Karen O'Shea

Karen O'Shea - Biography

Karen O’Shea has been mesmerising her audiences with her amazing vocal talents since an early age. She has been working professionally in her home town Darwin since leaving school.

The first group was a show band called ‘The Sublimes’. Their repetoire consisted mainly 50’s 60’s rock and roll (which at the time was having a huge resurgence) and included costume changes. From there she joined atrio called ‘Thin Arthur’ covering songs from Chakka Khan to Patti Labelle to Heart to Tina Turner and John Farnham and Roxette (to name a few).

Karen then went Sydney (for 3 years) and worked with an original band called ‘Sydney Sound Machine’and then ‘The Temple Of Groove’. An 8 piece funk cover band doing James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, The Brand New Heavies and Prince among others. Then came the touring with Richard Clapton as backing vocalist before returning back to Darwin.

On returning home Karen took to singing jazz as part of the ‘Phil Stacey Trio’ before meeting ‘Cat In The Hat’ duo partner Janet Hay. This duo covered almost all styles and genres from the old to the new. With Janet on piano Karen tried her hand at percussion (tamborine, shakers etc.) The duo received an invitation from the Australian High Commissioner in Brunei to go over and perform. Whilst there, they were asked to play for the Sultan’s (second) wife’s birthday.

In the last couple of years Karen has also had some success on the country scene playing in Tamworthduring the festival and few others (festivals).

In the 12 years (or so) she has been singing professionally Karen has supported numerous artists including Randy Crawford, Wilson Pickett, James Morrison, Christine Anu, Jimmy Barnes, CBD and some of Australia’srising country stars.

Karen has appeared as a guest artist on both Bert Newton’s GMA show and the Denise Drysdale midday show, catching the attention of both audiences.  Karen was also awarded the coveted Frank Ifield International Spur Award for Best New Female Performer 2001.

Having had so many opportunities to sing a diverse range of songs, there is no doubt that Karen could sing almost anything and she just loves to sing.

Karen O'Shea - Sample Setlist

5,6,7,8
A Bushman Can’t Survive
Absolutely Everybody
All I Wanna Do
Ally McBeal Medley – (Searching My Soul, Shoop Shoop, Tell Him)
Any Man of Mine
At the Hop
Baby I Lied
Bad Leroy Brown
Bad Moon Rising
Because You Loved Me
Better Be Home Soon
Better Think Twice
Big Yellow Taxi
Black is Black
Black Velvet
Blue Bayou
Boys From the Bush
Breathless (Go On Leave Me)
Brown Eyed Girl
Buses and Trains
Bushman Can’t Survive
Bye Bye Love
Can’t Fight the Moonlight
Constant Craving
Could I Have This Kiss Forever
Country Crowd
Country Roads
Crazy
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Crocodile Rock
Cruisin’
Dancing Queen
Do Wah Diddy
Don’t Call Me Baby
Don’t Have to Move that Mountain
Don’t Stop
Don’t Wanna Be With Nobody But You
Dreams
Drift Away
Eagle Rock
Even When I’m Sleeping
Everything I Do (Do it for You)
Falling Into You
Fly Like a Bird
Fly Me to the Moon
Folsom Prison Blues
From This Moment
Genie In a Bottle
Getting Used to Getting Over You
Girls Night Out
Give Me One Reason
Heard it Through the Grapevine
Hey Maria
Horses (We’ll Go Riding)
Hotel California
House of Love
How Do I Live (Without You)
How Sweet It Is to be Loved By You
Hurts So Good
I Can See Clearly
I Can’t Make You Love Me
I Fall to Pieces
I Feel Good
I Feel Lucky
I Knew I Loved You
I Love a Rainy Night
I Will Survive
I’m a Believer
I’m Outta Love
If You’re Not In It For Love
Independence Day
It’s a Wild World
It’s So Easy
Jailhouse Rock
Johnny B. Goode
Just One Look
Just the Way You Are
Just the Way You Look Tonight
Kingston Town
Kiss Me
Lay Your Love On Me
Let ‘Er Rip
Let Your Love Flow
Let’s Get Loud
Let’s Stick Together
Let’s Twist Again
Life is a Rollercoaster
Looking Out My Back Door
Love is all Around
Love Is In the Air
Love Really Hurts Without You
Love Sneaking Up On You
Man! I Feel Like a Woman
Me and Bobby McGee
Mercedez Benz
Midnight Special
Moondance
Most People I Know
Moving On Up
Mustang Sally
My Heart Will Go On
My Love Goes That Far
Natural Woman
Next Time
No-one Needs to Know Right Now
Not That Kind
Nutbush
Oh Boy
Oh Lonesome Me
Ol’ Time Rock’n’Roll
On A Night Like This
Only the Beginning
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Peppermint Twist
Permission to Shine
Pleasure and Pain
Proud Mary
Rave On
Red Red Wine
Reminscing
Respect
River Deep
Rock’n’Roll Girls
Save the Last Dance
Saw Him Standing There
Say a Little Prayer
She Broke Your Heart
She Didn’t Mean To
Shine
Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Simply The Best
Sitting On the Dock of the Bay
Sleeping Satalite
Smokey Places
Smooth
Something to Talk About
Song Remembers When
Stand By Me
Still the One
Summertime
Summertime Blues
Sweet Home Alabama
Take it Easy
Take It to the Limit
That Don’t Impress Me Much
That’ll Be the Day
That’s What I Like About You
The Rose
There’s Your Trouble
This Kiss
To Her Door
Treat Me Good (You Can)
Truly, Madly, Deeply
Unchained Melody
Walk of Life
What a Girl Wants
What’s Love Got to Do With It
When Will I Be Loved
When You Say Nothing At All
Whole Lotta Shakin’
Whose Bed Have your Boots Been Under
Wide Open Spaces
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
You Gotta Be
You May Be Right
You Move Me
You Say You Will
You Sexy Thing
You’ve Got a Friend

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Karen O'Shea - Shows

Date
Venue
Times and Details
18th January
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(add to calendar) 18/01/2019 18/01/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 15 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 15 false DD/MM/YYYY
19th January
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
(add to calendar) 19/01/2019 19/01/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 48 - 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM 48 false DD/MM/YYYY
25th January
Newcastle Airport
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(add to calendar) 25/01/2019 25/01/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 0 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 0 false DD/MM/YYYY
25th January
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
(add to calendar) 25/01/2019 25/01/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 7 - 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM 7 false DD/MM/YYYY
26th January
Moonshadow Cruises, Nelson Bay
7:15 PM - 10:15 PM
(add to calendar) 26/01/2019 26/01/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 0 - 7:15 PM - 10:15 PM 0 false DD/MM/YYYY
9th February
Moonshadow Cruises, Nelson Bay
7:15 PM - 10:15 PM
(add to calendar) 09/02/2019 09/02/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 0 - 7:15 PM - 10:15 PM 0 false DD/MM/YYYY
15th February
Potters Hotel Brewery Resort
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
(add to calendar) 15/02/2019 15/02/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 0 - 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM 0 false DD/MM/YYYY
16th February
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
(add to calendar) 16/02/2019 16/02/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 31 - 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM 31 false DD/MM/YYYY
22nd February
Moonshadow Cruises, Nelson Bay
7:15 PM - 10:15 PM
(add to calendar) 22/02/2019 22/02/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 0 - 7:15 PM - 10:15 PM 0 false DD/MM/YYYY
23rd February
Paxton Bowling Club
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
(add to calendar) 23/02/2019 23/02/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 0 - 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM 0 false DD/MM/YYYY
24th February
Honeysuckle Hotel
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(add to calendar) 24/02/2019 24/02/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 0 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 0 false DD/MM/YYYY
3rd March
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(add to calendar) 03/03/2019 03/03/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 11 - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM 11 false DD/MM/YYYY
8th March
Moonshadow Cruises, Nelson Bay
7:15 PM - 10:15 PM
(add to calendar) 08/03/2019 08/03/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 0 - 7:15 PM - 10:15 PM 0 false DD/MM/YYYY
15th March
Moonshadow Cruises, Nelson Bay
7:15 PM - 10:15 PM
(add to calendar) 15/03/2019 15/03/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 0 - 7:15 PM - 10:15 PM 0 false DD/MM/YYYY
16th March
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
(add to calendar) 16/03/2019 16/03/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 48 - 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM 48 false DD/MM/YYYY
22nd March
Newcastle Airport
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(add to calendar) 22/03/2019 22/03/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 0 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 0 false DD/MM/YYYY
22nd March
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
(add to calendar) 22/03/2019 22/03/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 32 - 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM 32 false DD/MM/YYYY
23rd March
Mattara Hotel
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
(add to calendar) 23/03/2019 23/03/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 0 - 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM 0 false DD/MM/YYYY
29th March
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
(add to calendar) 29/03/2019 29/03/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 35 - 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM 35 false DD/MM/YYYY
30th March
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
(add to calendar) 30/03/2019 30/03/2019 Australia/Sydney Karen O'Shea Karen O'Shea - 7 - 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM 7 false DD/MM/YYYY
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