Live from the Window at Whelan’s
– PLAY THE FRONT BAR –
7pm – FREE ENTRY
Described as ‘sounding like a bar room brawl between The Pogues & Gogol Bordello’, Naymedici have burst on to the UK and Irish music scene with an original fresh sound that is both in your face, and a lot of fun!
Naymedici play folk as it should be played, loud. Combining gypsy licks, Irish reels, punk guitars and thrashing drums, Naymedici have burst on to the UK and Irish music scene with an original fresh sound that is both in your face, and a lot of fun! Naymedici have quickly become regarded as one of the most promising and prolific new talents to emerge from the Manchester music scene in recent years.
Their sound is a unique mixture of Balkan and Irish music, and has been described as “sounding like a bar room brawl between The Pogues & Gogol Bordello” . Their gigs are bouncy, lively and energetic, using gypsy melodies and Irish reels. The band has certainly gone from strength to strength over the past number of years, ensuring a heavy booking schedule for the UK and Irish festival circuit, often stealing the show with their passionate, mile-a-minute sets.
2013 has been kind to Naymedici so far. Their reputation for lively bouncing sets allowed them to get a top slot at this years Cheltenham Festival, where they were the only band to play in the Guinness Village on Gold Cup day in front of a sold out 80,000 strong crowd. They have recently been in the studio, and released their second single ‘Koo Koo The Bird Girl’ on April 13th, and have been played on numerous radio stations including BBC6 Music on Tom Robinson’s show, and RTE2XM in Ireland.
Naymedici released their first single ‘Paddy McGee’ with B side ‘Whiskey John’ on Knackers Yards records at Academy 3 in July 2012 before Headline slots at both Kendal Calling and YNOT Festival later that summer. In between that they managed to fit in their 3rd Irish tour, which allowed them to play at prestigious venues such as Crane Lane in Cork, and De Barras in Clonakilty.
After falling love with Ireland on their previous tours, the boys finally decided to take the plunge, and moved to West Cork earlier this year. Since moving, they are now gigging heavily, and have been able to bring their sound to top venues all around the country. They have been in the studio, and will be looking to release their debut EP in the next couple of months.
“These guys are f***ing on it!” – Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting)
“What better way to combat the black dog of depression than with the life-affirming fun and energy of Naymedici” – Tom Robinson (BBC Introducing)
“Sounding like a bar room brawl between The Pogues & Gogol Bordello” – De Barras, Clonakilty
AFTER THE GIG
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).