Whelanslive proudly presents
plus special guest
MICKEY JOE HARTE
Wed 31st Aug 2022
” (a) wonderful way with words…very creative and emotional.” – Irish Post
“Under Vicar Street’s shining disco ball, fans – and lovers of music with depth – sang and clapped along to Rachael’s quirky melodic pop music. “ -– HOT PRESS
“Her keen, ironic sense of humour and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter” – Billboard
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and poet Rachael Sage has released over 20 albums and EPs of empowered alt-folk-pop on her own label MPress Records, since first bursting onto New York’s East Village music scene. Described by Pop Magazine as “an icon of the indie music scene…and an outspoken advocate for social justice”, Sage has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Imelda May, Beth Hart, Howard Jones, Ani DiFranco, and Grammy® winners Marc Cohn, Shawn Colvin and Judy Collins – with whom she also recorded a critically-acclaimed duet of Neil Young’s “Helpless”. In addition to being a six-time Independent Music Award-winning musician and producer, she is also a John Lennon Contest Grand Prize winner who has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, SXSW, and toured globally from Japan to Berlin. Sage is also a visual artist, actor and former ballet dancer who performed with the New York City Ballet and worked at The Abbey Theatre in Dublin, where she discovered her love of poetry. An outspoken activist on behalf of many causes including homelessness and women’s health issues, Sage is a self-described cancer thriver whose recent full-length album Character yielded the Billboard-charting hopeful anthem “Blue Sky Days”. Her 2021 spoken-word project Poetica is an adventurous fusion of poetry with jazz, classical, and Americana musical elements in the vein of Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Patti Smith.
MICKEY JOE HARTE
Mickey ‘joe’ Harte has been a mainstay of the Irish roots and popular music scene for more than 15 years. He has multiple Platinum records to his credit including #1’s and many Top 20 hits on the Irish charts.
The singles ‘COME GATHER ALL’ & ‘BRING IT ON’ BRING IT ON’ exhibit two Recent writing collaborations and releases with internationally acclaimed Irish songwriter ‘Paul Brady’.
more recently the self-penned ‘FOR THE BROKEN HEARTED’ https://youtu.be/vRrp9-RaDD4 was a Number 1 song on the Irish itunes charts, with an accompanying video that shows of the natural beauty of his home county Donegal.
the ‘ME TWO’ album is a collection of songs from other artist that over the years have touched and inspired mj in his work as a performer and songwriter, the first single is a quirky and old school approach to the 21 PILOTS global hit
‘STRESSED OUT’ with video available on you tube, and other artist covered include,THE CURE, REM, QUEEN, & THE VERVE. The album “FORWARD TO REALITY”
represented features some of his best original songs yet, offering an amazingly diverse range of themes, sounds, and subjects. The album was recorded in the USA with john condron and flipworks productions. Including the acclaimed
song ‘BORDERTOWN’ And includes the hit radio single ‘PRACTICAL’ featuring Irish folk legend FINBAR FUREY.
Past compositions include theme tunes for RTE TV programmes including “lords of the ring” & “Brian and Pippa get married” And featuring as a vocalist on the hit dance series ‘Lets Dance’ for RTL, (Germany’s strictly come dancing production) Mickey has also curated and performed on the ‘writers series’ an ‘in the round’ concept with two very special guest artists on selected dates: Guests have included: Duke special / John Spillane / Eleanor Mc Evoy / the 4 of us / Mick Hanly / Nick Kelly / Leo Moran (saw doctors) / Anto Thistlethwaite (waterboys) , to name a few……
€15 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.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.