Originally from England, Cian O'Donnell has been DJing since 1989 in various spots around the globe. Due to working in record shops since leaving school Cian’s sound covers a wide variety of musical genres. A typical 3 hour set can see him switch effortlessly between genres depending to whom and where he's playing.
Since arriving in New Zealand in 1988 he has carved out a well respected career as both a DJ, promoter & record shop owner.
For the past 16 years he ran Conch Records a much loved and well respected record store/bar and café in Auckland City. Stocking everything from Jamaican 7’s to electronica and beyond. The shop became the place to go for upfront music and home grown releases for both local and overseas visitors.
Alongside running the shop, Cian hosted one of Auckland’s longest running and most successful monthly club nights ‘The Turnaround’. With an unparalleled reputation after 10 years, the event has played host to a vast array of DJ’s, producers, visual artists and bands from all over New Zealand and the world. Everyone from Benji B, DJ Mitsu, Gilles Peterson, Keb Darge, Grooveman Spot, Recloose, Doze Green, Electric Wire Hustle & Fat Freddys Drop have guested at the event over the years, plus many more.
He currently hosts the popular ‘Earshot’ radio show on ‘George FM’, where he pushes an eclectic mix of music past and present to a loyal listenership and now resides in Raglan where he helps run Ulo.