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Thur 9th Nov 2023

Whelan’s Upstairs

Dom Martin is a Belfast born multi award winning artist, inspired but not constrained by the blues.

In 2019 he burst onto the music scene with a unique guitar style and voice, captivating audiences everywhere.

BBC Radio 2 Blues Show presenter Cerys Matthews described his work as “Absolutely wonderful stuff”

Debut Album – Spain To Italy” (December 2019) – ‘Spain to Italy is not just one of the best debut releases we’ve heard in some time but among the best albums we’ve heard from any artist this year’ – ‘The likes of Dom’s talent only comes around once in a lifetime’

After his debut sell out “Spring ’19 UK Tour”, Blues in Britain Magazine said – “Now and again you stumble across a rare talent of such sheer genius that you actually wonder whether what you have witnessed can possibly be for real. Dom Martin is one such talent”

“Dom Martins Savages Live at The Harlington” (June 2021)


Downatthecrossroads – “He’s quite a talent – great guitarist, fine singer and excellent songwriter. All of this is in evidence on Live at the Harlington”

Music-News.Com – “Dom Martin is an absolutely fabulous performer” / “Dom Martin is an exceptional talent and this shows him in a remarkable light. It’s a shoo-in for accolades and my guess is that, come the end of the year, it will be in a lot of ‘best of 2021’ lists. Fabulous album. 5 STARS”

Blues in Britain Magazine – “Dom has been compared to Gallagher in style and execution and the great man would be proud to know his legacy is being so perfectly preserved” / ” Highly recommended, don’t miss it!”

“A Savage Life” (April 2022)

Classic Rock Magazine – “The Belfast guitarist is a sprawling talent” 9/10

Music-News.Com – “The sheer intensity and burning power of the music in this album is almost shocking” 5 STARS

Rock & Blues Muse – One spin of this new set and it’s obvious that Dom Martin is the next rising star in the global roots scene. Jump aboard now before he passes you by.

ERB Magazine – “Emotional and Exhilarating” 5 STARS


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€25.00 available online from Whelan’s – 50c per ticket service charge applies.

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


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