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Sat 20th Aug 2022

Whelan’s Upstairs

Multi Award Winning Dom Martin brings his “A Savage Life” Tour to Whelans Dublin with special guest support from Ben Cutler.

Dom Martin is a Belfast born artist, inspired but not constrained by the blues. His main musical influences are Rory Gallagher, Roy Buchanan, Tom Waits, John Martyn, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters.
With five BBC Radio live sessions prior to a first album release, Dom impressed with his 2018 debut original EP “Easy Way Out” with BBC presenter Cerys Matthews describing his work as “absolutely wonderful stuff.”

His debut album “Spain to Italy” was released in December 2019 to critical acclaim. (USA)- ‘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’ (USA)- ‘The likes of Dom’s talent only comes around once in a lifetime’

Fatea Records – ‘A musician of unbridled talent and a future that is assured’

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”

“A Savage Life” Dom’s second studio album was released in April 2022.

“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.” – Rock and Blues Muse

“A Savage Life” is a genuinely sensational piece of work. The way it veers from one thing to another is astonishing.” – 9/10, Maximum Volume Music

“The sheer intensity and burning power of the music in this album is almost shocking. His music leaps out at you from the speakers with claws bared and fangs dripping with venom.” – 5/5 Music News

“Ireland has produced many fine artists in the world of blues. Legends like Rory Gallagher, and Gary Moore spring to mind. Dom Martin is the latest exponent who impresses his fans with legendary live gigs.” – Making A Scene

“A stunning, evocative, passionate, stylistic and a highly personal release.” – Blues Matters

“With a certain glib inevitability, Dom Martin has been billed as the new Rory Gallagher. Let’s not. The Belfast guitarist is a sprawling talent who deserves investigation on his own merits.” – 9/10 Classic Rock

Instrumentalist of The Year 2022 UK Blues Awards
Acoustic Blues Act of The Year 2022 UK Blues Awards
Acoustic Blues Act of The Year 2021 UK Blues Awards
Acoustic Blues Act of The Year 2020 UK Blues Awards
Best Solo/Acoustic Act – European Blues Awards 2019


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€21.50 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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