MCD proudly presents
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FOLLOWING A STAND OUT PERFORMANCE AT ELECTRIC PICNIC, AND WITH OVER 700,000 ONLINE STREAMS, RISING IRISH HIP-HOP/ALTERNATIVE ARTIST, DRUMMER AND PRODUCER ALEX GOUGH ANNOUNCES HEADLINE SHOW UPSTAIRS AT WHELAN’S DUBLIN ON THE 6TH OF DECEMBER 2019
+ BRAND NEW EP ‘80%’ OUT NOW – LISTEN HERE
“Gough effortlessly juggles J-Dilla inspired beats with flows that are as smooth in delivery as they are sticky with funk proving that he is not only an accomplished Hip-Hop artist, but also a ridiculously skilled jazz musician. Needless to say, keep an eye out for Gough. He’s one to watch.” – The Thin Air
“‘Rising rapper Alex Gough has been doing serious numbers online with his groove-driven laidback hip-hop. A member of Waterford collective Anomaly, Gough’s tongue-in-cheek, bouncy approach makes for the perfect bop” – Nialler9
Gough has definitely thrown his hat in the ring for Irish hip hop projects of the year with his latest effort. – District Magazine
“One of the best young talents in the Country” – The Point Of Everything
Alex Gough is a 20 year old Drummer/Producer/Rapper and member of the influential ‘Anomaly’ collective. Hailing from Waterford, Ireland Gough is one of the most promising artists of the current thriving Irish music scene. Drumming since the age of 6, he quickly became a well-respected master of his craft and soon turned his hand to producing while also attending Cork school of music.
With 3 brand new tracks all written and produced by Alex alongside fan favourites ‘Breakfast’ and ‘Step To Me’, 80% is the first time he showcases his incredible drumming skills on a record with huge amounts of clout. ‘INTRO’, ‘I Remember’ and ‘Dear SJ’ all have live drum’s recorded by Gough in Dublin at brand new ‘The Clinic Studios’.
In such a short space of time, Alex has attracted attention from around the globe with his genre spanning sound, while also garnering plays in his native Ireland across the likes of 2FM, Today FM, Beat 102103 and WLR alongside support from BBC Introducing and charting at #2 on Amazing Radio with ‘Breakfast’ in the UK.
2019 has seen him take the project to the live circuit with a brand new 4-piece band, with Gough front and centre on drumming and vocal duties. This 4-piece Hip Hop/Jazz experience has taken the live circuit by storm with the unique live sounds of Alex Gough’s production.
ALEX GOUGH LIVE 2019
24th October: The Sebright Arms, London (Good Karma Club)
23rd November: The Factory, Waterford (Supporting King Kong Company)
6th December: Whelan’s, Dublin
ON SALE FRI 11th OCT, 9AM: €13.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-7pm M-F)
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos