Eoghan Konstantin (pronounced Owen) is a singer-songwriter from Kildare, Ireland. Since moving to St. Gallen in 2019, he has slowly begun a music career focusing on an acoustic, indie-folk sound and produces a live performance full of melancholy, poorly-timed jokes and honest anecdotes. His love for crowd interaction started as a busker on the cold streets in Dublin.
«I found comfort not only in singing, but also talking to the crowd. I feel they can relate more to me when I open up and show my genuine, imperfect self. Performing is all about connecting. The more we connect, the more we all get out of the experience.»
After finishing his Masters in Education, Eoghan moved to Switzerland to work as an English teacher. However, something in the Ostschweiz air inspired him to take a leap into the world of music. Some classroom skills have even helped him prepare for his concerts.
«I’m used to making a fool of myself in front of unimpressed teenagers, so it’s nothing new to me. Teaching has also taught me how to grab the attention of listeners – I like to think of my students as my ‘‘fans’’ although they strongly disagree.. 😉 »
2023 has already been full of exciting announcements, including being added to the OpenAir St. Gallen line-up. With his new 3-piece band, as well as his debut EP scheduled for release in the next months, this year is set up to be his most successful one yet.
«I’ve absolutely nothing to lose. My fear has somehow faded away and I find comfort in my pre-show inspirational words ‚What’s the worst that could happen?‘ with the conclusion always being «That wasn’t so bad now, was it…»