Following their roaring success in Los Angeles, which saw them selected to perform at next years Oscar Wilde Awards, catching headlines in Billboard.com and The Hollywood Reporter, played across Los Angeles on the infamous KCRW
Benedict Morris and Cormac Crummey are two of the most anticipated young musicians on the traditional music scene. They make up a very talented fiddle and guitar duo and are releasing their debut duo album in the autumn of 2018.
“Thomas is the eldest grandchild of Johnny Cash. Predominately raised on the road, he often dreamed of a life as a successful career musician. When he was young, his grandfather would call him onstage, to sing “When the Saints Go Marching In.”
At 21, he was in the studio trying out his voice. Johnny would say, “Son, you sound a lot like I did when I was younger; work on those vocals.” Johnny also insisted that Thomas. have a back-up option, so he went to the police academy, and into police work.
Life and adversity had kept him from pursuing his dreams, but he has regained control over his life, and is back in the world that holds so much potential for him.
Along with his voice that sounds so much like his grandfather’s, he brings a wealth of stories from his memories of his childhood and of growing up a member of such an iconic family.”
From the moment Áine Cahill made her TV debut to millions in 2016, she was set for fame. Plucked from a pub stage at Glastonbury to perform live on the BBC’s festival coverage, before Coldplay’s set on the Sunday night, she mesmerised viewers who could scarcely believe that she wasn’t already a star.
NICK HARPER is one the UK’s best kept musical secrets. Those who have witnessed the spellbinding, one-man show will tell you this. A childhood growing up surrounded by the musical prowess of some of the 60’s most revered songwriters & musicians
Chane of plan…After a 20 year hiatus all the nine original members of The Big Geraniums will now mark 11th of July 2019 with a show in Whelan’s. It might not happen again for another 20 years so don’t miss it!!
That’s the phrase Kevin Krauter uses to describe Toss Up, his upcoming full-length debut on Bayonet Records—both the conditions in which it was created and the prevailing theme of these nine iridescent indie-pop songs.
Last month was absolutely beautiful. Two of our favourite sets to date from Drivelight & Vernon Jane, that’s what you call a proper party. This month we have brand new Sick Love launching their single debut ‘Are You Ready’ at SOMA along with Wynona Bleach from Northern Ireland who have been on our radar for months.
We’re super stoked to have both these bands on the bill, it’s set to be a massive show.
Doors at 11pm
As per usual we’ll have the SOMA Resident DJs spinning your favorite indie tunes until 3am!
SOMA originated as a series of house parties in Dublin hosting bands and DJs until stupid o’clock. The SOMA clubnight aims to carry on the house party tradition, showcasing Dublins best up and coming bands followed by a sweaty party soundtracked by all your favourite indie and alternative bangers.
FIDLAR, The Dandy Warhols, Arctic Monkeys, Parquet Courts, The Virgins, QOTSA, Blur, Bloc Party, The Strokes, Sleater-Kinney, Brian Jonestown Massacare, The Hives, Wavves,The Vines, Bikini Kill, The White Stripes, The Kills, Nirvana, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals, Interpol, Death From Above 1979, The Libertines, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, The Stone Roses, Justice, The Orwells, Tame Impala, The Last Shadow Puppets, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Editors, Glass Animals, The Vaccines, Warpaint, Circa Waves, Wild Beasts, etc. etc.
Having first come together in the autumn on the basketball courts of a Dublin city park, the four members of Pillow Queens soon realised that making music together would be an equally productive group activity.
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Aiken Promotions presents
FREE LOVE (AKA Happy Meals)
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Free Love is the latest manifestation of Scottish duo Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook (AKA Happy Meals) – a continuation and progression of their utopian dance pop experiments released on Night School Records and Optimo
Hailing from Cork in Ireland, Mark Daly, is a powerful singer/songwriter with hard rock pedigree in abundance. In a career that has seen him rub shoulders with some of the best, Daly is perhaps best known for his role in US supergroup: Operation: Mindcrime.
Drivelight are a four piece Indie Rock and Roll band from Co. Kildare, Ireland. Formed in 2015, band members are Fionn Phelan – Vocals, Rob Fortune – Guitar, Niall Stewart – Bass and Ross Daly – Drums.
Originating from Europe, the twins Josef and Jan developed their sound in Melbourne, Australia. Since then, they have worked their way into Australian audience’s hearts with their soaring harmonies and unique sound.
Bróna is delighted to release her debut single Sea Witch in Whelans on 30th Sept with her full band. She writes songs about personal experience and observation, the songs are steeped in a folk infused sound bath that is reminiscent of the songsters of the troubador 60’s era such as Joni Mitchell.