IMRO FIRST CUTS SHOWCASES AT ABNER BROWN’S LAUNCH
WITH MARC O’REILLY AND AILBHE REDDY
THURSDAY 2ND MARCH
IMRO have just announced details of IMRO First Cuts Showcases at Abner Brown’s. The launch of the new monthly showcase, set to be a cut above the rest, will take place on Thursday 2nd March at 8.00pm with Marc O’Reilly and Ailbhe Reddy set to perform on the night. Admission is FREE but due to limited capacity booking is essential: email firstname.lastname@example.org
IMRO First Cuts Showcases at Abner Brown’s will feature the best up and coming as well as established Irish acts. In the intimate setting performers will be given the opportunity to debut new tracks along with their current material. Performance highlights and interviews with all acts who perform will later be streamed online at www.IMRO.ie and across IMRO’s social media channels.
Irish folk/blues troubadour Marc O’Reilly has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver. Marc has toured all over Europe including appearances at major festivals like Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Boardmasters and even appeared at the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California. His alter-ego side project with his brother Pierre, the electro-pop duo ‘R’, recently received excellent radio support for their debut single ‘Change’ from tastemakers such as Steve Lamacq (BBC 6music), Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) and Paul McLoone (Today FM) and reached Number 1 on the Amazing Radio Chart. As if that wasn’t enough, Marc has also provided vocals on 3 tracks for the new album by MOBO winning act Karios 4tet, which has received 4 star reviews from Mojo, The Independent and Guardian.
Ailbhe Reddy first began to attract attention when a homemade demo of her song ‘Cover Me’ was used in a Today FM radio advert in 2014. Reddy has gone on to feature on every major Irish festival line up, such as Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Other Voices, Hard Working Class Heroes, Knockanstockan and Spirit of Folk. Since the independent release of Reddy’s hugely successful debut EP ‘HOLLOWED OUT SEA’, it has been streamed over 1 MILLION times on Spotify. The first single, ‘DISTRUST’ received glowing reviews and lead to Ailbhe being named as Artist of the Week by Nialler9 in The Irish Times. Influential UK industry newsletter Record of the Day recently featured the song stating ‘prepare to be floored…it’s wonderful’. Ailbhe is tipped for a major international breakthrough in 2017. Her first offering this year was her single ‘RELENT’ which was premiered on Nialler9 as part of his ‘New Artists to Love in 2017’ feature. It was Track of the Week in the Irish Times, part of Spotify UK’s New Music Friday and was featured on blogs around the world including Earmilk in New York, The Revue in the UK and many more.
Abner Brown’s is not only the coolest barbershop in town, it’s also one of Dublin’s most unique venues. The unlikely Rathmines venue has already seen performances from hundreds of acts such as Ash, Gavin Glass, Duke Special, David Geraghty (of Bell X1 fame), The Young Folk, Molly Sterling, Mundy, The Hot Sprockets and many more. REM’s Michael Stipe has even paid a visit.
IMRO is a national organisation that administers the performing right in copyright music in Ireland on behalf of its members (songwriters, composers and music publishers) and on behalf of members of the international overseas societies that are affiliated to it. Music users such as broadcasters, venues and businesses must pay for their use of copyright music by way of a blanket licence fee. IMRO’s Mission is to protect, promote and develop the collection and distribution of music royalties; foster music creation and promote the value of music to the creative, cultural and business communities in Ireland
Tickets for IMRO First Cuts at Abner Brown’s are FREE but due to limited capacity booking is essential. To reserve tickets please email email@example.com
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Featured album review
Sunday 11th December 2016
8pm – 9pm
|2||Slieve Bloom||Declan O’Rourke||4.47|
|3||Then You Know||Declan O’Rourke||3.50|
|4||I Own You||Mick Flannery||3.33|
|5||How Low||Mick Flannery||4.35|
|6||One of the Good Ones||Mick Flannery||3.43|
|9||Steal Love||Marc O’Reilly||3.43|
|11||On The Passing of Sega||Windings||2.33|
9pm – 10pm
|1||Right Around Now||Propeller Palms||3.39|
|3||My Love||Propeller Palms||4.48|
|7||On The Downlow||Jack O’Rourke||3.07|
|9||Bowled Over||Jack O’Rourke||2.49|
Releases video for new single ‘Of Nothing’ – Out Now
Taken from ‘Morality Mortality’ – the new album released October 28th 2016 on Virgin Records
Irish singer-songwriter Marc O’Reilly has released the official music video for single ‘Of Nothing’ taken from his new album ‘Morality Mortality’ released 28th Oct 2016 on Virgin Records.
Following the release of his critically acclaimed albums ‘My Friend Marx’ and ‘Human Herdings’ Marc O’Reilly has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver.
Marc has toured all over Europe including appearances at major festivals like Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Boardmasters. He also squeezed in a trip to the US to appear at the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California.
Featured album/EP: MORALITY, MORTALITY – Marc O’Reilly
Sunday 23rd Oct 2016
8pm – 9pm
|1||Torrents||Gypsies on the Autobahn|
|2||Peace Love and Rock n Roll||Francie Conway|
|3||The Great Wall of America||The Blades|
|4||Bottom Line||Ian Whitty & The Exchange|
|5||One of the Good Ones||Mick Flannery|
|6||I Never Knew That I Was Anyone||Paper Trail|
|8||Mandinka||We Cut Corners|
|9||The Few and Far Between||Ports|
|10||To The End||Track Dogs|
|11||Hot Tongue||BP Fallon|
|12||On The Downlow||Jack O’Rourke|
|13||Black Dahlia||Aine Cahill|
9pm – 10pm
28th October release
|4||All The Things You’ve Done||Barry McCormack|
|5||The Greatest Show On Earth||Darwins Daughter|
|6||Every Time I See a River||Van Morrison|
|7||If Love Was Enough||Hvmmingbird|
|9||Ghost||The Riptide Movement|
|10||Desert Road||Propeller Palms|
|11||Clap Both My Hands||Brian Deady|
|12||Turning||The New 52|
The song is taken from Marc’s album ‘Human Herdings’ and this live performance demonstrates why this extraordinary talent is on the verge of a big break internationally in 2016.
Irish singer-songwriter Marc O’Reilly has announced his first tour dates of 2016 which see him play Eurosonic Festival in The Netherlands in January, Folk Alliance in the US in Feburary then a series of dates around Ireland, UK and Germany in March/April.
2016 promises to be the year Marc makes a serious breakthrough internationally following his recent signing to Fintage House Music for Worldwide Publishing.
Check out the video for an acoustic version of Marc’s track ‘Reach Out’