How It All Began
Erin O’Neill grew up in a musical household in Santa Clara, California. By age 8, Erin had developed a personal taste for music. She saved up her pennies and purchased No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom on cassette tape. Erin listened to that album over and over again until she could sing every word and note perfectly. As she grew older she devoured the music of Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, and Alicia Keys, honing her vocal abilities and discovering her style.
As Erin entered high school she became more and more absorbed with music. She learned how to play guitar and began writing songs. She joined the school choir and started leading worship in church. She started and a band in high school that won their school’s talent shows and local battle of the bands competitions.
Erin attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and was given even more opportunities to pursue music. She was a member of the exclusive jazz group the Willamette Singers for three years and a featured soloist.
Since graduating, Erin has lived in Pullman, Washington and been a member of local bands Northern Well and Eyes Light Up, and has contributed vocals for the Northwest rock band Runaway Symphony.
In 2013, Erin moved back to the Bay Area where she taught private voice lessons, toured Northern California with a popular cover band, and worked with Bay Area hip hop artist, Haji Springer, on his 2015 release, Survivor. Erin also wrote, recorded, and produced her album Erin O’Neill, which was released in December 2014.
In 2015, Erin joined the worship team for InterVarsity’s Urbana Student Missions Conference. She contributed vocals and guitar to the band and also wrote and arranged original music for the conference. The Urbana 15 Worship Live album was released in February 2016 and made an appearance on the Billboard charts.
Erin’s first solo studio album, Thank God, was released on January 8th, 2017 after a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Erin’s second studio album The Same and Far Away, was released on August 31, 2019 to positive reviews and charted at #74 in the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart.
Erin has performed the National Anthem for the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers.
Erin currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband.