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Whelanslive.com presents

Whelan’s Newest Music Night



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WhelansLive is proud to present a celebration of new Irish music. Every Tuesday will see the upstairs venue play host to a series of the best of new music this country has to offer. Three hand-picked bands showcase their originality, performance and amazingly fresh songwriting skills. It is a great opportunity to see the next round of Ireland’s unsung and unsigned.


The roots of River City Public were formed many moons ago when Ant Weaver and Ian Scott met while travelling Australia. They very quickly formed a songwriting partnership and could regularly be seen busking on the streets of Sydney, playing both original songs and covers. They returned to Ireland and both continued to write and gig separately, before starting to play acoustic gigs as a duo.

River City Public was formed when the pair were joined by Garrett O’Boyle and Aidan O’Reilly, who added new power and energy to the songs. The band played several gigs around Dublin, including Whelans, The Village and The Sugar Club, but due to personal and professional reasons, Ian and Aidan left the band in 2011 and after a short break were replaced by Jason Traynor and Dave Coppinger. The new line up have just finished recording a demo EP (to be released shortly) and are itching to start gigging again, with 2 coming up in December in The Mercantile and Whelan’s. The sound has been described as “accoustic songs slathered with rock’n’roll!” and they are not to be missed live…




Attic Walls are a 3-piece indie band from Blanchardstown. The 3 members of the band met at school, and during their time together in school, were in a cover band with an ever changing line up, but one that always seemed to be based around 5 or 6 core members, and they really only came together for school talent shows, award nights or anything else that they were offered at the time. A few months after they graduated from secondary school, a friend of theirs asked them to help her out, and play in charity gig that she was organising, knowing that they were all used to playing together, and were happy to take any chance to play together. But by this stage they were all sick of playing covers and so that night, they decided to form an original band, and so begun Attic Walls.

Since then Attic Walls have been building a fan base, gigging all over Dublin and sometimes outside the county, but always adding new material to their set list, and always looking to create new, unique, but mostly interesting music. Each member of the band has a classical background in their own instrument and each member has a slightly different taste in music, so each member can bring something unique to the table when writing music and performing live.

Currently, Attic Walls are in the pre-production stage of their debut EP which is set to be released in February. After which, Attic Walls will be hitting Dublins music scene hard, and hopefully will rack up some of Irelands fesitval gigs during the summer, and with any luck, may even find some media attention.

Keep and eye out for this tight 3-piece, that will undoubtedly be growing fast in Dublins music scene over the next few months.



Peter Tierney is a singer-songwriter and an accomplished pianist. His music has been described as popular rock but a classical theme rings throughout his songs. Although classically trained on piano, Peter also found time to self-teach other instruments including guitar and percussion. His influences vary widely from ELO to the Beatles to Chopin. In March 2012, he released his debut EP called “21st Century Man”, and quickly followed up in May of this year with a single entitled “Needing for Love”.

As well as playing Live to promote both EP and single, Peter’s EP had a good run of airplay since its release and mixing has begun on his second EP already.
Peter’s Introspective style of writing is complimented with tuneful melodies, painted with guitars, violin, drums, and of course piano.
Peter’s song “Needing for Love” has seen him nominated by MRU Awards for Best Single. He has also been nominated for Best Pop/Alternative Award and Best Male Award.



If you want to be involved in the new music night please email Keiron @ newmusic@mercantilegroup.ie

  • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: €5