& SONIA LEIGH
^ Upstairs ^
British singer/songwriter Sasha McVeigh, and American singer/songwriter Sonia Leigh have been making an impact on both sides of the Atlantic. Now these two talented, female artists are joining forces for one, mega co-headline tour of the UK, Ireland and select dates in Europe.
Having completed two successful US tours including performances at major music festivals and at The Academy of Country Music Awards Kick-Off Concert, alongside some of country music’s biggest artists, as well as touring on “home-turf”, British country singer/songwriter, Sasha McVeigh, has been making an impact on both sides of the Atlantic. With her debut album set for release in April and strong support from BBC Introducing (having been chosen as “Best of the Best”), in addition to a tour of the US and Canada in the summer, 2015 has a lot in store for this up and coming artist.
A BMI award winning songwriter, Georgia-born Sonia Leigh co-wrote two #1 songs for the Zac Brown Band (“Goodbye In Her Eyes” and “Sweet Annie”). She released her latest EP, Counting Skeletons, in 2014 and had her song “Put It In Your Pocket” find success in 2014 on Sirius XM’s The Highway. Her current single “When We Are Alone” can be found On The Horizon on The Highway. Her rich, varied and soulful writing and singing style is definitely Southern country and rock, but also contains strong traces of soul, blues and folk as well.
The Rising are a Country/Rock band from Northern Ireland. They have just released their debut Album “Coming Home’ (Renegade Maverick Records/Absolute/Universal Music Group), with the lead single “Still Coming Home To You” being picked up by BBC Radio 2, with the likes of Graham Norton, Alex Lester and Steve Wright championing the track. It has also gained extensive airplay in Ireland, UK, Europe (Germany, Netherlands) and the USA/Canada. Their music video is currently Number 1 in the CM&T International Artists Music Video Chart (Country Music Chart Show). The band are also due to perform at this years Country 2 Country festival in London’s o2.
“A glorious amalgamation of Rock, Country and Folk” – Jim Gellatly.
“If your after big songs with big choruses then you could do little better” – R2 Magazine
€8 adv / €9 door
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Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).