It all started on a
borrowed guitar at the age of 8.
Gayle got her very own @ 14 & never put it down.
From those early homemade family concerts Gayle graduated to performing; as a
teenager, at numerous charity dinners, church functions and weddings around her
Central Coast NSW base.
Gayle considered it an honor to perform at the
“Doyalson-Wyee RSL Clubs” ANZAC Day
and VP Day ceremonies.
Gayle hasn’t always been a songwriter but in
1995 she fell in love with her now husband David and wrote her first song “Bein' With You” which Gayle recorded in January 2005. Three originals recorded
on a friends “eight track” in time for the Tamworth CMF, where she got a great
response, wonderful feedback, and even sold CD’s.
2008 saw the release of
‘Freedom’, Gayles debut EP comprised of 5 original
Produced by Simon Johnson, featuring Australia’s ‘Elite’ Country musicians Duncan Toombs, Rod
Motbey, Mick Albeck & Simon Johnson.
The first Radio Single was ‘Welcome
to the Neighbourhood which received
good airplay, the second, ‘Every Little Memory’, earn’t Gayle
a nomination & finalist spot in the Victorian & National Country
Music Awards 2010 – Hawking
Bro’s Best New Talent. Third ‘Freedom’ + Music
Video by Duncan Toombs is on CMC.
2013, back from the
‘Aftermath’ of a serious car accident (with songs of Pain, Love &
Inspiration) Gayle released a Brand New Look on ‘Heaven’ produced again by the masterful Simon Johnson with Glen Hannah on Guitar, and the music video directed by multi Golden Guitar winner Duncan Toombs
& Josh Favaloro.
‘My Kinda Heaven’… available on iTunes & for request on CMC!
2014 Saw Gayle take out the Silver Saddle Talent Quest at the Sydney Country Music Festival & Opened Main stage for the 2015 SCMF where she launched her Debut Album 'Rough Road' produced by Mik McCartin & Michael Muchow @ MDM studio. These talented Producers provided the exact amount of magic to each track & saw the Album reach Finalist status for the prestigious ICMA's for "Most Popular Album", Gayle also took out 2RRR & AAAMUSICLINX
"Best Independent Female Artist" in Tamworth 2017.
The latest single release "Lift My Spirits" (released on CRS 196 - 30/1/17) Hit # 13 on the Country Tracks Chart Australia & stayed in the charts for 5 weeks.
Known as a Vivacious Engaging Entertainer well known around Tamworth, Blue Water, Central Coast & Whittlesea Country music festivals, playing regular gigs around Central Coast, Sydney & The Riverina with her originals & also covering All the favorites.
Gayle continues to; tour, hone her skills & grow her fan base.
Gayle O'Neil 2018 ICMA Finalist for
'Most Popular Indie Australian Country Female Artist
'Lift My Spirits' peaked #13
Tamworth 2017 will be Huge with the Announcement that Gayle's new Album "Rough Road" is a finalist in the ICMA Awards (Independent Country Music Australia) for Most Popular Album!
WINNER OF 2RRR/AAAMUSICLINX 2017
"BEST INDEPENDENT FEMALE ARTIST"