Gez O’Connell is a highly acclaimed writer in the UK, known for his work in pop, dance, folk, and alt-pop genres. Formerly the lead vocalist and writer of the electronic-based act Ritual, Gerard has collaborated with renowned artists such as Brockhampton, Denzel Curry, 6lack, Tove Styrke, and Lisa Hannigan, a long-term collaborator of Damien Rice.
As a writer, Gez has achieved significant success across various genres, with notable cuts with artists including Dua Lipa, Kylie, Kygo, Avicii, Zara Larsson, Tyga, and Celeste, among many others. Recently, Gez has experienced hits with Kygo’s “Like It Is,” the gold-certified US hit “Paradise” by Meduza (platinum in the UK), Paul Woolford’s radio hit “Heat,” and Surf Mesa’s “Lose My Mind”.
Recently Gez has also co-written notable singles that have garnered significant airplay, including Tom Grennan’s “Here,” Cat Burns’ “Live More & Love More” and “People Pleaser.” Furthermore, he has upcoming singles lined up with Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Jax Jones, Robin Schulz, Joel Corry, Nathan Dawe and others.