“An artist at the top of her game pushing herself to be better and trusting us to keep up. It’s thrilling to watch" The Scotsman
"She treats every song as an intense emotional journey…hypnotic… such an outpouring of passion you can't resist being drawn into her web" Independent (UK)
“One of the top 25 performances ever on Later with Jools BBC” Daily Telegraph
Previously an award-winning architect and portrait painter Camille O'Sullivan is a singer/actress who enjoys a formidable international reputation for her interpretations of the songs of Nick Cave, Brel, Waits, Bowie, Radiohead and more. The award-winning singer - one of the original cast members of the Olivier Award-winning La Soiree- has stunned audiences around the world with her sell-out performances including Sydney Opera House, London’s Royal Festival Hall,The Roundhouse and a show-stealing appearance on Later with Jools Holland BBC.Recently she sold out her 10 night run at Sydney Festival where she won a prestigious Australian Helpmann Award ‘Best Performance’
"Ravishing, a superb performer and great singer… the star is her singing voice, a deep sultry instrument that might have been created to express desolate love" The Guardian
Chameleon-like on stage, as much storyteller as singer each song is a different character to inhabit with its story to tell, Dark, light fierce, amusing and mesmerizing, Camille transforms each song into “an intense theatrical experience, drawing her audience into a world illuminated by the dark and the light”. The show has also been described as “an emotional rollercoaster”.
When she sings it's as though her breath is soaked in paraffin - one spark, and the whole room would ignite ***** Daily Telegraph
Camille won a prestigious Herald Angel Award for her solo performance in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rape of Lucrece’(Edinburgh International Festival)for which she and her MD Feargal Murray created the original music/songs.
A cross between Sally Bowles, Patti Smith and P J Harvey… a major star ***** Scotsman
At Wilderness Festival 2015 she performed Radiohead’s music with a forty piece orchestra, the RTE Symphony Orchestra in Dublin 2017 and performed Brel’s music (A masterclass in living a lyric - mesmerising’*****- Mail on Sunday) and recently toured David Lynch ‘in Dreams’ music at the Sydney Opera House, dueted with Tim Robbins, Todd Rundgren, Shane McGowan (London 02),and acted in Stephen Frears film Mrs Henderson Presents. Recent acting roles include Countess Markievicz in RTE’s major drama Rebellion and Jamie Thraves film “Pick Ups” alongside Aidan Gillen. For Shakespeare’s anniversary she was filmed for The Guardian online as Constance. She was chosen by Yoko Ono to perform Double Fantasy Live at Meltdown Royal Festival Hall alongside Patti Smith and Sean Lennon.“O'Sullivan's lyrical performance the real show-stopper” Mojo Mag. Camille sings Cave, a loveletter to the music of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds has toured Australia, New Zealand, Edinburgh and London with Cave and the previous year having created a new show with Paul Kelly and Feargal Murray called "Ancient Rain" putting music to Irish Poetry from the last 100 years celebrating Ireland's centenary. Recent theatre included Woyzeck at the Barbican, touring Lucrece againwith the Gate Theatre where she is currently rehearsing for a Christmas Carol 2019.
She was awarded “Best Music” Awards (Dublin, Brighton, Melbourne Festivals , Spirit of the Fringe Award at Edinburgh Fringe and Irish Tatler Woman of the Year Music Award (2011) and Herald Angel Award (2012). Whilst at University College Dublin she'd received first class hons for her Architecture degree and she recently received an Honorary Doctorate from East Anglia University 2019.
Camille was born in London to a French mother and Irish father, and grew up in Cork, Ireland, surrounded by music ranging from Brel, classical music, the Beatles to Deep Purple, David Bowie, and Pink Floyd - a soundtrack which was her inspiration to become one of Ireland's most unique artists.