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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/

Sia Babez Announces New Single ‘Are You Ready’ Set For Halloween Release!

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‘ARE YOU READY’ – Out Fri Oct 25th

Irish/Zimbabwean pop songstress Sia Babez, announces her second Single ‘Are You Ready’ which is out 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.

Sia has been working diligently on her new and upcoming EP Inception’ which has been garnering the attention of various Grammy nominated Music Producers, A&R Executives and Management companies in both USA, UK, Europe and Africa. Sia is also working with Hit Producer Amadeus (J-Lo, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Chris Brown) on her upcoming EP scheduled for release in the new year. 

Sia began singing at the age of 2 with her influences ranging from Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Cher, Beyonce, Bob Marley and Bobby Brown to name but a few. Her passion for music lead her to write from the age of 9. She later took up drama school and music: piano, violin, vocal coaching along with choreography to develop her talents and pursue her dream of being a performer.  


As a writer and artist her relatable lyrics, strong singing ability and cultural background has allowed her to diversify her sound to create an aesthetically pleasing, commercial RnB/Pop identity under the guise Sia Babez. Through the use of her active growing social media presence, Seorsia has managed to get noticed by various music industry tycoons and fans all over the world. 

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 14 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 
Editors notes: 

What The Critics Are Saying:

“Sia Babez has a similar vibe, in production and vocal treatment, to tracks from artists like Mabel or RAYE. The melodies may be informed by R&B, the final product has the unmistakable sharpness of modern pop” – Nialler9

“Sia Babez cleverly uses her relatable lyrics, catchy melodies together with her unique voice and strong singing ability to incorporate her cultural background, this has allowed her to diversify her sound to create an aesthetically pleasing, commercial pop and R&B crossover sound” – Soul Doubt Magazine.

“The 18-year-old is ready to make her mark on the Irish music scene – and beyond” – HER.

“A fantastic new song ‘Hit My Line’ is a catchy R’n’B track that perfectly captures the fresh energy of the teenage singer-songwriter. With infectious beats and smooth vocals, Sia Babez has created an instantly danceable summer tune” – HOTPRESS

“Hit My Line” brings us a summer treat that’s tastier than the full English breakfast that makes an appearance at the start of the video’ – EarMilk.

“Sia Babez is the nom de plume of Dublin-born Irish/Zimbabwean teenager Seorsia Jack, who could well be our next urban r’n’b star! A social media sensation already, Sia is sure to add to her 14,000 followers on Instagram with the slick dance moves and state-of-the-art production in her new video” Broadsheet.ie

“An emerging force in the Irish music scene and, with her debut single ‘Hit My Line’ she makes her mark as a vital new talent to watch. She is a gifted writer and singer and has been working diligently on developing her unique blend of R&B, neo-soul and electro pop” – Amazing Tunes

“Sia Babez, an Irish/Zimbabwean rising teen star, is setting the scene of an ever changing Irish music landscape. At just 18 years of age, with a great voice, songwriting style akin to Ariana Grande, Raye and Mabel to mention just a handful of her potential peers – it’s clear to see the sky is the limit for the fast rising Pop star” – Emerging Now


Run In Red release new single and announce International & National Tour!

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Hailing from Dublin and the New York music scene the transatlantic band RUN iN RED have released two EPs to date: ‘The Revelled Theory Mind’ in 2017 and ‘Undercover Overthrown’ last September to critical acclaim from Rte2fm, Fm104 to the BBC and more. The band cite influences from Wilco, Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews band & Frightened Rabbit.
Honing their live skills on the Dublin circuit RUN iN RED have been described as ‘urgency transcribed into music and deliver indie rock through a wall of harmonic layers and musical dynamics. They have graced the stages of various Venues and Festivals in Ireland such as The Olympia, The Academy, Sea Sessions, Indiependence (with Bastille, Mumford & Sons and Aslan) and have just announced a National and International Tour in Ireland, the US and UK which kicked off in June 2019.
Their brand new single ‘Dirty Spirits Design’ is now available on spotify and they are currently in pre-production to begin recording their debut album. In the interim you can catch them live at any of the dates listed below!

Full tour dates:

RUN iN RED Upcoming Irish dates : 

  • Something In The Water Festival – 21/6/19
  • Roisin Dubh, Galway – 7/7/19 
  • Gallagher’s Pub, Cork – 10/7/19
  • Scruffy Murphys, Limerick – 11/7/19
  • LOST LANE, Dublin – 20/7/19
  • Central Arts, Waterford – 29/7/19

US dates :

  • Rock house Live Midtown, Memphis – 3/6/19
  • Giddy Ups, Austin, Texas – 6/9/19
  • JP Hops House, Houston – 9/6/19

UK dates :

  • The Jacaranda, Liverpool – 18/8/19
  • Walrus, Manchester – 19/8/19
  • The Old King’s Arms, Leeds – 20/8/19

Tickets available from www.runinred.eventbrite.ie

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Lavengro announce release of new single ‘Live For The Weekend’ a hook laden pop gem

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‘Live For The Weekend’ Release Date: March 22nd

5-Piece Pop band Lavengro hailing from Derry City, Northern Ireland, announce the release of their -hotly tipped ‘best songs of 2019’- brand new single ‘Live For The Weekend’. With instant hooks that call for the repeat button, their new single is the follow up to commercially successful track ‘Think’ which was one of the most played Irish songs on Radio in 2018. 2FM hailed it as one of their most played Irish songs of 2018, iRadio & Today FM also made the boys their Homegrown Heroes & PlayIrish Artist of the week. It also stayed in the top 100 Irish Airplay Charts for 11 weeks, peaking at #25 and also made it onto the Irish iTunes Top 100 Charts, Spotify Viral 50 Ireland, Ireland Shazam Charts top 50 – to name a few! Their new single is punchier, catchier and will have the same effect: Press Repeat>>>> PLAY.


The childhood friends formed the group in 2015 all at the age of 18 with one ultimate goal in mind; to be one of the top bands to ever come out of Ireland. The boys make songs that are punchy, catchy and powerful. Songs that really hit you in the feels but also make you want to dance. After just 2 years, the band were slowly making their dream a reality with the success of their single, “Think”. 2019 marks an enterprising next step with the release of ‘Live For The Weekend’ penned for March 22nd.

Lavengro had a busy summer in 2018, selling out their own headline shows at Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland and The Nerve Centre, Derry while being invited to Irish radio stations across the country for interviews and to perform live at RTE2FMs famous Studio 8 Sessions. The lads are no strangers to big festival stages, performing on Main Stage at SunflowerFest, Electric Picnic & Sea Sessions as well as playing support to Hudson Taylor in their hometown in yet another sold out event.


Joe.ie Song of the Day #554 |

Dermott & Dave’s Homegrown Heroes (Today FM) |

PlayIrish Artist of the Week (Today FM) |

BBC ATL Track of the Day #430 |

Dundalk FM ‘Ones to Watch’