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THIS GIG HAS BEEN
DUE TO THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE
SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED
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^ Upstairs ^
Celebrating the release of his 4th studio album, ‘Lessons of War’, Co. Down singer-songwriter and producer returns to Whelan’s with his band, along with very special guest, and star of Matt’s 2019 critically acclaimed single ‘Bubblegum’ Ciara O’Neill.
Hailing from the foothills of the Mourne Mountains, Matt’s album ‘Lessons of War’ and features performances by incredible musicians from areas of war or conflict all around the world, as well as collaborations with some of the best Irish songwriters, including Mick Flannery and Ciaran Lavery.
To say that Matt is a ‘jack of all trades’ is still selling him slightly short. He started life as a session musician, playing in bands that shared stages with the likes of Crosby, Stills & Nash and Elvis Costello. His songs found their way onto American television through other people’s voices. His skills behind the glass as a producer and mixer has become well sought after worldwide. Some years ago he found his own voice, watching and learning from the masters as he opened for everyone of every genre coming through the speakeasy’s of Belfast, from Peter Green and John Hammond Jnr, to KILA and Foy Vance.
Matt’s 3rd album ‘The End of the Common Man’ was released to massive acclaim in 2018. ‘Bubblegum’ the first single from his 2020 album ‘Lessons of War’ has already received more plays on BBC Radio in Northern Ireland, than the latest single from fellow locals, Snowpatrol.
And yet Matt’s ability to connect with an audience is his true strength. His energy and charisma on stage is infectious, and together with his incredible songs each carrying subtle messages of social awareness, listeners can be forgiven for not knowing whether to laugh or cry.
‘This is wonderful, really really wonderful’ Fiachna Ó Braonáin RTE Radio 1
‘A track that puts goosebumps on your goosebumps, one of the finest singles of the year’ Edwin McFee, HOTPRESS
TICKETS – CANCELLED
€12 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-7pm M-F) – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
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 Entry] plus Late Bar.