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Netgigs Announces Exclusive Online Gig With Liam Ó Maonlaí from ‘Hothouse Flowers’ June 13th 2020

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Netgigs are pleased to announce an exclusive online streamed live gig with Liam Ó Maonlaí, a founding member of Hothouse Flowers on June 13th 2020! Join Liam as he takes you on a musical journey in an intimate setting, playing all your favourites from his catalogue of global hits.
 
Grab a glass of wine, cast the gig onto your tv, put it on the Bluetooth speaker system, join the live chat and relax in the comfort of your living room, while you enjoy Liam performing your favourite songs.
 
Liam’s foundation in music comes first from his Mother and Father.
 
Says Liam – ‘My mother’s people were all piano players. My father could make you cry with a song‘. 
 
Netgigs are thrilled to be the platform to host Liams exclusive online gig to his fans all over the world on June 13th at 8pm GMT for just €9.99. Link to purchase tickets here: https://netgigs.com/liam-o-maonlai
 
Liam found a path in life when he started playing the indigenous music of his home country. At the age of nine he found himself in different towns by virtue of the strength in his whistle and bodhrán playing and his style of singing known as ‘Sean Nós’.
 
His traditional music continues to take a place at the centre of his expression but he is a lover of blues, soul, gospel, country, punk rock and folk. All captured in his beautiful live performances. 
 
Liam continues: ‘Our style of singing is about taking the pain of the people, of your neighbours and yourself, and making beauty out of it to get you through. Blues is also this. I play to soothe myself first. When I reach that feeling, that feeling travels if it’s own will’
 
His solo shows reflect the fluctuations of time and change. The story evolves as the show moves and we travel back and forth in time and place. On his Netgigs live show Liam will also perform the Band’s greatest hits.
 
For more information see: www.netgigs.com & https://www.liamomaonlai.ie
 

Netgigs was established to assist artists through these uncertain economic times. Proceeds go directly to the artist and rights holders.

LIVE STREAM START TIMES

UK/Ireland – 13th June – 8pm

USA – Hawaii – 13th June – 10am

USA – Alaska – 13th June – 12pm

USA – Pacific – 13th June – 1pm

USA – Mountain – 13th June – 2pm

USA – Central – 13th June – 3pm

USA – Eastern – 13th June – 4pm

Australia – AEST – 14th June – 7am

Australia – ACST- 14th June – 6.30am

Australia – AWST – 14th June – 4am

New Zealand – 14th June – 9am

Link to purchase tickets here: https://netgigs.com/liam-o-maonlai 
 
 

Joseph Kiernan Announces Brand New Single ‘Strip the Vines’ Set For June 26th Release

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Joseph Kiernan is a songwriter from Wicklow, Ireland. His self-titled debut EP, due for release later this year, delivers a subtly cultivated body of work that is merciless and redemptive. A musical cartography of sonic confessions of vulnerability, loss, courage and surrender.

This EP represents an emergent wave that is primal, viscerally emotive and at times unnervingly raw. He introduces us to a melodious space that brings the listener into deeper communion with the numinous. The songs, written and recorded across two continents, arrived to him in old rehearsal rooms, on several long haul flights, and in the basement of an old chocolate factory. They are connected by a timeless thread, fused together by fractured melodies and broken soundscapes.

Strip the Vines, the second single to be taken from the EP, is out June 26th and touches on the indistinct harsh reality of loss, written in the wake of the death of his closest friend. It is laced with hooks, melodies and refrains that tease you into a dynamic tension between ethereal vocals and sonorous progressions that traverse themes of death, regret and redemption. The depth of introspection can be traced as the track opens with a childlike naiveté, evocations of sentimentality, old ties, and loss of the ground that we all take for granted until familiar love is extinguished by fate.

Kiernan’s nous, as a sincere explorer of the shadow of humanity, presents us with a deceptively profound, catchy track which hints at some of his musical influences (Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Damien Jurado). His intention to take the listener on an existential sensory trip, gets down to the bones with the gutsy climactic drum outro that leaves us in a very different landscape to the one we set out from.

Follow Joseph Kiernan: 

Spotify: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanSPT 

YouTube: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanYT 

Website: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanWS 

Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanBC 

Instagram: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanIN 

Facebook: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanFB 

Twitter: http://bit.ly/JosephKiernanTW

SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/JosephKiernanSC

 

 

Pop Songstress KEHLI Announces New Music “Hypnotized” Set To Be Released Fri May 29th

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After returning earlier this month to deliver the new video for her second single ‘Believe It’, which was premiered on the Official Charts, Irish pop starlet KEHLI is back to unveil her latest hit-in-the-making ‘Hypnotized’.

Following on from the release of ‘Believe It’ and ‘One Last Kiss’ in previewing her highly-anticipated new EP, ‘Hypnotized’ sees her adopt a more electro-pop aesthetic. With her own crystalline vocals taking centre stage, this new offering is driven by a rich beat and gutsy electronic texture, reminiscent of the dynamic pop sound of the 80s.

Speaking about her new release, she said, “I recorded ‘Hypnotized’ last summer in London and I’m excited to finally release it! People experience love at one point or another and this is one interpretation of that feeling. The song has such an upbeat, uplifting energy to it and I hope people enjoy it as much as I loved making it.

 Mostly though, I hope it brings a little fun and happiness to everyone’s quarantine situation as the world goes through such a dark time at the moment with the pandemic. As we go into the summer months and need to remain in quarantine, people are going to need something to uplift them and I hope this helps even in a small way to give an element of fun and positivity to anyone that hears it while listening at home!’’

Recorded at SARM Studios (Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Stormzy, Raye, Lewis Capaldi), the track was produced by buzzing pop production team Kid Eternal and Angelssön (Glowie, Iggy Azalea, Icona Pop), mixed by Eli Marrett-Hitch (Dua Lipa ‘Don’t start now’, Justin Bieber ‘Yummy’, Troye Sivan, Ariana Grande, Julia Michaels, Jonas Blue) and mastered by Stuart Hawkes (Mabel, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Anne-Marie, JHus, Mura Masa, Rudimental).

Icona Pop & Afrojack producer from the Netherlands, Buzz Low heard the track and will now be releasing the official remix, which is set to arrive in early June.

Since the release of her sophomore single ‘Believe It’ last September, a lot has changed for the emerging singer. As well as the enormous response it received from Irish radio, with nearly 10 million radio impacts across stations such as iRadio, RTE 2FM, Spin 103.8, FM104, both BBC Radio 1 and KISS FM were also regular supporters of the release, and was featured in countless publications including Official Charts ‘One To Watch’, Earmilk, 1883 magazine, The Irish Times, Music Week, Record of the Day, The Digital Fix, Vents Magazine, Record of the Day and Chill Sounds Good.

By the end of 2019, she had collected nearly half a million streams across her Spotify alone. In addition to being invited to perform the infamous studio 8 sessions for RTE 2 fm, KEHLI was also named one of Top 5 emerging female acts to watch in 2020. Famed French HipHop DJ/Producer ProleteR heard the track and loved it so much he put his remix to it, which will be released next month.

Her previous offering ‘One Last Kiss’ reached top 5 positions in three key UK club charts including contemporary pop (#4), urban (#3) and club urban (#3). Watch the video for ‘One Last Kiss’ HERE

Hailing from Dublin, 19-year old KEHLI is a vocalist and performer with a soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music.  She spent her early years at stage school, where from age 5, she studied music and professional dance including contemporary, hip-hop and ballet. 

Her evolving passion for music and performance encouraged a 14 year old KEHLI to try her hands on a couple of TV music shows (usual suspects The Voice/X Factor etc.) which at such a tender age, provided invaluable experience and gained her a small cult online following. 

Rehearsal footage of KEHLI singing Jorja Smith’s ‘Let me down’ made its way onto Instagram and was met by an extremely positive response with over 22K views in its first 48hrs.  This encouraged KEHLI to continue to pursue her passion for music.

It was this experience that led to an intro to producer/songwriter MSRD – now New York/London based, who’s worked closely with KEHLI to help hone her sound.  Other collaborators include the likes of London based Cameron Gower-Poole (Anne-Marie, Raye, RAY BLK) who has worked closely on KEHLI’s forthcoming debut, a soulful, edgy, pop infused EP also featuring mixes by Josh Gudwin (Julia Michaels, Post Malone, Halsey).

2020 is on track to be an exciting one for this young Irish talent and her music. 

www.kehliofficial.com 

http://bit.ly/KEHLI-Instagram

http://bit.ly/KEHLI-soundcloud

http://bit.ly/KEHLI-facebook

Praise for KEHLI

Officialcharts UK

“‘One Last Kiss’ wouldn’t feel hugely out of place on Mabel’s Ivy to Roses mixtape, Dua Lipa’s self-titled album or Mahalia’s Seasons EP – the dancehall feel makes it a fitting soundtrack for the summer months.”

 

Celeb Mix 

“In addition to the excellent track, ‘One Last Kiss’ also shows off the rising Irish pop star’s fantastic vocals.”

 

When The Horn Blows

“[One Last Kiss] provides us with an energetic introduction to this exciting new talent.”

 

Irish Times

‘’KEHLI’’ #2 national trending in Ireland in June publication of the Irish Times.

 

Daytona Rose Announces New Single ‘Darkside’ Set For June 12th Release.

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Hailing from Dublin but residing in NYC, it was clear from a young age that Daytona Rose loved to sing. When she was 12 years old she did an audition to join the “National Children’s Choir”. Upon being chosen to join, they recorded a Christmas Album “A Christmas Gift” – by Monica Brown. With that choir, Daytona had a solo performance and appeared on Ireland’s longest-running Tv Show – The Late Late Show as well as The Late Late Toy Show, & on TV3 (Virgin Media) and also performed at various music venues around the country.

This set the precipice for a long-lasting love affair with the stage and music…

A trained classical pianist completing all of her grades through the Royal Irish Academy of music, Daytona went on to attend the infamous Rock College in Ballyfermot, Dublin. It was there that she learned to write songs and hone her performance craft. She was then chosen to do the exchange program in Pop Academy, Hammelburg, Germany. Which set the course for an International music journey which would see her travel all over the world developing her music including Dubai, LA, London and New York.

Citing influences such from Whitney Heuston to Kanye West, Daytona wants her music to bring the same joy and escapism that pop music has brought to her over the years and in times of hardship.

It was shortly after releasing a plethora of performances on her Youtube, that a huge online following began and she has racked up an incredible 2.3 million views. Daytona Rose was then invited to perform at in infamous Art Basel and also the legendary S.O.B’s in New York.

For many aspiring artists alike, New York is the place to be and it was where she started recording and collaborating with some big writers such as Kevin Mc Call (who is behind Chris Brown -Deuces / Stripped), Lil Eddie (who has worked with Kylie Monogue) and Autumn Rowe who is a vocal coach on the USA X Factor & Americas Got Talent (she has collaborated with Leona Lewis & Cher Lloyd to name but a few).

On her new track ‘Darkside’, the singer explores the dark side of intimate relationships lead by desire and passion. Good or bad, it’s up to the listener to gather their own opinion. The new single drops June 12th 2020. Expect to hear a whole lot more from Daytona Rose in the months ahead. 

Online Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/daytonarosee

https://www.instagram.com/daytona_rose

https://twitter.com/Daytona_rosee

 

Hit Singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson Returns With Impassioned New EP ‘Moving Images’ on May 29th

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Release details: ‘Closure’ comes out this Friday the 15th of May with the EP ‘Moving Images’ to follow on the 29th of May 2020.

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 A year on from his fifth studio album, Ivor Novello award-winning singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson releases his heartfelt 5-track EP Moving Images on May 29th via Lookout Mountain Records. The new single ‘Closure’ will be available on Fri 15th of May 2020.

The delicate collection of songs, the majority of which, was recorded by Jamie at his home studio before being mixed by Tim Ross.

Speaking about the record, Jamie said “This EP feels like a new chapter for me, the beginning of the next phase. With the need for full length albums being less and less, I suspect I’ll do more of these types of releases, small collections of songs that we can hopefully tour around and keep active with.”

Originally written in a panic as a present for his wife on their first anniversary after the present he had organised hadn’t arrived, the opening song ‘A Perfect Year is a sentimental ballad with stunning string melodies and Jamie’s distinctive emotive delivery. The song was never intended to feature on a record but “the more I played it the more I liked it and thought maybe others would too” he explains. It serves as a fantastic opener that’s even more impressive when you consider how quickly it had to be written; Jamie recalls that his wife had “nipped to Tesco the day before our anniversary” and he managed to bind it together in a short time.

The EP comes during a time of profound difficulty but, thanks to the international language of music, Jamie hopes that it can perhaps provide some optimism for listeners, “I think the ‘She’ in ‘She Sings For Me’ is music and how it’s always there for you whatever mood you’re in. It’ll always give you comfort and understanding, at least that’s what I was trying to say.”

The final track on the EP ‘Closure’ was written with acclaimed songwriter/producer Jez Ashurst. Having worked together in the past, both musicians quickly forecast the direction in which the song should go, which Jamie denotes as happening by “channelling the craftsmanship of Tom Petty”. The song was quickly recorded to capture the creative magic between the two, with Jamie affirming “What you hear is what was recorded the day we wrote it, I didn’t want to change a thing.

The exceptional writing on this EP makes it clear why Jamie was the first signing to Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records. In the same year as his signing (2015), Jamie released his self-titled third album, featuring the international hit ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’, which has to this day been streamed over 250 million times. In 2016 Jamie was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’, which he followed with his fourth album in 2017 called Happy Accidents. Jamie spent the start of 2018 in Nashville further expanding his songwriting toolbox, and the remainder of the year on a stadium tour with Ed Sheeran using his downtime to write new music. When the pieces had fallen together, he bunkered down in a multitude of international recording studios including La Frette just outside Paris – which had recorded the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Nick Cave – before heading to Dublin to co-produce 2019’s ‘The Years In Between’ with Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Shaun Mendes, Tom Walker, Ed Sheeran).

In the absence of tours, Jamie will be performing livestreamed concerts via his Instagram page. See his socials for regular updates as to the performance timings.

Follow Jamie on socials:

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Francis Groove Is Back With New Single “Why do you do dis”! 

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Francis Groove is back!  After the success of his last track, ‘Can’t Wait’, which reached number 1 in the Music Week Urban Club Charts, he has since collaborated on a new track with producer Simon LeSaint, and featuring singer Hydie Humbles, titled “Why do you do dis” set for release on 12th June 2020.

This track is one that will stick in your head – Hydie’s vocals capture the high notes perfectly, and the whole vibe is a chilled pop/future bass vibe, with great synth effects in all the right places. 

You’ll find yourself humming along to this track long after you’ve listened to it.

Release date: 12th June 2020 on Glagla Records.
 

Bernadette Morris To Release New Single ‘Legion of Marys’ May 29th 2020

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Following the success of her widely acclaimed debut album, ‘All The Ways You Wander’, County Tyrone born singer and musician, Bernadette Morris is set to launch her brand new single titled ‘Legion of Mary’s’ (A co-write with Ríoghnach Connolly)’ on May 29th 2020 across all digital platforms.

This is taken from a new album set to be released later in the year. On the record, Morris attracted collaborations with a group of highly accomplished musicians and songwriters, including co-writes with Eleanor McEvoy, Ríoghnach Connolly and Arborist’s Mark McCambridge.   

Says Morris on the song:

‘Growing up I had a lot of strong women in my life, my 5 sisters, aunts and cousins and of course my mother Mary.  I wanted to pay tribute to these women but especially to my mother, and her story.  It was great to collaborate and cowrite with Ríoghnach Connolly on this song, who really helped me inject energy into this song.’

This artist continues to wow audiences throughout Ireland and abroad with her fresh take on traditional Irish folk songs and enthralls audiences with her modern versions of lilting Gaelic laments.

For further information on Bernadette’s upcoming performances visit:

www.bernadettemorris.com

https://www.facebook.com/BernadetteMorrisMusic/

https://www.instagram.com/bernadettemorrismusic/

https://twitter.com/bmorrismusic 

You can follow Bernadette on Spotify here:

 

Megan O’Neill’s Love Song To Ireland…

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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 had planned a hectic year in 2020 with solo, headline tours across Ireland, Germany, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. Starting off with two incredible support slots at the Olympia Theatre (with the Lighthouse Family) and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre (with Jamie Cullum) but with Covid19, the remainder of the International tour was cancelled. Her forthcoming album, ‘Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty’set for release later this year, is aptly titled.

Megan is now busy doing weekly online shows on social media and writing for fellow artists and Sync briefs. She has just secured a major Netflix sync with her cover of ‘Time in a Bottle’ by Jim Croce. Megan has performed at private Oscars’ parties in LA alongside Gavin James (on a 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.
 
Last week, Megan released the music video for Ireland, her love song to Ireland. It has already received over 200,000 views online and has been picked up by major media outlets including Joe.ie & Image.ie. 

Ireland will be officially released on streaming platforms in Mid May.
 

‘Ireland’ is a stunning folk acoustic track that will touch you to the core especially during this moment in history when we have to stay within the confinements of our homes. We can feel that little bit closer to home with this stunning track. 

Listen to the Video for Ireland below:

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

Eden Isle Announce More New Music “Four Leaf Clover’

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The rising progressive Indie Rock Corkonian Band Eden Isle was formed in 2016. Since forming the band have been developing their unique sound and style through rigorous writing, rehearsing and recording sessions. Combining this with their energetic live performances, Eden Isle have quickly built a loyal fan base within their local music scene, playing Cork Venues such as Fred Zepplins, The Crane Lane Theatre, The Poor Relation, The Marine Sessions and more.

EDEN ISLE

The 5-Piece have been compared to the likes of Kings of Leon, The Killers and Muse, with driven melodic riffs and powerful vocals throughout their catalogue of songs. Their single, Winter in July, boasts influences from classic rockers Queen, with seamless interwoven guitar licks, spine-chilling piano and hair raising vocals. Their initial releases have garnered positive responses all round, reaching over 30k viewers between YouTube and Facebook and over 50k radio impacts across Irish radio.

During the Covid19 lockdown, Eden Isle released their single “Four Leaf Clover” and created a music video in honour of and as a thank you to all of the front line medical workers in Ireland. Their music has circulated Irish Radio, Brazilian Radio, Venezuelan Radio, Spanish Radio and Cuban Radio and Web based Radio. In Ireland they have been featured on stations such as Red FM, RTE, 2XM, Dublin City FM, Clare FM, Freewheel Radio, 8Radio and many, many more.

 

Currently Eden Isle are developing their music catalogue further, recording regularly at the well renowned Recording Studios, ClayCastle Recording Studios, in Youghal Cork. With consistent new tracks and videos being released, an ever growing fanbase, an imminent Debut Album and Irish Tour are certainly at the forefront of Eden Isles Future.

EDEN ISLE are: Vocals – Kevin, Guitar/Piano – Ame, Guitar/Backing Vocals – Shane, Bass – Carl, Drums – Ed.

Find out more about the band here:

YouTube video for: Four Leaf Clover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfyNKyaFBgA

 
 

Priorland Set To Release New Single ‘Moving to the Beat’ On April 24th

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Making their permanent mark on the Irish music scene, Priorland are set to release the first single “Moving to the Beat” of the debut “E.P. One” on Friday April 24th.

The band, formed in 2017, consisting of Tommy Hughes (Lead Vocal), Davie Boyle (Lead Guitar), Calvin McManus (Rhythm guitar) and Conor Kavanagh (Drums) are driven by their diverse writing abilities laid at the foot of the listener.

‘Moving to the Beat’ has been a crowd-pleaser since its first performance at the 2019 Sligo Live Festival. Having written the song, Conor Kavanagh collaborated with his fellow bandmates to create and refine a song reminiscent of funk/disco/dance track. Heavily inspired by Irish group Wild Youth and a careful analysis of the music scene around Ireland they created this 3 minute energy filled track.

The song was recorded by the well renowned producer and artist Gavin Glass in his Orphan Recording Studios. His broadened knowledge of musical genres meant he could pick and choose parts from Priorland’s songs and make them sound like top class records.

Be sure to check out the band on their social media networks and follow them on Spotify. 

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