Nomadic singer-songwriter offering tasteful custom songs and tribute videos for weddings, funerals, anniversaries, birthdays, engagement, any other special event. Available to personally perform your custom song to your loved one anywhere around North America with reasonable notice. Also booking house concerts, private concerts, and listening rooms with up to 2 hours of original music.
Price Range: $1000 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
I'm delighted to be a part of your event. Having played for numerous weddings and memorial services, my first priority is how to be of the utmost discreet assistance while adding unique value to the experience you and your guests expect.
Please bear in mind, if you're looking for an hour or more of cover songs or background music, I'm not your best candidate. One of my gifts lies in crafting a custom or unique cover song and/or video to show your loved one how you feel about him/her, or as a tribute to a relationship, to someone's career, or to someone's life. My quote will be based on whether you're looking for:
+ a studio-recorded custom song or heartfelt cover song by itself;
+ a custom song and personalized video (you simply provide the photos and any video clips);
+ a unique, emotionally compelling cover song and personalized video;
+ any of the above performed in person at your event or a location you desire (just needs to be accessible by car).
Please specify your request (including the name of the cover song, if any) so I can give you the best quote. I have a few examples of custom songs and videos available here on my profile.
If you're looking for the ultimate gift for an engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday, Valentine's Day, the holidays, or anytime in between, my custom songs are like NO other artists' out there - tasteful, exactly to your specifications, 100% original, extremely moving, never recycled material, never cheesy. If you love meaningful music and truly poetic, clever lyrics, you've come to the right place. And part of the joy, for me, is in working closely with you to craft it perfectly for that special person.
With regard to house concerts or private shows, whether you want a heartfelt, deeply moving performance, or a rollicking one, my original songs cover both ends of the spectrum. I tell stories and involve the audience, taking you on part of my personal life journey, as well as into my family's journey across the country as full time nomads. My piano playing and arrangements have been compared to Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles, and Kate Bush, to name a few.
I look forward to meeting you and helping to make your event absolutely breathtaking.
In 2018 Killarney and her husband sold everything, including their dream house, to reboot her music career and take it on the road indefinitely. Now living full time in an RV or AirBnBs, she’s written new songs she could never have written at home, and she’s begun recording two new albums: “Midlife Crocus” and a collection of songs influenced by their travels. Playing shows at campsites, in the wilderness, and at house concerts, Killarney is at home wherever their travels take them, singing about love, loss, and their nomad life.
A masterful songwriter, Killarney weaves emotion with storytelling to take you on an unforgettable journey. Music artist comparisons from fans have included Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Sarah Bareilles, Imogen Heap, Fiona Apple, and even Bruce Hornsby.
Offering custom-written songs, house concerts, and The 3-Story Song podcast launching in 2019, Killarney explores her own stories and those of everyone she meets.
Additional Booking Notes
I have my own 88-key, weighted, professional stage piano, a Roland RD-700SX, a mic boom stand, and a few high-quality mics. I also have a small, battery-powered Roland Cube amp and a portable power system to run everything on. This means if you'd like me to surprise serenade your love in the middle of a meadow or the top of a (driveable) mountain, it's a go.... no plugging in needed!
Depending on location, I also bring two Roland stage cabinets and mounts, which, used in stereo, sound great to an audience of 50 or more. My husband, Allen, is a former club sound man and is always happy to run my sound or help tweak it if you like.
I have a small portable light with various settings, enough for a solo performance in a small setting.
Originals - for house concerts or private concerts, I'll be happy to send you a web page with my songs and descriptions and have you help me compile the setlist.
Covers - I don't do many, but a few recent covers have included:
Message In a Bottle - The Police
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
Under The Milky Way Tonight - The Church
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
To Find You - from the "Sing Street" soundtrack
Dynamite Walls - Hayden
The Painted Desert - 10,000 Maniacs
I'm open to suggestions if you need a certain song for your event!
Influences & Inspiration
In a building: In-tune piano or electrical plugs. Sound board and sound system may be required depending on size of venue.
Outdoors in the wild: nothing needed, I bring everything.