HerSong: Arielle O’Keefe, the 7 Time "Eddies" Winner
Arielle O’Keefe has been singing and writing songs since she could talk. She was a classical pianist starting at age 5 and a singer in the choir all through school. A relocation to Allen, Texas at age 15 brought her into the world of competitive choir. At 20, Arielle was able to participate in the E! Network reality television show “Opening Act”, where she was given the opportunity to open for and perform with Rod Stewart at Caesar’s Palace. After about two years as a nanny, she moved upstate to Albany, New York to work on independently recording an album of her original music with a couple of friends. “Girl Blue” began in Albany during the recording process for the “I Am Not a Star” EP. The first single “Fire Under Water” was placed on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. It received one million streams in less than a month.
Over the years, O'Keefe has been awarded 7 Eddies Music Awards, twice receiving Songwriter of the Year and Solo/Duo Act of the Year. Currently she is working on a new EP which is expected to be released in the summer of 2023.