Jamie O'Brien

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Jamie O'Brien is a singer-songwriter who performs regularly throughout the US and Hawaii, as well as in Europe and Canada. He sings and mostly plays guitar and ukulele. As well as performing solo, he often appears with his celtic music band, the Launies, as well as with the contradance bands, Unbowed and Medicinal Purpose. He is also an in-demand accompanist, playing with such noted musicians as Irish accordion player, Dan Possumato and Hawaiian Grammy winner, George Kahumoku Jr.

A versatile performer with an eclectic repertoire, Jamie can be heard not only singing his own songs, but also traditional and contemporary songs in Irish, Hawaiian and Americana genres. He has released five solo albums:

My Wild Irish Boy - a selection of songs from Ireland and beyond
Many's The Mile, Love... - more songs from Ireland and beyond
Chasing Ghosts - a collection of songs written or co-written by Jamie in a variety of styles
Celtic Shades - more songs from Ireland and beyond
O'Brien Sings Hawaiian - a selection of songs from Hawaii

Chasing Ghosts won a BIMA from Hawaii Media Arts for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year
Celtic Shades won a BIMA for World Music Album of the Year
Jamie has appeared on a number of anthology and compilation albums which have won BIMAs and a Hawaiian Music Award and been finalists in the prestigious Na Hoku Honohano awards, the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts equivalent to the Grammys

Jamie and Henry

Generally, he plays alone in his home state of Arizona, but when he tours as a solo singer, he is usually joined by fellow Launie, Henry Koretzky (mandolin, mandocello, guitar and vocals). In the summer of 2019, Jamie was invited to perform live on WVIA (serving the Scranton area of Pennsylvania). Click on the links below to hear the songs he and Henry recorded for the station.

Homes of Donegal

I Wish I Was Single Again

O'Brien Is Trying To Learn To Talk Hawaiian

He is available for performances throughout the US (including Hawaii), Canada and overseas.

If you'd like Jamie and his compadres to perform for you or you know of a venue that might be interested, please get in touch:

jamieobrienmusic@gmail.com -- (717) 802-5783