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Sat 8th Apr 2023

Little Whelan’s

George Houston invites to the closing night of his debut national tour in Whelan’s on the 8th of April for a night of laughs and alternative pop with special guest Rachel Craig.
Accompanied by drummer Steamy McCay (TRAMP, Foreign Owl) and bassist Malcolm Boyd (Happy Out).

“George Houston evokes Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey on debut album Cold Toast” – Not Bad

“distinctive sound with brooding vocals, airy harmonies and candid lyrics” – IMRO

“Swings through genres like synth-pop, folk, country, vintage pop and reggae.”

“George Houston is bringing us to a dream-like world with rich vocals, twinkling synths and booming bass in his second eclectic pop LP.” – Hotpress Magazine

“Another star on the rise” – Donegal News

“Donegal’s rising star” – Donegal Live

Exciting, Donegal based singer-songwriter George Houston kicked off his career in September 2020 with the release of his debut single ‘Boo Fucking Hoo’.

The track picked up instant success, which led to Houston being persuaded to record his debut album Cold Toast, cementing his distinctive sound with brooding vocals, airy harmonies and candid lyrics. The artist has since seen traction and a steady growth of listeners across the country and beyond and has created a very loyal fanbase.

George Houston has received much high praise for his music having been played on radio and playlists throughout Ireland that has led to the young artist gaining a strong following. He has an impressive 45,000 album streams on Spotify after the album’s release in June 2021, making the artist a close one to watch and setting a sturdy foundation for his career ahead that is bound to excite music fans. Some previous support includes the likes of RTÉ 2XM, iRadio, Radio Nova, Shannonside FM, Highland Radio, Dundalk FM, Drive 105, Album of the week on Ocean FM and many more.

Since the release of his Debut album, the eclectic pop artist has found himself with multiple opportunities having played at The Regional Cultural Centre, An Grianán Theatre, Buncrana Music Festival, Dunfanaghy Festival, The Earagail Arts Festival, BlackBox Belfast, Whelans and the famous Stendhal Festival with the legendary Sister Sledge and Hayseed Dixies headlining.

George has been praised for his honest live performances along with a band, or more commonly with his acoustic set that highlights his vocals and lyrics. Setting an intimate feel in his shows, his ability to connect with the listener live has made him a popular addition to many Irish festivals and concerts.

Other acts he’s had the pleasure of supporting include In Their Thousands, Tramp, Reevah, Without Willow, Niall McDowell, Rory Nellis and the award-winning Ciaran Lavery who co-wrote George’s first single of 2022 in an exciting collaboration titled ‘Painted Faces’. The artist is also set to support the amazing Hothouse Flowers December 2022.

As the singer- songwriter has been producing his second studio album for the past year, he’s excited to announce its long-awaited release on the 11th of November 2022, titled ‘Undesired’.


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€11 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