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Wednesday 12th June

NIALL THOMAS

NIALL THOMAS

plus guests

BAKER JNR. and RUFUS COATES

Niall Thomas has just released his debut album Breathe Easy in April 2013. It was engineered and produced by Karl Odlum who has worked and performed with artists such as Gemma Hayes, The Frames, Declan O`Rourke. The album was mastered in Abbey Road Studios by Steve Rooke Mastering Engineer for The Beatles, The Cure and Wilco.  Breathe Easy is a collection of ten songs and features Karl Odlum, Martin McCann, Petra Odlozilikova, Scott Davis, Kevin Murphy, Aidan Courtney and Christophe Capewell  all of whom have lent their time and talent to the recording.

With an engaging vocal style, not unlike that of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy (with echoes at times of Tim Buckley and Canadian legend Gordon Lightfoot), his songs are in the main melancholic and moving, with more shade than light; although ‘Spillin’ Diamonds’, a recent single, is an exception. A jaunty shuffle, with a country fiddle, it comes across like something from The Band’s Basement Tapes. The Dylan-esque title-track is another tune rooted in classic Americana, while ‘Handle It’ could be a Crosby, Stills & Nash outtake. Beautifully produced by Karl Odlum and mastered at Abbey Road, it’s a fine sounding record.” HOTPRESS

The first single from the album “Spillin` Diamonds” is available now on iTunes.

WATCH

Live video of the single:

TICKETS

€8 door / €6 adv available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings from WaV).

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

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Silent Disco from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free before 11:30pm, €5 after] plus Late Bar.

  • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: €8 door / €6 adv