Randie O'Neil Shares Her Personal Story In Her Songs
Passionate and full of conviction, with a big voice and an even bigger spirit, Randie O’Neil is a singer-songwriter based in New Jersey. O’Neil’s roots-inspired sound is an organic blend drawing inspiration real life and delivered as a unique brand of folk leaning pop while sending a message of strength and optimism to her listeners.
She has independently released multiple albums, EPs, and singles over the years, her newest set of songs is the 'I’m Not That Girl' EP.
'I’m Not That Girl' contains a solid five song set about life, love, pain and hope. The song "Keep Me In Mind” tells the story of an individual longing for a loving relationship, while “Sister Sister" is the saga of a woman following her passion but dealing with the disappointment of her sisters and other people in her life not showing their support. “Sinners And Saints" documents one's journey of taking responsibly for bad choices but also learning from them. The title track "I'm Not That Girl" journals the painful reality of having to pretend that everything's OK when it's not. The song “Little Boy Blue” was inspired by the tragic true story of a young boy who took his own life.
O'Neil's storytelling comes from a sincere place, working as an adolescent intervention specialist brings a real-world perspective to her lyrics. Drawing on her own life story of having to survive an abusive alcoholic environment as a child, she helps students navigate a complicated world. Through her songs, she conveys a message of understanding and courage to face problems that almost all of us experience at some point in our lives.
Playing numerous live shows O’Neil has become a strong presence in the Tri-State area. She was recently honored by the New Jersey Arts and Music Songwriting Contest for 'I’m Not That Girl'.
At times the songs are heartbreaking but completely honest, O’Neil puts her whole self into her writing and performances, using truthful, clever lyrics about heartache and strength and pairing them with catchy melodies.