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Monday 20th November - SONG CYCLE

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Whelanslive.com presents SONG CYCLE w/ TBC – WHELAN’S BAR – 8:30pm – FREE ENTRY Well into it’s third year, Whelans Singer songwriter night ‘Song Cycle’ continues to offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s front window.
Doors: 8:30pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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    Whelanslive.com presents

    SONG CYCLE w/

    TBC

    – WHELAN’S BAR –

    8:30pm – FREE ENTRY

    Well into it’s third year, Whelans Singer songwriter night ‘Song Cycle’ continues to offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s front window.Taking our cues from our favourite artists musings on the creative process (Van Dyke Parks lends us the title from his seminal 1967 opus) this night offers artists a fresh new stage to breath life into songs, experiment with ideas or simply just play for the sheer enjoyment of it.

    The Format of Song Cycle has developed a little since moving downstairs earlier this year.  Regular hosts Ollie Cole and John Byrne help us curate the evening and take part as well by performing some of their works in progress as well as old standards. Needless to say an impromptu session is never too far away if some of their special guests feel like playing a song or two.

    Song Cycle takes place in Whelans front bar every Monday, admission is free and all are welcome to play.

    CONTACT

    [email protected]

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free Entry)

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8:30pm
    • Tickets: FREE ENTRY

     

Monday 20th November - TOM RUSSELL

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Oldflattop.com presents TOM RUSSELL NO SUPPORT – SHOW 8:30PM _ Main Venue _ Tom Russell songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, among others.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €25

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    Oldflattop.com presents

    TOM RUSSELL

    NO SUPPORT – SHOW 8:30PM

    _ Main Venue _ Facebook event

    Tom Russell songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, among others. No less than Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the legendary poet, has said that he shares “a great affinity with Tom Russell’s songs, for he is writing out of the wounded heart of America.”

    Tom’s 52 Track, double record “The Rose of Roscrae” – A Ballad of the West, is to be released April 14, 2015…with guest artists: Johnny Cash, Leadbelly, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Guy Clark, Dan Penn, Gretchen Peters, Ian Tyson and dozens of others…the reviews are piling in:

    “The Rose of Roscrae: A Ballad of the West is the third in a series of extraordinary concept albums Tom Russell has delivered…yet another masterwork. It is a work of rare ambition and rare brilliance that is beautifully and artfully executed…Tom’s performances are riveting throughout the long piece. So, too, are the other singers who take on various roles in the folk opera…There is an embarrassment of riches among the songs Tom composed for The Rose of Roscrae…Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots”

    “Russell’s Roscrae masterpiece, as well as his back catalogue, totally outstrips (so much of) the music by contemporaries that masquerades as (Americana.) He open heartedly understands that historic context and musical tradition are inextricably linked….Approached very much in the panoramic spirit of classical composer Aaron Copland…Celtic blood courses through this writer’s veins, and the sonically colorful melodies and richly poetic images embedded throughout The Rose Of Roscrae are the stuff of hair-raising chills and joyous optic moisture. Arthur Wood, No Depression, April 2015”

    “My career seems to have gone in the opposite direction from a lot of people whose notoriety came over their first half dozen records,” says Russell. “Mine didn’t. My career built very slowly, and then I moved to El Paso in ’97, further outside than anybody could imagine. By not plugging into the machine, the records I’ve made in the past 10 years have been my strongest and most outside records, especially the past two. It seems that the older I get, the more I’ve been able to keep on the outside.”

    Tom Russell has appeared on the David Letterman TV show five times in the last few years, and his songs have appeared in a dozen movies and television series including: The new Monte Hellman movie The Road To Nowhere, Tremors, Songcatcher and Northern Exposure.

    Tom Russell has published three books: a detective novel (in Scandinavia), a compendium of songwriting quotes with Sylvia Tyson (And Then I Wrote – Arsenal Press), and a book of letters with Charles Bukowski: (Tough Company: Mystery Island Press).

    Russell is also an established painter represented by Yard Dog Folk Art in Austin(www.yarddog.com), Rainbow Man in Santa Fe (www.rainbowman.com) and Liss Gallery (http://www.lissgallery.com) in Toronto

    A book of Tom Russell`s art: Blue Horse/Red Desert was published by Bangtail Press in September 2011.

    TICKETS

    €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 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.

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

     

Monday 20th November - CHERRY COMEDY

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CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring TBC ^ Upstairs ^ Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5

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    CHERRY COMEDY

    Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

    featuring

    TBC

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.

    In the meantime check out our YouTube channel to get a taste of what you can expect.

    ‘These lads are a good laugh’ – Irish Examiner
    ‘Hilarious’ – Spin 1038
    ‘One to watch’ – Irish Daily Mirror
    ‘This shite is meant to pass for comedy’ – WhyteyIRL

    TICKETS

    €5 on the door or available online from eventbrite

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

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm til late | Drinks Promos available | Free Entry

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

     

Tuesday 21st November - TOPS

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Aiken Promotions presents TOPS plus support ^ Upstairs ^ For Sugar At The Gate, their third and most ambitious album to date, Montreal’s TOPS peaced out to LA. They lived and recorded at “Glamdale”, a mini-mansion and former brothel located in the Jewel City, Glendale, CA.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 7:30pm Tickets: €16

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    TOPS

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    Facebook event
    ^ Upstairs ^

    For Sugar At The Gate, their third and most ambitious album to date, Montreal’s TOPS peaced out to LA. They lived and recorded at “Glamdale”, a mini-mansion and former brothel located in the Jewel City, Glendale, CA. 

    The unassuming record unfolds slowly, taking time to reveal itself. Like nearly everything TOPS does, multiple meanings overlap with the album’s title referring to orgasm, but also to carrot chasing, gatekeeping, and the social contract. All of TOPS recordings have been produced by the band, who have self recorded the majority of their work to date.

    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 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: €16

Wednesday 22nd November - RICHARD DAWSON

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Enthusiastic Eunuch proudly presents one of the great live performers of our time… RICHARD DAWSON plus support KATIE KIM _ Main Venue _ “At times deeply, painfully intimate, but also witty, bawdy, surreal, disquieting, nostalgic, brash and fearlessly individual” – The Quietus The traditional & expected hyperbole of press releases notwithstanding, I can say without […]Doors: 8pm Tickets: €16.50

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    Enthusiastic Eunuch proudly presents one of the great live performers of our time…

    RICHARD DAWSON

    plus support

    KATIE KIM

    _ Main Venue _
    Facebook event

    “At times deeply, painfully intimate, but also witty, bawdy, surreal, disquieting, nostalgic, brash and fearlessly individual” – The Quietus

    The traditional & expected hyperbole of press releases notwithstanding, I can say without any hesitation that Newcastle’s Richard Dawson is one of the most extraordinary musicians and performers in a generation and it is my absolute privilege to welcome him back to Dublin for the first time in three years, this time with a full band in tow. Those who have already witnessed a live performance by Richard Dawson know exactly how compelling, transformative & often truly hilarious they can be while those who have not born witness need to rectify that immediately. Or on November 22nd. Richard’s incredible new album ‘Peasant’ is out now on Weird World Records.

     

    Rising up from the bed of the River Tyne, a voice that crumbles and soars, that is steeped in age-old balladry and finely-chiselled observations of the mundane, Richard Dawson is a skewed troubadour at once charming and abrasive. His shambolically virtuosic guitar playing stumbles from music-hall tune-smithery to spidery swatches of noise-colour, swathed in amp static and teetering on the edge of feedback. His songs are both chucklesome and tragic, rooted in a febrile imagination that references worlds held dear and worlds unknown.

    Both live and on record Dawson is a barrage of musical expression and personality. A shambling exterior, amidst tales of pineapples and underpants, ghosts of family members and cats, his stage presence is at once inviting and awe-inspiring. The visceral power of his voice against the lurching modality of his guitar lines conjure false memories of Tim Buckley and Richard Youngs duetting with Sir Richard Bishop and Zoot Horn Rollo. There is a rawness to the music that embodies timeworn singing traditions – the fire and pestilence gait of the Sacred Harp singings, the fractured call and response of the Gaelic Psalms, the unbridled power of Mongolian throat singers – its power tempered by intimacy, flecked with human emotion anchored by a sense of place.

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    KATIE KIM

    Katie Kim is the pseudonym of Irish singer Katie Sullivan, who performs slowcore, ethereal, ambient folk/pop. Her third full length album entitled Salt was released on October 2016 and was shortlisted for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year. She has toured all over Europe, and played shows in New York, Canada – and even a performance with The Waterboys on the legendary Later with Jools Holland TV show.

    TICKETS

    €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 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: €16.50

     

Thursday 23rd November - ‘TIL THEY’RE ALL BROKEN

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‘TIL THEY’RE ALL BROKEN plus support REGROOVEANATION _ Main Venue _ Greetings good folks! Til They’re All Broken would like to cordially invite everyone to our next concert which will take place in the big-smoke of Dublin City. We will be playing at Whelan’s on the 22nd of November
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €8

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    ‘TIL THEY’RE ALL BROKEN

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    REGROOVEANATION

    _ Main Venue _

    Greetings good folks! Til They’re All Broken would like to cordially invite everyone to our next concert which will take place in the big-smoke of Dublin City. We will be playing at Whelan’s on the 22nd of November with our good friends, the soulful Dublin-based troubadours, ReGroovanation.

    Bring a friend, bring an awkward, rarely seen family member, or if you prefer, bring a complete stranger. Doors at 8 pm. Funky original music to start soon thereafter. We look forward to seeing everyone!

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    ‘Til They’re All Broken is a kinetic and theatric funk-rock music group, based in Galway, Ireland. The eclectic ensemble features vocal led funk-rock stylings, a dose of instrumental jazz, and a dollop of world music flavourings. Simply stated and plainly put, TTAB is drawn to the unexpected; or as Captain Beefheart once said, “Opaque melodies that would bug most people.” The animated and captivating trio features Harold Wolk on guitar and vocals, Bruno Pierucci on bass and backing vocals and John Tierney on drums, percussion and backing vocals.

    These like-minded, musical risk-takers derive their collective sound from divergent historical living environments and varied life experiences. Harold is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Bruno’s from Bariloche, Argentina and John is from Kilkenny, Ireland. These contrasting perspectives help to inform their unique approach to their diverse and varied original compositions.

    The compositions and arrangements, are, in part, inspired by the some of the great bands and musical deviants of the last 75 years. Such irreverent characters and groups such as Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Gentle Giant, Miles Davis, early Red Hot Chilli Peppers, King Crimson and The Buena Vista Social Club have left an indelible mark, for better or worse, on the band’s members.

    The trio released its debut, full length musical offering, Outside the Lines, on September 14th 2017.

    ‘Til They’re All Broken, the name, is inspired by a long lost brother, Chuckie Geis.

    TICKETS

    €8 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.

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

Thursday 23rd November - MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ EMPATHY

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MIDNIGHT HOUR in association with O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS presents EMPATHY plus support [email protected]’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, FREE every Thur 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: FREE ENTRY

Friday 24th November - DANNY O’BRIEN: RACONTOUR

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DANNY O’BRIEN – RaconTour – plus support _ Main Venue _ After total sell out shows in 2015/2016 in Whelans and fresh off the back of a hugely successful month long run with rave reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival- Danny O’ Brien returns with his most adventurous and unique solo show to date!
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12

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    DANNY O’BRIEN

    – RaconTour –

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

    Facebook eventAfter total sell out shows in 2015/2016 in Whelans and fresh off the back of a hugely successful month long run with rave reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival- Danny O’ Brien returns with his most adventurous and unique solo show to date! After inheriting a broken-down, unreliable, older-than-he-is motorcycle, Danny decided to take to the road on a comedic expedition all over Ireland, over the water to Scotland and back again. Come hear the story of this ‘RaconTour’ – in all its glory, failures, and triumphs alike!

    “O’Brien took to the stage like a force of nature… one suspects it won’t be too much longer before stadiums come calling.” Irish Examiner ★★★★★

    A regular on Irish TV and radio, Danny has also featured on The Comedy Channel’s “Brexit at Tiffany’s”. He is also provided tour support for Today Fm’s Dermot & Dave’s sell-out “AH sure look it” nationwide tour as well as performing at:

    The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival
    Latitude Comedy Festival (UK)
    BugJam Festival (UK)
    Electric Picnic
    Longitude Festival
    Forbidden Fruit Festival
    The Vodafone Comedy Festival
    Ravlóid (Irish speaking) Festival
    The Vodafone Comedy Carnival
    Body & Soul Festival

    As well as a host of International shows in Berlin, Barcelona, Brussels, Gothenburg, Malmö, Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen,Stockholm, Bangkok, Jakarta, Singapore and LA.

    “O’Brien is genuinely, uproariously funny with a huge stage presence and wicked timing… He looks set to be one of the breakout comedy stars of 2017.” The Sunday Independent

    “A perfect mixture of brains, banter and brilliance” Great Scott ★★★★

    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

    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 | Drinks Promos

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

Friday 24th November - MAIN ROOM MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ LE BOOM

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LE BOOM plus support MIX & FAIRBANKS Whelan’s Main Room from Midnight. Doors: 11:30pm Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.
Doors: 11.30pm Tickets: SOLD OUT

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    LE BOOM

    plus support

    MIX & FAIRBANKS

    Whelan’s Main Room from Midnight.

    Doors: 11:30pm

    Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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    Le Boom late show with Mix & Fairbanks
    Friday November 24, 11.30pm – late
    Whelan’s

    After a crazy summer where Le Boom rocked Electric Picnic, Lattitude, Body&Soul, Indiependence, Truck Festival, Castlepalooza and many more, Le Boom are taking it back to the sweaty indoors with a late night show in Whelan’s with support from disco dance DJ pals Mix & Fairbanks.

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    LE BOOM

    https://www.facebook.com/leboommusic/
    https://www.twitter.com/weareleboom/
    http://www.leboomlovers.com/

    LE BOOM are an electro-indie-house-pop duo based in Dublin, Ireland.

    LE BOOM formed in June 2016 by Christy Leech and Aimie Mallon and, since then, have brought their electro-indie-house-pop show to cities such as New York, Reykjavik, Cork, Belfast, Galway, their hometown of Dublin and festivals like Latitude, Body&Soul, Electric Picnic Truck Festival, Castlepalooza and Independence.
    LE BOOM’s late-night shows are a frenzy of glass-bottle beats, layered loops, catchy vocal hooks and sweaty fans who dance like no other fans in the world.
    LE BOOM’s debut single release release, What We Do, received airplay on both US and Irish radio. It featured in the Summer 2017 ad campaign for Vodafone and has over 120,00 plays on Spotify.

    ‘About to break into America in a big way’ – Louise Parker (Paste Magazine/US)

    ‘Perfect for dancing the night away to’ – Emily Chu (Impose Magazine/US)

    ‘Possibly the best live electronic act to come out of Ireland’ – Phil Udell (State Magazine/IRL)

    ‘So so promising’ Rigsy (BBC/UK)

    What We Do is a fine debut single release, informed by the synth-pop of Hot Chip and lo-fi dancefloor atmospherics (Irish Times / IE)

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    MIX & FAIRBANKS

    https://www.facebook.com/mixandfairbanks

    “It’s edits like this that force a smile on even the most cynical pouts and it’s the kind of tracks that you remember from the night before, like some hazy hands in the air dream.” – The House Of Disco

    Delectable disco cuts aren’t exactly the order of the day in the countryside of Newbridge, Ireland but that hasn’t done anything to temper the efforts of Gary O’Reilly and Rob Smyth, better known as Mix & Fairbanks.Their clever sampling and dance floor nous has enabled them to create a stream of quality cuts, which brought them to venues like The Button Factory, District 8 and Pygmalion and festivals such as Body & Soul, Longitude, Castlepalooza, Life Festival and Electric Picnic.

    2017 has several releases from the duo so far; the first two installments of their ‘Made & Played’ free EP series; remixes for Le Boom, Ships, and RTÉ Choice Award nominee Bantum; their first original track ‘Girls’ on 045 Recordings; and Orange Tree Edits Vol. 3, which spent a week atop the Juno Charts. They have received support this year from Skream, M.ono, House of Disco, Nialler9, Get Down Edits, and radio play from 2FM and TodayFM.

    TICKETS – SOLD OUT

    €11 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: 11:30pm
    • Tickets: SOLD OUT

     

Friday 24th November - MESCALITO, SHUNYA & SARAH RED

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VIA EVENTBRITE.IE MESCALITO, SHUNYA & SARAH RED ^ Upstairs ^ MESCALITO https://www.facebook.com/mescalitoband/ Mescalito play their final show with their current line-up on the 24th of November upstairs in Whelan’s. Bassist Kevin Higgins is moving on to other things and will celebrating his time with the band in what promises to be a night filled with […]Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 7:30pm Tickets: €8 adv / €10 door

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    MESCALITO,
    SHUNYA
    & SARAH RED

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    MESCALITO

    https://www.facebook.com/mescalitoband/

    Mescalito play their final show with their current line-up on the 24th of November upstairs in Whelan’s. Bassist Kevin Higgins is moving on to other things and will celebrating his time with the band in what promises to be a night filled with old classics and some new numbers the group have been working on. With support from impressive Manchester-based Irish act SHUNYA who are on tour in Ireland at the end of the month. The night will also open with the captivating singer-songwriter and composer, Sarah Red, who’s voice will greet guests like chocolate melting in their mouths.
    ‘LURE’ BY MESCALITO

    In May 2017 Mescalito released their EP ‘Lure’ which takes listeners on a journey through their hypnotic sound and finally capturing their live sound onto record. Known by many for their electrifying live jams, Mescalito give you a unique experience by dabbling in techno, hip-hop, funk-rock and afro- beat influences.

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    SARAH RED

    https://www.facebook.com/Haokah-Sarah-Red-237679562947827/

    Transcending genres and comfortable in any, Sarah Red has consistently wowed audiences and listeners with her stunning vocal range over the past few years and while seamlessly lending her unique skills to many other projects, it is within her own music where the true nature of this mysterious talent shines brightest.

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    SHUNYA

    http://www.shunyamusic.com/

    Be prepared for huge textures, virtuosic solos and a style drawing from many corners of the musical world, Shunya has a reputation for superbly crafted studio and live performances earning collaborations with the likes of DJ Yoda and members of GoGo Penguin. Not to be missed.

    TICKETS

    €8 adv / €10 door

    Advanced tickets are available online from EVENTBRITE.IE

    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 | Drinks Promos

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

Saturday 25th November - KIM CHURCHILL

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Aiken Promotions presents KIM CHURCHILL plus support ^ Upstairs ^ When you first encounter him, soft-spoken Kim Churchill seems like an archetypal blond, blue-eyed surfer from southern New South Wales. But behind his laidback demeanour and even tone, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter has a secret: he’s an extreme risk-taker.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €15

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    KIM CHURCHILL

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    ^ Upstairs ^ 

    When you first encounter him, soft-spoken Kim Churchill seems like an archetypal blond, blue-eyed surfer from southern New South Wales. But behind his laidback demeanour and even tone, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter has a secret: he’s an extreme risk-taker.

    Churchill spent 18 months working on the follow-up to his breakout LP, 2014’s Silence/Win, and received a stamp of approval from his record label. Album-release plans were drawn up and Churchill began to field offers from festivals and concert promoters around the world. But the new record – polished and accessible – didn’t quite feel right. At the last minute, Churchill decided to throw it out and start again.

    “I worked really hard on the follow-up record for a long time,” he explains – “and it sounded good. But some very subtle layer of my consciousness was saying to me, ‘It’s not all that inspiring.’”

    So Churchill picked up his guitar. He wrote a second version of the album in one frenetic week, then spent two months piecing together the new recordings with ARIA-winning producer Ian Pritchett in a garage in Western Sydney. The resulting LP, Weight_Falls, is a kaleidoscopic collection that is bound to take both fans and critics by surprise.

    Those familiar with Churchill’s radio smash “Window to The Sky”, which reached number 42 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 in 2014, will recognise signature elements in these new recordings: intricate guitar work, intuitive vocal melodies and a wonderful feeling of space and warmth. New single “Second Hand Car” is immediately identifiable as Churchill’s with its retro keys, propulsive guitar line and rousing chant-a-long chorus.

    What sets Weight_Falls apart from Churchill’s previous releases is its sense of adventure and unpredictability, characterised by chopped-up drum samples, unusual harmonies and moments of disarming lyrical honesty.

    Churchill credits two years spent “growing up” for much of the shift in sound. After touring Silence//Win around Australia in 2014 and 2015, he embarked on a series of high-adrenaline overseas trips that included performances at the Glastonbury and Telluride Blues Festivals and adventures in the Peruvian Andes and along the coast of Sri Lanka.

    He wrote plenty of songs during this time – three of which survived the album reboot and appear in re-recorded form on Weight_Falls. But most of the on-the-road material seemed too obvious by the time it had been recorded and mixed back in Australia.

    “The travel was all about honing in on the person that I was,” he says. “And those experiences really do shape you. But when you spend a year experiencing things for the first time, it takes a while for everything to sink in. By the time I scrapped the first version of the album, I finally felt ready.”

    True to form, Churchill decided to make the new recording process an adventure, tasking himself with learning production skills for the first time. Incredibly, much of what you hear on Weight_Falls came to life on simplistic home software. Churchill then took the recordings to Pritchett, who has previously helmed albums by Angus & Julia Stone and The Beautiful Girls.

    “I think there’s a certain charming, childish quality that comes with doing something that you’re really not very good at,” he explains. “I was making these really weird beats with a little drum kit on my iPad and cutting up my guitar parts and overdubbing things. I ended up creating my own style of production.”

    With only his instincts to guide him, Churchill turned his limitations into advantages. “I can’t play bass so I was forced to use these really odd Moog bass samples and I couldn’t tap out any proper bass part, so I was just holding long bass notes. That started to create an almost Bristol trip-hop quality.”

    The song structures are similarly inventive. On “Heart of You”, Churchill pairs a sinister guitar line with propulsive hand claps before introducing a monstrous chorus that locks in perfectly. Later, on the delicate “Rosemary”, he ruminates on love and death against a guitar/strings backdrop that rises and falls like ocean waves.

    “That song was written from the perspective of this old guy called George, who was in the same hospital ward as my grandmother and died within the same week,” Churchill says. “He saw my grandmother in her bed and decided she was the love of his life for some reason. They decided to keep each other company in the hospital.”

    He adds: “When I play that song live, nurses and doctors will come to me and tell me that it’s an incredibly common phenomenon, especially for old men. These hardened old men that showed no emotion during their lives, finally their psyches begin to break down and they start throwing enormous amounts of love at nurses or anybody they can find.”

    If there’s a common thread tying Weight_Falls together, it’s Churchill’s self-belief. Whether he’s blazing through a distorted guitar solo or harmonising with himself over feather-light instrumentation, there’s a sense that this music, this album, is authentic. Ultimately, he hopes, it’s that authenticity that will secure his place as an artist to remember.

    “I just want to write music to entertain and to move people and to be the soundtrack to their lives,” he says. “I want to become a figure in the world that helps people see that it’s all ok, and the world is what it is – the best and worst parts of it.”

    TICKETS

    €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 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

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

Saturday 25th November - BITCH FALCON

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ON SALE WED 11th OCT, 9am Aiken Promotions present BITCH FALCON plus support THUMPER _ Main Venue _ Dublin’s Bitch Falcon announce their biggest headline show to date with a Whelans play this November. Hard to pin down, Bitch Falcon’s music is full of punch and grit with a rawness that defies.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €15

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    Aiken Promotions present

    BITCH FALCON

    plus support

    THUMPER

    _ Main Venue _

    Dublin’s Bitch Falcon announce their biggest headline show to date with a Whelans play this November.

    Hard to pin down, Bitch Falcon’s music is full of punch and grit with a rawness that defies. Saying the band excels at rock doesn’t sum them up, they simply excel at whatever it is they do. Their music is a blur of genres; hardcore, grunge and electro-pop blend seamlessly to create an unforgettable wall of sound. Exploding onto the scene in 2014 with future anthems ‘Wolfstooth’, ‘Syncope’, ‘TMJ’ and ‘Clutch’, their advancement has been relentless.

    Not to be missed, the band’s live shows make an even bigger impact and they’ve quickly worked themselves up a reputation as of the best live bands in the country. The band have packed rooms from Dublin to Toronto as well as becoming a firm fixture on the festival scene playing Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza, Other Voices and Sea Sessions amongst others as well as sharing the stage with a broad range of artists such as Glen Hansard, Fucked Up and Les Butcherettes.

    TICKETS

    ON SALE WED 11th OCT, 9am: €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 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: €15

Sunday 26th November - LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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Whelanslive.com presents THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL – PLAY THE FRONT BAR – 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, […]Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan's Bar Tickets: NO COVER CHARGE

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    THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

    – PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

    10:30pm – FREE ENTRY

    Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.Their sets consists of radical reworkings of well known R’n’B standards which segue into lengthy improvisations that are one minute, blues jazz crescendo, the next a funk dervish, one minute a pyschedelic freak out, next a country boogie twist, the next a dark ascension of Wagnerian majesty.

    Featuring some the best musicians Ireland has ever produced, Dublin Blue cartel are:

    James delaney (James has played with Sharon Shannon, Van Morrison, Paul Brady, Chuck Berry, Andrew Strong)

    Pat Farrell: Lead Guitar (The Business, Red Peters). Pat had shared stages with B.B. King, Jeff Healy, John Primer and Carlos Johnson

    John Quearney: Bass (Donovan, Heavy Waits, The Business, Left right n Centre,)

    Noel Bridgeman: Drums. Noel was a founding member of Skid Row, one of the most important Irish rock bands, whose members included Gary Moore, Phill Lynott and Brush Shields. He has also recorded with Van Morrison, Steve Earle, Sharon Shannon and has played with Mary Black and many other legendary Irish artists.

    Mick Pyro is a member of Republic of Loose who have had three top ten albums in Ireland, one reaching number 2. Mick has supported U.2., The Roots, Ian Brown, The Neville Brothers, Guns n Roses, Snow Patrol and the New York Dolls. He has Co- produced a track for Sinead O, Connor and has appeared with her on stage several times. He has recorded with Camp Lo, Styles P (I like Music) and U.2. (Tribute to Ronnie Drew)

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan's Bar
    • Tickets: NO COVER CHARGE

Sunday 26th November - AINDRIAS DE STAIC’S ‘SEVEN SHADES’

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TICKETS FROM EVENTBRITE AINDRIAS DE STAIC ‘SEVEN SHADES’ followed by THE LATCHIKOS _ Main Venue _ Seven Shades is another comedy storytelling extravaganza by Aindrias de Staic. It details the plight of a man who simply can’t stop acting the bollox BUT IT IS NOT AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL!!!
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €16.25

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    AINDRIAS DE STAIC

    ‘SEVEN SHADES’

    followed by THE LATCHIKOS

    _ Main Venue _Facebook event

    Seven Shades is another comedy storytelling extravaganza by Aindrias de Staic. It details the plight of a man who simply can’t stop acting the bollox BUT IT IS NOT AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL!!!

    Armed with a fiddle, a loop peddle and some epic stories, de Staic returns to Dublin for more craic but this time he’s taking his Latchikos with him for a very special night in Whelan’s.

    Back by popular demand, after it’s sell-out run in the International Bar as part of Dublin Fringe Festival, Seven Shades introduces de Staic’s alter ego- Shamadeus McDonagh- a good looking musician from the West of Ireland (STILL NOT AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL!!) who has to go on a journey of self-discovery deep in the far east……. East mayo that is, to address his deeply rooted character defects and learn what is really important to him.

    Catch de Staic, and The Latchikos once more when he treats the Capital to an extraordinary DOUBLE-BILL performance with full-LATCHIKO-lineup after storytelling show in Whelan’s on November 26th at 8 p.m.

    C’mere I wancha ‘cos this is gonna be EPIC! To avoid disappointment, book early and book often!!!

    The Man from Moogaga from Eamon de Staic on Vimeo.

    TICKETS

    €16.25 available online from Eventbrite

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

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €16.25

Monday 27th November - SONG CYCLE

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Whelanslive.com presents SONG CYCLE w/ TBC – WHELAN’S BAR – 8:30pm – FREE ENTRY Well into it’s third year, Whelans Singer songwriter night ‘Song Cycle’ continues to offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s front window.
Doors: 8:30pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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    SONG CYCLE w/

    TBC

    – WHELAN’S BAR –

    8:30pm – FREE ENTRY

    Well into it’s third year, Whelans Singer songwriter night ‘Song Cycle’ continues to offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s front window.Taking our cues from our favourite artists musings on the creative process (Van Dyke Parks lends us the title from his seminal 1967 opus) this night offers artists a fresh new stage to breath life into songs, experiment with ideas or simply just play for the sheer enjoyment of it.

    The Format of Song Cycle has developed a little since moving downstairs earlier this year.  Regular hosts Ollie Cole and John Byrne help us curate the evening and take part as well by performing some of their works in progress as well as old standards. Needless to say an impromptu session is never too far away if some of their special guests feel like playing a song or two.

    Song Cycle takes place in Whelans front bar every Monday, admission is free and all are welcome to play.

    CONTACT

    [email protected]

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free Entry)

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8:30pm
    • Tickets: FREE ENTRY

Monday 27th November - CHERRY COMEDY

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CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring TBC ^ Upstairs ^ Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5

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    CHERRY COMEDY

    Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

    featuring

    TBC

    ^ Upstairs ^

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    Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.

    In the meantime check out our YouTube channel to get a taste of what you can expect.

    ‘These lads are a good laugh’ – Irish Examiner
    ‘Hilarious’ – Spin 1038
    ‘One to watch’ – Irish Daily Mirror
    ‘This shite is meant to pass for comedy’ – WhyteyIRL

    TICKETS

    €5 on the door or available online from eventbrite

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

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm til late | Drinks Promos available | Free Entry

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

Tuesday 28th November - TOGETHER ALONE: BELL X1, LISA O’NEILL & JAPE

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TOGETHER ALONE: BELL X1, ACOUSTIC w/ BLOW THE DUST STRINGS LISA O’NEILL & JAPE (Solo) ***VERY LIMITED TICKETS*** _ Main Venue _ We are pleased to announce Bell X1, Lisa O’Neill & JAPE (Richie Egan) will perform a night of music in support of ALONE – an organization who, since 1977 have supported thousands of […]Doors: 7.30pm Tickets: SOLD OUT

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    TOGETHER ALONE:

    BELL X1,

    ACOUSTIC w/ BLOW THE DUST STRINGS

    LISA O’NEILL

    & JAPE (Solo)

    ***VERY LIMITED TICKETS***

    _ Main Venue _

    We are pleased to announce Bell X1, Lisa O’Neill & JAPE (Richie Egan) will perform a night of music in support of ALONE – an organization who, since 1977 have supported thousands of older people to age at home. Through their Befriending service, ALONE currently have over 500 volunteers who provide companionship to hundreds of older people through a weekly visit, delivered 365 days a year. Read more about Alone here -> alone.ie

    For this semi-seated show in Dublin’s legendary Whelans, Bell X1 will be performing their acoustic-ish set, and will be joined by the Blow the Dust String Quartet, featuring members of the National Concert Hall’s Blow the Dust Orchestra . The Blow the Dust Orchestra is designed to encourage older people, who once played instruments, to take them out of their cases, dust them off, and join fellow musicians in forming an orchestra.

    Also joining Bell X1 in helping ALONE on this special evening will be the
    singular Lisa O’Neill and uniquely talented JAPE (Richie Egan). Both renowned for their engaging lyricism and beautiful songs, we couldn’t be happier , or more lucky, that we get to have them BOTH perform for us.

    ALL PROCEEDS IN AID OF ALONE – supporting older people age at home –

    TICKETS – SOLD OUT

    €26.50 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 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: 7:30pm
    • Tickets: SOLD OUT

Wednesday 29th November - STEPHANIE RAINEY

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ON SALE FRI 13th OCT, 10AM MCD.ie presents STEPHANIE RAINEY plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Stephanie Rainey is the Irish singer songwriter who made the impossible happen. With no money, no manager, no contacts and no carefully calculated social media campaign, she created a music industry stampede of epidemic proportions with just one heart-stopping song […]Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12.75

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    ON SALE FRI 13th OCT, 10AM

    MCD.ie presents

    STEPHANIE RAINEY

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Stephanie Rainey is the Irish singer songwriter who made the impossible happen. With no money, no manager, no contacts and no carefully calculated social media campaign, she created a music industry stampede of epidemic proportions with just one heart-stopping song – ‘Please Don’t Go’.

    Within 24 hours of the song being uploaded onto Facebook, Stephanie – who had spent a decade trying to break into the music business – had more than a million hits (it quickly rose to five million views across both Facebook and YouTube), offers pouring in from US and UK record companies and world-wide media attention.

    For the Cork-born singer it was a bitter sweet moment of triumph. The song was not just her last roll of the dice as an artist but it was sparked by the devastating loss of her one year old nephew, Fionn, from meningitis.

    Coupled with a powerful, poignant lo-fi video for the song featuring friends – including her brother Dylan and the cult Irish comedian Cian Twomey – who had each suffered the loss of
    a loved one, holding up photographs and placards with messages of how each family member had died and what they wanted to say to them.

    Stephanie – whose influences encompass Alison Krauss to Coldplay and Neil Young to Florence and The Machine – says: “I had absolutely no idea of the impact that one song and that one video we made would have.

    “It was my last attempt to get my voice heard. But when I suddenly got all this attention from record companies I felt a weight of responsibility on me. This was about real loss, real people who I knew and loved. The song and the video had been made with absolute integrity. And I had to be doing this the right way for the right reasons. I wanted my songs to matter.”

    Stephanie has the looks of a young Chrissie Hynde, the troubadour spirit of KT Tunstall and her songs lie in the emotional hinterland between Adele and Ed Sheeran. Her music is not about gloss and glamour but the grit and grind of the real world. Hers is a voice that is authentic and honest.

    “I don’t write many love songs,” she says. “I write about other experiences whether it is loss, feeling insecure, trying to find out exactly who you are – songs that make a connection.” Stephanie Rainey describes herself as “pure old school.” From growing up with a father who played her Bob Dylan and Neil Young, to falling in love with The Beatles and country music to spending her teens and early twenties performing in pubs, clubs and earning a crust in call centres and as a waitress. “I was completely hopeless trying to get people to buy Sky TV dishes or taking orders,” she says. “But every penny I could earn I would put into making music.”

    Her early successes included performing in band contests in Canada, airplay for her self-released debut single, ‘The One’, attention from her mash up of Lorde’s ‘Royals’ and Massive Attack’s ‘Teardrop’ and getting to number three in the Irish charts with her DIY EP, ‘Half Of Me’.

    But despite being told by music critics she was a special talent with a genius for song-writing, she struggled to make any impact in the industry. She says: “I left music college (Colaiste Stiofain Naofa in Cork) and all I wanted was to get attention from the industry. I just had no idea how you made it happen.“I spent years doing gigs, making my own music, creating a website, getting to know other musicians. I even went off to Los Angeles for a week, which was a big learning curve but a bit of a disaster because I didn’t really have a plan. “I felt I was running around making little dents everywhere but never breaking through. I was so lucky to have a supportive family and to be able to make money from guitar lessons to survive.

    A visit to a friend in hospital sparked the memory of the death of her nephew, who had died ten years previously. She wrote the song ‘Please Don’t Go’ in a matter of hours then came up with her bravest idea for a video.

    “I asked people I knew who had suffered loss to be in the video including my brother. We spent days filming it and they will remain some of the hardest but the most meaningful days of my life. The song is about my loss, their loss and I really wanted to tell their stories and to make an honest emotional connection.

    “Just before I put out the video I remember getting so upset in my mum’s kitchen telling her I felt I had something important to say with what I was doing but that it was never going to be heard and that I was going to give up. ‘Please Don’t Go’ was my last attempt to say something and then I was done.

    “But within a matter of days everything had changed. I was flown out to Los Angeles, to New York, these really big important record company people would ask me where my manager was, my team, my publicist. I had no-one. Just me and my boyfriend being thrown into these crazy situations. I was a lone wolf, a voice from a bedroom in Ireland. I think people found it hard to believe it.”

    In the rush to sign this original artist a bidding war broke out between labels as the song pushed its way into the US iTunes charts. “It was absolute madness for a time,” she says. “I’m actually glad it came when I was that little bit older and I’d done my time banging my head against the wall. Not only did I really appreciate what was happening but I was incredibly sure about what I wanted and far more sure of myself as an artist and a person. I knew exactly what music I wanted to make. I knew the voice I wanted to be heard.”

    Last year Stephanie signed to East West Records/Warner Music, opting for a deal which would give her the chance to develop her skills and collaborate with award winning songwriters, including Amy Wadge who has co-written with Ed Sheeran and won a Grammy for ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

    Her first release is self-affirming anthem, ‘100 Like Me’ where Stephanie opens up about her battle with self-consciousness. Further tracks to look forward to include the raw and honest, ‘Sorry’ and the wonderfully uplifting, ‘Nothing Of You Left To Love.’

    “The dream to make the best, most wicked music I can possibly make is actually happening for me,” she says. “I thought my dream was over and really it was only just beginning and I can’t wait.”

    2017 is destined to be the year of Stephanie Rainey.

    TICKETS

    ON SALE FRI 13th OCT, 10AM: €12.75 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: €12.75

Wednesday 29th November -  WOW – WOMEN ON WEDNESDAYS

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WOW – WOMEN ON WEDNESDAYS Music from Molly Sterling, Maija Sofia & Extravision Comedy with Sahar Ali plus Panel Discussion, “Female Fronted: Women who lead the way.” _ Main Venue _ WOW returns to Whelan’s on November 29th for another night of music, conversation and celebration of female creativity! We’re kicking off the night from 7pm with another amazing […]Doors: 7pm Tickets: €10/6

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    WOW – WOMEN ON WEDNESDAYS

    Music from Molly Sterling, Maija Sofia Extravision

    Comedy with Sahar Ali

    plus Panel Discussion, “Female Fronted: Women who lead the way.”

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    _ Main Venue _

    WOW returns to Whelan’s on November 29th for another night of music, conversation and celebration of female creativity!

    We’re kicking off the night from 7pm with another amazing panel of deadly women speaking on the theme of “Female Fronted: Women that lead the way”, panelists TBA

    From 8pm we’ve got a banging line-up of female artists with performances from:

    ● Molly Sterling ◊ Maija Sofia ◊ Extravision ◊ ●

    And our fabulous MC for the eve, the wonderful ● Eve Darcy ●

    Standard Tickets €10, Students €6 (with valid ID)

    Women on Wednesdays is a collaborative initiative between Whelan’s, Aidlink Ireland & Born Optimistic which aims to provide a platform for female artistry, whilst raising funds for Aidlink’s Girls’ Education Programme in rural Kenya.

    TICKETS

    €10 adv / €6 Student (with valid ID) – door only

    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 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.

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 7pm
    • Tickets: €10/€6

Thursday 30th November - POPPY’S WHEELS COMEDY GALA w/ PJ GALLAGHER & DAVID O’DOHERTY

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ON SALE WED 4th OCT, 9AM Whelanslive.com and Lisa Richards presents POPPY’S WHEELS COMEDY GALA w/ PJ GALLAGHER & DAVID O’DOHERTY plus support _ Main Venue _ POPPY’S WHEELS FUNDRAISING COMEDY GALA WITH PJ GALLAGHER AND DAVID O’DOHERTY AT WHELAN’S ON THURSDAY, 30 NOVEMBER!
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €22.50

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    Whelanslive.com and Lisa Richards presents

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

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _ Facebook event

    POPPY’S WHEELS FUNDRAISING COMEDY GALA WITH PJ GALLAGHER AND DAVID O’DOHERTY AT WHELAN’S ON THURSDAY, 30 NOVEMBER!

    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 WED 4th OCT, 9AM: €22.50 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

    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: €22.50

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