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Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

Doors: 11:30pm

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Following on from the positively reviewed support gig for Pusha T at The Button Factory, Nigerian born Dublin producer/rapper SIMI CROWNS with his band plays at Midnight Hour at Whelan’s with support from Hare Squead and Jason Jase.

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Press – “Supporting act, Simi Crowns played an excellent set with his backing band. The passion and energy he has is unmatched by the main act, as he bounds from side to side of the stage. It’s not often that you can say the local support act puts on a better show and is a better performer than the main attraction, but this is definitely the case tonight. Even long after Pusha’s set, the name Simi Crowns is resounding through the building as the crowd make their way out.” – What You Gonna See, June 2014

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Born Caleb Kunle “Yong Buddha” in Lagos, Nigeria, where he spent his childhood as well as Laois, Ireland. In Ireland at the age of 8 he began writing music, he also participated in several choirs. At age 10 Caleb was part of a 4 member urban music group, under the alias “Lyrical Kingpin”he took on the rap genre, Adding soulful melodic chorus to compliment hard hitting Rap verses. The group lasted for 4 years, leaving them with an unreleased album and a lifetime of experience, going their separate ways, Caleb branched into more electronic sounds, experimenting which lead to the project titled “When I was 17”. Seeking more diversity he began playing the guitar and branched into his current sound, Soul-Folk-Alternative. Yong Buddha is currently Working on A project Titled “Artists Nomad” which is due to be released in 2014 closely followed by his tour for the same year.


FREE before 10:30pm, Club entry applies after 10:30pm (Thur/Fri/Sat)