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Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:45pm – Free b4 10:30pm

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Hesh is a new late night show on Thursdays in Whelans Upstairs, dedicated to providing you with the best newcomers on the Irish scene.

Our first installment features RUTH, an artist earmarked by various blogs to be one of Irelands fastest rising acts, and with good reason.

With a new single “Queen Of The Con” due for release in October, this will be a chance to see RUTH in an intimate setting ahead of the large scale shows that will inevitably follow.

Expect beautiful alt-pop with an electronic twist.

Listen here:

Full Bio:
Ruth is a Dublin based artist, hailing from Co. Kerry, Ireland. Having brought a classic sound with a modern twist to the Irish music scene, she has very quickly come to prominence within the music industry. Spring 2016 saw her support English band ‘This Is The Kit’ in association with MCD promotions on their sold out Irish tour. Her debut single ‘Who Are You Living For?’ was quickly featured on the renowned BBC Introducing, The Irish Times and RTÉ’s Arena after it’s release. Tipped as one of the highlights of the annual Whelan’s Ones To Watch festival, she is armed with anthemic songs that have been said to possess “early 1990s vibes, with a modernly bewitching touch”. This has merited her a nomination for the Best Newcomer award at this year’s Pure Mzine Awards. Summer 2016 saw the release of her single’s remix by Wastefellow premiere on Nialler9 and was received with warm appraisal from blogs and websites all over the world.

Musical influences originated at home, with Leonard Cohen serenading her during car journeys, and Elvis singing from the kitchen at night time. Having started her training as a classical musician at the age of eight, Ruth began composing her own songs on the piano when she was twelve, and has been honing her craft ever since. With conflicting interests in Hollywood film, classical and electronic music, she translates an eclectic mix of influences into one modern, cohesive sound. This has merited her an ever growing fanbase, as well as a high level of respect from her contemporaries. A natural performer, she boasts an energetic and enchanting set.

Ruth’s next single “Queen Of The Con” is due for release in October 2016 and will be accompanied by a music video. She is sure to be one to watch in the this year – but don’t take my word for it, come to her next show and see for yourself!


FREE BEFORE 10:30pm – Sign up for guest list HERE

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