To Gaze Upon Us
To Gaze Upon Us
15 Aug 2019 (21:00) at Róisín Dubh
Big Galway Community Pride gig
To Gaze Upon Us (Katie O'Connor & Steven Sharpe) Galway Community Pride Show
After last year stellar Galway Community Pride show in the Roisin Dubh Katie O'Connor and Steven Sharpe are back with there To Gaze Upon US show.
TO GAZE UPON US
made their debut in April of 2015 in the Róisín Dubh in the run up to the Marriage Equality vote, and now they are back! 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 complement Steven’s flamboyant sass to create a lush sound. The realiness is right here.
Both are established and strong vocalists, and when they come together, they bring an extra dose of character and pizazz. Comedic, colourful and occasionally off-the-cuff, this is a show within a gig. Just try and name a more iconic duo . . . I’ll wait. - Irish times
The intention was to become a midwife. But intention and desire collided for Katie O'Connor in 2011 on the streets of Galway, Ireland. Shortly after graduating, she put her qualification in the back pocket, shaved her head and moved to Berlin with just her guitar and her unrivalled voice. Staying true to herself matters much more than the security of staying within the lines of a normal lifestyle.
She is a vagabond. A dreamer. A story-teller. She doesn't fit the mould. Reasons why she calls Galway home. Yet in true globetrotter fashion, she spends many weeks of the year on the road, telling her stories in clubs, bars, cafes, concert halls and on the street. It is easy to stop and listen because she is genuine with a palpable passion in her songs. Her fourth album 'Fuel for Dreaming' has been met with a very positive response from her listeners.
is undoubtedly one of Irelands best kept secrets. Steven has been preforming his own brand of out'n'proud music around Galway for the past few years and has made quite a name for himself on the thriving music scene. He has a veracious, witty, and soulful style which blends music, humour and storytelling. Sharpe has an eclectic mix of influences such as R&B, Folk, Rock, Spoken Word, Blues/Soul, Musical Theatre, and a number of Avant-Garde and Alternative artists which is clear in his unique approach to music and performance.
"Songwriter, storyteller, raconteur, guitarist, entertainer, and challenger of traditional gender and sexual roles, Steven Sharpe is a man deserving of the term ‘multi-talented’." - Kernan Andrews
"The best Irish entertainer I’ve seen to date”
- Simon McDonagh, TheThinAir.net
"One of Galways best kept secrets"
-Body & Soul, HotPress.com