Heidi Ott is a singer/songwriter from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania who went to Ireland for a short visit that somewhat unexpectedly turned into a very long one. After exploring her secret passion for singing during her time in the country, she made a recording as a keepsake to take back to the States. Soon after her return home, Irish Producer and Musician Wayne P. Sheehy of Ocean Studios Ireland came across the recording, and reached out to Heidi with an invitation to collaborate.
At that time Heidi was mourning the loss of her father. A leap of faith brought her back to Ireland, where she channeled her grief into the creation of her debut album, Chantepleure. which means, “to sing and cry at the same time”. The album was written and recorded in the wild and comforting landscape of West Cork. Heidi credits the place and the musical community she found there with helping her to heal and to make the album she’d always dreamed of making. This Summer she toured Ireland to launch Chantepleure with her band.