Whelan’s Newest Music TUESDAYS | 3 BANDS | €5
Tuesday July 9th/ Upstairs Venue
NEW MUSIC W 48 HOURS/ PURPLE ELECTRIC /THE DYNAMICS /TRAMPOLINE SCENE
WhelansLive is proud to present a celebration of new Irish music. Every Tuesday will see the upstairs venue play host to a series of the best of new music this country has to offer. Three hand-picked bands showcase their originality, performance and amazingly fresh songwriting skills. It is a great opportunity to see the next round of Ireland’s unsung and unsigned.
The band Purple Electric is a group of school friends whose interest in music was nourished in an after hours music programme provided by their secondary school. The young band has been making a name for itself on the North Clare live music scene.
Formed in June 2011 to provide music at a sibling’s graduation party, the band practiced hard all summer and landed a residency at a Lisdoonvarna pub during the September Matchmaking festival. Inspired by that experience, Purple Electric have gigged everywhere from local pubs, house parties and fundraisers, to St. Patrick’s Day Festivals and a Battle of the Band Competition at the Stables in UL.
A performance highlight for Purple Electric was playing to a packed house of 500 at Glor Theatre, Ennis in the 2012 Final of Clare’s Got Talent. Lately, Purple Electric spent 6 weeks in the top 10 of the nationwide Red Bull Bedroom Jam Competition and recently featured on Clare FM’s Afternoon Show.
The band includes Cian Doherty on drums, brothers Eoin and Brian Davies on vocals and bass, Laurence Egan on keyboards, Máiread Healy on vocals and James Cotter on lead guitar.
Now all in college, the band is focusing more and more on creative endeavors, developing a list of original material that has been well received as part of their live performances. In addition to covers from an eclectic mix of artists including Coldplay, Christy Moore, The Killers, Adele, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, The Stunning and Snow Patrol, the band regularly includes crowd favourite orginal material Touching on the Surface and You Made Me Smile.
“Touching On The Surface”
“Watch The Clock”
Trampoline Scene aka Senan Sheedy is a singer/guitarist and songwriter of alt/acoustic/rock music described as “infectious, moody, and uplifting” (MRU) plays and records presently with the talented and experienced multi-instrumentalist (including bouzouki/guitar), Darren White with recent addition Angelina Peach on harmony and other vocals.
About the music “The music speaks for itself, songs well crafted, delivered with powerful emotion to be deep felt by any audience”(CL). Influences are diverse and many, Pixies, Doors, Cash, Gillian Welch, Joplin, Radiohead, Joy Division, Smiths, Cure and so many more. Trampoline Scene are currently in writing and recording mode, yet will always find time to play live as they look upon live performance as a priority. The band have shared stages with some of the nations best known contemporary acts. In late January 2013, Trampoline Scene played some venues in London’s town of Camden. The performances were well received and so a return to London looks inevitable.
Having previously played in various other countries, including US (East coast) and Melbourne, Australia, Sen is excited to be based in his homeland and with Darren and Angie, Trampoline Scene aim to continue this musical journey and connect with audiences everywhere.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free Entry)