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Pop Songstress Kehli Announces Dublin Headline Gig May 11th Workmans Club, Tix now on sale!

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“One of the country’s leading pop prospects” – THE LINE OF BEST FIT

Irish pop star on the rise, KEHLI” – EUPHORIA

“‘Kehli 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 ” – OFFICIAL UK CHARTS

Headline Show: No Sleep presents: Kehli – May 11th, Workmans Club, Dublin 
 

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Originally from Dublin, Ireland, 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 dance including contemporary, hip hop, and ballet.

Her evolving passion for music and performance encouraged 14-year-old KEHLI to try her hand 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.

It was this experience that led to an introduction with New York / London-based songwriter/producer, MSRD, who worked closely with KEHLI along with a few other key collaborators to create her sound.

KEHLI has been hotly tipped as ‘one to watch’ by the Official Charts UK, charted top #5 in 3 commercial charts as listed by Music Week, and has received support from national radio stations including BBC Radio 1, Kiss FM, & RTE 2FM.

Her previous releases received editorial playlist support from Spotify including New Music Friday UK and was featured on ‘New Pop UK’ for several weeks.

In total, previous releases have received 14 editorial playlist adds including Pop Remix (3Million listeners) on Spotify. The tracks have been added to Apple Music’s New Music Daily, YouTube Music’s Pop Fresh, & Filtr UK’s New Music Weekly playlist, amassing over 1.5 million streams across all platforms and over 13 Million national radio impressions in Ireland alone. KEHLI has been featured in multiple mainstream press platforms including Wonderland, Clash, Earmilk, Record of the Day, Irish Times & Hot Press Spotlight.

She made her national TV debut on The Late Late Show with Ryan Turbidy, where she sang with the IWIH (Irish Women in Harmony) group. Playing to crowds of over 4000 people at the likes Independence festival and Sea Sessions festival this year, KEHLI is putting finishing touches to her forthcoming music which is an urban-infused pop EP with edgy ear-catching tunes.

The future is on track to be an exciting one for KEHLI.

Lorcan O’Rourke Gets Country on his upcoming Covers collection: “Live at The Ivory Sessions” EP: A Fusion of Country Storytelling and Rock Energy

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Irish Country Rock Artist Lorcan O’Rourke Releases “Live at The Ivory Sessions” EP: A Fusion of Country Storytelling and Rock Energy (Out May 31st)

Lorcan O’Rourke, hailing from the lush landscapes of Co. Offaly, emerges as a formidable force in the realm of country music, seamlessly blending the heartfelt essence of Country with the invigorating spirit of Rock. Influenced by revered musical icons such as The Eagles, The Travelling Wilburys, and Bruce Springsteen, Lorcan’s musical journey is a testament to the enduring allure of classic Americana infused with his own unique Irish charm.

At the tender age of 7, Lorcan embraced his first guitar strings, igniting a lifelong passion that has only deepened over time. Drawing from the rich storytelling traditions of Country music and the raw energy of Rock, Lorcan crafts compositions that weave a tapestry of profundity and allure, capturing the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide.

“Live at The Ivory Sessions” EP: A Showcase of Live Performance Mastery

Lorcan’s latest EP, “Live at The Ivory Sessions,” showcases his prowess as a performer, featuring four captivating cover tracks recorded live in the renowned Ivory Studio in Slane, Co Meath, Ireland. With a 4-piece band accompanying him, Lorcan delivers raw and authentic performances that resonate with emotion and energy. The recordings, captured in a single take without layering, provide an intimate glimpse into Lorcan’s musical artistry. The EP’s tracks, mixed and mastered by the esteemed Mark Cahill, include:

– “When it Rains It Pours” (originally by Luke Combs): Lorcan infuses this upbeat Country/Rock anthem with grit and passion, captivating audiences with its infectious energy.

– “Broken Halos” (originally by Chris Stapleton): Lorcan’s heartfelt rendition of this poignant song resonates deeply with its themes of loss and redemption, showcasing his emotive vocal delivery.

– “1, 2 Many” (originally by Luke Combs): Lorcan’s electrifying performance of this high-energy track radiates with infectious drive and enthusiasm, leaving listeners eager for more.

– “Travellin Soldier” (originally by The Dixie Chicks): With Cathal Guinan on the fiddle adding depth and emotion, Lorcan’s rendition of this timeless classic captivates with its haunting beauty and poignant storytelling.

Future Endeavours: What comes after the covers EP?

Looking ahead, Lorcan eagerly anticipates unveiling a new EP featuring original compositions that promise to captivate hearts and minds with their authenticity and charm. With a magnetic stage presence and a resume that includes sharing platforms with esteemed acts like Ruaile Buaile, Johnny Brady, and The Whistlin Donkeys, Lorcan continues to solidify his standing within the music community, leaving an indelible mark on the ever-evolving musical landscape.

Follow Lorcan O’Rourke on [Social Media Handles] for updates and upcoming releases.

https://www.instagram.com/orourke.lorcan/

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Marty Rafo To Release New Single ‘Our Last Goodbye’

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Northern Irish artist Marty Rafo has been stirring up quite a bit of interest in the music industry since the release of his first two EP’s “Last Brigade” and “Atlantic Crossing.” From licensing music to 20+ major television networks, indie films, and sports arenas (including FOX, ESPN, E!, Discovery, National Geographic, NFL, and NASCAR), to celebrating rotation on 200+ college, independent, and commercial radio stations and performing alongside some of the US and UK’s most sought-after headliners (including: “Icon for Hire”, “All That Remains”, “Feeder”, “Reef”, “Pigeon Detectives” and “The Sherlocks”) – Rafo has just announced his collaboration with Irish Italian DJ and Producer Coke Beats on New Single ‘Our Last Goodbye’.

From busking in the streets of New York City in the late ‘90s to touring on three continents and leaving his mark on the underground electronic music scenes, Coke Beats has featured in more than 1 billion views on TikTok, and 44 number 1’s on the iTunes Charts in Europe, Asia, and South America. He is back in Ireland after a stint of EU residencies and has just worked on this remix collab with Marty Rafo, who was in search of the same quality of track as the late Avicii‘s ‘Hey Brother’ on his new single. Calling on the finesse of the Producer.

In addition to being featured in 50+ media publications for his past college, club, and festival tours (including: “Rock the Fort Music Festival, USA”, “Camden Rocks Festival”, “TVW Stock Festival, UK” and “Lee Stock Music Festival, UK”), some of the highlights thus far, according to Marty, have been hanging out with Bono and The Edge, meeting Jimmy Page and meeting the man who inspired him to pick up a guitar, Mr. Noel Gallagher.

Commenting on the inspiration behind his latest single, Rafo commented:

“Our Last Goodbye” is about two people who are in love with one another, then eventually break up and move their separate ways. It’s about reminiscing about the good times and wondering where it all went wrong. In the song, the main character in this narrative is still interested in what she is doing. However, he discovered that she was with another guy in a different country. He realises he needs to move on and stop living in the past. Ultimately, he finds himself and finds self-love.

His last single “You’ll Never Be Alone” soared straight to No.1 in both the UK and Irish I-Tunes charts. The new single ‘Our Last Goodbye’ – (Coke Beats Remix) is set to do the same and will be released on Sept 29th.  With a full band remix and an acoustic remix to follow in Oct.

 

THE REMEDY CLUB ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM – ‘BACK TO YOU’ SET TO BE RELEASED MAY 26TH

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THE REMEDY CLUB Back To You / released 26th May + Album Launch party Sunday 28th May in The Workman’s Club, Dublin (*full band show)

Back To You is the third album from Irish roots/Americana duo The Remedy Club. The album sees them broaden their sonic palette with strings and brass and features some notable Irish musicians including Aongus Ralston on bass (The Waterboys), Binzer Brennan on drums (The Frames), and Michael Buckley and Ronan Dooney on brass (Van Morrison). The album was co-produced by Gavin Glass in Orphan Studios, Wexford. While their second album was recorded in Nashville, musically this new chapter sees them heading towards Memphis and New Orleans with nods to Fleetwood Mac along the way, carving out their own authentic path in Irish music.

BIO:

Husband and wife duo The Remedy Club, comprising Kj McEvoy and Aileen Mythen have been described as ‘Ireland’s best kept musical secret’’ by Hotpress Magazine. Their first two albums Lovers, Legends and Lost Causes and True Hand True Heart were independently released by the duo to great critical acclaim in Ireland, the UK, Europe, and the US – ‘’My new favourite duo of all time (ROCKING MAGPIE, UK), ‘Outstanding’ (NO DEPRESSION, US).

Their sophomore album True Hand True Heart was recorded in Room and Board studios, Nashville, and produced by 5 –time Grammy award winner Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crowand was chosen as album of the week on RTE Radio One.  Hotpress magazine included the album in their top 10 folk albums of 2020.

Their latest offering Remedy Club ‘Back To You’ is due to be released 26th May 2023.

QUOTES

‘Ireland’s best kept musical secret’ (HOTPRESS, IRE)

‘Spectacular’ (MAVERICK)

‘Outstanding album’ (NO DEPRESSION, USA)

‘Destined for big things’ (GET READY TO ROCK, UK)

Simply Divine’ (LONESOME HIGHWAY)

‘It’s a stunner!’ ‘My new favourite duo of all time’ (ROCKING MAGPIE, UK)

‘Among today’s top roots artists‘ (YOUR LIFE IN A SONG, UK)

INTERESTING FACTS FOR MEDIA

Aileen has is an established actor and voice artist. She has voiced hundreds of characters in well-known cartoons and movies including Disney’s Space Chickens’, Rainbow Rangers (Nick Jnr, Genius), and ‘Luis and the Aliens’ (Warner Brothers). She also voiced the character of Raquel in the groundbreaking video game ‘Beyond a steel sky’. Aileen has worked alongside some of the world’s most recognised actors including Harvey Keitel and Pierce Brosnan

Kieran is the brother of acclaimed singer and songwriter, Eleanor McEvoy who wrote the third best-selling Irish single of all time ‘A Woman’s Heart’.

Kieran lived in New York City for 8 years where he played with several hard rock bands including Electra Records ‘Smashed Gladys’.

Aileen and Kj have released 5 albums in total – the first two being under the name B & The Honeyboys.

Their 7-year-old daughter Layla Kay made her TV debut at 5 playing Minnie Driver’s daughter in the Amazon Prime series ‘Modern Love’, directed by John Carney.

TOOTAWL “HOUSE ON THE MOON” The brand new EP Out November 27th

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TOOTAWL “HOUSE ON THE MOON” The brand new EP Out November 27th

First, let us rewind a little back to last summer 2014… When a young Irish troubadour named Richard O’ Gorman, with guitar in hand, found himself in the epicenter of Nashville, Tennessee playing gigs alongside fellow luminaries in the pubs, pavements and clubs, honing in on his crafty songwriting and performing his bustling brand of nu-folk in such famous venues as The Bluebird.

Standing at six foot four, he was christened ‘too tawl’ in typical Tennessee twang and fashion by a passing hobo on the street. The namesake stuck like glue and upon his arrival home triumphantly with this new adapted title he began working on material for his debut EP. Mainly taking inspiration from artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and also older blues musicians such as Blind Willie McTell, Tootawl mixes this strong sense of musical tradition with his own unique style.

tootawlEPcover Since his time in Tennessee, Tootawl has been paying his dues around the gigging circuit in Ireland including special guest support slot performances to Aslan in their sold out gig in Cork Opera House and Ham Sandwich at the Bandon Music Festival, to name but a few.

TooTawl recorded, engineered and mixed his debut EP with producer Christian Best (Mick Flannery, O Emperor) at Monique Studios. It has a release date of Friday 27th of November with tour dates to follow nationally.

For more information visit TOOTAWL online:

https://www.facebook.com/tootawl

https://twitter.com/TootawlMusic

 

Good Seed PR announce they will be the new imprint for PURE SYNC in the territory of Ireland.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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Tuesday 25th June 2013, Good Seed PR are pleased to announce they will be the new imprint for PURE SYNC in the territory of Ireland.

PURE SYNC is a forward-thinking music synchronisation agency & music publishing company. With over a decade of experience, the Pure Sync team delivers a time efficient and cost effective turn key creative music solution for Advertising Agencies (Brey Leino, BIG, M&C Saatchi, Mother, McCaan etc…) TV, Film & Gaming production companies (Endemol, Thumbs Up, Fulwell73, Metrodome, Monkey etc…), around the world. Previous clients include IKEA, ITV, AXA, ESPN, Volkswagen, BBC, Dominos Pizza, O2, Land Rover, Lexus and many more leading brands and companies.

Blending the two companies ethos “You make the music, we spread the word” and ‘Bringing Sound & Vision Together’, this union will be a most welcome deal to artists from both Ireland & Internationally. Bringing the best music to the forefront in all creative industries.

Good Seed PR & Pure Sync will provide Creatives, Directors, Producers & Editors with a ‘One Stop Shop’ for creative music searches, rights negotiation & licensing, bespoke composition, re-records & sound design, pre-cleared music & sonic branding in Ireland. Along with also providing Artists, Composers & Producers with a global platform and opportunity for their music to be placed in Films, TV, Advertising, Games & all other forms of media.

MD of Good Seed PR Linda Coogan Byrne commented “We are very much looking forward to making a real mark with Pure Sync in Ireland’s Sync market and hope to be able to continue to get Independent, well known & unknown music or bespoke composition & re records onto more and more platforms within the realm of Advertising, TV, Film and Gaming. This kind of merge has not been done before and if there was ever a right time for this to happen it is now, when our industry is ever changing and expanding. It is an exciting time”.

Links:

http://puresyncinc.com

https://www.goodseedpr.com

Contact:

Linda Coogan Byrne

E: linda@goodseedpr.com

☎: 01 6813496

Mobile: +353 851659065

The Hot Sprockets announce Festival dates and Summer tour!

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The Hot SprocketsOn Record Store Day April 20th 2013, The Hot Sprockets released their staggeringly cool country alt rocking Single ‘SOUL BROTHER’ to National acclaim. From being awarded Track of the week on Dublins 98 Fm to Single of the week on Today FM, The Hot Sprockets are winning over new fans at every roll of the dice. Hailing from the delta blues mecca that is…Dublin. They are five friends who came together with a shared love of Rock N’ Roll music.

A phenomenal live band, recent years has seen these smart blues-rockers play over 200 gigs including support slots with The Zutons, The View, Divine Comedy, Ida Maria, Peter Hook, Republic of Loose, BP Fallon and a rake of festivals including Indie-Pendence, Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions, Vantastival, Arthurs Day, Mannifest, Electric Picnic, a sold out show at The Roundhouse in London and headlining Whelans “One to Watch” festival.

Their music has been used on everything from Bulmers ad campaigns to BBC’s comedy “Fresh”, Irish film “Stitches” and RTE’s “RAW”. The band recently beat off 1000’s of bands to make it to the Hotpress “Play on the Day” final and got to grace the cover of Hotpress magazine. The bands video for “Cruisin’” was nominated for “Best video” & “Best group” at the Irish Music Television Awards. And the new music video for single SOUL BROTHER  has been hotly tipped as the coolest retro video of the year by ..anyone who watches it!

Their kind of Rock N’ Roll music is haunted by the ghost of country and blues – take the good-time revolutionary spirit of MC5, simmer it down to the sounds of Crosby Stills Nash and Young, add some rough-edged Eagles of Death Metal and you are somewhere near the sonic nugget that is The Hot Sprockets.

Nationwide tour dates:

Thurs 9th May – Dolans, Limerick
Fri 10th May – Coughlins Live, Cork
Tues 14th May – 100 Club, London w/ The Strypes
Thurs 16th May – Radio Nova Listeners Party, Cafe En Seine, Dublin
Fri 17th May – Metro 17, Wexford
Sat 18th May – Green & Live, Letterkenny
Sat 25th May – Life Festival, Belvedere House, Mullingar
Thurs 30th May – Knockanstockan launch party, MV Cill Airne Boat, IFSC Dublin
Sat June 1st – Forbidden Fruit, Kilmainham
Sun June 2nd – Happy Valley Fest, Thomastown
Sun June 23rd – Sea Session, Bundorran
Fri 28th June – McGourtys Bar, Castlerea, Roscommon
Sat 29th June – Westport Fest, Mayo
Sat 27th July – Knockanstockan, Wicklow
Fri 2nd Aug – Indie-Pendence, Cork
Sat 3rd Aug – NSx Festival, Dundalk

www.thehotsprockets.com

www.breakingtunes.com/thehotsprockets

www.facebook.com/thehotsprockets

www.twitter.com/thehotsprockets

TV Watch: JOHN SHEAHAN: A DUBLINER : MONDAY APRIL 15th RTE ONE 9.35PM

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JOHN SHEAHAN: A DUBLINER  : MONDAY APRIL 15th RTE ONE 9.35PM

John Sheahan(Colour)The documentary film John Sheahan: A Dubliner is a revealing and beautifully made portrait of a man who was an integral part of the national institution that is The Dubliners. As Barney McKenna once said, John is the ‘memory chip’, the part of the band who never forgets, ‘the mortar between the bricks’ that kept the band together.

John Sheahan was perhaps the most unlikely member of The Dubliners. His quiet nature and classical music training set him apart from his fellow group members. Now at the age of 73 he has reached a major turning point in his life. All of his friends that he once shared the band with in the early days, Luke, Ronnie, Ciarán and Barney are now sadly dead and he has finally decided to close the book on the life of The Dubliners after fifty years of recording and touring.

Sheahan is a deep thinker, a quality musician, composer and a poet with a passion for words.  At the age of 25 he was set up for life with a pensionable job as an ESB draftsman. He worked by day and played music by night. In 1964, to the dismay of his father who was a member of An Garda Síochána, he packed in the day job to go full time with The Dubliners.Image Ref. No. 2062/025

Now fifty years later it’s a new dawn for John.  He has all of the memories neatly packed away into different compartments and is ready to tell his side of The Dubliners story. John Sheahan is an eyewitness to a colourful chapter in Irish history that has formed a large part of our national identity. He has taken a road less travelled and thankfully has survived to tell the tale.

Produced by the award winning Scratch Films and directed by five time IFTA winning director Maurice Sweeney, John Sheahan: A Dubliner is a treasure trove of rare Dubliners archive some of which has never been broadcast in Ireland before and contemporary performances with Damien Dempsey, Declan O’Rourke, Charlie McGettigan, Máire Breatnach, Seán Keane and Neil Martin.

Nationwide to feature GiftedLive.com on tomorrows (Oct 17th) show at 7pm on Rte 1

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If you are at the TV tomorrow evening Oct 17th The TV Show ‘Nationwide’ on Rte 1 television will be doing a special preview feature on Gifted Live. It will air from 7pm. And trust us, you will like!! http://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/nationwide.html

Please see some recent videos from Gifted Lives Performances earlier this month:

The Original Rudeboys:
http://giftedlive.com/09/the-original-rudeboys-stars-in-my-eyes-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/
http://giftedlive.com/09/the-original-rudeboys-me-my-mind-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/
http://giftedlive.com/09/the-original-rudeboys-written-songs-feeling-good-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/

Adela and & the Meanits:
http://giftedlive.com/09/adela-the-meanits-party-for-3-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/
http://giftedlive.com/09/adela-the-meanits-office-romance-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/
http://giftedlive.com/09/adela-the-meanits-kinda-wild-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/

Mojo Fury:
http://giftedlive.com/09/mojo-fury-all-in-awe-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/
http://giftedlive.com/09/mojo-fury-el-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/

Silhouette and Paul Walsh:
http://giftedlive.com/09/silhouette-with-paul-walsh-nothing-compares-to-you-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/

The Red Velvetines:
http://giftedlive.com/09/the-red-velvetines-tell-me-sister-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/
http://giftedlive.com/09/the-red-velvetines-the-provocateur-performed-for-giftedlive-com-on-031012/