THE DEAD HEAVYS
^ Upstairs ^
Tickets *€12.50 incl. booking fee are now on sale from the Whelanslive.com
THE DEAD HEAVYS
The Dead Heavys, – an understated piece of genius of a band.These guys are full of funk and indie rock vibes, with an infectious splash of the psychedelic and a top notch set of killer lyrics. It’s no surprise that we had to have these guys play a gig for us.
Having performed at Electric Picnic, Indiependence, and Croatia’s IN Music festival alongside the Arctic Monkeys and Basement Jaxx (to name but a few), this band was chosen from 800 Guinness Amplify acts by deputy editor at HotPress, Mr Stuart Clark.It has to be said that this band has depth and plays with much style and honesty.
Their live shows draw the crowds away from the bars, bringing them into their show,and their warm upbeat funk and indie rock is handed to the listener on a platter. Their delicious sound with brass section is a real palate cleanser, setting this band aside from others as a real thinking music lover’s bit of crumpet.
Doing great work at the moment with Jagz Kooner, (who has worked with Primal Scream, the Manic Street Preachers, Oasis, Kasabian, andThe Charlatans to name but a few), this 5 piece Waterford band has new material about to drop and a set of gig details about to announce very soon.
We’re certain that if you have not heard these guys live before Apr 21st, that our gig will whet your appetite for more!
Championed in the UK by XFM’s Eddy Temple Morris on his popular radio show, and by musicians such as The Enemy’s Tom Clarke & Jon McClure from Reverend & the Makers, here’s just a little taster of some of the feedback so far on The Dead Heavy’s work and craftsmanship:
John Robb of Louder Than War – ‘The Dead Heavys deal a psychedelic-tinged guitar-pop that could easily grab a whole stadium full of post oasis fans as well as the charts.’
Frank Hughes of GoldenPlec – ‘The Waterford band’s combination of keys, guitars and vocals evolves into a psychedelic indie stomp that is very easy on the ears. If you haven’t already caught them live, be sure to seek them out soon’
DublinConcerts,ie – ‘Somewhere between bands that attempt to hark back to classic rock days, and hipster bands that simply try too hard to be unique there’s a very slim line that manages to balance both aspirations but in a fantastic and effective manner.’
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Support Act coming from the equally talented Manchester band, The Mantells. You only have to hear their latest EP “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” to know why we had to have them play for us. BBC Introducing Manchester are big fans, – and it has to be said their live action really is a bit special, having recently played to a packed out Manchester Ritz. With catchy tracks like “Payday Playboys” and “Men In Suits” we know these lads will not only put a smile on your face but a groove in your step too (unless of course there’s something wrong with you).
Feedback so far reads like this:
Unsigned Scene – “Without a doubt, Manchester’s most exciting new band, powerful live show with tunes to sing along to and get you moving, what more could you ask for?”
Alicia A Tout – “You’ve GOT to hear this.”
Emerging North – “The Mantells are the future of Manchester music, How To Say It EP is one of my highlights of 2014.”
*10% of each ticket sale going to SVP Ireland
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am