Marc O’Reilly, Ailbhe Reddy and Basciville17€
| Marc O’Reilly |
With gritty sonic depth, Irish songwriter Marc O’Reilly attacks his muse with a bipolar verve that swings from reflection to sheer riotous joy. Backed by the tightest band in Christendom, rare and beautiful songs slam into wild blues fragments and effortlessly back to clean vocal harmonies.
Marc has released three critically acclaimed albums to date, ‘Human Herdings’, ‘My Friend Marx’ and ‘Morality Mortality’ and 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. Brand new album (number four) L’etre Politique will be available to buy on the night.
| Ailbhe Reddy |
Dublin musician Ailbhe Reddy is a singer-songwriter whose deeply personal heart-on-her-sleeve lyrics and a memorable voice lingers with you long after your first taste. She first began to attract attention when a homemade demo of her song ‘Cover Me’ was used in a Today FM radio advert while her first single, ‘Flesh & Blood’ garnered excellent reviews from Irish blogs, and was featured as song of the day on the UK blog Folk Radio UK. Reddy has gone on to feature on every major festival line up in the UK and Ireland, such as Glastonbury, Latitude, The Great Escape, Electric Picnic and Body & Soul.
She recently released ‘ATTACH TO MEMORY’ which has received great critical success, with the single ‘Fingertips’ being featured on Clash Magazine, Wonderland Magazine and The Line of Best Fit, to name a few.
| Basciville |
Ireland has a rich history of Soulful and Blues influenced music, Basciville are quickly becoming one of the leading and most significant forces in modern Irish Soul and Blues music.
Basciville sound is as eclectic as it is focused, aiming to bring together pop sensibility with jazz and blues ideals.
With influences ranging from Rhythm and Blues greats such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Ella Fitzgerald to modern day Soul and Jazz artists including Jeff Buckley, Led Zepplin, Ry Cooder and Van Morrison
Image by Malte Wingen