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Up and coming Dublin based original rock band Solid Sun will release their first 4-track EP ‘Fall In Line’ on 2nd August 2015. The EP Launch will take place in the Upstairs Venue @ Whelanslive. Support on the night comes from Not Monsters

Admission is €7 or €10 with a copy of the EP on the door.

“Fall In Line is a collection of songs that marries old school rock mentalities with fresh and current ideals surrounding oppression and rebellion, it is a thought provoking collection of songs meant to inspire and encourage freedom of expression” – Andy Ryan

Check out our new video for The Smallest Move;

Solid Sun, consisting of singer/rhythm guitarist Tom Slattery, lead guitarist Raffaele Puzzoli, bass guitarist Andy Ryan and drummer Shaun Costello formed the band in early 2014 and dived head first into the creative pool, writing and recording their own material in a Dublin based studio. The bands technical ability only enhances their prolific song writing skills.

“The Smallest Move is a hugely impressive slice of heavy indie rock from Solid Sun. Foo Fighters used to be this good” – Danny McElhinney, Irish Mail On Sunday (on the first single from Fall In Line, The Smallest Move)

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Solid Sun is a four piece Dublin based rock band which formed early 2014. The band has been writing and recording for the last year and are currently finishing recording their Debut EP “Fall in Line” which is due for release 2nd August. More Material is due out later in the year!

With members full of experience, from playing all over Ireland and the UK to multiple television and radio appearances, Solid Sun are preparing to bring a fresh taste to the Rock scene in Ireland. By blending some heavy sounds with rock grooves and heartfelt melodies their repertoire is vast, dynamic and consistently interesting.

Solid Sun’s influences are quite broad and with a motto of “write what you feel, not for a genre” they have a song for all tastes. Their roots sit mainly in Rock, Modern Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Bands like Pearl Jam, Volbeat, Foo Fighters, Slash and Black Stone Cherry as well as traditional Irish Music styles lend themselves to the Solid Sun sound. Wearing their influences on their sleeve Solid Sun has an incredible distinctive sound and are instantly recognizable.

After an active debut year the band have continually grown from strength to strength delivering a great rock show. 2014 also saw them hit the road around Ireland in support of Australian band Acca/Dacca. The tour which included shows in Dublin, Wexford, Cork, Navan, Derry and Dundalk, saw Solid Sun greatly received by sell out crowds and increase a loyal and dedicated fanbase.

With their Debut EP “Fall In Line” set for release this August, along with more material later this year, acquiring experienced management, and notable upcoming gigs such as The Cauldron 2015 – Button Factory, along with an Irish tour in Oct/Nov, the band continues where they left off in 2014…. rocking the masses!



€7 / €10 w/ EP 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 DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).