ONE MAN TOWN
THE HEART VANDALS & MITCH
^ Upstairs ^
One Man Town Hailing from Donegal/Derry, Ireland will be playing Whelan’s Upstairs as part of their 2017 Irish tour Wednesday 8th of February with support from Donegal 4 piece ‘The Heart Vandals’ & Dublin based band ‘Mitch’
Hailing from Donegal/Derry, Ireland ‘One Man Town’ has steadily been building excitement from recent shows with an increasing fan base and hype around the new release of Debut self-titled E.P and official Music Video ‘Cutthroat Desire’ which is the first single from the 2016 record. Lead singer Graham Maree began his journey as a solo 1 piece ,but as the music grew so did the line-up recruiting well-known local musicians including Stephen Mc Cool (guitar/Piano), Robert Arbuckle (bass) despite coming from various backgrounds their musical influences have merged skilfully to create the perfect amalgamation of sounds that is ‘One Man Town’. Gigging NI: ‘One Man Town’ allows the audience to hear impassioned melodic vocals alongside a very authentic kind of blues\Modern guitar, effectually showcases the band’s aptitude to invoke a melancholy atmosphere without resorting to unnecessary layering and over the top production.Derry Live List : ‘’A fantastic debut release, the track’s use every ounce of Maree’s powerful voice which is complimented by strong catchy riffs resulting in a beautiful big mash of Blues, Rock and Folk. Type of Band you know would grab the audience by the mojitos when performing live. Since releasing their debut self-titled E.P in August, the local band has built a reputation for their high-energy performances. Their creative take for the first single and music video ‘Cutthroat Desire’ has seen the video hit over 10,000 views on YouTube since its release in September. With another record in the works and tours of Ireland and the UK this year, this band are set to take 2017 by storm. ‘’
The Heart Vandals:
Donegal 4 piece ‘The Heart Vandals’ an energetic rock band influenced by likes of Ryan Adams, Thin Lizzy, Bowie, The Rolling Stones & Beat Generation. With a blend of harmonic guitars, vocals & a powerhouse rhythm section.
‘Mitch’ was founded in 2016 when Jack OʼFlaherty and Andrew Smyth, students at Dublin City university, began writing songs in the Smythʼs flat. Keith Farrell, a former bandmate of OʼFlahertyʼs, and James McDonald joined after
hearing the pair perform at a party in the flat. Promoting themselves by playing at house parties and student flats, MITCH quickly amassed a following with students of Dublinʼs colleges.
Production began on the bandʼs debut single, in September. “Other way” is the self-produced debut from MITCH. An uncensored cross section of the modern relationship, “Other way” is an anthemic pop song and promises.
Now, with a growing catalogue of original material the band are preparing their debut EP. Billed for release in January 2017, “HOT SINGLES IN YOUR
AREA”, wrestles with the struggle of breaking into the music industry and facing the challenges of trying to find your way in the 21st century.
The bandʼs D.I.Y. attitude and anthemic, hell-raising choruses have quickly made them a force to be reckoned with on the Irish music scene. Mitch has curated an original and raw interpretation of the Indie pop genre and are
excited to bring their shows to a larger audience in what is sure to be their breakthrough year of 2017
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.