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Bressie added to Music Show line-up!

Bressie added to Music Show line-up!

Having amicably parted ways with The Blizzards after nearly a decade of hit-making, Bressie headed in 2010 to London where he promptly landed himself a deal with Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment stable. As well as writing and producing for other artists, he found time last year to release his debut solo album, Colourblind Stereo, which...
The Cast of Cheers set for Music Show

The Cast of Cheers set for Music Show

The Dubliners were barely known outside of hip indie circles when in 2010 they decided to give their Chariot debut away on Bandcamp. The album promptly went viral with tens of thousands of people from all over the world discovering their post-punk with a pop twist wares. Currently based in London where they’re causing a...
Leaders Of Men for Music Show Live Stage

Leaders Of Men for Music Show Live Stage

These anthemic Tallafornians were thrust into the national spotlight last September when they won the Arthur’s Day ‘Play On The Day’ competition, which resulted in them sharing the Guinness Hopstore stage with Paolo Nutini and Stereophonics. Their powerhouse performance that night confirmed them as band capable of going all the way. Four things you might...
Royseven confirmed for The Music Show

Royseven confirmed for The Music Show

Coming together in 2003 through mutual friends and a ‘Musicians Wanted’ ad in Hot Press – we’re glad to have been of service! – Royseven are not only huge in Ireland, but also in Germany, Austria and Switzerland where they’ve played with such heavy-hitters as Bryan Adams, Duran Duran, One Republic and Reamonn, the Hamburg-based...
Jerry Fish set for The Music Show

Jerry Fish set for The Music Show

There’s a tendency for the word “unique” to be bandied around a little too freely in music circle, but that’s the only way to describe Jerry Fish’s genre-bending style. A highly charismatic performer who refuses to countenance audiences having anything other than a good time, Jerry routinely fill the country’s biggest venues, and in addition...
Original Rudeboys for Music Show Live Stage!

Original Rudeboys for Music Show Live Stage!

It’s people power which has established The Original Rudeboys as one of Ireland’s hottest acts. Eschewing the capital’s higher profile venues, the band started out gigging in their native Northside where they amassed a huge live following who immediately warmed to their patented blend of ska, pop, rock and rap. The rest of the country...
Whipping Boy added to Music Show line-up

Whipping Boy added to Music Show line-up

Irish bands don’t come much more legendary than Whipping Boy who formed in Dublin in 1988 and for 12 years were one of the country’s most critically-acclaimed outfits. Their not-so-secret weapon is Fearghal McKee, a grab ‘em by the scruff of the neck frontman who’s equal parts Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, and Marilyn Manson on...
Sharon Shannon to perform live

Sharon Shannon to perform live

A virtuouso accordion and fiddle player, Shannon has been wowing crowds since the age of 14 when she was a member of Co. Clare tradsters Dirsit Tola. Since then she’s been a founder member of Arcady; spent 18 months as a member of The Waterboys; appeared on the record-breaking A Woman’s Heart compilation; and scored...
Aslan confirmed for Live Stage!

Aslan confirmed for Live Stage!

Named after the central character in CS Lewis’ Narnia series of books, Aslan burst onto the scene in the mid-’80s with ‘This Is’, which became the longest ever playlisted single on RTÉ 2fm. Its parent Feel No Shame album remains one of the great Irish debuts, going gold at home and coming tantalisingly close to...
Wallis Bird to perform on Live Stage

Wallis Bird to perform on Live Stage

Currently based in London, Wallis Bird was born in Meath, where she received her first guitar from her father as a six month old. Having studied songwriting at the Ballyfermot Rock School, she went on to tour Europe extensively. She made her debut with Spoon before releasing New Boots in ’09. Her latest, self-titled album...
Chris Slade for drum Masterclass!

Chris Slade for drum Masterclass!

Big news for hard rock fans as former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade will present a masterclass in conjunction with iTab and Drumadoir at The Music Show in the RDS on February 25-26. Having spent his career keeping time for some of the biggest names in music, Chris Slade originally hails from Pontypridd, Wales. With Tom...
Temper-Mental MissElayneous for Music Show!

Temper-Mental MissElayneous for Music Show!

Proudly flying the flag for the rising Irish hip hop scene, socially conscious rapper Temper-Mental MissElayneous has quickly become something of a YouTube sensation, racking up thousands of hits and emerging as one of most interesting new voices around. In her own words, Elayne Harrington’s transition to the brash MC she is today was “organic”....