featured on hit ABC TV Show Nashville, three slots at the O2 Arena London for C2C festival, a performance at JJ Abrams’ Oscar Wilde party in LA alongside Gavin James, multiple appearances at the prestigious Bluebird Café in Nashville, Harvest Festival and Nashville Meets London Festival. She has also been twice chosen as one of Time Out London’s Rising Stars (2016 and 2017).
In 2017 Megan was selected to partake in the Americana Music Association song-writing workshop and performed at the annual conference during AmericanaFest UK 2017. She also spent 2017 touring Ireland, America and the UK and sharing stages with such artists as Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, Nathan Carter, Donna Taggart and Victoria Shaw.
In September 2017 Megan set out to write and record her debut solo album with producer/songwriter Zak Lloyd in Nashville. The first single (‘Why I Need You’) was released in October 2017 and the video hit over 100,000 views in less than one month. The second single ('Ghost of You') was released January 2018 and has been described as 'stunning', and a 'reminiscent, reflective, country-pop fusion'. The full album is set for release in June 2018.
Live radio appearances and performances include BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London with Gaby Roslin, 2fm, Today FM with Ian Dempsey, BBC Radio Wales, Marie Crichton’s Country Show on BBC, Nevis Radio, Amazing Radio, Chris Country and many, many more.
About Max Minardi...
Max Minardi is an internationally traveled singer-songwriter based in Northern California who has performed across the Western United States since 2012 playing an average of 150 shows every year. Blending influences from artists like Paul Simon, Iron & Wine, James Taylor, Ben Howard, and Ray Lamontagne, his songs focus on evocative lyricism and enchanting acoustic guitar work with origins in American Folk, Indie, and Roots music. Onstage, he engages audiences by telling stories of his time on the road and unveiling the inspiration and experiences that lead to his songs.
2016 saw the release of Minardi's first full-length studio album entitled "Stronger Than the Earth." 'Stronger Than the Earth' explores themes of love, growing up, and growing old and channels a momentum and energy which carries its listeners gracefully from the harmony-heavy and horn-laden opener 'Can't Let Go' through the final moments of its pensive closing track 'Castle Walls.'"
After an international tour of England in the winter of 2017, Minardi came back to the States to begin work on his 6 track EP "Stories" which was released in February of 2018. - Stories - has been called "Hauntingly Uplifting Americana" featuring songs like I'll Be Mine, "one of the most blissful duets since Glenn Hansard & Marketa Irglova" (A&R Factory) and Young & Green, "a folk-pop raver that conjures images of Northern California life (Chico News and Review).
A little more about Listen Up! House Concerts at the P-Court Patio...
We LOVE music...and especially listening and HEARING great music without distraction of people talking. So come...ready to listen! :)
Your favorite beverages, your favorite friends, a beach chair (we have a lot of seating so this may not be needed...but just in case). If you feel like bringing an appetizer of some sort to share, please do (however, please bring it "ready to serve" because the kitchen will be closed.) Oh, and at least $10 per person for the donation bucket!