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Billow Wood Announce National and International Tour Dates + New Music for 2020!

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Irish Acoustic Folk Band BILLOW WOOD announce Release of Double A:

‘Old Friend’ & ‘Running From Wolf’

taken from Album ‘Walls of Caves’ Out Fri March 6th 2020 + National & International Tour dates Announced! (see below)

Brand new Irish band Billow Wood, are a male/female four-piece who fuse their unique brand of instrumentation with multi-vocals and harmonies. They are influenced by Irish traditional and folk music often accompanied by bass and drums. They have just announced the release of their debut LP ‘Walls of Caves’ set to be released on Fri March 6th 2020. The LP was Mixed and Mastered by Martin Quinn, JAM Studios, Kells, Co Meath.

Winners of Ballyshannon’s Folk Festival showcase for their original music in July 2017, they went on to release their debut EP ‘Can you see me’. In October 2017 the band sold out the launch of the EP in Whelan’s Live Music Venue, Dublin. Since then, they have digitally released their new single ‘Two Doves’ which was chosen by Joe.ie as their song of the day. Check out the beautiful video to accompany it, directed by the very talented Ciarán O’Donnell

These four members are often outnumbered with instruments on stage with Mark O’Donnell on fiddle and guitar, Harry Lawlor on Harp and guitar, Ciara O’Donnell on Bodhrán, flute and whistles and Bríd O’Donnell on accordion. Nevertheless their blend of Irish instrumentation and vocal harmonies is a sound not to miss!

Upcoming Single ‘Running From Wolf’ uses the metaphor of a ‘Wolf’ depicting time,  chasing, gnawing at their back and how living in modern society has us always chasing time or searching to extend the amount of time we have. If we don’t ‘keep up the pace and pick up the slack’ we will not be able to survive efficiently. The second track on the Double A is ‘Old Friend’, a song inspired by a love and friendship lost, a reflection on past regrets, and the desire to reach out in friendship although the romance has failed.

The high energy, rhythmical chorus, punches and melodic tones to Billow Woods music is sure to set the band on the precipice of many a new fans in 2020, so be sure to keep up to date by checking out their website www.billowwood.com  as well as all the usual social media sites listed below!

International & National Tour dates 2020:

11.1.20 Royal Theater Castlebar, Mayo (Hermitage Green Support)

29.1.20 Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo (Album Prelaunch show)

7.3.20 Dudelange, Luxembourg (Zeltik Festival)

12.3.20 Billy-Montigny, France

13.3.20 Billy-Montigny, France

20.3.20 Ossingen, Switzerland

21.3.20 Herimenkeller, Switzerland

2.4.20 Monroe’s venue, Galway (TBC)

3.4.20 Dolan’s venue, Limerick (TBC)

4.4.20 Cuppa Tea TV, Shannon, Clare

5.4.20 Kenny’s venue, Lahinch (TBC)

11.4.20 Arnold’s Hotle, Dunfanaghy, Donegal

16.4.20 Whelans Venue, Dublin

6.5.20 Ghost Light Sessions, Donegal

22-31.5.20 Chicago – mini tour

12.5.20 Lichtergeld Folk Festival, Germany

11.6.20 Schleswig-Holstein Music Fest, Germany

20.7.20 Hanau Folk Festival, Germany

21.7.20 Bad Homburg, Open Air garden concert, Germany

2.8.20 Independence Festival, Cork

8.8.20 Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann, Mullingar (All Ireland Feladh)

9.10 – 22.11.20 Irish Folk Festival Tour, 34 show theatre tour around Germany.

 

Links to Social Media Sites:

https://www.facebook.com/billowwood

https://twitter.com/billowwoodmusic

https://www.instagram.com/billowwoodmusic/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5jonCzFhMyr6jpWpG4I7js

Billow Wood Release Single ‘Old Friend’

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Brand new Irish band Billow Wood (formerly known as Flat Out) are a male/female four-piece who fuse their unique brand of instrumentation with multi-vocals and harmonies. Billow Wood are influenced by Irish traditional music and folk music and are now moving in a new direction often accompanied by a bass and drums. They are creating their own unique sound! A blend of irish music and folk music.

The four band members are often outnumbered with instruments on stage with Mark O’Donnell on fiddle and guitar, Harry Lawlor on Harp and guitar, Ciara O’Donnell on Bodhrán, flute and whistles and Bríd O’Donnell on accordion. Nevertheless their blend of irish instrumentation and vocal harmonies is a sound not to miss!

New Single ‘Old Friend’ was inspired by a love and friendship lost, a reflection on past regrets, and the desire to reach out in friendship although the romance has failed.“Old Friend, old Flame, old pain retained, old love mistakes, but some love can never change”

Old Friend is a stripped back track that pays homage to the bands traditional roots, with a powerful acoustic feel and a rousing instrumental that creates a true Irish trad-folk feel.

Billow Wood have many exciting tours and projects lined up for 2020, including the release
of their debut studio album, so be sure to keep up to date by checking out their website www.billowwood.com.

Old Friend is out now on all streaming sites. Make sure to add it to your playlists!

 

Bedlam Suitcase Announce Headline Dublin Show + new Album for 2020

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BEDLAM SUITCASE

New Album ‘The Fourth Wall’  + Radio Single ‘Mountain Shadow’ Rel. Date Feb 7th 2020

Launch event: The Sugar Club, Dublin Feb 6th 2020 BUY Tickets HERE for 10 Euro

 A Flag, a Cry, a Chuckle: BEDLAM SUITCASE

2016 was a year of losses. Early in the year David Bowie departed, and the Sligo/Leitrim arts club community (The Steampunk Club) wanted to pay tribute.
The tribute night was a great success. Tara Baoth Mooney, a Clare woman, opened the show playing autoharp and singing Memory of a Free Festival. Tara lived in NY for several years and had been the voice and songwriter for ‘Shadow’ in the Jim Henson show, Bear in the Big Blue House. She made an instant impression. With an arresting stage presence, and a truly original voice, Tara brought complete immersion to the part. Tara was studying in Wolverhampton for her PhD in fashion design and was focussed on imagery and visual content as well as melodies and lyrics. Part of her work was looking at design to help people suffering with memory loss.

After a coffee the next day Tara and Padraig Meehan, the Steampunk Club curator, made a plan…

Each enjoyed the songs of the other; now they would write new ones. Percussionist and arranger Tom Jamieson was drafted as the third core band member. After sketching out demos, they contacted potential instrumentalists, many ex-Steampunk Club contributors. Izumi Kimura, pianist; Steve Wickham of the Waterboys. Nichola MacEvilly, Sligo-born singer and actor. The team worked steadily for months, recording their jams on the phone. The songs reflected the unease and anxiety of the age and echoed concerns about environmental Armageddon, memory loss and loss of faith. Yet it was oddly upbeat; funny and childlike in places. It was a flag, a cry, a chuckle. A nervous laugh in the face of calamity… A Bedlam Suitcase.

At an IMRO event in Dublin early in 2017 Padraig gave Gerry Leonard a CD.  Gerry, now famous as Bowie’s long-time guitarist and MD, used to play with Hinterland in the era when Padraig played and wrote songs with Those Nervous Animals. Gerry liked the work. He agreed to produce and play on the record, too. Gerry would introduce LA based producer and bass player Paul Bryan. Paul works with Gerry in Spooky Ghost and with Aimee Mann. Then the entire melange, initially edited by Tom Jamieson and Padraig in Sligo, would be finally assembled and mixed by Gerry at his home studio in Upstate NYC.

The Bedlam Suitcase debut gig (in Sligo Live Festival on October 20 2019) was a great success, full house, encores, etc. It was an emotional night. The Dublin album launch is in the Sugar Club, Dublin on Feb 6 2020.

The album has been self-funded, with some donations, and is still ongoing, you can donate via the link below. It will be released on Bedlam Suitcase’s The Knock label. There is a Fundit campaign to finance the final stages of production. The Fourth Wall will be released on vinyl and CD, with art design by Tara and Padraig and designer Niall McCormac.  The band say “we are very proud of the final product. It is unflinching, unapologetic, full throttle. We hope you love it as we do”.

Links to band online:

https://www.instagram.com/bedlamsuitcase

https://twitter.com/bedlamsuitcase

https://www.facebook.com/BedlamSuitcase

FundIt Campaign link: https://fundit.ie/project/bedlam-suitcase—the-fourth-wall-2?fbclid=IwAR16Hh9EUf5hyJuHUUTJGd-3gQiHgS-44zDyoSz5ZONE-tTCXPe3FAxQzx4

For more information on the band please contact: Publicist Linda Coogan Byrne @ GoodseedPR linda@goodseedpr.com // +353867915371

Fresh From Her Tour Support With Sir Tom Jones, Megan O’Neill announces Christmas Song ‘Winter Sun’ set for Dec 13th Release

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“The Irish Carrie Underwood.” 
— The Irish Times

“Complex… with an old school country voice.”
— The Irish Independent
“Seriously fresh mix of modern country and pop, with a fusion of distinctly Irish elements.”
— Timeout Magazine London
 

Irish born singer – songwriter Megan O’Neill has just finished working on her fourth studio record, set for public release in 2020. This much anticipated album follows her last release, ‘Ghost of You’ (June 2018) which hit #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts in the UK and Ireland.

To date Megan has toured the UK, Ireland, US and Germany. She has performed at private Oscars’ parties in LA alongside Gavin James (on personal invite from JJ Abrams) and has had her song ‘Don’t You’ featured on ABC’s hit TV Show Nashville’ (Season 3). In 2019 Megan opened three stadium shows for the legendary Sir Tom Jones (Bristol, Taunton and Colchester) – performing in front of 15,000 people per night.

Prior to her albumGhost of You; Megan released two EP’s:Coming Home’ (2015) – produced by Philip Magee (The Script, Kodaline) and Stories to Tell (2017) – produced by Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler). She also released a single under Decca Records in collaboration with Ben Earle (The Shires) – ‘Can’t Put a Price on That’ (2016).

Megan is an integral artist in the currently booming UK Country Music Scene, being termed “one of the rising stars” by uDiscover (2018). In 2018, she performed at every UK Country Music Festival including Country-2-Country (at the 02, London), Black Deer Festival, The Long Road Festival and Nashville Meets London’s series of events. She has been twice chosen as one of Timeout Magazine’s ‘Rising Stars in Country Music’.

2019 sees Megan taking the main stage at the British Country Music Festival, touring with Sir Tom Jones across the UK, releasing 2 brand new singles of her own (October / December) and performing as the lead female in a very exciting new project with Universal Music – yet to be announced.

Live radio appearances and performances include BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London with Gaby Roslin, 2fm, BBC Essex, Today FM with Ian Dempsey, BBC Radio Wales, Marie Crichton’s Country Show on BBC, Nevis Radio, Amazing Radio, Chris Country and many, many more. 

Prior to her upcoming album release, Megan has penned a track ‘Winter Sun’ which is set for release Dec 13th. A festive feel-good nostalgic song.

Says Megan: ‘Winter Sun’ is a song I wrote while living in London – away from Ireland. It’s about Ireland being a real sanctuary for me when I was living abroad – every time I came home I felt grounded and like I could get back to myself. Ireland was my winter sun – somewhere I could feel secure and grounded.

Find out more about Megan on her website: http://megan-oneill.com/

Kevin Nolan Releases New Single ”Human Story (stet)’ feat. Mik Pyro

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Kevin Nolan is an innovative musician and artist from Dublin, Ireland.

His upcoming full length studio album ‘LET’S ALL GET NERVOUS’ is due for release in early 2020. The first single from this forthcoming album is titled ‘Human Story (stet)’ and features Mik Pyro (former front man for Republic Of Loose ) is out now to stream on all online digital music sites. 

Nolan’s debut release Fredrick & The Golden Dawn achieved critical acclaim across Irish and International press and media. From John Kelly’s show on Lyric FM, Sean Rocks on RTE Radio 1 and BBC 6 music, RTE TV also aired a documentary for which Nolan was the subject. Such is the interest in his craft. 

Fredrick & The Golden Dawn enabled Nolan to play in the UK , Glasgow, Montreal and Salt Lake City.

Nolan spent a lengthy five years working on this new album however he kept in touch with his fan base by releasing two other albums, ‘Absent At The Moment When He Took Up The Most Space’, a selection of home recordings he made between the years 1997 -2005 and ‘How Is It How It Is- The Songs of Kevin Nolan’, a selection of covers, remixes and reinterpretations of his songs made by other artists (such as fellow luminaries Vyvienne Long, Jan Frisch, Chiarastella Calconi + more) from across Europe.

Nolan composed, performed, recorded, mixed and produced his previous albums, however with this new album coming out in 2020, he collaborated with a myriad of fellow luminaries such as Vyvienne Long, Mik Pyro, AlabasterDePlume, Susanne Wawra and Cursed (Peter) Murphy to great effect. 

If you imagine the love child of Lou Reed, Nick Cave and Tom Waits with a Irish poetic twist, you will come close to the sound of Kevin Nolan. 

Check out the new track ‘Human Story (stet)’ below,  It’s an upbeat funk-blues song with a Cubist-Americana feel infused with a dark humour for chaser. It follows a fragmented story of two lovers, fugitives from themselves, running through the history of literature, philosophy and art and the human story.

Link to ‘Human Story (stet)’  : 

 
 

Links: 

Instagram: @mrkevinnolan

Twitter: @mrkevinnolan

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Nolan-323260404903064/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Website: www.kevinnolan.info

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4MSwXgerH5A5WFOgOSSqM2?si=5kELa14vQ8u-3inLaCwswg

Eden Isle Announce New Single ‘Winter In July’

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Eden Isle, a 5 piece band based out of Cork, Southern Ireland who cite influences such as Queen, The Cure, Kings of Leon, Muse and Foo Fighters announce new Single ‘Winter In July’.

Formed in 2016 initially by Kevin and Ame and soon followed by Carl, the band have been honing their sound week by week and once they found the right setup with Ed and Shane joining they knew they had found the extra sounds needed to complete the line up.
 
Recognisable and almost familiar licks powered on by distinctive vocals and play style sets this band apart from most out there at the moment. When they play you know it’s Eden Isle immediately, wherever you’re listening. 
 
“Eden Isle is what you get if Kings of Leon and Muse had a super charged baby who listens to Audio Slave and Foo Fighters!!!” – Garagelands
 
Genre: Alternative Rock/Pop/Grunge – Melodic.
 
Band Members :
 
Kevin Murphy – Lead Vocals(Ireland)
 
Amedeo Petricca – Guitar/Piano(Italy)
 
Shane Burke – Guitar(Ireland)
 
Carl Barrett – Bass(Mongrel)
 
Ed Blunden – Drums(Outer Space)
 
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French Dance Producer Tlove Announces New Track ‘Married To The Beat’ Ft Lilo

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T Love started his career as a DJ in Paris playing funky music in the
club New Wave, where he honed his talent for producing infectious hooks.
He then moved on to the Belgium music scene fusing a strong
tradition of funk to EDM music.

The rest is history…

Tours and residencies at well-known clubs in Antwerp (Belgium), Ibiza (France), Miami (USA), Aruba (Dutch Carribean), Italy & Hungary and collaborations with
well-acclaimed DJ’s including Ron Carroll, Tom De Neef, Gee Moor Bora
bora Ibiza, Dj Roog Marko, Dava di Toma and Nikos Akrivos.

This new song Married to the Beat is a club-banger from the French dance producer Tlove ft Lilo, with a slick production and a feel-good vibe. ‘Married To The Beat’ was 
originally released earlier this year and took the world by storm and 
smashed the club charts, peaking at #8 in the Pop Commercial Music Week 
Charts and #3 on the Urban Charts.



T Love says:

“I used to listen to a lot of funky disco and afrobeat music 
and all the time I had in mind, a funky bass sound and an afro melody.  
So I decided to go to  the Studio and I dropped the bass and melody with 
a musician friend. Then, singer/ songwriter Lilo came to the studio, 
heard the demo, got in the vibe and started singing on it. Kaspy, a 
guitar player, came and delivered the riff and “Married to the Beat” was 
born.”

The Shakespeare Cut was released on the 30th of August.  Shakespeare is a DJ producer based in Barcelona.  Glagla records asked him if he was 
interested in doing a remix on Married to the Beat, and it was an YES !

The Shakespeare remix brings a deep house feeling to the track – making 
it more clubby was an easy task, as the two base elements (vocal and guitar) were very 
strong.

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/tlove.fr
https://www.instagram.com/tlove.aka/
www.tlove.be

Sia Babez Lands the Cover of The New Eire Spotify Playlist

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Irish/Zimbabwean pop songstress Sia Babez, is due to drop her second Single ‘Are You Ready’ on Oct 25th 2019. The track follows up on the success of debut track ‘Hit My Line’ which has graced the playlists across Irish Radio stations such as 2fm, iRadio, 98fm, fm104 and Spin 103.8 – reaching over 3 million listeners in just under 3 months, which is a rarity in the Irish music scene for breakthrough emerging artists.

This week Spotify placed Sia on the cover of their New Eire Playlist!

Check Sia Babez out, to see what all the hype is really about, you’ll soon agree that this is an emerging act that is ready to make her stamp on the Global music scene.   

Join the 15 thousand followers on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/siababez/ 
Check out her Facebook herehttps://m.facebook.com/siababez/
Follow here on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/SiaBabez
Official websitehttps://siababez.com 
 

Allman Brown Announces Dublin Show Sun Nov 24th in The Soundhouse.

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Allman Brown has been hailed amongst today’s most compelling new singer-songwriters, a preternaturally gifted vocalist, performer, and tunesmith whose own remarkable journey allows him rare access to the universal.

DARLING, IT’LL BE ALRIGHT, the London-based Brown’s long awaited sophomore LP, more than delivers on the promises made by such breakthrough singles as 2013’s “Sons & Daughters” and 2017’s acclaimed debut album, 1000 YEARS.

Recorded in January 2019 with longtime collaborator Ian Barter (Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith), the album marks an immense evolution in his artistry, its bold sonic approach providing the ideal backdrop to Brown’s distinctive lyrical vision.

Songs like “Home” and the passionate first single, “Shapes In The Sun,” are both intimate and epic, their carefully etched power and passion built to soothe, arouse, and inspire genuine emotion and personal action. 

Allman plays in Dublin’s The Soundhouse on Sun 24th of Nov.  

Tickets here: BUY TICKETS.

ZALI Announces Brand New Single ‘That Girl’ Out Nov 22nd

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Meet ZALI, the award winning Irish Singer-songwriter that is hypnotising Ireland and the UK with her powerful vocals and her distinct cross-genre sound of Pop-Soul. Music has been her passion since childhood, and her involvement as a lead vocalist in the church choir helped ZALI develop her powerful voice, dynamic vocal range, and signature sound of old- school R&B mixed with Pop-Soul.

Inspired by artists like Amy Winehouse, Toni Braxton, and Frank Ocean, ZALI uses her music to capture true emotions. The embodiment of a storyteller, weaving through life experiences and expertly transforming them through captivating lyrics and a combination of lively and soul filled beats.

Her debut single ‘Can’t Stop’ gathered over 120,000 streams worldwide. Her latest release ‘Girls Like Us’ described as ‘heartbreak with a twist’ boasts of the strength, solidarity, and freedom in womanhood.

Since it’s release Girls Like Us has been among the latest additions to official Spotify playlist such as ‘The New Éire’ and Universal Music’s ‘This is Ireland’, showcasing the country’s top acts. And thanks to the support and positive reception from girls and women all around, ‘Girl’s Like Us’ secured the award of ‘Best Irish Single’ at the 2018 Irish Post Music Awards, and has been termed a national anthem for ladies.

ZALI has been featured on a number of notable publications from the UK and Ireland to North America, and as she gears up to release her next few Singles, ZALI will be making appearances performing across radio and music festivals throughout 2019, letting us know this is just the beginning and she is here to stay! Single ‘That Girl’ is out Nov 22nd across all streaming platforms. 

Zali says about the new song:

I wrote ‘That Girl’ as a relatable, audacious self-affirmative Soul-Pop anthem. I wanted to create a soothing daydream vibe, that gives you a feeling of good karma coming your way that you don’t want to wake up from.

It’s a reminder to girls everywhere to be unapologetic in their confidence because each and everyone one of us are ‘That Girl’ in our own rights, even when we don’t see it, there’s people out there being inspired by us everyday.

Artist Profile

Genre: Pop-Soul, Pop, R&B

Statistics: 170k+ plays on Spotify, 7k+ monthly listeners

Recommended for fans of Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Solange, Anne-Marie, SZA

Quotes from PRESS:

“Promoting a positive message of self-acceptance and self-empowerment, this smooth, soulful slice of sophisticated pop is well worth seeking out. A sophisticated star whose best years are still very much ahead of her, ZALI is one songstress you’ll be hearing plenty more from in the future.” –The Irish Post

“ZALI’s vocals are smooth and assured throughout as she blends old school and new school soul and pop to create an intoxicating brew” – Hot Press Magazine

“A songstress with a fresh voice and a fresh perspective” – Jamsphere

Social Media Links

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33ZrGu7

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisiszali

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisiszali/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisiszali

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGLjm1ZEhQ48lh0arQDpT8g

Website: WWW.ZALIMUSIC.COM

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