Tonetoaster Records Showcase
MASTER & DOG
Tonetoaster Records is a small German record label focused mainly on singer/songwriter and folk music in its various guises. Having worked with many Irish (e.g. The Mighty Stef, Ghost Estates, The Last Tycoons) and UK acts over the past 5 years through releasing their albums as well as booking shows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Tonetoaster are now showcasing some of their Irish artists at a three date tour over Ireland.
In 2013 the label celebrated its 5th birthday by hosting a celebratory concert in its hometown Langenberg and the artists playing had the idea of taking this concept further and staging similar events in their respective hometowns and countries.
The first overseas Tonetoaster showcase took place at Dublins iconic Whelan’s venue back in November 2013 and continued with two U.K. events in Glastonbury and London earlier this year. “We’re really looking forward to the Irish gigs and are very grateful that the bands involved are so keen about putting these kind of shows up,“ says label owner Michael Langewender.
By the end of May the label is showcasing their artist in the following cities:
28.05.2014 – Dublin, Whelan’s
29.05.2014 – Cork, Coughlan’s
31.05.2014 – Newbridge, Liffey Studio
The show at Whelan’s will feature perfomances of Lucky Bones, Knoxville Morning as well as Master & Dog. As a special guest for the Dublin show, Gordon Reeves will be joining the bill at Whelan’s.
Information about the artists:
Blending roots rock with elements of folk and country Lucky Bones vibrancy is somewhere on the crossroads between the towns of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits. Influenced by a range of styles from folk and country to 70’s rock and jazz, their sound is both rootsy and sophisticated The bands second album “Someones Son” was released in May 2013 and was pronounced “RTE Radio1’s Album of the Week” and has since gained much airplay across Ireland and Europe.
Knoxville Morning from Newbridge started as a solo side-project of Band On An Island’s Ciaran Dwyer. On their self titled debut album about a road trip through the US, the project blends folk music with americana sounds. Hot Press Magazine got them onto their “Ones to watch for 2013″ list, hailing them for their energetic live performances.
MASTER & DOG
Master & Dog are a band from Belfast/Dublin who formed in 2007. Since then they have worked independently to release two albums and along the way have appeared on Ireland’s most popular programme, ‘The Late Late Show’, performing their song ‘Long May You Reign’, that was featured in the Northern Ireland tourist board campaign adverts for three years. 2014 is set to be a busy year with the band preparing to record their third studio album.
Gordon Reeves is a globetrotter who likes to „come home after work with my hands full of mud.” He indeed is as faithfully and gently as you can hear it in his songs. His style somewhere between Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, Gordon is a singer/songwriter who takes his songs voicefully and straight out to the audience. Gordon has been the very first artist, that Tonetoaster signed back in 2008.
€9 adv / €10 door
Advanced tickets available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078], prices may vary from other outlets. (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings)
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 [Free before 11:30pm, €5 after] plus Late Bar.