John, Shelly & the Creatures announce tour + home coming gig in Belfast!
With their stunning debut DINOSAUR released to critical acclaim earlier this year, the Belfast foursome have firmly put their stamp on the Irish music scene. Their first single ‘LONG MAY YOU REIGN’, received (and still receives) critical acclaim. It also featured in The Northern Irish Tourist Board TV, Radio and Cinema Advert. They performed the song live, to over 20,000 spectators in the RDS arena and to most of the country when they appeared on The Late Late Show. Their follow up single ‘KILLER’ was performed live across a number of TV shows including Dave Fanning’s 11th Hour, BBC2’s Imeall Gael & on an official live web stream on Muzu.TV featuring JEDWARD (yes Jedward!) as the bands backing dancers.
Their album has received rave reviews from national publications, declaring the band as ‘BRILLIANT.. Dazzling’ (Irish Independent), ‘Sublime’ (Irish Mirror), “Effortlessly monumental’ (AU)…& destined for greatness… it was also hotly tipped for a Choice Music Prize Nomination by Irish Music Journalist Tony Clayton Lea of The Irish Times who wrote: “an exceptional grasp of texture, tone and theme. A shoe-in for next year’s Choice Music Prize nominations list?”
John, Shelly & the Creatures have an interesting story of how they came to be. Created out of a chance meeting with two homeless Irish Twins (named John and Shelly) in a bar in Berlin, who used to be in a band named The Creatures. So suffice to say none of the actual band members are named John or Shelly…to get the full story you shall have to ask the band.
Gigs just announced with more to come! including a Belfast Headline date on 11th of NOVEMBER in the EMPIRE MUSIC HALL!
21 Sep @6pm NUI Galway,
23 Sep @9pm Dolans Warehouse Limerick,
24 Sep @8pm The Savoy Cork City Cork, supporting The Saw Doctors
28 Sep @1pm Griffith College Dublin ( Freshers week ),
7 Oct HWCH’s Festival Dublin,
8 Oct HWCH’s Festival Dublin,
9 Oct @6pm The Cellar Bar, Draperstown, Co.Derry, NI,
5 Nov @8pm An Grianan Theatre, LETTERKENNY.
11 Nov @8pm Empire Music Hall, Belfast, NI,
+ more date to be announced!!
What do they sound like?? Watch these videos:
Late Late Tv Show:
and the Northern Irish Tourist Board TV Advert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71gwc25w-0k
EPK & Links to the Band:
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