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‘this is a performer and writer with oodles of potential’ – Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

‘A simply captivating record, Rachael Lavelle’s music is an enigmatic one, shrouded in shadowy corners and ominous tones. Resulting in an engaging listen from start to finish.’ – Stephen White,The Last Mixed Tape

‘Lavelle’s incredibly powerful voice resonates wonderfully throughout this entire endeavour there’s not a weak moment to be found anywhere on this record.’ – Dave Simpson, Pure M

‘The two things that initially struck me listening to Rachael Lavelle’s Superman E.P. were, one, a depth of maturity in her lyrics, and two, I cannot adequately attach her vocals or sound to any predecessor, there’s a certain sense of the theatricality of Kate Bush, but not the sound.’– Remy O’Connell, The Best of Music & Film

‘The music of Superman is deep, dark and tense. You don’t listen to it, you get wrapped up in it. The weaving strings, the full-bodied chimes of piano and Rachael Lavelle’s soaring vocal all work to create a record that has incredible sense of “somewhere else” ’. – Stephen White, The Last Mixed Tape

Fresh from playing this year’s Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival, Rachael Lavelle returns to Whelan’s with full band to perform an intimate headline show. She has been casting spells around Ireland with her beautifully crafted and enchanting debut EP, Superman which received widespread plaudits in the press and on radio. Drawing from an eclectic mix of jazz, classical and pop, Lavelle creates a strikingly original sound.

Catching a performance of such burgeoning home grown talent is a rare experience: this is one not to be missed.


€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher 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 via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos