Roisin O to perform at Oscar Wilde Awards
7 December 2015. Irish singer Róisín O will perform at the US-Ireland Alliance’s Oscar Wilde Awards on February 25, 2016. The annual event will again be held J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica.
Alliance founder and president, Trina Vargo, previously announced that award-winning writer, producer, actor and television host James Corden will be honored as an “Honorary Irishman”. Additional honorees will be announced soon.
The casual Irish party during Oscars’ Week has become popular as much for its concert that often introduces up-and-coming singer/songwriters to the entertainment industry in LA.
The Dublin-born Róisín O is one of the most promising artists to emerge from the Irish music scene in recent years. Her debut album, 'The Secret Life of Blue,' released in September 2012, went straight into the Irish Official Album charts at number 21. The album was recorded in the Studio Black Box in France with Grammy Award-winning producer David Odlum (The Frames, Josh Ritter). Róisín O followed up the album with performances in Germany, the US, the UK, France, Japan, and Dubai. In Ireland, she performed on ‘The President’s Call’ as part of a special Saint Patrick’s Day broadcast alongside other Irish performers such as Bono, Christy Moore, Glen Hansard, Imelda May, The Script, and Lisa Hannigan. Róisín O has just completed an Irish tour and enjoyed a summer of stellar festival performances, including the Other Voices stage at Electric Picnic and Independence Main Stage.
Sponsors of the 2016 Oscar Wilde event include Accenture and Resurgent Film Group.