Hey there! I'm Killarney Star, piano singer-songwriter with an important message of love and light. I get paid to exist, and I'm starting a movement for others to do so. Because I've spent over 100,000 hours honing my craft, and you know what? I'm pretty good.
Join my VIP supporters, help keep a roof over me and my kids and keep doing this, and get access to exclusive content!
I'm so excited to welcome you to my Killarney Star VIP Community! It's a special group for my Starlings, centered around my music and travels. I'm aiming to build to it 1,000 members paying $1-$10 per month, so I can get paid to exist, living my purpose, inspiring you to live yours! You can follow me on Facebook or Instagram, including live streams.
Joining my paid VIP group puts you on my special email list where you'll have access to more exclusive content and tour dates. Wherever you live - is in my top priority for tour stops.
I post several times a week, if not daily. Content includes:
Song performance videos of my originals plus unique covers
RUNNING PLAYLIST OF ALL MY SONGS AS THEY'RE RECORDED - many unreleased!
Behind-the-scenes studio outtakes and adventures
Live streams with inspirational talks and songs
Songs & photos from my vault - first bands and piano compositions - back to 1987!!
My travels and wandering adventures
Exclusive first access to the songs on my upcoming albums
Behind the Music Videos telling the detailed stories behind my songs
PLUS I love to help promote your creations and work!
Transmuter of Pain Energy Into Light Energy
Not just another singer-songwriter... this is a MOVEMENT.
I'm an etherial pianist, soulful singer, single mom, and former RV nomad. In 2018 my family and I sold everything and lived on the road for a year, a year that absolutely changed my life. I came home to my life's purpose, which is to transmute pain energy into light energy through my songs and speaking. My songs may take you into the dark, in a lovely, emotion-swirled world just this side of madness, but we will always make it out by the end, feeling lighter and more connected.
My mission is to help people have fun and be one hundred percent themselves, while getting paid "just to exist." I believe that everyone can pay $1 a month to support their top ten favorite artists or creators, and that each creator can find their 1,000+ fans to support them monthly. Also, to help combat the unfair algorithms and extremely low artist pay of Spotify, Apple, and Amazon, I will be FIRST making my songs privately available for my paid group from now on - ALL songs, as they're recorded and mastered in my home studio. We won't have to wait for some corporate middleman to release them. This is my movement to help creators get paid to exist. Watch and follow my model, and do it yourself. I'll be your first supporter.
MUSIC BIO: Been writing and performing piano songs since age 3. Got the usual "you can't make a living doing music." Believed that for 30 years. And finally stepped into my own power in the past few years. I have two albums on worldwide streaming platforms and a third on my website. I've opened for four national acts. I headed a successful electronica band in SoCal in the early 2000s, packing big classic venues, when breaking that scene was left mostly to the likes of No Doubt and Green Day. Multi-Grammy-winner and piano titan Bruce Hornsby came to one of my shows and said I was a great songwriter. The producer of PM Dawn (90's piano-driven hiphop stars) found me on Instagram and asked me to collaborate. So yea, I can play. And sing. And write. But it means nothing without YOU.
IF YOU LIKE: Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Imagen Heap, Maggie Rogers, Sara Bareillis, Sheryl Crow, Ben Folds, Sting, Bruce Hornsby, Lourde, Duo Lipa, country crossover, Celtic music, or classic folk artists like Joni Mitchell or Joan Baez, you'll love my songs. I pair ethereal rock piano and evocative, storytelling lyrics with cool beats and sounds. I'm what's known as a musician's musician - I hold a music degree, taught piano for 15 years, I can geek out with the best of you, and I put all kinds of easter eggs in my songs... but even if you're simply a music lover, you'll dig what I do, it's full of layers and emotion.
Personal Stuff: Haunted by major childhood trauma. Divorced twice. Single mom. Advocate of taking risks, exiting the matrix, and living 100% authentically. Triumphant breakthroughs with an incredible story. Die-hard introvert who plays an extrovert on TV. Errant owner of a snarky t-shirt shop. Loves to travel and perform.
Take a peek at my longstanding, popular Instagram account @killarney_star ... plus more exclusive content on my website and by email for everyone who joins my VIP group.
New to my music? Check out some videos from my IG account, above, or click an album below to listen. With your loving support I released "A Killarney Christmas" in 2021. "Prayers" EP album and "Falling" full-length album are coming in 2022.
"Fireflies" is a Fall 2021 single available only to members at this time. The second image is a partial playlist of unreleased songs on my website, available only to my VIP Starlings.
"This song is immensely gorgeous. I think there are less than a dozen singers/musicians that connect to me on a spiritual level, and you are one of them. Listening to your singing and playing is intensely emotional for me" - Christopher McKraken, longtime Killarney Star VIP
"Wonderful musician with a heart of gold" - David Diehl, Killarney Star fan
"A talented artist and songwriter with big heart and beautiful voice" - Barbara Scarano, longtime Killarney Star VIP
"an amazing voice and her piano playing is a delight. Her songwriting leaves me crying and smiling at the same time like she sees the same spirits i do only explains them better." -Jason Clifton, Killarney Star fan
"A fresh new and upcoming performer with a very unique and interesting adult contemporary style. It is obvious that she has an extensive education and background in music. Her music which can be found on line is quite a breath of fresh air. Especially for those seeking something different from all of the wannabee cool and talented copycats out there." - James Ross, Killarney Star fan
Here's where we are so far! With your help I can reach $5000 a month!! I need $3500 a month to survive. Rent $1600 for this 1400 Sq ft house with room for my piano, in my kids' school district, where their custody agreement binds me to live. Utilities $200. Internet $110. Insurance $100. Groceries for me and my kids $800. Gas $10 (I own a Prius). The rest is business expenses (websites, Canva, memberships, equipment, piano insurance and tuning, etc.) and credit card payments.
Thank you so much! Your support at $1 or more a month keeps my rent and utilities paid and allows me to record my music and keep up my adventures while spreading my light to the world.