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NIZLOPI presents


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– Main Venue –

‘Political, intense, angular and beautiful’ – Colin Murray, BBC Radio 1

‘Nizlopi involved the crowd like no other. If you didn’t get stuck in with at least one harmony then you looked odd.’  – The Sun

‘Everything I know about live performance I learned from them’ – Ed Sheeran (ex-roadie to Nizlopi)

Nizlopi are John Parker (double bass/beat box) and Luke Concannon (vocals/guitar), a duo who sound like a four piece, folk hip-hop band.

They are most widely known, for being the underground, independent act that topped the UK and Irish charts with ‘The JCB song’ in 2005.

They have a fierce reputation for inspiring, moving, live shows often taking the show into the heart of the audience.

Having been doing their own things for the past four years, they have come back together in 2013 performing new material, songs from their two previous albums and material for Luke’s new solo album ‘Give It All’.

‘We immediately started writing new material in the rehearsals. The fire is as hot as ever.’ says Luke

The band announced a low-key first show back at The Borderline in London in June 2013. The show sold out in hours. A second show was announced. It also sold out in hours. They were back.

A live EP with recordings from those incredible comeback shows in planned for late spring 2014 with festival dates confirming for summer 2014.

John Martyn and Danny Thompson meets The Roots and Ani Di Franco, Nizlopi play joyful, honest, atavistic, heavenly folk stories. And when Nizlopi perform live, they are a positive force like no other.


€15 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone or creditcard bookings), ticket prices may vary when purchased from other outlets.

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


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).