Following IRISH tour dates have been confirmed :
Nov 02nd Cork Cyprus Avenue IRELAND
Nov 03rd Dundalk The Spirit Store IRELAND
Nov 04th Dublin Crawdaddy IRELANDA new version of the EPK has been finished and can be seen at
This is really well done and features clips from new video, recent live shows and also contribution from Rufus Wainwright, Leonard Cohen and the records producer Patrick Leonard. Upon listening to Adams record Leonard Cohen said: “Listen, I listened to the record and it took me to a place where nothing else matters and I’m so proud of you. The record should be called ‘Like a man’.”
The Travelling Band have just announced announced a show Upstairs at Whelan’s on Friday November 11th! Tickets priced €12 go on-sale tomorrow! Their album ‘Screaming is Something’ is out now.
Eleanor McEvoy announces Helix Show in Dublin on Nov 4th> her new album Alone will be out Sept 9th!
THE SAW DOCTORS:
ANNOUNCE: Cork, Dublin and Belfast Shows by The Saw Doctors this Autumn
Following their sell out US Tour and a triumphant appearance at this years Oxegen Festival, The Saw Doctors will play Irish shows in Cork, Dublin, Belfast, and Derry this Autumn.
On Saturday September 24, The Saw Doctors will play the Cork Savoy with tickets currently on sale from Ticketmaster outlets. http://www.ticketmaster.ie
On Saturday November 12, The Saw Doctors will play Dublin’s Academy venue in Middle Abbey Street, again with tickets currently on sale from Ticketmaster outlets.
On Friday November 18, The Saw Doctors will play Mandela Hall in Belfast with tickets currently on sale from Ticketmaster outlets http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
On Sunday November 20, The Saw Doctors will finish their mini Irish Tour with a concert at the the Millennium Forum in Derry, with tickets currently on sale from the venue website http://www.millennuimforum.co.uk
Cooking Vinyl Records are delighted to announce that they have signed Canadian recording artist Adam Cohen and will release his new album ‘Like A Man’ (COOKCD550) on October 3rd ’11 ( Sept 30th in Ireland ). ‘Like A Man’ is Cohen’s fourth album release and sees him abandon the pop rock stylings of his previous releases and embrace his family inheritance with an intimate album of romantic poetic folk-pop that has echoes of his father Leonard’s finest work. He previously released his eponymously titled debut on Columbia in 1998 followed by a French language album ‘Melancolista’ on EMI in 2004 then as lead singer/guitarist of the band Low Millions he released the album ‘Ex-Girlfriends’ on Manhattan Records in late 2004.
Says Adam; “I know it sounds strange but this feels like I’ve finally found my voice and that this record is my debut album. I’m really proud of it and I’m delighted to entrust it to the team at Cooking Vinyl, who are a talented and artist-friendly bunch, certainly to this artist! I feel this could be the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship.”
Says Martin Goldschmidt, owner and Managing Director of The Cooking Vinyl Group: “The songwriting and story telling on this album hit me for six. Our whole team are really looking forward to working for Adam.”
About Cooking Vinyl Records
Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.
Cooking Vinyl take full responsibility for the management of a project whether functioning as a label or in a services-only setting. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.
Irish date set for December 20, 2011
Tickets on sale Friday 19th August at 9am
Following the recent postponement of Duran Duran’s UK & Irish ‘ALL YOU NEED IS NOW’ arena tour, originally due to include Dublin’s O2 in March, due to singer Simon Le Bon’s vocal problems, the band members are delighted to announce that they have been able to reschedule all concert dates for December, making these special shows an even bigger celebration of the band’s new album and their thirty year history.
Now booked to coincide with the pre-Christmas festivities in the UK and Ireland, the rescheduled dates (all of which will remain in their original venues) will mark Duran Duran’s first full arena tour in seven years, for which they are planning a totally new and spectacular production.
*All tickets purchased for original dates are fully valid*
December 20th 2011
The O2, Dublin: Tel (01) 8198888
Book On-Line: www.theo2.ie
In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide
By Telephone (24 Hour):
ROI – 0818 719 300, Northern Ireland – 0844 277 44 55
Buy Online: www.ticketmaster.ie
‘Betty’ – BBC Radio 2 ‘Record of The Week’
+ now on National playlists in Ireland including RTE2fm + out on iTunes now!
“A compelling darkness and intensity lurks under the surface of the best of these songs” – Uncut
“The precocious teen has blossomed into a mature artist” – Q
“This is an artist comfortable with her craft, confident of the direction it’s taking” – BBC
RTE & BBCRadio 2 favourite Brooke Fraser returns to Ireland this Autumn for an Academy Show Oct 9th after her sold out Dublin show earlier this year. Already a multi-platinum selling artist in her native New Zealand, Brooke has seen both her Irish singles enjoy phenomenal success at debut ‘Something in the Water’ spending months on radio playlists weeks on the A list. Meanwhile, the album from which they were taken, Flags, secured praise from Uncut and Q Magazine- no mean feat for a young artist making her UK & Irish debut with an entirely self-produced and self-written album.
This impressive response is just a reflection of the wider international success Brooke has garnered so far this year- her Something in The Water EP debuted at #1 in Germany and Austria, with the lead single achieving top ten radio play in Italy and Germany. Flags has established a firm bed of American support, with a top five iTunes chart debut and a sold-out 18 date tour earlier this year.
A self-taught singer and songwriter from an early age, Brooke Fraser signed to Sony when she was eighteen, and released her first album in New Zealand in 2002. It debuted at number one, stayed in her native top ten for a year, and eventually went eight times platinum: an astonishing feat for an artist so young. Fraser went on to support the likes of David Bowie and John Mayer, before penning her second album, ‘Albertine’. This saw her success expand to America, where she toured extensively, entered the Billboard Top 100 chart and climbed to number five on the digital retailers’ US album chart.
Still aged just 26, Brooke Fraser has made her third album in ‘Flags’, but it’s the first that she’s releasing in the UK & Ireland. It is very much the synthesis of the sounds and stories that got her to this point. Fraser grew up in what she describes as a “less than affluent” part of Wellington, largely indifferent to the influx of musical imports from the rest of the world. Her home, however, was filled with seminal records by the likes of Carole King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison. Unfortunately, her brother broke the vinyl player, so she grew up with them only in the visual sense. The revelatory moment came one afternoon when her friend’s mum was driving them to netball practice: James Taylor came on the radio, and Brooke suddenly put two and two together. It kick started an obsession with classic singers and songwriters that would feed into the music that she makes to this day.
Brooke’s also used her considerable success as a platform for various charitable projects that she is passionate about. In 2005, she took a trip to Rwanda, 11 years after a genocide that claimed the lives of nearly one million people, and went on to partner with World Vision in sponsoring children and water projects in the region. For the release of ‘Something In The Water’, she aligned herself with a New York organisation called Charity Water, who have set out a rigorous plan to get clean water to everyone in the world within 40 years. Brooke’s ‘Birthday’ scheme (where fans are invited to leave money rather than giving presents) has already raised over $50,000 for the charity. More details on the organisation itself are available here: http://www.charitywater.org/
+ IRISH LIVE DATE ANNOUNCED!:
Oct 9th Academy, Dublin €17.50
ELEANOR MCEVOY : Live on Miriam Meets on RTE:
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