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MIDNIGHT HOUR

in association with

O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS

presents

JOEY GAVIN & BAND

plus support

LEILA JANE

Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:45pm, FREE ENTRY

Whelanslive.com & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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JOEY GAVIN & BAND

https://www.facebook.com/JoeyGavinMusic/
http://www.JoeyGavin.com

“Run/Rolf” is the latest single from Irish experimental rock artist Joey Gavin, 7″ vinyl available to preorder 7″ Little L Records.

Joey Gavin’s established himself as a local favourite in the Dublin scene, as a member of noise-pop band THUMPER and also as a solo artist, playing with home-town staples such as Otherkin, Cathy Davey and Paddy Hanna.

“Rolf” muses on Rolf Harris’ murky actions and the disillusionment which comes with the influential figure’s fall from grace.
The track also references the discovery of a mass grave in Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam.
It is a message of lament and anger at innocence lost by the hands of power.

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LEILA JANE

https://www.facebook.com/LeilaJaneMusic/

Leila Jane grew up in both London and Donegal. She began writing songs at age 15 after listening to the full recordings of the 1930’s blues player Robert Johnson. After an appearance at the Cambridge folk festival in 2013, Leila Jane was described as ‘’Somewhere between Janis Joplin and Sandy Denny’’. Since then Leila has been gigging widely and travelling to the USA to pick up inspiration for her songs. Taking influences from all genres of American roots music, Leila’s voice captures both gritty raw tones and smooth sweet melodies. A hauntingly brilliant bluesy tremolo comes through when the passion climaxes and can soften again into a delicate intimacy.

In 2015 she received the Imelda May scholarship to study songwriting at BIMM Dublin. Here, she has enjoyed developing her sound and bringing in some top musicians to play in her band. Leila Jane & The Healers will be having their debut tour around Ireland this summer.

TICKETS

FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT

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