Whelan’s Newest Music Night
TUESDAYS | 2 BANDS | €5
PERMANENT DEJA VU
RED MOON BAYONETS
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 Irelands unsung and unsigned.
PERMANENT DEJA VU
Contrary to what the name suggests, Permanent Deja Vu do not sound like anything you have heard before. They are a creative unit which have been in the making for a long time now, formed when two siblings who grew up together immersed in music, decided to jam. The older, Gavin, a self-taught talent, seemed to have magically acquired the ability to craft songs and like a dream, they have poured out of him since. Taking a strange notion, he decided to bring them to his younger sister, Grace, who received him with much enthusiasm. Much patience was needed, but they eventually got it together, and Grace liked to embellish the songs in any way she could. Playing together was a pleasure, and they learned to tap into each others ideas and a great affinity developed. They delighted in everything from complicated, quirky chord progressions to stripped-down, intimate arrangements. Gavin and Grace quickly decided that they wanted to form a band to bring their songs to a live setting, and to bring something new and exciting to the mix. They asked two musicians they highly respected and always had a connection with, Dave and Facu. They quickly tapped into the songs and made them their own. The band finally felt complete and ready to expose their musical delights to the world.
Amazing Apples formed in 2008. Brothers Cian and Darragh Crehan and drummer Brian Grace had played in bands together in previous years so they already had a musical connection established. Early 2008 saw the introduction of Eanna Fahy, an accomplished fiddle player for his age, and Anthony Ryan who brought an impressive lead guitar sound to the plate. Starting out as a cover band, they quickly gained popularity throughout Ireland with their distinct raw Irish/Americana sound. All the members are multi-instrumentalists incorporating bouzouki, fiddle, mandolin, keyboards, banjos, and whatever else they could get their hands on for their live show. After doing the Irish circuit for two years the band decided to take a new direction and write music. Playing support for people like Sharon Shannon, Mundy and Mumford and Sons at festivals and venues around the country, saw the Apples achieve success on the big stage. Amazing Apples crossed the seas for a tour of New York/New Jearsy in 2010 and Romania in 2012. Since then, they won the Townhouse Bar Battle of the Bands in Galway winning a prize worth 15,000 euros. They launched their debut EP ‘3 or 4 Shoes’ on the 1st of June 2012 in HMV and Monroes in Galway.
If you are interested in playing one of the upcoming Whelan’s New Music nights please email firstname.lastname@example.org