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Slow Place Like Home / Carriages / Bantum @ The Workman’s Club 8 July

Dolittle presents

Slow Place Like Home / Carriages / Bantum

Friday, 8 July The Workman’s Club

Dolittle are thrilled to introduce a new series of shows to The Workman’s Club, which will focus on the awesome, burgeoning Irish music scene. Each show will feature 3 Irish artists, brought together for a triple headliner. The first of the series will kick off with the mighty SlowPlace Like Home, Carriages and Bantum on Friday, 8 July. Triple talent, triple threat, triple craic!

So, let us tell you a bit about who’ll be hitting the stage for this very special night of music.

Slow Place Like Home is the brainchild of producer/musician Keith Mannion. Based in the forests of Donegal, in the North-West of Ireland, to date Mannion has released a series of EPs and his debut album Romola to critical acclaim,. His live set has been described by the BBC as “the sound of restful energy”. Having appeared at major Irish festivals from Electric Picnic to Body & Soul, he has also shared stages with a multitude of national and international acts including, Squarepusher, Perfume Genius, Kate Boy, Moodoïd, Glass Animals, Ulrich Schnaussand Pantha Du Prince. Slow Place Like Home is set to release a double A-side single on May 23rd and will be released exclusively on 10” vinyl and all digital formats and along with his live band he will be heading out on tour in support of this new release.  You can check out some music right here. Have a look at the Slow Place Like Home Tumblr here

 

“New to me but simply beautiful” – Lauren Lavern, BBC Radio 6

 

“Slow Place Like Home is a remarkably unique talent. Drifting wisps of electronics give way to sugar sweet pop melodies, all pieced together with an unerring strangeness. Real name Keith Mannion, the producer/musician’s semi-exile from cultural conduits has seemingly allowed him to do exactly as he pleases and it works!” – Clash Magazine.

Carriages formed in 2013 to bring together Harry Bookless’ sound beats and Aaron Page’s songwriting and vocals. Carriages quickly released the Carriages EP and Roots/Significant Landscapes single and performed at numerous venues and festivals throughout Ireland.

2015 saw Carriages taking a step back from the live front  to focus on recording new material and as a result released their third single ‘Like a Child’ in early 2016, the first of a number of new songs. Starting as a percussion loop recorded using flower pots and a garden sweeping brush ‘Like A Child’ became an experiment in stripping back the music and creating space to experiment with layered vocal harmonies. Lyrically the song deals with lost love and an inability to move on while the repeated falsetto hook captures the futility of longing for distant memories. You can hear some gorgeous tunes here and here

 “A mesmerizing return from Carriages, ‘Like a Child once again highlights the brilliance of the pair’s juxtaposed sound” –The Last Mix Tape Song of the Week

“Beautifully warm new track from Dublin duo Harry Bookless and Aaron Page pushing field recordings into the heart of a gorgeous melody – Jim Carroll, The Irish Times – Tracks of the week

Alt. Electro act Bantum has been making a name for himself as one of the leading Irish electro acts over the last 6 years. Having already released 5 EPs in the space of 2 years, Bantum went on to release the critically acclaimed “Legion” album in 2012, followed by a string of remixes for the likes of LeGalaxie, Come On Live Long and We Cut Corners, to name a few. 2016 has seen a collaboration with Irish/Sierra Leonean vocalist Loah called “Take it” get even more widespread acclaim in anticipation for the next release. Expect to hear some upcoming new material during his energetic live sets. Get clicking here and here for more!


“We’ve an early contender for Irish Song of the Year!” – Hot Press Magazine

“This Cork-born, Dublin-based producer and DJ is a potential king of the hill when it comes to making slippery grooves with oodles of southern-fried electronic mojo. Thumbs up all round for his “Slide” cut. ” – Jim Carroll The Irish Times

Tickets €10 available from www.theworkmansclub.com & Ticketmaster outlets Nationwide

For more information drop Jenny a line! +353 87 9815585 / jenny@weareredhead.com

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White Boys release brand new single ‘Get It Back’ – 29th July

White Boys release their second single ‘Get It Back’ on July 29th

Following the amazing reaction to Stylin’ – the first single from White Boys, they now return with the release of their second single Get It Back. Having received massive radio play across Irish stations – Stylin’ hit the No. 2 spot in the Irish iTunes Pop Chart.

The idea behind the lyrics and video to Get It Back is about reliving teenage years. A nostalgic time, completely free of stress and responsibility, where getting up to mischief with mates was a rite of passage. This authentic video was shot in Limerick, Shannon and West Cork and directed by Limerick man, Stephen Hall, who has just returned from the Cannes Film Festival, where his film SAFE was selected for screening.

Check out the video for ‘Get It Back’ right here

Between studio recording and touring around Ireland, White Boys have found time to fight off stiff competition and reach the top 20 finalists in this year’s Nissan Generation Next campaign. The programme aims to support Ireland’s new generation of ambassadors on their journey to success. From thousands of entries, White Boys are at the final stage where fans can cast their vote online.

**Click and vote for White Boys be help them win a new set of wheels**

www.nissangenerationnext.ie

IASCA (Irish Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) currently run the initiative PLAYIRISH USA – to promote Irish music internationally. The Irish music media (radio, TV, press, blogs) choose the music for PLAYIRISH USA each month, and ‘Stylin’ was selected by the panel to appear on the partner website IrishCentral.com, which receives over 4 million visitors a month.

For further information please contact

Stef @ We Are RedHead stef@weareredhead.com / 0861594764

Website – www.whiteboysmusic.com

Facebook – facebook.com/whiteboysmusic

Twitter – @itswhiteboys

You Tube – youtube.com/WhiteBoysBand

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POD presents TA-KU live at The Button Factory 14 July

POD presents

TA-KU

(Live band show)

Thursday 14 July

The Button Factory – Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Tickets €16.00 including booking fee from www.ticketmaster.ie

**Tickets on sale now**

Making his Irish debut – Australian producer, DJ, photographer, Ta-ku is set to play live at Dublin’s Button Factory on Thursday 14th July. Ta-ku is renowned for his live shows that blend live instrumentation with electronic music whilst incorporating kaleidoscopic visuals. This Button Factory show is a must see and Ta-ku will be joined on the night by his recent muse and collaborator Wafia alongside a 5 piece full band.

Already a cult star thanks to millions of plays on his Soundcloud page, he recently performed two sell out performances at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid Live Festival. Signed to the Future Classic label who also represent Flume, Chet Faker and Flight Facilities, he is certainly in good company. Within just 4 years of operation in his chosen field, Ta-ku, from Perth, has evolved from a self-taught student of music into a scholar of progressive beat production, cultivating a unique sound that has since resonated to all corners of the globe.

As an astute observer of the melodic elements of soul music and the percussive elements of hip-hop, the producer/DJs musical identity continues to evolve with the progressive nature of the genres he has contributed to, illustrated with his ‘Songs To Break Up To’ album in October 2013.

In June 2015, Ta-ku released the follow-up ‘Songs To Make Up To’ EP which included singles featuring JMSN & Sango and Alina Baraz and Ta-ku has also remixed for the likes of AlunaGeorge, Flume, BANKS, and The Presets.

http://www.takumusic.com

For media enquiries please contact Stef at We Are RedHead

stef@weareredhead.com / +353861594764

Canadian rockers SUUNS play The Button Factory 23 August

POD presents

SUUNS

Tuesday 23rd August

The Button Factory – Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Tickets €16.00 including booking fee from www.ticketmaster.ie

**Tickets on sale at 9am Monday 27 June**

Montreal based quartet Suuns return to Dublin to play The Button Factory on 23 August, in support of their incredible new album, Hold/Still released through the Secretly Canadian label.

Hold/Still, the third studio album from Suuns, is an enigmatic thing: an eerily beautiful, meticulously played suite of music that embraces opposites and makes a virtue of cognitive dissonance. It is a record that does not give up its secrets easily. The 11 songs within are simultaneously psychedelic, but austere; sensual, but cold; organic, but electronic; tense sometimes to the brink of mania, but always retaining perfect poise and control.

Pitchfork

… “exciting to hear all of these elements coalesce, especially when given the rhythmic drive that accurately previews their visceral live shows”

New York Observer

“Hold/Still is icy and dead-eyed yet immaculate and coiffed”

Clash Magazine UK

“Hold/Still’ conjures up the existential mood of floating in deep space. Lonely – but also out of this world”

From the beginning, Suuns (you pronounce it “soons”, and it translates as “zeroes” in Thai) have sought to do things differently. Their group’s first two records, 2010’s Zeroes QC and 2012’s Polaris Prize nominated Images Du Futur – both released on Secretly Canadian – were immediate critical hits, and Suuns soon found themselves part of a late ’00s musical renaissance in the city, alongside fellow groups like The Besnard Lakes, Islands and Land Of Talk. Still, at the same time, Suuns feel remote from the big, baroque ensembles and apocalyptic orchestras that typify the Montreal scene.

After two records produced by their friend Jace Lasek of The Besnard Lakes at his Montreal studio Breakglass, Suuns decided Hold/Still demanded a different approach. In May 2015, they decamped to Dallas, Texas to work with Grammy- winning producer John Congleton (St Vincent, The War On Drugs, Sleater- Kinney). Luckily, the effect was galvanizing. Under Congleton’s instruction, ‘Translate’ and ‘Infinity’, songs the group had been reworking for years, suddenly found their form.

In a cultural centre like Montreal, bands can get too comfortable playing to their peers. Suuns, though, feel like a band always looking to the nearest border. They found early audiences in France and in Belgium, where they curated the Sonic City Festival in 2012, booking acts as diverse as Swans, Tim Hecker and Demdike Stare. Meanwhile, the last couple of years have seen them tour as far afield as Mexico, Morocco, Beirut, Taiwan and Istanbul.

Link to artist images

http://www.secretlycanadian.com/press/suuns/

For media enquiries please contact Stef at We Are RedHead

stef@weareredhead.com / +353861594764

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June offerings at The Harbour Bar

June Listings

at The Harbour Bar

As the sun is making a mighty fine appearance these days, it’s time to get this summer started! We’ve a brilliant batch of brand new bands to welcome to the Harbour Bar stage this June. Feast your eyes on these musical treats!

Thursday 2 June we’ve got Des Hopkins Dixieland Band. Featuring some of Ireland’s and the UK’s finest musicians. Presenting a programme of traditional and swing dixieland, this band play with flair, excitement, showmanship, and superb musicianship.

Kicking off the June bank holiday weekend, you’re in for a treat on Friday 3rd June with music from Track Dogs. Expect to hear some “joyous, superior americana with a good-timey sunshine vibe” according to Hot Press. On Saturday 4th June we’ve got Bray locals The Dead Levees, with their unique blend of soul, blues and swampy rock grooves.

We’ve got something pretty special on Sunday 8th May with Scoops. They have graced stages all over Ireland, the UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. They’ve supported and toured with the likes of Walking on Cars, Hudson Taylor, Hermitage Green, The Academic and Keywest.

Monday 6th June we’re delighted to have  The Song Room return. This is such a fantastic night to catch some of Ireland’s finest unsigned acoustic artists. We’re very excited to host the Beatyard Launch Party on Thursday 9th June. The Beatyard festival based at Dun Laoghaire harbour, has the very best in music, food, fashion, games and tech, so pop along to the launch for a sneak peek of what’s in store.

Kicking off the weekend on Friday 10th June it’s the brilliant My Tribe Your Tribe. Having previously played together on numerous recording and live projects, My Tribe Your Tribe settled as a trio, producing an engaging blend of electro-tinged, alternative-rock. The band have enjoyed an exciting array of festival appearances in 2015 including Other Voices, Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes, Body and Soul Festival, Valentia Isle, Spirit of Folk and more.

Saturday 11th June – The Calvinists are an original, energetic gypsy blues and alternative folk band from West Cork. Their songs, laced with infectious harmonies and driving rhythms and combined with their penchant for battering their instruments, belting out harmonies, it makes for an experience to remember. With a loyal fanbase, great support on both national and regional radio, they’ve also performed live on RTE’s Saturday Night Show.

Loudest Whisper perform an exhilarating blend of celtic folk, rock and blues with injections of celtic folklore and mysticism, drawing from over 45 years of music. Catch them on Sunday 12th June. Up next, it’s the turn of Blood Red Moon who bring their style of Grungey Country & Bayou Blues on Thursday 16th June.

Friday 17th JuneThe Jackmans are among the first of Ireland’s ska groups, formed by Martin and Pat Jackman as Frères Jackman & the International Elevators. In 1992 they released their album “Dropped!” to wide acclaim.

It’s party time on Saturday 18th June with disco, pop, funk outfit Higher Ground. Always delivering a high energy and enthusiastic performance whether it’s classic rock’n’roll, funky 70’s grooves, retro rock/pop, or cool classic contemporary – these guys are sure to play all the favourites and more!

We’re delighted to be joined by Square Pegs on Sunday 19th June. Colm Quearney, Graham Hopkins, Keith Duffy, Justin Carroll & Michael Buckley gather as often as possible, when not touring with other artists, to pay homage to the sound of Chicago Blues, 50′s R&B, New Orleans Blues. At their gigs a good-time is always had!

Falling Angels bring their blend of Country Americana on Thursday 23rd June while on Friday 24th June we’ll be welcoming Parchman Farm, a five piece classic Chicago / Texas style blues band – with a large helping of their original material.

Those Responsible are the next generation of Irish Blues; playing shows across Ireland and the UK they’ve been blowing crowds out of the water with their classic four piece blues format. This year they’ve hit the studio to work on new material, so we’re very excited to hear their new sounds on Saturday 25th June.

Kildare singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Inni-K, takes to our stage on Sunday 26th June, with her transcendent voice and beautiful songs, off-set with tight musicianship and arresting stage craft. Having received rave reviews from Nialler 9, Dan Hegarty, State Magazine & The Irish Times, Inni-K is definitely a force to watch.

We’re delighted to be welcoming The Shoos on Thursday 30th June. These guys are fresh off the 3 Arena stage where they supported ELO and after three years in the making they have recently released their brand new album titled ‘Shoos’.

June Listings at The Harbour Bar
Thursday 2nd June | Des Hopkins Jazz Band Friday 3rd June | Track Dogs
Saturday 4th June | The Dead Levees Sunday 5th June | Scoops
Monday 6th June | The Song Room Presents Thursday 9th June | Beatyard Launch Party
Friday 10th June | My Tribe Your Tribe Saturday 11th June | The Calvinists
Sunday 12th June | Loudest Whisper Thursday 16th June | Blood Red Moon
Friday 17th June | The Jackmans Saturday 18th June | Higher Ground
Sunday 19th June | Square Pegs Thursday 23rd June | Falling Angels
Friday 24th June | Parchman Farm Saturday 25th June | Those Responsible
Sunday 26th June | Inni-K Thursday 30th June | The Shoos

All our events are FREE! unless noted. Doors at 8pm. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute goings on!

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead stef@weareredhead.com / 086 1594764

 For booking enquiries please contact Donagh @ Turning Pirate donagh@turningpirate.com 

For more information on The Harbour Bar check out our Twitter @theharbour_bar / Facebook www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray or visit our website www.theharbourbar.ie

You can find us in real life here:

1-4 Dock Terrace, Bray, Co Wicklow (across from the harbour!)

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**Forbidden Fruit | Comedy Tent**

POD & Bulmers present

Forbidden Fruit 2016

The City Centre Multi-Stage Music & Arts Festival

June Bank Holiday Weekend Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June

The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

**COMEDY TENT LINE-UP**

ANDREW STANLEY MC – JARLATH REGAN – JOE ROONEY – PATRICK MCDONNELL – KEVIN MCGAHERN – EDWIN SAMMON – GEAROID FARRELLY – ALISON SPITTLE – JJ WHITEHEAD – JIM ELLIOT – EMMAN IDAMA – STEVE BENNETT – RONAN GRACE – RYAN CULLEN – PAUL MARSH – GRAINNE MCKEEVER – COLIN CHADWICK

The Comedy Tent at this year’s Forbidden Fruit Festival plans to provide an oasis, where even the most committed of revellers can take a break from the magical musical mayhem, with a lineup that has something for all comedic tastes.

Comedian, writer, illustrator, Jarlath Regan has received rave reviews for his Irishman Abroad podcast which features interviews with the likes of Chris O’Dowd, Boy George, Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan and is listened to by more than 1 million people worldwide. However, it’s as a stand up where he truly shines, with his mix of fantastic tales and over the top observations.

Better known as Fr Damo from Fr Ted, Joe Rooney is a legend from the Irish comedy scene and he’ll be joined by another Fr Ted stalwart in Patrick McDonnell, aka Eoin McLove. Another comedian who would be more familiar to TV audiences is presenter of the satirical TV show ‘The Republic Of Telly, the wonderfully acerbic Kevin McGahern, prepare to be wowed by this loveable Cavan scamp. Kevin will be joined by fellow Republic Of Telly star Edwin Sammon, who also played the part of ‘Fr Gabriel’ in the recent RTE hit show Bridget and Eamon.

Gearoid Farrelly is one of Ireland’s best loved comics and whether it’s as an opening act for the likes of Joan Rivers, Sarah Millican or Neil Delamere, through to his many TV and radio appearances, his deliciously cruel material, delivered with a cheeky glee does not contain a duff moment. Alison Spittle is one of the fastest rising acts out there with numerous TV and radio projects in the pipeline and you’ll be seeing a lot more of this Mullingar livewire real soon.

There will be an international flavour to the proceedings this year with globetrotting Canadian stand up JJ Whitehead jetting in for a special show. A man whose style is so easy and laid back that he lures you into thinking you’re just having a drink with a highly entertaining friend down the pub. Other overseas acts include American comic Jim Elliot and Nigerian Emman Idama.

The whimsical musical stylings of Steve Bennett never fail to engage and circuit regulars regulars Ronan Grace and Ryan Cullen are experienced comics who know where the funny bones are and how to tickle them.

Newcomers will also be given a chance to shine and great things are predicted for Paul Marsh, Grainne McKeever and Colin Chadwick plus the winner of the Forbidden Fruit Comedy Talent search competition.

All this under the watchful eye of your MC and compere for the weekend the human dynamo that is Andrew Stanley, who is quite simply the best host that any festival show could have. His lively banter and unrivalled audience interaction make for a party like atmosphere for both punters and performers alike.

The Comedy Tent at the Forbidden Fruit Festival runs from

Saturday 3.30pm – 8pm | Sunday 3.30pm – 8pm

Weekend Tickets  €119.00

Day Tickets  €59.50

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www.ticketmaster.ie/Ph 0818 719300

Prices include booking fee but subject to service charges.

Subject to licence / Over 18’s event

www.forbiddenfruit.ie | Facebook @forbiddenfruitfestival | Twitter @forbiddenffest 

For more information contact Stef at We Are RedHead

stef@weareredhead.com / +353861594764

Forbidden Fruit joins forces with three of Ireland’s homegrown Apps

POD & Bulmers present

Forbidden Fruit 2016

The City Centre Multi-Stage Music & Arts Festival

June Bank Holiday Weekend / Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June

The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Forbidden Fruit joins forces with three of Ireland’s homegrown Apps

Brand new to Forbidden Fruit this year, we’re delighted to lend a hand to nurturing a new generation of Irish creatives who use code rather than beats to bring their vision to the world. We’ve hooked up with some true innovators from Ireland’s App world, to bring an extra dimension to this year’s festival. Check out three brand new Apps that’ll be making their debut at this year’s festival.   

GRAMMA

The Music Streaming App Based On Mood www.gramma-music.com

Second generation techie, Patrick Quinn from Dublin, created Gramma because he was sick of spending too much of his day making playlists. Gramma is a music streaming service to rival Spotify but with a huge difference. Gramma selects music for you based on your mood, facial recognition, the weather, the environment around you and what you’re doing.

For this year’s Forbidden Fruit, Patrick is building a Gramma DJing Robot which will choose music based on what’s around it and how people are feeling. Patrick has himself coded the Gramma app, which is available on Apple Store, to maximise all that a smartphone can do.

SHOTCLIP

The Crowd Movie Making App www.shotclip.com

Shotclip is a social movie making app which allows the crowd to come together to record events. Forbidden Fruit is using Shotclip to make movies with our amazing audience this year. Our backstage camera crews will be uploading exclusive footage which anyone will be able to combine with their own personal footage to create movie memories of Forbidden Fruit right from their mobile.

Dundalk native Conor McNally, created Shotclip to help people make better movies. Shotclip started out as a web-site and over the last twelve months Conor and his team have turned it into an app which is on Apple Store and Google Play. In the lead-up to the festival we’ll be launching a competition with Shotclip to reward the best budding movie maker at Forbidden Fruit.

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RAGSBOX www.ragsbox.com

Ragsbox are Ireland’s newest fun, fashion, shopping and selling mobile marketplace. Users can create a profile, upload and sell their own looks using their smartphone, follow their favorite users, like and share looks and buy something amazing to wear at the festival. Available for Download on Google Play Store and Apple App Store

Twitter @ragsbox / Instagram @ragsbox / Facebook @ragsboxapp

Day tickets for Forbidden Fruit are priced €59.50 including booking fee through Ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide. Weekend tickets are priced at €119.00

www.ticketmaster.ie/Ph 0818 719300

Prices include booking fee but subject to service charges. Subject to licence / Over 18’s event

www.forbiddenfruit.ie | Facebook @forbiddenfruitfestival | Twitter @forbiddenffest 

For more information contact Stef at We Are RedHead

stef@weareredhead.com / +353861594764

It’s May. It’s Bray! Check out The Harbour Bar happenings

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May Listings at The Harbour Bar

Mayday, Mayday! Don’t be distressed that the May bank holiday is over. Check out the awesome line-up of acts coming to The Harbour Bar to cheer up your May evenings and bring you right up to the next bank holiday weekend! What’s not to love?!

One highlight of the month will be the unique and fun ‘Asian Irish Cultural Festival’ coming up on Sunday 22nd May. This family orientated day offers the very best elements of Asian and Irish cultures blending tradition with more contemporary cultural activities. Try your hand at Origami, sample sumptuous sushi and enjoy brilliant music from Seoidin.

Thursday 5th May we’ve got electro-acoustic, folk-punk outfit from Dublin, it’s the superb Mannequin Sex Drive! Then on Friday 6th May expect to hear some whiskey soaked folk from Tyrone lads The Logues. They just released their brand new album Coming of Age last month and have become one of Ireland’s most sought-after live bands.

Saturday 7th May – The Hardchargers “Dirty Blues from Belfast”… Taking Blues, Roots and Rock into exciting mercenary territory from aggressive washboard/resonator driven Roots Music, to provocative raunchy roadhouse style Blues rock.

We’ve got something pretty special on Sunday 8th May from The Donal Kirk Band. These are some of the finest musicians in the country, playing a wide range of musical styles from Country to Blues to good old Rock’n’Roll. Catch Grammy Award-winning Pete Cummins, one of Ireland’s Folk Americana music legends in an intimate gig in our Live Lounge on Thursday 12th May.

Kicking off Friday 13th May and lucky for us we’ve got Penrose here to entertain us. This solid Indie Rock & Pop band with catchy uplifting songs that have “attitude” and stick in your head. Mixing the pop sensibilities and harmonies of The Beatles and ELO, the snarling vocals of Marc Bolan and the rhythmic acoustic guitars of The Verve, Penrose are a truly powerful force…live and on record.

Saturday 14th May – Oddsocks are a Sligo 4-piece who aspire to remember the important elements that make for great music; melody, harmony and groove. They’ve developed their sound over the past four years to create a music style that is rich in vocal harmonies which they describe as Rhythm and Groove.

Sunday 15th May – Lee Meehan & Hugh Buckley Versatile and powerful vocalist, guitarist and performer, Lee Meehan, joins guitarist and composer Hugh Buckley to produce dynamic soul music with a jazzy flavour.

Thursday 19th May – Doctor Millar Hot Press named him ‘Ireland’s best singer/songwriter’ and an Irish Times journalist described Sean’s lyrical works “the best collection of short stories I have never read”.

Friday 20th May – The Jumptones These guys play music from the 1950’s like it was played back in the hayday’s of rock’n’roll – upbeat, fiery and plain cool.

Saturday 21st May – Brain Donation are a 3 piece powerhouse of hard hitting, no nonsense alternative rock. Their close harmonies, grungy guitar, sucker-punching bass lines and heavy dance beats produce an enormous sound that could drive even the most miserable of men to dance.

Sunday 22nd May we’re delighted to be joined by Sarah May Rogers Band, the fiddler from Blood Red Mountain Band takes to the Live Lounge with her own sound.

We’re very excited to be welcoming one of Ireland’s finest singer-songwriters, Paddy Casey, the ‘Saints and Sinners’ and ‘Sweet Suburban Sky’ singer will be taking to the Live Lounge stage on Thursday 26th May

Friday 27th May – dRea is the new musical offering from Limerick’s Damien Drea who produces Alternative Indie Pop. He has shared stages with Bellx1 and Editors, won the Hot Press ‘Song of the Year’ award, signed a licensing deal with US TV network ‘CBS’ and featured on Music Week UK.

The funky 6-piece Early House will be live and lively on  Saturday 28th May as they’ll be hittin’ out some of the finest funk and soul for you to get your groove on!

Sunday 29th Mayall way from Zürich we’ll be welcoming the americana group Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens. Receiving rave reviews, this gang play a mixture of stomping country, rock and roll and fiery blues.

May Listings at The Harbour Bar
Thursday 5th May – Mannequin Sex Drive    Friday 6th May – The Logues
Saturday 7th May – The Hardchargers Sunday 8th May – The Donal Kirk Band
Thursday 12th May – Pete Cummins Friday 13th May – Penrose
Saturday 14th May – Oddsocks Sunday 15th – Lee Meehan & Hugh Buckley
Thursday 19th May – Doctor Millar Friday 20th – The Jumptones
Saturday 21st May – Brain Donation Sunday 22nd May – Sarah May Rogers Band
Thursday 26th May – Paddy Casey Friday 27th May – dRea
Saturday 28th May – Early House Sunday 29th May – Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens

 

All our events are FREE! unless noted. Doors at 8pm. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute goings on!

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead stef@weareredhead.com / 086 1594764

 For booking enquiries please contact Donagh @ Turning Pirate donagh@turningpirate.com

For more information on The Harbour Bar check out our Twitter @theharbour_bar / Facebook www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray or visit our website www.theharbourbar.ie

You can find us in real life here:

1-4 Dock Terrace, Bray, Co Wicklow (across from the harbour!)

 

Forbidden Fruit Festival | Brand New Acts Added

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POD & Bulmers present

Forbidden Fruit Festival 2016

The City Centre Multi-Stage Music & Arts Festival

June Bank Holiday Weekend / Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June

The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Brand News Acts Added Across The Weekend

FRIDAY: PUSHA T | LEFTFIELD DJ SET | KERRI CHANDLER  | DETROIT SWINDLE B2B GERD JANSON | OCTAVE ONE | TRINITY ORCHESTRA

SATURDAY: TOM MISCH | CLU LIVE | WHITE COLLAR BOY | VOXX

SUNDAY: BRAME & HAMO

AND MORE BIG NAMES STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED ….

The countdown is seriously hotting up to this year’s Forbidden Fruit Festival, with a mere 35 days to go until kick off on the June bank holiday weekend. We’ve got even more announcements to unveil in the coming weeks. Not forgetting our local talent, check out the host of Irish acts on the bill each day. As we head into this bank holiday weekend feast your eyes on who’s been added to the line-up……

WITH OVER 50 ACTS ACROSS THREE DAYS, WEEKEND TICKETS ONLY €119 AND THEY’RE MOVING FAST… Ticketmaster.ie

Hip hop giant PUSHA T will be making his first Forbidden Fruit appearance on Friday. The former Clipse rapper who runs Kanye West’s record label G.O.O.D. Music, is due to release a follow up album to King Push later this year and has since collaborated with Kanye West, Timbaland, A$AP Rocky and Hudson Mohawke.   

Masters of electronica and one of the most influential dance acts of the 90’s, LEFTFIELD join us on Friday night for a famed DJ Set. Sixteen years since the last Leftfield album, their brand new album Alternative Light Source sees them back at the centre of the electronic scene.

New Jersey’s KERRI ‘KAOZ CHANDLER is one of deep house music’s originators who’s been injecting soul into music since the early nineties. An ambassador of the natural and instinctive 4/4 beat, he has produced a prolific body of work, which has made him one of the house music’s most respected producers.

With a mutual love for Motown, hip-hop and early house music, Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets formed DETROIT SWINDLE. We’re in for a serious show as they’ll be joining forces for a back to back set with GERD JANSON, one of the most highly respected DJs in the world of house and techno.

Next up it’s the Detroit band of brothers OCTAVE ONE, made up of siblings Lawrence and Lenny Burden and sometimes joined by fellow family members Lynell, Lorne, and Lance Burden. These guys are renowned for their impressive, immersive and fully live shows.  

Come along and catch our very own, ever-popular TRINITY ORCHESTRA, Ireland’s only fully student run orchestra. They have been swiftly gaining recognition for their incredible covers of various artists like Daft Punk, Arcade Fire, Pink Floyd, Sigur Ros and LCD Soundsystem.

Londoner TOM MISCH is a producer and multi-instrumentalist, with major tastemakers like Annie Mac and Zane Lowe queuing up to proclaim him as one of the most exciting new emerging musical talents.

Keeping it homegrown, WHITE COLLAR BOY are a two-piece electronic-garage group from Dublin. The pair share a love of new wave and electronic music, making it a natural progression for them to pair up in their creative endeavours.

We can’t wait to catch Dublin electronic duo CLU who are known for combining audio and visuals for their set inspired by science fiction films and computer soundtracks, this promises to be a memorable feast for the eyes and ears.

Sligo house duo BRAME & HAMO set up home in Berlin to hone their signature blend of house, hip hop, jazz and everything in between – these guys are ones to watch.

LOCAL ACTS DAY BY DAY

FRIDAY – AL GIBBS | JACK DUNNE

SATURDAY –  VOXX | EVE DJ’s | 4WRD GRAD

SUNDAY – JACK THOMPSON | DAN STRITCH | CIAN TONER | AARON NOLAN | HIDDEN AGENDA DJS | BRUCE WILLIS DJs | HIDDEN FLUX DJS

Day tickets for Forbidden Fruit are priced €59.50 including booking fee through Ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide. Weekend tickets are priced at €119.00

www.ticketmaster.ie/Ph 0818 719300

Prices include booking fee but subject to service charges.

Subject to licence / Over 18’s event

www.forbiddenfruit.ie | Facebook @forbiddenfruitfestival 

Twitter @forbiddenffest 

For more information contact Stef at We Are RedHead

stef@weareredhead.com / +353861594764

Fashion Forward at Forbidden Fruit Festival

POD & Bulmers present

Forbidden Fruit 2016

The City Centre Multi-Stage Music & Arts Festival

June Bank Holiday Weekend / Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June

The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Forbidden Fruit Gets Fashion Fabulous

This year Forbidden Fruit goes fashion forward as we kick off the festival season. There’s only 36 days left to Ireland’s first and finest festival of the season and already legions of Ireland’s fashionistas are fretting about the same thing. What to wear to Forbidden Fruit. We hear you. We feel you. We’re here to help.

This year, Forbidden Fruit aims to put festival fashion up on the pedestal it deserves. We’ve teamed up with FM104, Fashion App Ragsbox and Ireland’s top fashion influencers.

Ciara O Doherty Ragsbox screenshot

We want festival goers to showcase their fashion style. We’re looking for fashion fans to share their fashion looks and be the inspiration for others. People can upload their looks to Instagram and tag them #FF16. Our style council will be scanning Instagram for the best original and creative festival outfits.

The top five fashionistas to make their mark on #FF16, will take part in an envious weekend of fashionable festival fun. On the Saturday of Forbidden Fruit, we’re throwing a stylish brunch in Dublin’s Market Bar. The five finalists will be guests of honour at the top table alongside the shining lights of Irish fashion.

They’ll then be whisked off to the Forbidden Fruit Festival grounds where they’ll have an opportunity to mingle with some of Ireland’s most fashion forward influencers including Ciara O’Doherty (Ragsbox / Ciaraodoherty.com / TV3), Lorna Duffy (Fashion Boss Blog), Grace Cahill (You Magazine), James Butler (Snapchat Star & MFI Magazine), Rob Kenny (Presenter and Journalist), Teodora Sutra (Top Model), Sarah Hanrahan (I Come Undone Blog) and Brian Conway (Stylist).

To kickstart our Festival Fashion looks, Ragsbox will be sharing exclusive looks they’ve curated. Galway based Ragsbox is the Airbnb for fashionistas – enabling anyone to create looks and sell them. Throughout the build up to #FF16, Ragsbox will be showcasing looks from Ireland’s top designers, stylists and the public. Anyone can buy the looks from Ragsbox or upload their own.

Twitter @ragsbox / Instagram @ragsbox / Facebook @ragsboxapp

Day tickets for Forbidden Fruit are priced €59.50 including booking fee through Ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide. Weekend tickets are priced at €119.00

www.ticketmaster.ie/Ph 0818 719300

Prices include booking fee but subject to service charges.

Subject to licence / Over 18’s event

www.forbiddenfruit.ie | Facebook @forbiddenfruitfestival 

Twitter @forbiddenffest 

For more information contact Stef at We Are RedHead

stef@weareredhead.com / +353861594764

 

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