Upcoming Cork artist EMMO (pronounced 'M - O') is fresh off the stage at the marquee in Cork supporting The Coronas and from a series of sold out headline shows in Winthrop Avenue, Whelan’s and The Workman's Club and a German tour, EMMO and is at the cusp of an industry breakthrough. Having just released his debut single ‘Still’ in April 22’, Emmo is receiving huge support across national and regional Irish radio ( 96FM, 2FM, Red FM, BBC ULSTER, KCLR, KFM, OCEAN, NORTHERN SOUND and RTE recommends playlist) as well as across German, UK and Greek radio. Invited by Ovation Guitars to perform at The German Songwriter Awards in Berlin. His song "Little Bird" received critical acclaim from a panel of industry judges including Universal Music & Sony Music making it through to final stage.
James Vincent McMorrow is a platinum-selling artist who has independently clocked over 1 billion streams and seen his music travel everywhere from Drake's Views to Game Of Thrones. An always-unpredictable, multifaceted talent, over the last decade, James Vincent McMorrow has established himself as an artist of signature style. On his own intuitive terms, James' bigger-picture approach to each project may vary, but the idea of doing exactly what you need to do, and at exactly the right time, remains a constant. He has emerged as that rare modern act as integral to the worlds of hip-hop and textured R&B as he is the singer-songwriter roots of his early days. Behind McMorrow's instantly-identifiable voice was a heartfelt, sometimes-cryptic storyteller - who, on his new music, also appears to have come to understand himself on a deeper level.
Dimple Discs (who have released groundbreaking Irish music from Telefis, Cathal Coughlan, Keeley, Eileen Gogan with Sean O'Hagan, and more) are thrilled to announce the new single from revered Irish composer/musician Ger Eaton (pronounced Jair, short for Gerard). A multi-Instrumentalist, songwriter, hair stylist and retro-vintage aficionado, this iconic and stylish gentleman is most recently known as keyboardist/guitarist for Dublin alt-rock heroes The Pale. Indeed, Ger has been a mainstay of the Irish music scene for many years as a member of Premonition (EMI), Las Vegas Basement (Columbia), Les Marionettes, Pugwash, The Carnival Brothers and many solo and collaborative recordings. Throughout this time he also recorded and toured extensively with, among others, Mundy, Duke Special, Jack L and Fionn Regan, playing everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to the ‘Later With Jools Holland’ TV Show.
Irish singer-songwriter Davie Furey’s new single, “History,” is an anthemic slice of Celtic-folk-infused, synth-bolstered jangle pop begging to echo off arena walls. It’s a sound as big as its carpe-diem call to action: Stand up straight with your eyes wide open … If you're not with me get outta the way … Now’s not the time for hard luck stories, now’s not the time for former glories … It’s our time, to make a bit of history
Initially, Furey says, the song was written for his friend, Irish boxer Michael Conlan—the fiery former olympian who just challenged for the WBA world featherweight title.
Von Venn is the main project of songwriter Gary Cox. The name for the project/band derives from the concept that we become who we are based upon the intersection of life experiences gathered, people we meet and lessons we learn along the way. Similarly, the songs are an intersection of musical styles that influenced that Gary’s song writing, artists such as Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, The Blue Nile, John Martyn, John Lennon and many more. The result is primarily guitar centred songs that examine the intricacies of human nature and experiences. The aim is to craft something for everyone to connect with and explore at an emotional level. Hope, regret, loss, longing, nostalgia, attraction, love is all explored.
Donna Dunne, a legend in her own time, has already toured the USA, Europe, The UK and Ireland, working on stage and in studio with legendary jazz, rockabilly, blues and psychobilly musicians Jimmy Smith (The Bogey Men), Doc O’Connor (Late Late Show Band), Phillip Doyle (Diablo Records, Demented Are Go, Klingonz), Anto Drennan (Mike & The Mechanics) and even Jedward on their tour after X Factor success, having achieved a UK Rock n Roll Charts #1 album with the 2017 album Voodoo, beating The Stray Cats to the top spot and receiving praise from press and industry alike including Louie Walsh.
Formed in 2017 by Reuben Maher (guitars, keys, vox) , Jonathan Parson (bass), Geraldine Thomas (vox) and Andrew McNeilage (drums) - their early gigs fused hard-edged guitar sounds with ambient keys, digital samples, and dance rhythms. These formative shows led the band towards honing their sound - immediate, distorted guitar hooks, driving bass lines, muscular drums and uncompromising vocals, delivered in both English and German.
Eoghan Moylan is an alternative pop artist from Galway, Ireland. He was born and raised in Connemara, and spent most of his early life surrounded by traditional music and dance. Eoghan went from impromptu sessions with family and friends in his grandmother's kitchen, to learning the piano on his older sister’s broken old keyboard. He has never looked back since. Moylan is a storyteller at heart. Studying software engineering in university led him to discover digital synthesizers, which he has used to craft a uniquely electronic narrative voice in his music. A talented visual artist in addition to his songwriting and production abilities, he personally handcrafts the visuals and videos for each of his songs. Dark Disco is his debut single.
Harry Fennell, praised as one of Dublin's most captivating singer-songwriters, has roots in the rural blues, old-time folk, and early jazz styles of Americana music. Fennell dares his audiences not to sing, dance or weep to his Cohen inspired ballads and Shakey Graves inspired sounds. Raised on a strict diet of Bob Dylan, Fennell takes the mundane and shines a light on all parts beautiful and violent, raising our appreciation for the good and bad in life. Drawing from experiences of his own and observing the world around him, he speaks candidly on the reality of being a young person in Ireland today and the hardships of love and loss.
Gillian Tuite is a singer, songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist from Oldcastle, Co. Meath. Her performances, typified by creative and tasteful guitar playing, strong vocal melodies and
heartfelt lyrics, have earned her a reputation for captivating a live audience. In recent years, Gillian has travelled to Nashville to record her music and released singles co-written with
renowned songwriters such as Fred Koller (Nanci Griffith, John Prine) and Charlie McGettigan. She has also been heard on collaborations with artists such as Teresa Marie Canavan (‘Hold My Hand’) and as part of the collective Lemonade Marinade (‘Paradise Bay’). In November 2020, Gillian's version of 'Only One' was shared on the official James Taylor Instagram page. Gillian is currently working on her debut album and is looking forward to releasing a new collection of songs in the near future.