Liam O’Brien is a Pop/Rock artist that performs with a flare of soul. Born in a house of musicians, Liam began to sing at nearly the same time he began to speak – he has video footage of this early accomplishment from Christmas, 1997 in the media section. At the age of six, his mother forced him to take classical piano lessons, which turned out to be not so bad. Years later around the age of twelve, Liam discovered the incredible talent of Billy Joel and took off with his contemporary performance career.
Liam continued to be influenced by multiple artists including Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Eric Hutchinson, Michael Buble, Jason Mraz, John Legend, and more. He started to create his own arrangements of these artists’ songs, which soon translated to writing his own original music. At the age of fifteen, Liam performed his first original song at a bar that his dad sang at. After a positive response from the crowd, Liam continued to write and perform.
When he was seventeen, Liam made the decision to attend the Frost School of Music at The University of Miami to further his musical skills and to enjoy eighty degree weather year round. At school, he formed a band after being chosen to perform at the Frost School of Music’s Songwriter’s Showcase afterparty. After that first performance, he continued to perform out in Coral Gables, South Miami, Brickell, Miracle Mile, Downtown Miami, Miami Beach, Key West, Boca Raton, Hollywood and more. He also connected with producers on campus to record his first single and EP.
Nearly four years later, Liam is set to graduate from school and push his talents to the next level. His goals are to continue performing while staying involved in the digital marketing business. Last summer, Liam interned at Cyber PR, a PR company in Brooklyn run by Ariel Hyatt who is know for her prestigious social media skills. He also worked as a social media manager for NoticeAbility, a not for profit company run by Dean Bragonier who fights daily for children with dyslexia. He currently works as the GRAMMY U® Representative for The Recording Academy® Florida Chapter, where he takes on all types of tasks having to do with events and membership for the academy.
After years of practice, Liam is ready to bring his music business major, his songwriting minor, and his experience from Miami and New York to the real world.