Megan O'Neill - Can't Put A Price On That
Continuing our look at the new quartet of songs written by Ben from The Shires for some of the cream of UK Country, our next LCM #TrackOfTheDay is the beautiful 'Can't Put A Price On That' from Megan & The Common Threads.
Megan And The Common Threads weave a unique tapestry of country, blues, folk, funk & rock'n'roll.
Growing from the solo project of front-woman Megan O'Neill, who creates an infectious onstage energy with harmonising co-writers Dan Clark and Tom Smith (electric & acoustic guitars), their catchy but insightful songwriting underpins danceable grooves from Kesh Kanabar (bass) and Alessandro Tibaldi (drums), with Mairéad Furlong's Irish fiddle flourishing at the heart of their distinctive Celticana sound.
Hit US TV show Nashville (ABC/Lionsgate) featured Megan's track Don't You from her debut EP; Coming Home which was named UK EP of the Year by public vote at the W21 Music Awards.
Live shows included a special Oscars Week appearance in Los Angeles at the 2015 Oscar Wilde Awards on personal invitation of director JJ Abrams, plus performances for RTE2 Two Tube, Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2), BBC Ulster, BBC London, Irish Independent, Windmill Lane Sessions and Amazing Radio, with a live breakfast show session on Irish national station Today FM with Ian Dempsey. The year also saw collaborations with Ben Earle of UK top 10 act The Shires (Decca Records/UMG Nashville), an occasional live special guest of Megan and the band on the forthcoming co-written release From Tomorrow.
Yet a steely determination lies below Megan's trademark headscarf and sunny disposition. Gently setting aside the polished pop sheen of her solo recordings in favour of a more organic Americana sound, Megan has made some recent changes to her music team and the diminutive figure at the band's centre stands quietly in control of her
2016 has already seen two acclaimed shows at C2C Country to Country Festival at London’s 02 Arena, and a barnstorming performance to a sold out 700 capacity crowd at Time Out London's Rising Stars of Country show.
With a forthcoming EP (the studio debut of the full band) in production for release in summer 2016 and summer festival dates being added all the time, the future's looking bright for the 'Threads'...