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John Spillane @ The Gallery Sessions

The Island Music Club Presents:

JOHN SPILLANE

Sun Sept 25th, Doors 8:30 pm, ADM €15
The Gallery Cafe
Market Sq, Gort, Co Galway
Bookings 086-8599957 or from The Gallery Cafe at 091-630630
www.johnspillane.ie

JOHN SPILLANE


John Spillane – 2016

 

October 2016 the acclaimed Irish Singer and Songwriter John Spillane, celebrates 33 years of an ever-consistent vastly illuminating and exciting career within the world of music. Having sold over 100,000 albums in Ireland, John has also been awarded with two Meteor Irish Music Awards for ‘Best Act Folk’ and ‘Traditional’ act. His songs have been covered by many Irish folk lumineer’s such as Christy Moore, Sean Keane, Karan Casey, Pauline Scanlon, Solas, Mary Black, Méav, Sinéad Lohan and Sharon Shannon.

 

JOHN SPILLANE is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer – a canvass filled with color and brilliance.  His music transports the listener; his live performance captivates the audience. In a world filled with strife and upheaval, a time-out with John Spillane is enough to ease the load a bit on anyone lucky enough to bask in his light. The man and his music are pure magic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What makes John special is that he is an artist who knows how to deliver all that he has to offer to anyone of any age, male or female, no matter the musical preference.? Place him in the genre of folk, acoustic, traditional, world or pop – that?s fine with John.? He?s a man who is very comfortable in his skin. Whether performing solo with guitar, with gentle accompaniment or with full band before 10, 10,000 or 100,000, John entertains, charms, and mesmerizes.

 

John is a native of Cork, the County he lovingly describes as ?the centre of the universe, and it has been a huge creative influence on him. Vocally, he is quite unique with an almost sean nos-like element in his singing and he is said to have a voice full of honesty, commitment and sensitivity.

John’s performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent Cork humour. If you are looking for a night of good craic, a John Spillane show should not be missed.

 

 

Jinx Lennon @ The Gallery Sessions

The Island Music Club Presents :

JINX LENNON

Special Guest Sophie Coyle

 

The Gallery Cafe, Gort, Co Galway

Sun Nov 13th, 9pm (Doors 8:30pm) Adm :€15
Bookings : 086-8599957 or from The Gallery Cafe on 091-630630

http://www.jinxlennon.com

 

Jinx Lennon

Jinx Lennon is a punk poet from Dundalk who uses his voice guitar sampler or whatever is at hand to spread his uplifting words to get heads through the crap and nonsense of everyday life.

Work,porn,school,dole snitches,loan sharks,diabetes,mental health,water meters ,bipolar towns,and bust ups outside the chip shop are the meat of the Jinx Lennon show. It explodes with confusion,ideas,melodies,injustice,styrofoam cups and roads that lead from nowhere.This show will scrape the dead cells off your frazzled brains and uplift you with awkward tunes full of rawness and rage,and resuscitation.

Two new albums will be available this October PAST PUPILS STAY SANE and MAGIC BULLETS OF MADNESS TO UPLIFT GRIEF MAGNETS to be released simultaneously .PPSS will be available on cd/download while MBOMTUGM will get LP/cd /download treatment .

The Electric Picnic 2006-2010,Flatlake Festival 2007-2011 Waterford Spraoi 2010,Galway Theatre Festival 2011, Latitude Festival 2014 , Liverpool Irish Festival 2014,Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival ,Vantastival 2014,Indiependence 2014,Imagine Festival Waterford 2014 and countless venues from Iceland to Cologne have all bore witness to the Jinx Lennon show

”Musically I come from a more left field type of music handle yet i would describe it as blues as i am telling stories about keeping a bit of fire inside in the day to day whether it’s work,school ,food or trying to kick sense into your own head” JINX

Jinx Lennon

Jinx Lennon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS

 

ALL HE WANTS TO IS KEEP US OUT OF THE CIRCLE OF S**T

ROBERT CHRISTGAU – Rolling Stone/The Village Voice/Creem

WIRED TO A BEAUTIFUL INDUSTRIAL MOON -PAT MC CABE AUTHOR

 

”BEST LYRICS IN IRELAND ”DAMIEN DEMPSEY( IRISH SINGER)

 

Pinch of Lee Scratch Perry, dash of Pat McCabe, tablespoon of Chuck D, shot of Christy Moore & essence of Flann O’Brien - it was deadly-Mark (audience member Waterford Imagine Festival )

 

  ONE OF IRELANDS GREATEST LIVING STORYTELLERS -CONNECTED MAGAZINE