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Niall Thomas having just released ‘Night Sky Blue’ on 6th April 2018 will be marking its release with a full band Album Show Launch in Whelan’s, Upstairs on Thursday 17th May. Following on from his debut release ‘Breathe Easy’ in 2013, the new ten-track album is a delicately refined and crafted collection of work.
Each song forms a snapshot of time drawn from personal experience and the surroundings in Dublin’s North Inner City. The songs are songs of place and shared experience. They move from licensed premises to coastal waters, hospital waiting rooms to burial grounds, from the invisible ladder through the great divide to the beauty and restorative qualities of nature. They celebrate the unwavering resolve of people to sew what has been torn and mend what’s been broken. Night Sky Blue explores the uncertain and fragile nature of our existence, the brevity of our time, the pressures that become too much for some, the heart ties that bind and sometimes unravel, the darkness and the light. Night Sky Blue was Produced by Karl Odlum and Niall Thomas and recorded in The Guild, Stoneybatter and features Karl Odlum, Dave Hingerty, Kevin Murphy, Patrick Daly, Neev Kennedy and Ann Scott who will be joining Niall on the night.
★★★★ The Irish Times
‘With an engaging vocal style, his songs are in the main melancholic and moving, with more shade than light; a fine sounding record”
“haunting ruminations on fate and possibility…. a cut above” – Americana Uk
“vocals that have you hanging on every word…fantastic musicianship” – Goldenplec
“with a musical style…. resembling that of John Martyn….captivating tunes and an effortless vocal style” – Eirecana
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One of Ireland’s great unsung Songwriters having will be opening the proceedings on the night. John Byrne is renowned for his orchestration of the I ♥ Heart Shows and his unwavering support for Artists in Dublin’s music scene. What is often overlooked is his own penchant for writing and performing exquisite songs, beautiful melodies and beguiling lyrics, a classic songwriter in the truest sense of the word. John is currently putting his finishing touches to his Debut LP. Do arrive early to lend your ears.
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AFTER THE GIG
Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm.