The Gaiety Theatre Dublin want you to drift back in time to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Vegas in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers and experience Frank, Sammy and Dean performing at the famous Sands hotel with the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band. Hit follows hit including pack favourites The Lady is a Tramp, Mr Bojangles, That’s Amore, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, What Kind of fool Am I, Volare, My Way, Candyman, Everybody Loves Somebody and many more. If you wish you’d swung with the hardest partying pack in town, now’s your chance!
Calum Scott self-released a cover of Robyn’s Dancing On My Own in March 2016. The song went viral in over 34 countries on Spotify, peaking at No.2 on the Global Viral 50. The single charted at No.1 in more than six countries, including the US, and ranked in the Top 10 in over 20 countries on Spotify. “ Now signed to Capitol Records, Scott is currently working on his debut album. He was a finalist on the 2015 season of Britain’s Got Talent.
DUBLIN SOUND LAB presents MUSIC CURRENT 2018 Contemporary Music Festival SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE :: 12–14 April, 2018 :: www.smockalley.com 3 days of music, technology and art: MUSIC CURRENT, Dublin’s annual contemporary music festival turns three this year and returns to Smock Alley Theatre showcasing of the best of new Irish and international contemporary electronic music. Hosting concerts, panel discussions and a music commission, this three-day event runs from 12–14 April. Now established in its third year, MUSIC CURRENT festival offers a unique blend of electronic performance and provides a much-needed platform for the newest contemporary electronic music. This year’s event showcases a distinct celebration of piano and keyboard music and welcomes many new international artists who will perform in Ireland for the first time. Curating this exciting experimental mix of new music, Dublin Sound Lab is delighted to host another cutting edge MUSIC CURRENT for 2018 With this year’s clear keyboard theme – pianos and electronics appearing in each concert – the 2018 programme features composer Stefan Prins (Belgium), pianist Stephane Ginsburgh (Belgium), the virtuosic Yarn|Wire ensemble (USA), accomplished improviser Izumi Kimura (Ire), rising stars of the Irish contemporary electronic music scene Francis Heery and Elis Czerniak, and in a […]
Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis’s DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2005 when he formed the “Taking Care of Elvis” band. Audiences quickly realized that this was someone with a special talent. He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on stage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself. This talent saw Ben rapidly rise through the ranks of Elvis Tribute Artists. In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” Contest, which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Social media forums are overwhelmed with fans demanding his return to their country. On these nights, you will see the live performance that left David Letterman at […]
Walk The Moon are an American rock band based in Cincinnati, Ohio, currently comprised of Nicholas Petricca (lead vocals, keys), Sean Waugaman (vocals, drums), Kevin Ray (vocals, bass) and Eli Maiman (vocals, guitar). The band’s name comes from the song Walking on the Moon by The Police. They are best known for their single Shut Up and Dance, which hit No.4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached No.1 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart and Billboard Alternative Songs chart when it was released in 2014. In the UK, the single entered at No.75, before jumping 67 places to No.8. It then climbed to peak at No.4 and spent a total of 13 weeks in the Top 10.
This is just one part of the programme and details of other concerts and events taking place as part of MusicTown, including a series of concerts on the stage of The Abbey Theatre, will be announced in the coming weeks. Get ready for ten days of concerts, master classes, collaborations, workshops and composers, lyricists, conductors, choirs, musicians, producers, DJs and visual artists, from Opera, choral and contemporary classical to hip-hop, electronic, traditional, folk and rock taking place all over Dublin city. Apr 13 Messiah on the Street 1:00 pm – 3:30 pmInfo Apr 14 Crash Ensemble present GHOSTS 12:00 pm – 4:30 pmInfo Apr 14 A NIGHT OF MUSICAL STORIES WITH KATIE KIM & RADIE PEAT (LANKUM, RUE)8:00 pm – 10:30 pmInfo Apr 14 Grayscale present VISIONIST 8:00 pm – 10:30 pmInfo Apr 15 Royal Irish Academy of Music presents MY FIRST CONCERT 12:00 pm – 2:00 pmInfo Apr 15 Royal Irish Academy of Music presents ARTISTS CHOICE 3:30 pm – 5:30 pmInfo Apr 17 Our Tunes 10:00 am – 5:00 pmInfo Apr 17 Word Up Collective presents ISSA VIBE 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmInfo Apr 17 Royal Irish Academy of Music presents RIAM PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS […]
After captivating the nation’s heart as the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017, and announcing the imminent release of his debut album ‘Our Generation’ on Syco Music November 17th, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, Tokio Myers announces his first ever UK tour next spring including a must see London show at the Printworks on April 10th. Tokio Myers is totally unique. He’s created a sound all his own, fusing an array of musical influences that have shaped him as an artist, ranging from classical and cinematic to hip-hop, dance and 90s’ soul. Catch him when he performs ‘Angel’ this Saturday on The X Factor. Tokio grew up in North London before being awarded a coveted piano scholarship at the Royal College of Music. A stint as a studio musician led to recording and touring with some of the biggest names in music including Amy Winehouse, The Police, Kanye West and Mr Hudson.
Making his highly anticipated return to the live music circuit Skinner’s The Streets will perform all the greatest hits from his extensive back catalogue of iconic albums including ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living’, ‘Everything is Borrowed’, ’Computers and Blues’, ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ and ‘Original Pirate Material’. Having last toured back in 2011 with the ‘Computers & Blues’ UK tour, it will be the first time that The Streets have performed live in seven years. Mike Skinner’s career marks a significant moment in musical history, described as the voice of his generation, the ground-breaking mix of beats and street poetics of ‘Original Pirate Material’, led to a Mercury Music Prize Nomination, and both critical and commercial acclaim. The 2004 album ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ saw him break into the British mainstream and spawned the UK No.1 ‘Dry Your Eyes’, as well as a host of Top 10 singles. Speaking on the huge comeback Mike Skinner said “I’ve missed tour buses very much. Which is the least of the reasons why I have decided to tour The Streets again. The other thing I’ve missed is trying to think up what I’m going to say in the gap between […]
One of the greatest comic operas ever written, Mozart’s fast-paced masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro is a highlight of Irish National Opera’s 2018 programme and draws together an outstanding cast and creative team to bring Irish opera right back into the heart of Dublin city, to the Gaiety Theatre stage. This comic tale of mayhem and mischief boasts some of the most beautiful and familiar music ever written including the famous overture. Mozart’s superb score drives the drama with unforgettable solos and hilarious ensemble numbers and the energetic story of servants outwitting their masters and the quick-witted Susanna rejecting her employer’s advances has thrilled and delighted audiences for 250 years. With a dream-team ensemble cast, Irish National Opera’s first main-stage opera features Irish celebrity mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, fresh from the Met Opera New York, who sings Susanna and is joined by internationally acclaimed Irish singers Máire Flavin (Scottish Opera & Glyndebourne Opera Festival), Aoife Miskelly (Welsh National Opera & Opera North), veteran star Suzanne Murphy (English National Opera, WNO & Opera North), Ben McAteer (English National Opera & WNO), up-and-coming soprano Amy Ní Fhearraigh, and critically acclaimed New Zealand bass Jonathan Lemalu singing the title role. Celebrated theatre and opera […]
For the first time ever, MusicTown presents a series of concerts at the Abbey Theatre celebrating Dublin as a music city.
Sir Simon Rattle is one of the world’s most famous orchestra conductors. A talent on the piano, violin and percussion, it was through conducting that Simon really set himself apart, winning the John Player International Conducting Competition during his graduating year at the Royal Academy of Music. From there, he established himself as a wunderkind, conducting his first prom at the Royal Albert Hall within five years of that competition. After working himself up to the role of principal conductor with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon became familiar to the public through his concerts and a BBC documentary. Over the years, Simon has conducted some of the greatest orchestras in the world, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the orchestra at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. However, he has recently become Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, a trailblazing organisation within the world of orchestral music. The LSO has recorded iconic film scores for cinematic releases like Star Wars while also working with legends like André Previn. In his return to the National Concert Hall, Sir Simon Rattle will conduct the LSO through a rendition of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 in D Major. Prepare to be […]