Nora Conlon

Nora Conlon is a rising junior at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. Growing up in Springs, she has been playing around the East end of Long Island for years now. Her sound has an indie folk rock vibe, with influences from Irish folk music, Bossa Nova, and American Jazz. She is inspired by contemporary artists like Hozier, Mitski and Big Thief, as well as rock icons like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Radiohead.

Nora was born in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in East Hampton, NY. She is a rising junior at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU and plans to graduate in 2026. Nora is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter whose musical career up until last year has taken place on the East End of Long Island where she spends her summers playing solo gigs and working at a vintage clothing store.

Her journey started in sixth grade when she started playing at open mics with a borrowed ukulele. She picked up the guitar the summer of 2017 and hasn’t looked back since then. Nora’s first gigs were at Harbor Bistro during the summer of 2019.  She began putting together a setlist, and before long, she was able to book some of her own solo gigs.  She has become a regular on the Hamptons music circuit playing at multiple venues including the Stephen Talkhouse, 668 the Gig Shack, Baystreet Theatre and many more!

As much as Nora loves the community of musicians and support for local music that she has back home, since coming to NYU she has realized that she is ready to broaden her horizons and take the next step in her career. She has been working on a collection of songs that she plans to release in the near future, in the form of an EP. You can check out some of the works in progress on her website!

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