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Northern Irish singer-songwriter Gareth Dunlop has just announced details of an exclusive headline performance Upstairs at Whelan’s on Saturday March 10th 2012.

Tickets priced €10 inclusive of booking fee go on-sale this Wednesday February 8th from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and

FRI Mar 09 2012 – Róisín Dubh
SAT Mar 10 2012 – Whelans
SUN Mar 11 2012 – Spirit Store

Gareth Dunlop was born in 1987 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The youngest of four siblings he grew up in working class East Belfast listening to the music that his brother and sisters adored. At the age of fifteen the discovery of a collection of classic vinyl LPs and 45s sitting in a neighbour’s bin bag ended up being a pivotal point in Gareth’s career in music. From soul to rock to pop his eyes and ears were suddenly opened to a variety of genres and styles of music.

Earlier this year, Gareth’s band flew to Nashville to record with six-time Grammy winning producer Brent Maher. Maher said, “recording with Gareth and his band was a wonderful experience…they are a brilliant group of players.” Gareth’s “Devil Mocks Me” EP also features some of Nashville’s finest studio musicians including Glenn Worf and Michael Rhodes on bass, Nir Z on drums and percussion and John Jarvis on Keys.

Reflecting on the whole studio experience Gareth said, “I was looking around the studio and pinching myself at the caliber of people involved.” Brent Maher added, “Gareth is one of those rare artists who captures a great vocal while playing and singing with the band. In my career as a record producer working with Tina Turner set the bar for me as to how an artist should drive a rhythm section while delivering a brilliant performance. Gareth has that same passion and power to create a moment in a song you will always remember.



€10 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078]. (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)


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, 12am). Tonight featuring THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & WILD ROCKET.