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Wednesday 26th April

MR BILLY FITZGERALD

MR BILLY FITZGERALD

‘AN INTRODUCTION’ EP TOUR

plus support

LAURA RYDER

^ Upstairs ^Facebook event

Mr. Billy Fitzgerald is a charming, witty, and self-deprecating champion of 90s R&B rhythms, folksy acoustic guitar, and remarkable harmonies that are informed by the likes of Prince, Beck, and Eels. He’s releasing his debut EP “An Introduction” on April 14th with a national tour including the launch show at Whelans, Dublin.

In a previous life, he fronted alt-pop band The Dead Flags and played on stages all over Europe, from Ireland’s ‘Sea Sessions’ to Germany’s ‘Eir Mit Speck’ as well as multiple appearances at Hard Working Class Heroes. He released Top 30 singles in Ireland, the acclaimed “Gentlemen’s Club” album and received heavy rotation on BBC Radio One, 2FM, Today FM and RTE Radio One. It was wonderful, but nothing lasts forever.

Between then and now, Billy found himself searching to find a sound that represented him and his relationship with music. He spent three years in the studio – completely alone – writing, recording, experimenting and exploring.

The outcome is a concoction of old-school drum machines, down-to-earth acoustic guitar, joyous harmonies, and catchy melodies. Billy’s trademark upper-register and sweet, sweet falsetto is layered on top resulting in a liberated take on solo songwriting. Additional drums are provided by Dennis Cassidy (Mixtapes From The Underground, Selk) but after that every instrument, every voice and every sound has been created, performed and produced by Mr. Billy Fitzgerald.

“An Introduction” is the forerunner of Billy’s first long-player due later this year. The EP will be released through the usual digital services and in physical form on the tour.

“A tour de force… brimming with energy interspersing songs with some witty banter” – State Magazine

“Charismatic and engaging… Billy Fitzgerald blends infectious rock songs with a fantastic voice.”  – Hot Press

TICKETS

€10 on the door

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

  • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: €10