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Tuesday 19th February - GORILLA TROUBADOUR

Gorilla Troubadour Profile P 300x193GORILLA TROUBADOUR plus support TØY GIRL ^ Upstairs ^ GORILLA TROUBADOUR https://gorillatroubadour.com https://www.facebook.com/GorillaTroubadour https://twitter.com/gorillatroub Following the release of their debut single ‘The Apple Truck’ and an ensuing tour around Ireland, Gorilla Troubadour have made a name for themselves as gritty rockers, combining powerful riffs and ear catching hooks. Over the summer they played at festivals […] Upstairs in Whelans   Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5+bf

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    GORILLA TROUBADOUR

    plus support

    TØY GIRL

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    GORILLA TROUBADOUR

    https://gorillatroubadour.com
    https://www.facebook.com/GorillaTroubadour
    https://twitter.com/gorillatroub

    Following the release of their debut single ‘The Apple Truck’ and an ensuing tour around Ireland, Gorilla Troubadour have made a name for themselves as gritty rockers, combining powerful riffs and ear catching hooks. Over the summer they played at festivals such as Townlands Carnival and Gael Linn. Other highlights include a headline in The Workman’s Club as part of Gigonometry and packing out Geoff’s Bar in their hometown of Waterford. The band recently headlined The Workmans Club on the 17th of January to a full venue. The launch gig for ‘Tom Cruise Does All His Own Stunts’ is scheduled in Whelans on for the 19th of February. Also planned are launch dates in venues all across the country as the band look to build on their success of 2018.

    Channelling early, mid, and late noughties indie-rock with a crushing hard edge, Dublin four-piece Gorilla Troubadour barge their way through a rambunctious just shy of three minutes haymaker in the form of ‘Tom Cruise Does All His Own Stunts’. Bass and percussion act as a dual machine-gun of rapid-fire rock outbursts that explode in your face and leave you dizzied and delighted. (REMY, Irish Playlist)

    The new track kicks off with a rasping bass-line and doesn’t let go. There’s a little bit of Arctic Monkeys in the sound – not a bad thing at all – and it marks them out as a young band to keep an eye on in the coming years. (Joe.ie)

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    TØY GIRL

    https://www.facebook.com/TOYGIRLBAND

    Hannah, Fiachra and Ciaran began writing music together in March of 2018. Their shared interest in artists such as Ben Howard, Alice Pheobe Lou, King Krule and Peach Pitt helpe cultivate their early sound. As the group became more serious they enlisted the help of bass player Aran Hopkinson in September 2018. They played their first headline show to a sold out crowd at Whelan’s on the 25th of October, 2018. On foot of this performance they were immediately booked for shows at the button factory, Workman’s club and the Crowbar as well as recruiting the final member of the band, drummer, Cian O’Leary Hegarty. The group plan to gig and tour extensively for the summer with recording and releases planned for early 2019.

    TICKETS

    €5 plus booking fee, available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €5+bf

Wednesday 20th February - MIDE HOULIHAN

Mide P 300x194MIDE HOULIHAN Shifting Gears EP Tour plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Míde Houlihan is a Clonakilty bred singer songwriter, who has captured the hearts of many an Irish audience over the last number of years. With some high profile support slots including the likes of FRED and Canadian folk singer Doug Paisley
Upstairs in Whelans   Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10

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    MIDE HOULIHAN

    Shifting Gears EP Tour

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    Míde Houlihan is a Clonakilty bred singer songwriter, who has captured the hearts of many an Irish audience over the last number of years. With some high profile support slots including the likes of FRED and Canadian folk singer Doug Paisley

    , as well as international cult star, Jenn Grant, Míde has made a name for herself as one of Ireland’s brightest prospects.

    Her debut album ‘Coloured In’ was released in 2015, with the lead single, ‘Nuts and Bolts’ winning the IMRO Christie Hennessy Songwriting Award. The album went on to receive an incredibly warm reception in the media as well as the general public, with most critics citing Míde’s honest, sometimes humorous, sometimes heart wrenching songwriting as a diamond in what can sometimes be a crowded scene.

    Her single ‘You Know it’s Christmas Time’ (recorded with Bill Shanley in Cauldron Studios) received a great review from none other than Mick Hanly – ‘’I think we have a surfeit of syrup and goo already, but when you hear ‘Eastenders’ being rhymed with ‘preggars’ in a Christmas song setting well s***!… it’s time to tune in.’’
    Míde recently joined up with Cork City based promotions/productions company, Unemployable Promotions, and is currently in the mixing phase of her forthcoming EP, ‘Shifting Gears’, which is scheduled to drop in Feb 2019 on Unemployable Records. The EP, recorded by Christian Best (Mick Flannery), and features some great Irish musicians such as Alan Comerford (O Emperor), Dylan Howe (Rowan, Clare Sands), and more.

    TICKETS

    €10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €10

     

Wednesday 20th February - IT’S NOT THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS! w/ PATRICK CULLIVAN

Default ThumbnailVIA EVENTBRITE.IE IT’S NOT THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS! hosted by PATRICK CULLIVAN ^^ The Parlour ^^ WHAT IS ‘IT’S NOT THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS!’? Is mass hysteria making you feel like YOU’RE the one going crazy? Do you long for the days where you could talk politics and still have a pint together afterwards? Do you […] Doors: 7.30pm  in The Parlour Bar  Tickets: €13.80

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    VIA EVENTBRITE.IE

    IT’S NOT THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS!

    hosted by

    PATRICK CULLIVAN

    ^^ The Parlour ^^Facebook event

    WHAT IS ‘IT’S NOT THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS!’?
    Is mass hysteria making you feel like YOU’RE the one going crazy? Do you long for the days where you could talk politics and still have a pint together afterwards? Do you watch commentators losing their minds over nothing and think: ‘It’s hardly the Cuban Missile Crisis!’?

    Well you’re right – it’s NOT the Cuban Missile Crisis!

    Laughing hasn’t been banned – YET – so while it’s still legal, join Paddy Cullivan as he hosts a monthly satirical live discussion with regular panellists Larissa Nolan, Karl Deeter and some very special guests. Leave your ideological baggage at the door and enter a world where normal discourse is possible in the lovely Parlour Bar above Whelan’s Wexford St. As well as debating the big issues and movements of our time, there will be comedy slideshows, performances, audience participation and musical interludes. Let’s disagree agreeably and remember…‘It’s NOT the Cuban Missile Crisis!’

    Special guests on Wednesday February 20th – Mick McNiffe, Stella O’Malley, Barbara McCarthy, an amazing surprise musical guest and more!!

    TICKETS

    €10 plus booking fee from Eventbrite.ie

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 7:30pm in The Parlour Bar
    • Tickets: €13.80

     

Thursday 21st February - DAMIAN CLARK

Damo Lower Res 7 Copy 2 P 300x193DAMIAN CLARK plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Fresh from a sell-out run in the Edinburgh Fringe, winning the Peoples Champion Award 2018 and the Best Show Award Neath Comedy Festival 2018, Ireland’s adopted Aussie Damian Clark returns to Whelan’s with his new fast paced hour of raw manic stand-up.
Upstairs in Whelans   Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10 adv / €12 door

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    DAMIAN CLARK

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^
    Facebook event

    Fresh from a sell-out run in the Edinburgh Fringe, winning the Peoples Champion Award 2018 and the Best Show Award Neath Comedy Festival 2018, Ireland’s adopted Aussie Damian Clark returns to Whelan’s with his new fast paced hour of raw manic stand-up.

    Clark has been featured in Republic of Telly, The Savage Eye, Katherine Lynch’s Wonder Women, Comedy Central’s Seann Walsh World, The Apprentice: You’re Fired! plus wrote & co-starred in RTE2’s I Dare Ya! which became the highest rating Irish comedy debut to date.

    With his high-octane delivery & spot-on observations, Damian has become one of the hottest tickets in Irish & UK comedy clubs. Don’t miss out!

    “The world’s wittiest machine gun.” – The Scotsman

    “His sunny observational humour is perfect” – Three Weeks

    “A relentless onslaught of crippling laughs” – The Skinny

    “The Aussie firebrand tells rapid-fire jokes, barely coming up for air” – The List

    “An animated, hilarious portrait of a sleep-deprived man on the edge…Bladder burstingly funny” – Chortle

    WINNER AMUSED MOOSE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION AWARD 2018
    WINNER BEST SHOW AWARD NEATH COMEDY FESTIVAL 2018
    SOLD OUT EDINBURGH FRINGE 2011-18
    SOLD OUT PERTH FRINGE WORLD 2018

    TICKETS

    €10 adv / €12 door

    Advanced tickets are available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm.

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €10 adv / €12 door

     

Thursday 21st February - POPPY’S WHEELS COMEDY GALA w/ DAVID O’DOHERTY & PJ GALLAGHER

Poppys Wheels 1.0 Horizontal1 P 300x193Whelanslive.com and Lisa Richards presents POPPY’S WHEELS COMEDY GALA w/ PJ GALLAGHER & DAVID O’DOHERTY plus very special guests _ Main Venue _ POPPY’S WHEELS FUNDRAISING COMEDY GALA WITH PJ GALLAGHER AND DAVID O’DOHERTY AT WHELAN’S ON THURSDAY, 21st FEBRUARY 2019!
Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €25

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    Whelanslive.com and Lisa Richards presents

    POPPY’S WHEELS COMEDY GALA
    w/ PJ GALLAGHER & DAVID O’DOHERTY

    plus very special guests

    _ Main Venue _

    Facebook event

    POPPY’S WHEELS FUNDRAISING COMEDY GALA WITH PJ GALLAGHER AND DAVID O’DOHERTY AT WHELAN’S ON THURSDAY, 21st FEBRUARY 2019!

    Enjoy a brilliant night of the very best of Irish stand up comedy and do your good turn for the week into the bargain! A comedy gala in Whelan’s starring some of the very best known names in Irish stand up all volunteering their talent for a great cause! This huge show will be headlined by PJ Gallagher and David O’Doherty and they’ll be joined by a host of Irish stand up stars on the night still to be announced! It’s a guaranteed hilarious Thursday night out with the cream of Irish comedians and all for a great cause!

    Poppy’s Wheels is a volunteer run benefit fund originally established in 2014 to help pay for the transport and equipment needs of Poppy Shankey, a 10 year old girl from Walkinstown with cerebral palsy and complex care needs. In 2015 the fund succeeded in raising money for an all-terrain wheelchair (called a ‘Hippocamp’ , the French for Seahorse) for Poppy, which was specially imported from France and allows her to go the beach and the forest with her whole family – something that was never possible with her everyday wheelchair. In 2016 we hosted a comedy night at Vicar St that raised enough money to bring another two Hippocamps in to Ireland to help other families of disabled children to experience days out to the beach and the great outdoors together – simple pleasures enjoyed by so many families but that are not possible for most with a wheelchair using child. We are currently piloting this scheme and will use the funds raised at the Comedy Gala to bring additional all-terrain wheelchairs into Ireland and to make them available to families and disability groups across Ireland. We are administering this scheme on a not-for-profit basis through our friends at the special needs shop and suppliers Adam and Friends – who are the suppliers of the Hippocamps here in Dublin. Some of the funds raised on the night will also go to the Parents Association of Poppy’s special needs school, Scoil Mochua in Clondalkin and it’s sister school in Clontarf to help pay towards the cost of summer camps for the kids at both schools.

    TICKETS

    ON SALE NOW: €25 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €25

Thursday 21st February - BIMM DUBLIN MIDNIGHT HOUR

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BIMM DUBLIN MIDNIGHT HOUR in association with O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS presents TBC [email protected]’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, FREE ENTRY The Manuscript & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 11.30pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY

Friday 22nd February - BILL RYDER-JONES

Bill Ryder Jones BRJ Admat Dublin P 300x193ON SALE FRI 5th OCT, 10AM Aiken Promotions presents BILL RYDER-JONES plus support _ Main Venue _ At the end of last month, Bill Ryder-Jones played a series of glorious UK shows including London’s Southbank; he is now pleased to announce a a headline show at Whelan’s Dublin, 22nd February 2019.
Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €16.50

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    ON SALE FRI 5th OCT, 10AM

    Aiken Promotions presents

    BILL RYDER-JONES

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _ Facebook event

    At the end of last month, Bill Ryder-Jones played a series of glorious UK shows including London’s Southbank; he is now pleased to announce a a headline show at Whelan’s Dublin, 22nd February 2019.

    Alongside the UK tour, he has additionally confirmed a string of instore appearances around the album’s release. Bill has shared two tracks from Yawn so far, ‘Mither’ and ‘And Then There’s You’.

    A buckle-up and knuckle-down listen, Yawn rewards the listeners’ attention with motifs and melodies that play hide and seek but never fail to deliver on those between-the-lines verities. This musical belief of delayed gratification is something Bill learnt from classical music as a child, from Elgar and Debussy in particular – and over the long hall of his short life, you can hear these riches being polished on Yawn. Most of the 10 songs clock-in over the 5 minute mark and this wide-angle lens affords us time to interpret and translate meaning – or just to revel in it.

    Multi-instrumentalist, producer, string-arranger and composer Bill Ryder-Jones has had a career spanning 15 years, a rarity in a world that so often looks to the new.  From his musical interpretation of Italo Calvino’s ‘If On A Winters Night A Traveller’ (If… in 2011), 2013’s A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, the acclaimed West Kirby County Primary (2015) and now to Yawn, Bill has constantly widened his scope, weaving in an overarching sense of authenticity, intimacy and wryness as he goes.

    Fri 22nd Feb – Whelans, Dublin Tickets
    Tickets on presale via Bill’s mailing list 4th Oct, on general sale 5th Oct

    Yawn is available to pre-order on Dom-Mart exclusive deluxe LP (signed clear heavyweight vinyl + bonus 7”), indie exclusive deluxe LP (clear heavyweight vinyl), LP, CD (Dom-Mart exclusive CD will be signed) and digitally. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital

    TICKETS

    ON SALE FRI 5th OCT, 10AM: €16.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €16.50

     

Friday 22nd February - EXILES (Single Launch)

Weareexilesb 2 P 300x193EXILES SINGLE LAUNCH plus support FÍ ^ Upstairs ^ Exiles launch their new single, Rearview Mirror, at Whelan’s on Friday 22nd February 2019 at 8pm. Rearview Mirror was produced by Michael Heffernan (Dermot Kennedy, Chasing Abbey, Gavin James, The Script, The Coronas)
Upstairs in Whelans   Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10

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    EXILES

    SINGLE LAUNCH

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event

    Exiles launch their new single, Rearview Mirror, at Whelan’s on Friday 22nd February 2019 at 8pm.

    Rearview Mirror was produced by Michael Heffernan (Dermot Kennedy, Chasing Abbey, Gavin James, The Script, The Coronas) and sees the Carlow musician-producer duo Jack O’Flaherty and Darragh O’Connor modernise their previous synth-wave sound to make one of the most sophisticated pop songs to come out of Ireland in a very long time.

    With a gigging roster beginning in February and an arsenal of new songs ready to take them all the way through to festival season, 2019 is set to be a big year for this band from Ireland’s south-east who have developed a knack for fusing genres to produce decadent pop songs with hints of atmospheric nostalgia that hark back to their influences, which range from St. Lucia, Fenech-Soler and Fleetwood Mac to Talking Heads, Bell X1 and Arctic Monkeys.

    There is a confidence about their music that comes from an obsession with their craft, innate talent and a mission to embrace contradictions, with Hot Press Magazine anticipating, “Everyone might want a piece of these guys soon.”

    TICKETS

    €10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €10

Friday 22nd February - SOMA #027 ft. SICK NANLEY, SPECIAL GUEST (UK) & FYNCH

SOMA 027 P 300x193SOMA #027 HIP HOP EDITION featuring SICK NANLEY, SPECIAL GUEST (UK) & FYNCH plus SOMA Resident DJs DOORS 11PM CLICK HERE FOR GUEST LIST ^ Upstairs ^ SOMA #027 ft. Sick Nanley, Special Guest (UK) & FYNCH WE’RE BACK. Dry January is over and we’re coming back with SOMA #027 THE HIP-HOP EDITION. We got […] Upstairs in Whelans   Doors: 11pm Tickets: FREE w/ GUEST LIST

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    HIP HOP EDITION

    featuring

    SICK NANLEY, SPECIAL GUEST (UK) & FYNCH

    plus SOMA Resident DJs

    DOORS 11PM

    CLICK HERE FOR GUEST LIST

    ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event

    SOMA #027 ft. Sick Nanley, Special Guest (UK) & FYNCH

    WE’RE BACK. Dry January is over and we’re coming back with SOMA #027 THE HIP-HOP EDITION. We got two of Burner Records finest with Sick Nanley and FYNCH, then our very first act from The UK who’s been getting the not by tastemakers NME, Clash Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit and many others.. we’ll reveal our special guest on the day of the show!

    Listen to Sick Nanley:

    Listen to FYNCH:

    *CLICK ATTENDING FOR FREE GUESTLIST*

    Doors at 11pm

    As per usual we’ll have the SOMA Resident DJs spinning your favorite indie (&hip-hop) tunes until 3am!

    SOMA originated as a series of house parties in Dublin hosting bands and DJs until stupid o’clock. The SOMA clubnight aims to carry on the house party tradition, showcasing Dublins best up and coming bands followed by a sweaty party soundtracked by all your favourite indie and alternative bangers.

    SOMA PLAYS:
    FIDLAR, The Dandy Warhols, Arctic Monkeys, Parquet Courts, The Virgins, QOTSA, Blur, Bloc Party, The Strokes, Sleater-Kinney, Brian Jonestown Massacare, The Hives, Wavves,The Vines, Bikini Kill, The White Stripes, The Kills, Nirvana, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals, Interpol, Death From Above 1979, The Libertines, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, The Stone Roses, Justice, The Orwells, Tame Impala, The Last Shadow Puppets, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Editors, Glass Animals, The Vaccines, Warpaint, Circa Waves, Wild Beasts, etc. etc.

    TICKETS

    FREE ADMISSION BEFORE 10:30PM – GUEST LIST VIA FACEBOOK EVENT

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 11pm
    • Tickets: FREE w/ GUEST LIST

     

Saturday 23rd February - SOMEBODY’S CHILD

123Whelanslive.com presents SOMEBODY’S CHILD plus support ^ Upstairs ^ NEW SINGLE TOES OUT JAN 18th Introducing Somebody’s Child, a rising young Irish male singer-songwriter who has been making serious waves in the Irish music scene.
Upstairs in Whelans   Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10

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    Whelanslive.com presents

    SOMEBODY’S CHILD

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event

    NEW SINGLE TOES OUT JAN 18th

    Introducing Somebody’s Child, a rising young Irish male singer-songwriter who has been making serious waves in the Irish music scene. His music has drawn comparisons to Arctic Monkeys and Foster the People, and it’s easy to see why, with his effortless combination of indie, alternative and pop.

    Following the success of his debut single Make You Alright, which has received airplay on over 25 radio stations with total radio listener impacts in excess of 2 million, as well landing several Spotify editorial playlists, including ‘Hot New Bands’ and ‘A Breath of Fresh Eire’, and Track of the Day on Hot Press Magazine, Make You Alright draws an end to a project that began a little over a year ago.

    Now, Somebody’s Child looks to cement himself with the unveiling of his new release Toes. Produced by Ross Dowling (James Vincent McMorrow, Talos, Bell X1), the track experiments with, and explores the different styles and elements of indie pop music. Both lyrically and melodically driven, Toes is a beautifully-arranged track that highlights Somebody’s Child’s talent for crafting songs that feel both intimate and vast, set against a blissful atmospheric soundscape.

    Having honed his sound into a captivating alternative that fuses righteous lyrics with dazzling melodies, his latest material is raw and honest. Deeply poignant, Toes capitalises on his ability to engage smart songwriting with unexpected genres, taking cues from the likes of James Bay and Tom Walker.

    Speaking of the track Toes, Somebody’s Child explains:

    “The song is about being in a controlling relationship, knowing what needs to change, and finding the courage to stand up for oneself and going after what you really want despite what people may think or say about you.”

    TICKETS

    €10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €10

     

Saturday 23rd February - KOJAQUE

Kojaque 1 P 300x193Soft Boy Records presents KOJAQUE ‘Deli Daydreams’ 1 year anniversary show w: full live band plus Kean Kavanagh (live) / Soft Boy DJs In association with MCD _ Main Venue _ In celebration of the 1 year anniversary of his critically acclaimed release, Deli Daydreams, Kojaque will perform the Choice Music Prize nominated album live with […] Doors: 8pm  Tickets: SOLD OUT

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    Soft Boy Records presents

    KOJAQUE

    ‘Deli Daydreams’ 1 year anniversary show

    w: full live band

    plus Kean Kavanagh (live) / Soft Boy DJs

    In association with MCD

    _ Main Venue _

    In celebration of the 1 year anniversary of his critically acclaimed release, Deli Daydreams, Kojaque will perform the Choice Music Prize nominated album live with full band at an intimate show in Whelan’s Dublin on Saturday 23rd February 2019.

    Dublin rapper Kojaque is an artist steadily gaining ground on the Irish and international music scene, thanks to his production style, stunning visuals, and biting lyrics. Co-founder of independent label Soft Boy Records, Kojaque mixes sampling and jazz beats with dynamic, poetic lyrics, showcasing life as a modern Dubliner.

    An established film-maker and visual artist as well as a musician, Kojaque’s multi-media performances and projects are unlike anything else in Irish hip-hop; brutal, honest, and beautiful at once. With a vast range of work produced both independently and with Soft Boy Records, Kojaque’s influences range from MF DOOM to Stevie Wonder. Kojaque has worked with notable Irish producers such as JarJarJr, GAPTOOF, and Wastefellow, and his influence on Irish hip-hop is palpable.

    Deli Daydreams
    DELI DAYDREAMS is a conceptual project chronicling a week in the life of a Deli worker. The project meanders through the daydreams of KOJAQUE, the main protagonist, as he contemplates love, life and loneliness in the lead up to the annual work Christmas party. The project is a vignette of working life in Dublin, mundanity, madness and escapism.

    “..this small island’s greatest, most heartfelt, collection of hip-hop tracks to date” – Goldenplec

    #1 Irish Album of the year 2018 – Nialler 9

    “The year’s finest Irish release” – Una Mullally, The Irish Times

    TICKETS – SOLD OUT

    ON SALE MON 11th FEB, 9AM: €21 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: SOLD OUT

Saturday 23rd February - MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ KRISDEBERG

The Midnight Hour 2017 300x193MIDNIGHT HOUR in association with O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS presents KRISDEBERG plus support [email protected]’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, Sign up for GUEST LIST Whelanslive.com & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 11:30pm Tickets: GUEST LIST/FREE before 10:30pm

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  • MIDNIGHT HOUR

    in association with

    O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS

    presents

    KRISDEBERG

    plus support

    [email protected]’s from Midnight.

    Doors: 11:45pm, Sign up for GUEST LIST

    Whelanslive.com & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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    KRISDEBERG

    https://www.facebook.com/krisdebergmusic
    https://www.instagram.com/krisdebergmusic/

    Krisdeberg formed after a chance meeting at a party in Moby’s house, still high on orange juice and vintage drum machine grooves. The newly bonded four-piece seized this moment of karmic kismet and resolved to make some music.

    Drawing on influences ranging from LCD Soundsystem all the way to James Murphy, Krisdeberg are a completely self-produced, self-recorded project. Locked away in their studio and armed with synthesisers, drums/machines and some noise; they began work on their first collection of songs.

    Months of work have resulted in the release of their debut single Lies. A snap-shot our all too common habit of deceiving ourselves set against a rhythmic, synth driven soundscape.

    Lies is available on Spotify, iTunes and all major streaming services and stores.

    TICKETS

    FREE ADMISSION BEFORE 10:30PM – GUEST LIST VIA FACEBOOK EVENT

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 11:30pm
    • Tickets: GUEST LIST/FREE before 10:30pm

Sunday 24th February - ELEANOR TIERNAN

Eleanor Tiernan SUCCESS WITHOUT A SEX TAPE Image P 300x193Whelanslive & Lisa Richards presents ELEANOR TIERNAN SUCCESS WITHOUT A SEX TAPE plus support ^ Upstairs ^ From Irish Pictorial Weekly, Bridget and Eamon and BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz stand up comedian Eleanor Tiernan returns with a new show recounting her struggles to live a happy and comfortable life without releasing a sex tape. Includes […] Upstairs in Whelans   Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12

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    Whelanslive & Lisa Richards presents

    ELEANOR TIERNAN

    SUCCESS WITHOUT A SEX TAPE

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

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    From Irish Pictorial Weekly, Bridget and Eamon and BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz stand up comedian Eleanor Tiernan returns with a new show recounting her struggles to live a happy and comfortable life without releasing a sex tape. Includes cautionary tales, tips on how to avoid ending up having your intimate private details available online and cat cafe etiquette. Attendance is compulsory.

    “Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice” (Sunday Times).

    “A uniquely oblique angle on the world” (Chortle.co.uk).

    TICKETS

    €12 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Live in the Front Bar, 11pm: The Dublin Blues Cartel feat. Mik Pyro, Pat Farrell, John Quearney & Eoin Redmond | Free Entry

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €12

     

Sunday 24th February - ALASDAIR ROBERTS & LANDLESS

Alasdair Banner 300x193Enthusiastic Eunuch presents ALASDAIR ROBERTS & LANDLESS _ Main Venue _ Enthusiastic Eunuch presents a double headline show with some of the finest voices in contemporary folk music Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse & Dave McGuinness (Drag City) and Landless (Unaccompanied four-part harmony singing). — — — — — ALASDAIR ROBERTS http://www.alasdairroberts.com https://twitter.com/alirobertsmusic “What News is genuinely revelatory […] Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €16

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    Enthusiastic Eunuch presents

    ALASDAIR ROBERTS & LANDLESS

    _ Main Venue _

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    Enthusiastic Eunuch presents a double headline show with some of the finest voices in contemporary folk music Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse & Dave McGuinness (Drag City) and Landless (Unaccompanied four-part harmony singing).

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    ALASDAIR ROBERTS

    http://www.alasdairroberts.com
    https://twitter.com/alirobertsmusic

    “What News is genuinely revelatory work from an artist no stranger to pushing his limits – and now ours” – Record Collector

    “Shirley Collins has already declared ‘What News’ “a masterpiece” and one should never argue with Shirley Collins” – fRoots

    February 2019 will see acclaimed Scottish singer Alasdair Roberts team up with sonic provocateur Amble Skuse and keyboard wizard David McGuinness to take their recent album What News (Drag City Records) out on the road.

    Featuring eight atmospheric interpretations of old Scots ballads – muckle sangs –  arranged for voice, piano and electronics, the critically lauded  ‘What News’ is Roberts’ fourth such album-length foray into traditional song, informed by archival researches and steeped in a deep respect for the singers of Scotland’s past.  However, the idiosyncratic, forward-thinking arrangements wrought by his collaborators – pianist David McGuinness (on a selection of rare keyboard instruments) and electronic musician Amble Skuse (on processing and sonics) – make this album genuinely pioneering and thoroughly unique.

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    LANDLESS

    https://www.facebook.com/landlessmusic/
    https://landless.bandcamp.com/

    “Like The Voice Squad 30 years ago, Landless might well possess the potential to capture the hearts and minds of UK & US festival audiences too” –fRoots

    “subtlety and grace abound in this album. There is something about voices in harmony that make you feel good – and Landless have this to perfection. There are no airs and graces, just beautiful harmonies, their sound uplifting and spiritual, even ethereal.” – folkradio.co.uk

    “A home-spun, home-made debut from Dublin and Belfast, an utter gem waiting to be treasured.”caughtbytheriver.net

    “Evocative, celestial, ethereal and, above all, extremely resonant, Landless will be ready to provide a warm embrace and whisk us to windswept, remote, rural Ireland and away from whatever the murky future challenges us with” – The Thin Air, 2018 Preview

    “..when Landless step onstage and open their mouths, the hush in the room is louder than any amplifier hum” – The Irish Times

    The last five years have witnessed a new & potent wave of young Irish folk artists releasing some of the most arresting and meticulously crafted albums released on this island for many a year. With the imminent release of their debut album BleachingBones, on new Irish label Humble Serpent, Landless are ready to join the likes of Lisa O’Neill, Lankum, Brigid Mae Power, Daoiri Farrell & many more at the vanguard of a new generation of musicians leaving their indelible mark on an already rich and bountiful Irish folk music landscape.

    Landless are a traditional Irish vocal group from Dublin & Belfast who sing unaccompanied traditional songs from Ireland, Scotland, England & America in four-part harmony. A glorious live act to behold, their repertoire features songs of love, death and lamentation, as well as work songs, shape-note hymns and more recently penned folk songs. They have been spellbinding audiences around Ireland, the UK & Europe since 2013 and have formally announced their arrival with the release of their deeply impressive debut album Bleaching Bones.

    Recorded by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Lankum/Katie Kim) of Guerrilla Studios across a series of reverb-heavy historic churches across Ireland (and the occasional underground tunnel), Bleaching Bones is an immaculately performed & deeply moving record. With only the natural room sound as accompaniment, Landless, with the help of producer/engineer/mixer Murphy, have created a timeless folk classic that will appeal equally to fans of early 4AD records as it will to lovers of folk & traditional music. In addition to older works, Bleaching Bones also includes more recent songs by Liam Weldon & Peggy Seeger’s  The Ballad Of Springhill.

    Early 2019 plans already involve January shows at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and the Burns & Beyond Festival in Edinburgh where they will be collaborating with Martin Green from internationally acclaimed folk trio Lau.

    TICKETS

    €16 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Live in the Front Bar, 11pm: The Dublin Blues Cartel feat. Mik Pyro, Pat Farrell, John Quearney & Eoin Redmond | Free Entry

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €16

Tuesday 26th February - LAURA GIBSON

LAURA GIBSON P 300x193ON SALE FRI 16th NOV, 10AM Aiken Promotions presents LAURA GIBSON plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Laura Gibson is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, born and raised in the small Oregon logging town of Coquille.
Upstairs in Whelans   Doors: 8pm Tickets: €15

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    ON SALE FRI 16th NOV, 10AM

    Aiken Promotions presents

    LAURA GIBSON

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Laura Gibson is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, born and raised in the small Oregon logging town of Coquille.

    Laura Gibson will play Upstairs at Whelan’s, 26th February 2019. Tickets will go on sale this Friday from Ticketmaster.

    Laura’s last album, Empire Builder, was praised by Pitchfork as “a cathartic tale of loss and redemption”, and was called “a triumph” by Uncut Magazine. Both literary and raw, with a love of traditional folk music and a bent toward experimentation, she has toured four continents, and had the distinct honour of performing the very first NPR Tiny Desk Concert. She recently completed an MFA in fiction writing from Hunter College, and her sharpened language and story-telling abilities are on full display on her new record Goners, on City Slang Records.

    TICKETS

    ON SALE FRI 16th NOV, 10AM: €15 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €15

Wednesday 27th February - GER STAUNTON

Ger Staunton2019 P 300x193GER STAUNTON plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Ger Staunton brings his deadpan, West of Ireland humour to Whelan’s for this, his first ever Dublin solo show. Described as “One of the best comedy writers in Ireland” (The International Comedy Club)
Upstairs in Whelans   Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10 adv / €12 door

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    GER STAUNTON

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Ger Staunton brings his deadpan, West of Ireland humour to Whelan’s for this, his first ever Dublin solo show. Described as “One of the best comedy writers in Ireland” (The International Comedy Club), this show brings you all the best bits from his Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and 2018 festival runs, along with brand new material in a night not to be missed for any comedy fan.

    “Incredibly funny”The Examiner

    “Weaving stories in the true tradition of Irish comedy, Outstanding”Cosmic Comedy, Berlin

    For more info visit gerstaunton.com

    TICKETS

    €10 adv / €12 door

    Advanced tickets are available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €10 adv / €12 door

     

Wednesday 27th February - CRAICIN’ UP

Craicin Up Fb P 300x193DCU Mental Health Society CRAICIN’ UP plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Wondering what all the 27 • 2 • 19 posters were all about? Well now you have your answer! We’re back- bigger and better than ever!!
Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €6 adv / €1 w/ DCU student ID

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    DCU Mental Health Society

    CRAICIN’ UP

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

     

    Wondering what all the 27 • 2 • 19 posters were all about? Well now you have your answer!

    We’re back- bigger and better than ever!!

    Craicin’ Up returns this year on Wednesday 27th of February and all in aid of an amazing organisation called Shine.

    Shine aims to empower people with mental ill health and their families through support, information and education. They also advocate for social change, promoting and defending the right of all those affected by mental ill health to equal rights and quality services.

    We’re so excited to be getting behind such an amazing organisation and raising vital funds to enable them to continue their incredible work.

    Think you had fun last year? THINK AGAIN!!

    We have some AMAZING acts lined up for this year – keep an eye on our social media pages for exciting announcements!!

    ARE YOU EXCITED YET???

    TICKETS

    €6 adv / €1 w/ DCU student ID on the door

    Advanced tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €6 adv / €1 w/ DCU student ID

     

Thursday 28th February - VALERAS

VALERAS P 300x193iken Promotions presents VALERAS plus support CHERYM ^ Upstairs ^ Valeras are a female fronted band from Reading. Their mix of big heavy hooks, heartfelt lyrics and groove based rhythms have made their live shows unmissable.
Upstairs in Whelans   Doors: 8pm Tickets: €13

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    Aiken Promotions presents

    VALERAS

    plus support

    CHERYM

    ^ Upstairs ^

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    Valeras are a female fronted band from Reading. Their mix of big heavy hooks, heartfelt lyrics and groove based rhythms have made their live shows unmissable. After a run of hugely successful support slots with The Wombats, Greta Van Fleet, The Amazons, Yonaka, Fickle Friends, King Nun and Demob Happy the band have just announced their first 16 date headline tour.

    With a busy 2019 already scheduled and continued support from BBC Introducing and Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, Valeras are ready to lead the fightback for guitar music in 2019.

    TICKETS

    €13 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm.

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €13

Thursday 28th February - SKIPPER’S ALLEY

Skippers 5piece P 300x193Whelanslive.com presents SKIPPER’S ALLEY plus support _ Main Venue _ Skipper’s Alley are a 5-piece band whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on such diverse stages as The Late Late Show, Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient, and The Irish Embassy in Zambia.
Doors: 8pm  Tickets: €12.50 adv / €15 door

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    Whelanslive.com presents

    SKIPPER’S ALLEY

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

    Skipper’s Alley are a 5-piece band whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on such diverse stages as The Late Late Show, Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient, and The Irish Embassy in Zambia.

    With a sound described as “from unaccompanied song through to full Chieftains frenzy” (Folk World), the Dublin-based group arrange and interpret traditional Irish folk music on Uilleann Pipes, Harp, Fiddle, Whistles, Bodhrán, Banjo and more, taking influence from such early bands as Planxty, The Bothy Band and The Chieftains.

    “A gloriously three-dimensional debut – ★★★★” – The Irish Times

    “These lads (and one lady harpist) make an impressive noise.” – Folk World

    “There is no doubt that this group will have an impact on the future of traditional Irish music.” – Kieran Hanrahan, Stockton’s Wing

    TICKETS

    €12.50 adv / €15 door

    Advanced tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm.

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €12.50 adv / €15 door

     

Thursday 28th February - BIMM DUBLIN MIDNIGHT HOUR

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BIMM DUBLIN MIDNIGHT HOUR in association with O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS presents TBC [email protected]’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, FREE ENTRY The Manuscript & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 11.30pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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