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Shane Hynes Self-Titled Debut EP Release 07/07/17

Track Listing: 1. Somebody Somewhere  2. All That You Do  3. All She Wanna Do  4. Crutch It would be quite an understatement to say that Ireland is currently bursting at the seams, with such a wealth of talent and a high calibre of singer-songwriters on show, who week...

Niall Cash & Guests Live at Whelans Dublin 23/11/16

BIMM Dublin started music performance and production courses a few years ago and they're now showing the fruits of their good labour.  You can see from the guidance and tuition offered, how their artists have and are developing into the industry.  Niall had previously...

Keywest – Irish Tour Dates – Nov & Dec 2016 – Mar 2017

*PRESS RELEASE* Last remaining tickets! Having just returned from New York, the Dublin quintet are about to embark on the last leg of their 2016 Joyland Tour.  With SOLD OUT shows at The Academy Dublin, Dec. 3rd, and Set Theatre Kilkenny, Dec.10th a limited number of...

Ben Reel – New Tour Dates for Oct , Nov & Dec 2016

*PRESS RELEASE* Ben Reel www.benreel.com Tour Dates for 2016 Promoting Ben's Album '7th' Includes Six UK Dates in October With Tony McLoughlin 7th Tracklisting: Lucky Streak One Of These Days Crushed It Say God's World Reflections Of The Blues Back On The Road Meant...

Gem Andrews UK Tour Sept & Oct 2016

*PRESS RELEASE* Gem Andrews www.gemandrews.co.uk   YouTube  Calling (Gem Andrews) from the album Vancouver   Singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gem Andrews writes and performs alt-country music with an honesty and rawness that gets straight to the point....

Hungrytown – Ireland & UK Dates Sept & Oct 2016

*PRESS RELEASE* Hungrytown www.hungrytown.net "I love the sound of Rebecca Hall's voice; there's a sweetness, and a wordly wisdom, in perfect balance." -- Roger McGuinn     September 2016   Thurs 1. The Sunflower Public House, 65 Union Street Belfast, N....

Sol – Debut Single Release ‘Mystery’

*PRESS RELEASE* New Single:   https://soundcloud.com/glittertearz/mystery-sol-x-auralponic-1   B I O Eclectic Pop artist, Sol, is best known for her intimate approach to music. The evocative qualities within Sol’s style honor her ability to paint a primitive picture,...

Captions – Debut Album Release ‘Iterations’

*PRESS RELEASE* New Single: https://soundcloud.com/captions/bearfights-1 B I O Southern California based four-piece, CAPTIONS., distinctively obscures Indie Rock inclinations through compositions reminiscent to the warm-weathered days of their home and emotions...

Sarah McQuaid US & UK Tour Autumn 2016

*PRESS RELEASE* Sarah McQuaid www.sarahmcquaid.com US & UK Tour -- Autumn 2016 UK-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Sarah McQuaid sets out on a three-month, 65-show tour of the USA and UK before she takes a year-long break from the road to record a new album – see...

Chris Brady – New Single Release – Guarantee

www.facebook.com/ChrisBradyOfficial @ChrisBradyMc https://soundcloud.com/chrisbradymc/guarantee-1   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_gPVOArLcU (Photograph Cover - Ed Sheeran)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdgxmn1Aqto (Live Life - Original)  ...

Keith Cullen – Irish Male Artist

  This is a bio of Keith as per his representation: Keith is Dublin born, raised in Kildare and now living the American dream in LA. Music has always been his first love and passion and the fact he can call it his job is a dream come true. His career has taken...

The Bills – New Album Release ‘Trail of Tales’

*PRESS RELEASE* The Bills www.thebills.ca Trail Of Tales Track Listing: 1. Wonders I've Seen (Frye/White/Atkinson - SOCAN) 2. Trail Of Tales (Frye/Atkinson - SOCAN)  3. Happy Be Jungle Doctor 5. Wonder 6. Hittin' The Do 7. Pebble Beach 8.She went Up 9. Forgotten Beach...

Project West – Live at Whelans Dublin 28/07/16

PROJECT WEST ARE: Damien Mullane – Accordion, Melodeon & Vocals Colin Farrell – Fiddle, Whistles & Vocals Kieran Munnelly – Flute, Whistles, Bodhrán, Snare & Vocals Niamh Farrell – Lead Vocals, Flute & Whistle Stephen Markham – Keyboard, Piano,...

Kyle Britton – ‘Riddle’ Debut EP

Folk is one of my most favourite genres.  Over the years it has branched off into Acoustic, Rock, Country and Americana and has influenced some of the biggest names in the industry.  Kyle is an artist who showcases these styles of music as they are his influences and...

Dream Vacation – Press Play Video

www.wedreamvacation.com Facebook.com/dreamvacationmusic twitter.com/wedreamvacation Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmUTmDg4r4E  https://soundcloud.com/dreamvacationmusic/sets/ep   The first frame of a video can pretty much tell you about the thought...

Project West Irish Tour Dates Summer 2016

  *PRESS RELEASE*   PROJECT WEST   Having recently taken the US by storm as part of a 100-date tour, the new traditional music based group, Project West, announce details of their debut album which will be launched in Ireland and the UK in the Summer of...

Graham J Live at Avenue, Crow Street Dublin 15/07/16

  Upstairs in 'Avenue', Nick Munier's restaurant in Temple Bar, has recently opened as a performance area for musicians, comedians and artists.  An intimate space dim-lit with soft decor and seating, it definitely has that side street, cabaret club vibe to it and...

The Stoles – New Single ‘Getaway’

The Stoles are Andrea, Antonio and Ciaran, an alt-rock trio based in Dublin.  They appeared on my radar over a year ago as 'ones to watch' at the summer festivals and were starting to build a credible reputation on the Irish music scene.  'Getaway' is their first...

‘BARE In The Woods’ 11/06/16

Three years young and situated in one of the most stunning locations in the Irish Midlands, my first visit to 'BARE' has been a memorable and impressive one.  There are many boutique outdoor festivals that work and their aim is true, but in terms of innovation,...

Frankenstein Bolts release new EP ‘Cinematic Views’

 *(this is a press release not a Musicwand review)* "A euphonic nugget of folk pop music, ideal for the next three months listening” - The Thin Air    “Comprising of four warm soft melodic tracks ‘Cinematic Views’ is a sweet-sounding collection of summery folk-pop...

More Acts Announced For The Garage Gigs June 2016

In a bumper Series 2 of the newly invigorated Garage Gigs, Garageland have announced their June 2016 dates. *(this is a press release not a Musicwand review)* June 16th at The Grand Social sees Blue Sun, a band who have maintained their commitment to live gigging...

Niamh Crowther – Self-titled Debut EP Release 20/05/16

New Artist of the Week “her forthcoming EP further compounds the “one to watch” tag.” –  The Irish Times “The day has become even sunnier thanks to ‘I’ll Be’, the first taster from Niamh Crowther’s eponymous EP”  – Hot Press "Heartwrenching... Beautifully pitched...

Garageland Ireland’s Line-up for Summer 2016

‘Voice UK’ contestant Lauren Lapsley-Brown is the latest addition to the Garageland line up for Summer 2016. The Dublin based singer joins the likes of Roisin El Cherif (Galway), Niamh Crowther (Meath), Joey’s Hope (Kildare), Fuzz Gigolo (Drogheda) and many others...

Winters End – New Single ‘Thoughts’

Winters End are Sydney based duo and siblings Marissa and Christopher Pinto.  I've been familiar with their music only in the last few months but they've been on the Australian music scene for a few years now.  Thanks to their website, Balcony TV Sydney and You Tube,...

‘Robotrock’ Launch Thursday May 5th

From the people who brought you Elektrobank..  Introducing:   The next generation party band, who perform live what up until now, DJ's only dared to do.  They re-mix and mash-up classic dance anthems creating the ultimate floor filling experience. The RobotRock crew...

R.S.A.G. – New Single ‘Leave A Light On’

Jeremy Hickey aka 'R.S.A.G.' (Rarely Seen Above Ground) is well known worldwide for his live showmanship and incredible diversity.  He is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, he performs as a solo drummer on stage and is accompanied by an array of virtual...

Kula Shaker 5th Studio Album ‘K2.0’

KULA SHAKER Released their 5th studio album Titled 'K 2.0' ON FEB 12th   Kula Shaker have finally emerged from the silence and mark their return with a new album. On 12 February 2016 the band released their 5th studio album on the Strangefolk label.   Titled 'K...

Mosley Bar – Debut EP ‘Another Record Sleeve’

Track Listing:  1. Risk   2. Record Sleeve  3. Rendezvous  4. The World and I Hailing from the north-west of England, Mosley Bar are a four-piece indie alternative rock unit.  This EP 'Another Record Sleeve' is their debut and a really great effort it is too.  When...

Peco Music – Debut Solo Single ‘Safe Haven’

Valentine Black were one of those bands at the forefront of the Irish music scene, in the last few years.  Since the group disbanded, their former lead singer Peco McLoughlin, has launched his own solo career under 'Live Loud Music Management'.  His first offering to...

Small Fish – Band. Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Small Fish are Paddy Carroll, Tony Forest, Dan Butler and Dan Matthews.   Four very unique singer-songwriters who formed this group over a year ago.  Combining their influences from the genres of alternative rock, grunge, classic rock and metal, they have become a...

Scott Maher – ‘I Don’t Fit In’ Music Video

When I reviewed the 'Butterfly' album by Scott, his third, last autumn, I had this to say about the song 'I Don't Fit In'. 'It raises the tempo and I'm hearing lyrics about non-conforming and trusting your instincts, a good mindfulness lesson.' This has definitely...

Live at the Brewery Corner, Kilkenny

PADDY HANNA Scary Holiday Blue Meryl Brewery Corner This Friday!   Paddy Hanna plays Brewery Corner this Friday (April 15) as part of his Irish tour (with full band).  Support from Scary Holiday & Blue Meryl. Tickets are €5 and on sale from Brewery Corner and...

Grainne Hunt – Debut Album ‘Firing Pin’

Grainne first popped up on my radar about a year ago.  She performs live regularly with another Irish folk stalwart Mark Geary and they’ve both toured here, the UK and Europe together and more recently with Glen Hansard.  In a previous post I mentioned Grainne with...

Christian Collins – Debut single ‘Sweet Divine’

Christian is a newbie to me, a BIMM Dublin musician that I met at the rothar sessions in late September.  You never know who's going to walk through the door to perform a set and that's what I love about showcases like that; who are we going to see, what are we going...

Barry Jay Hughes – Live

In a short space of time, I've come to know Barry Jay pretty well.  Through my twitter profile @Musicwand, was where he contacted me to check out his on-line profile and links to his music and live performances.  I watched, I listened, I was very impressed and I...

Jamie Duff – ‘Jamie Duff’ Debut EP

Here is a review I did not so long ago for Jamie Duff's self-titled debut EP. It can be the easiest thing in the world to assess an album and a singer from a genre, that I've always admired and connected with. The melodies, arrangements and lyrics are comforting and...

Scott Maher – The Butterfly Album

Genres are sometimes difficult to define in modern music, than they were around fifty years ago. And when artists are showing their musicality by creating songs from various genres, it's not always welcomed sometimes by the industry who just want the artist to remain...

Waving My Musicwand!

Hi there, I'm Zoë from Ireland.   I love music, I scribble down lyrics from time to time, always loved going to concerts and still do.  I created a twitter profile @Musicwand over a year and a half ago.  I have gained over 1000 followers from all areas of the music...


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