A night to celebrate the launch of the new EP Spiritual Suicide by local band from Newry Dean and Chapter…
With Dean Wright on vocals and guitar, Jason Varley on bass guitar and Padraic on drums. Original music with strong rock/punk influences … some tracks have been described “dark” but with a profound message, to quote, “where punk meets Robert Johnston”, (Gerry, The Circle Sessions, Dublin) “ it would scare the life out of you….there’s a church down the road if you need confession” (Killian, The Smyth Sessions) and the track Friends with the Devil “sounds like something Dylan or Black should have written.” (Ian McWilliams, DJ Phoenix FM, Dublin), Magazine, Wire, The Smiths, John Cooper Clark and Nick Cave all come to mind, very cool! (Rohan Healy, Rhythmn and Roots Show, Near FM)
with Special Guests:
The night will be hosted by Irish comedian Michael Downey from Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan. Shortly after he’d left college Michael and Alan Donnelly were approached by Ardal O’Hanlon to write some stand up material for him for BBC’s Stand Up Show.
Finalist in the BBC & Channel 4 New Comedy finals in Edinburgh alongside Alan Carr, Russell Howard & John Bishop, a very popular regular on the comedy circuit . He came in joint third place with comedian Alan Carr in 2001 in the annual So You Think You’re Funny stand-up competition.:
Eoin Callan Glóre
Beatboxer & multi-instrumentalist based around the Dublin area. Beatha teanga í a labhairt.
The human palette can be seen as possibly our most underestimated trove of potential sound. Glóre seeks to delve deep into such banks to deliver to the surrounds, from the rudiments of hip-hop, an eclectic influence of Neo Soul, Jazz, Breakbeat, Electro- with the human voice firmly at it’s core.
Feed the Enemy, a local punk band from Newry, fronted by the enigmatic Morgan Brannigan with Paul Tohillon drums, Nigel Symondson keyboard and Dean on bass guitar.
Fin o’brine – Music
Much traveled Dublin songwriter who plays upside down and writes inside out. Releases to date: Dim Ego Din EP (2009) & Tested on Animal EEP (2012) and his newly released Phathoms EP III (2019) Songs of deep unconscious fears and hopes in the unforgiving …
Klara is a Dublin born singer/songwriter, actor, drama facilitator, presenter and sometime makeup artist based out of Carlow. As a singer/songwriter she performs at an occasional cabaret gig ( where she can combine her love of vintage fashion, music and acting) She fronted Irish alternative rock band Hypno Puppet for 5 years before now gigging tirelessly as a solo artist. Klara performs her own sultry brand of jazzy,folky, nostalgic pop. Following he the release of her debut EP in 2017, she has just released her brand new single, Sinking Unknowing.
Déaglán Mac Darach A very unique singer from Newry…where Tom Waits meets Johnny Cash.
Joanne Fox Originally from Bangor, Joanne moved to Rostrevor chasing music, mountains and the magic of the sea. She fell in love with the area and was inspired to write her own songs. When it comes to singing, she said, “It’s a wonderful addiction. I just have to sing, life would be crazy otherwise.”