MUSIC LINEUP

PART 2

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THE ZUTONS

HEATHER SMALL

HOT CHIP

DJ SET

Ben Ottewell & Ian Ball from Gomez// The Orb LIVE// Skinny Living// The ShowHawk Duo// The Seeger Sessions Revival// Pa Sheehy// The Henry Girls// Fatherson// Toya Delazy// Lisa Canny// Andy White// Filmore// Lavengro// Conchúr White// Doghouse// When Ireland Rocked// Lydia Ford// Nathan O'Regan// Reevah // Drew Makes Noise// Problem Patterns// The Breeze// Elixir Hip Hop Showcase// Rory Nellis// The Logues// Rachael O'Connor// Esmeralda Road// Dead Goat// Deni Bonnet// Virgins// String Ninja's// The Unholy Gospel Band// Chubby Cat// Alice Faye// Rua Rí// Dylan Walshe// Cello Fella// Balcony Sunrise// Vera Karl Devlin// Ren Marabou And The Berserkers// Boy M5// Renegade Zoo// Tessio // The Craic Inn// Moon Landing// MÚLÚ// Colin Graham// Tomcat// Dungiven Community Choir// Cooke// The Busted Seals// Antidote DJs// Mister Sister // The Causeway Shantymen NERVE CENTRE PRESENTS The Wood Burning Savages (Acoustic) // John Deery & The Heads// Cherym// Parker Hynik Jerk// Polar Bolero// The Suite// Roll The Dice// Klyda// Cathal Francis// Glasgowbury Music Group// Hothouse// Our Space// NACN

HEATHER SMALL

Without question one of the most recognisable voices in British popular music, Heather Small has seen and done it all in a stellar career.

As Part of M People, hits such as ‘Moving On Up’, ‘One Night In Heaven’ and ‘Search For The Hero’ and albums like Elegant Slumming, Bizarre Fruit and Fresco, saw Heather achieve massive worldwide success.

Two Brit Awards and the Mercury Prize with M People allowed her to step into a solo career with aplomb and her song ‘Proud’ became the soundtrack to a whole host of very special events including London’s successful 2012 Olympic bid, the 60th anniversary of VE Day in Trafalgar Square, the launch of Queen Mary 2, the Tsunami Relief Concert, England’s victory at the Rugby World Cup celebrations, and the official ceremony marking the handover of the Olympic Games from Beijing to London. 

And when Oprah Winfrey was looking for a song to sum up the work she’d been striving to achieve over her twenty-year career, she got in touch with Heather, who somehow managed to squeeze in a trip across the Atlantic to perform on the show right in the middle of her last UK tour with M People (‘If Oprah calls, you go!’ she laughs, adding that the first lady of chat was ‘very sweet to me’). 

In 2008, Heather embarked on a journey that would see her dance her way into the public’s affection as she became a contestant in Series 6 of the BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Heather’s infectious personality and her trademark sense of humour earned her appearances on many national TV shows, more recently Heather appeared on The Masked Singer UK were she again showed her incredible vocals and personality. 

Heather is a veteran in the live music and touring scene, year on year Heather’s demand has seen her play shows not just in the UK but internationally. Over the last few decades Heather, along with her band have successfully toured the UK performing at over thirty venues per year to sell-out crowds. She also continues her TV work with regular slots on music, entertainment, and politics shows. 

Heather previously teamed up with singing sensations Anastacia and Lulu for the critically acclaimed ‘Here Come The Girls’–an unforgettable night of feel-good party music and dance, touring arenas across the UK and Ireland. 

Well known for her charitable work, Heather was recently made an ambassador for the children’s charity Barnardo’s and is continually involved with fundraising and helping lend her valuable support to projects around the country. 

So, what gives Heather the impetus to keep moving forward, to keep challenging herself, to keep trying new things and not resting on her laurels? ‘If you got the feeling I do when I sing’ she smiles, ‘you’d understand’.

Hot Chip DJ Set

Hot Chip’s position as the thinking person’s party band is now firmly and magnificently set in stone, as is the group’s ability to mix the highest strobe-lit euphoria with the most reflective kind of headphones melancholy. 

In a career that has already produced eight albums, an infinite number of mixes and borderline devotional live performances, Hot Chip have claimed the salvation of the sweet spot of the dance floor as their own.

Ben Ottewell and Ian Ball (Gomez two-piece show)

Celebrating 25 years of Bring it on and Liquid Skin

One of the pioneers of Britpop, Gomez achieved incredible success in the late 90’s with their two most acclaimed albums, Bring it on and Liquid Skin. In what will no doubt make a lot of us feel very old indeed, the band are celebrating the 25th anniversary of both the records and their Mercury Music Prize win, with a stripped back two-piece show that reinvents and reintroduces the incredible songs they birthed around the turn of the millennium.

Tracks like ‘Bring it on’, Whipping Piccadilly’, ‘We haven’t turned around’ ‘Get Myself arrested’ and ‘Rhythm and Blues Alibi’ have aged like a fine wine and will no doubt bring back memories of the halcyon days of britpop and the late 90’s.

THE ORB

Thirty-five years since Alex Paterson lit the multi-coloured touchpaper on The Orb’s interstellar space odyssey, he continues to swerve becoming his own tribute act, by never standing still and preparing a cluster of fresh new projects.

With Alex Paterson always setting the controls for the perfect ambient flight, dance groove or exploring previously unknown vistas, The Orb initially manifested as visionary mischief-makers in 1988’s acid house revolution.

1990’s landmark debut album ‘The Orb: Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld’, was promoted by Alex turning The Orb into a mind-blowing live experience. 

Second album, U.F. Orb was launched at the Planetarium and entered the UK album charts at number one in July 1992.

With an ever-rotating cast of co-creators, a continuous string of charting albums, numerous EPs, compilations, mix records, and countless remixes since, The Orb remains a truly essential and still pioneering recording project and an ever-engaging live presence.

Throughout everything, Alex has continued wooing his first love of DJing, both on WNBC—London from the West Norwood Book and Record Bar and in clubs around the globe. 

One of music’s authentic originals, not averse to celebrating past triumphs but still always watching the skies and looking to the future.

SKINNY LIVING

Skinny Living’s story is one of struggle, troubling situations and relentless hard graft. It’s also one of synchronicity, chance meetings, and the unflinching belief that their glorious indie soul music will reach the audience it deserves. Their potential is there to see.  

Echoing Bill Withers, The Isley Brothers and Paolo Nutini, their songs shimmer with a timeless, gentle beauty, exquisite vocal harmonies and a lyrical wisdom that inspires optimism and reflection in equal measure. 

The band’s sound is defined by two acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies delivered by Wakefield natives Will Booth and Danny Hepworth, while the exquisite and ever-so-slightly haunted vocal and lyricism in the midst of it all belongs to Belfast born front man Ryan Johnston. 

Skinny Living have been active since 2014. In that time they have amassed over 75 million streams worldwide without releasing a full studio album, however the trio are now on course to release their Debut Album in 2024.

PA SHEEHY

Former Walking On Cars frontman Pa Sheehy is emerging as a standout, stand-alone folk artist.

After releasing his award-winning debut EP “The Art Of Disappearing”, he made his solo TV debut on Other Voices, went on to sell out a European tour, and secured some major festivals around Ireland and the UK.

His ever-changing DNA has drifted far from his chart-topping days with Walking On Cars as he finds himself in a spellbinding rootsy folk world that makes him one of Ireland’s most exciting prospects for the year ahead. His biggest musical influences are Sufjan Stevens, A Blaze Of Feather & Tom Waits and after spending most of 2023 in the recording studio, 2024 becomes a very important year for the wordsmith as his debut solo record is due for release.

The Showhawk Duo

Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. 

Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. Whether playing old-school trance classics or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed.

Mik is a classical guitarist at heart, having studied at Manchester’s RNCM whereas Jake is an electric junkie and grew up playing in numerous rock and metal bands. Mik’s classical foundation shines through in the music with Jake’s raw percussive approach always keeping the crowd moving. Together they create a totally unique and impressive sound and have turned many “acoustic” nights into a thumping rave.

Together, they started out as buskers and have since gone on to play all over the globe. They have appeared on BBC Radio 1 on Nick Grimshaw’s Breakfast Show and BBC Radio Bristol, done a broadcast for LADBible, appeared on Sky Arts TV, given a talk at TEDx Klagenfurt in Austria and much more.

They have performed at nearly all the UK’s large festivals including Main Stage at Bestival, Glastonbury, Isle of Wight Festival, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Creamfields, Boomtown and Lost Village, to name a few. They are in their 9th  consecutive year of touring, having sold out venues throughout the UK including Koko in London, The Boiler Shop in Newcastle, and numerous O2 Academy venues across the country. They had five-star reviews and official sell-out status at Edinburgh Fringe.

International performances include at the F1 Grand Prix in Singapore. Multiple club tours in Spain, Switzerland and Austria, and they have played numerous times at Zero Gravity in Dubai. They also did a twenty-date main-stage residency at Pacha in Ibiza.

THE SEEGER SESSIONS REVIVAL

The Seeger Sessions Revival – The 13-piece band ‘reviving’ the spirit, energy and musical exuberance that was Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions album and live shows.

This diverse group of talented musicians deliver a high energy on-stage celebration with hits including ‘Old Dan Tucker’, ‘Jesse James’ and ‘American Land’ to name just a few.

Made up of Fiddle, Banjo, Accordion, Steel Guitar, Whistle, a thumping rhythm section, a superb virtuosic 4-piece Brass section and strong group vocal harmonies. 

Sit back and enjoy an evening of Traditional American Folk songs consisting of a Jambalaya of Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Dixieland, Gospel, Rock ‘N’ Roll and Rhythm & Blues.

Lavengro

Lavengro, are Gareth Borrow (Lead vocals), twins Dave (Guitar) & James Healy (Drums) and Jordan Edgar (Bass) who grew up together in Derry. 

With their highly energetic live performances and catchy pop sound the band have caught the attention of a growing legion of fans and have an epic 2024 planned.

The guys have a dream of breaking out of the streets and on to the stage and have been gathering significant radio and press support recently with a string of catchy single and shows that showcase their infectious melodic pop songs, all based on real life experiences.

On top of touring with Irish giant ‘Gavin James’ and pop star ‘Lea Heart’ they have also been selling out multiple hometown shows and recording their debut EP.

Defined by BBC ATL as a band that are “Infectious, uplifting, dripping in harmonies and primed for sing along moments”, they’ve also impressed Irish radio over the past year, including consistent playlists on Cool FM & Q Radio, and scored playlist positions on national radio as well as been tipped as future headliners by BBC Introducing, with Gemma Bradley spinning their tracks on BBC Radio 1.

RTE 2FM have described them as ‘A super band with a great sound’ Which they have been showcasing at recent festival stages in Ireland (Sea Sessions, Indiependence), Netherlands (Vestrock) and Canada (CelticFest).

When Ireland Rocked

Introducing ‘When Ireland Rocked’, a brand-new collaboration between the amazing Pat McManus (Mamas Boys) and Cormac Neeson (The Answer).

1973 to 1987 encapsulated a period of great musical discovery in Ireland. With the dominance of the electric guitar, a revolution and fusion in musical styles occurred creating the signature Irish Rock sound. 

The music resonated far and wide, energising the youth and inspiring future generations of musicians to follow. 

Focusing on this golden era, When Ireland Rocked celebrates the bands, musicians and their songs from a time When Ireland Rocked the World.

Toya Delazy

Zulu musician Toya Delazy has been smashing down musical and cultural boundaries with aplomb, playing sold out shows across London, to Glastonbury, Mixmag or Keep Hush. From hefty 200bpm pounding to extraordinarily complex polyrhythms, her beats and rhymes are multilingual, multicultural. Now based in London, the Zulu rapper, is no slouch as a producer; but she also knows how to pick the perfect collaborators to fit her “Afrorave” aesthetic.

That’s very much the case here: More Time Records founders Ahadadream and Sam Interface, Joy Anonymous, Tash LC, Raf Riley, collaborate on thick and treacly techno bass throb, jungle and DnB, surrounded by subliminal slurps and crackles.

It’s clearly inspired—at least in part—by South African gqom; but it also creates something altogether new for Delazy’s syllables to rampage through.

It encourages the listener to reimagine the experience of people of colour. However, its ideas transcend racial lines with messages of self-awareness, free expression and empowerment. Much like the early pioneers of Afrofuturism, like Sun Ra, Afrorave Vol. 1 is fixated on universal suffering, social commentary and enhancing the lives of all people, taking Afro-rave away from being a purely black concept and interweaving it into ideas of the ‘other’.

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