"The Irish Carrie Underwood."
— The Irish Times
Originally from Co. Kildare, Ireland, Megan O’Neill is one of the UK’s most exciting Americana artists. A long-time musician and song-writer, Megan has previously lived in Nashville but now resides full time in London.
She released her debut EP ‘Coming Home’ in May 2015, reaching #1 in Irish country charts & was awarded ‘UK EP of the Year’ by public vote through W21Music. She released a second record (February 2017) with her band ‘The Common Threads’.
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 and Nashville Meets London Festival. She has also been on tour with CC Smugglers and W21 Music and been twice chosen as one of Time Out London’s Rising Stars of Country Music (2016 and 2017).
In February 2017, Megan was selected as one of the top 8 Americana songwriter’s in the UK and performed at the Americana Music Awards in London.
Megan and her band The Common Threads released their debut EP ‘Stories to Tell’ (February 2017) which was recorded at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios with the legendary Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits, Roxy Music, Mark Knopfler) producing. Megan is now about to record a full solo album in the US, set for release in early 2018.
Live radio appearances and performances include BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London with Gaby Roslin, 2fm,Dublin City FM, 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.