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Previously, winning joe.ie’s Le Crunch competition, joining Gavin James and Roisin O as musical ambassadors for Bord na Móna’s inaugural #HearthSessions campaign together with being invited to guest with Picture This still remain highlights since 2016.   Formed in 2011, Mark Prunty (guitar/vox), Podge Gill (guitar/vox), Ross McNerney (banjo/mandolin), Emmett Collum (drums) are the four young Longford men of Brave Giant. Their love of Irish music is evident in their sound, a skilfully achieved blend of rock, folk and alternative influences.

American rapper and singer, Melissa Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, is a founding member of indie hip-hop groups The Chalice, Grrrl Prty, The Clerb, Ellypseas, and Absynthe. Born into a musical family, she listened to a diverse range of musical genres whilst growing up from Björk to Radiohead, Elton John to Queen as well as a lot of gospel music. Her own style is described as a mix of pop, R’n’B and neosoul. Following the success of the album, Cuz I Love You, Lizzo is getting ready to go on tour this autumn. Her Cuz I Love You Too tour will include two UK dates in London and Manchester.

After 9 albums and over 1400 concerts throughout the world, the band return in 2019 for tours of Europe and North America. During the last 18 years Tinariwen have become globally loved and revered for their creation of a new music genre as well as the integrity and tenacity with which they defend their culture. Hugely attractive to both audiences and musicians who find in it some kind of truth and spiritual depth. On recent albums they have been joined by many guests including TV On The Radio, Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeney, Flea, Mark Lanegan, Josh Klinghoffer, Cass McCombs Warren Ellis and Saul Williams among others…

Snarky Puppy is a collective of sorts with as many as 25 members in regular rotation. They each maintain busy schedules as sidemen (with such artists as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and D’Angelo), producers (for Kirk Franklin, David Crosby, and Salif Keïta), and solo artists (many of whom are on the band’s indy label, GroundUP Music). At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico all have representation in the group’s membership. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively.

Five years after his last comedy tour FORCE MAJEURE made comedy history having played 45 countries including all 50 US States AND in four languages, making it the most extensive comedy show ever, EDDIE is back to his roots with an all-new rather personal show which expands on his own very unique, totally surreal view of life, love, history and his ‘theory of the universe’. “It is getting close to the time when I have to go off for a while to have a political life. But before I do that, I want to keep giving audiences around the world the best stand-up comedy shows that I can – especially at a time of Brexit-hate and Trump-hate. My new show is about everything from humans over the last 100,000 years to talking dogs and animal superheroes. I am looking forward to coming to see everyone again.” WUNDERBAR is a delicious insight into the surreal and fantastical world of EDDIE IZZARD. This is intelligent Bunkum of the highest order. Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd. This show may contain strong and imaginative language.

Rex Orange County is set to release a new album, Pony, in late October 2019. It will be his third studio album, following his 2016 debut release bcos u will never be free and his 2017 effort Apricot Princess. Containing the singles Untitled and Never Enough, Apricot Princess was well received by critics and earned the musician a place on the annual BBC Sound of Poll in 2018, where he finished runner up to Norweigein pop powerhouse Sigrid. Shortly after the release of the LP, Rex Orange County was featured on the enigmatic Tyler, The Creator’s fourth studio album Flower Boy, contributing vocals to the tracks Boredom and Foreword. In June 2019 the musician performed at Glastonbury, drawing a huge crowd to the festival’s Park Stage. Rex Orange County will hit the road this autumn, in celebration of his forthcoming album

Scotland’s surefire one to watch, Lewis Capaldi released his beautifully stripped back single, ‘Someone You Loved’. The new release follows on from an incredible run of events that has seen the singer-songwriter not only shortlisted for the Brits Critics’ Choice award, but also perform on Top Of The Pops over the new year. Released as part of Capaldis emotionally driven ‘Breach’ EP, ‘Someone You Loved’ currently sits at number 16 in the iTunes singles charts, has surpassed 23 million streams on Spotify and was chosen as Scott Mills’ ‘Track of The Week’ on BBC Radio 1. Previous single ‘Grace’ was performed by Lewis in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, as well as spending weeks on the station’s A List.

He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’ s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life – once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done. Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known for BBC Three’s Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three series of BBC Three‘s Live At The Electric. Other TV appearances include BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, BBC Three’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here Now. Winner of Best Show in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Russell went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year.

Foy Vance will follow the release of two very special new albums this year – ‘From Muscle Shoals’ & ‘To Memphis’ – with an extensive headline North American and UK/Ireland tour throughout October and November. This includes a stop off at The Olympia Theatre for a fully seated show on Wednesday 13th November. The award-winning Northern Irish singer-songwriter will be accompanied by his band for the tour, his first live dates in over two years. Foy Vance: The Tour begins in Woodstock, NY on 12th October and culminates with a hometown show at Belfast Waterfront Hall on 23rd November. Tickets priced from €28 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy

Just announced, Krept & Konan will play an Over 14’s Olympia Theatre show on 23rd November 2019! Tickets priced from €24 including booking fee and €1 restoration levy on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330. The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

The album boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour. Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, along with Billy Watts (Lucinda Williams) on rhythm guitar and Mayall’s regular horn section, moonlighting from their day job in The Late Show with Conan O’Brien’s house band.

Alec Benjamin simply refers to himself as a ​“narrator​.” Inspired by Eminem, Paul Simon, and Citizen Cope, the Phoenix-born, Los Angeles-based songwriter fashioned a cinematic, lo-fi sound that stirred up a buzz online right out of the gate, landing him a major label deal by the age of 18. A day after he turned in his first album, he was dropped by the label he thought would take his artist project to the moon. However, it was going to take a lot more to stop him. Alec immediately hit the road for a self-booked European tour in May 2016. He performed ​“parking lot shows”​ for fans outside of Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan concerts, handing out business cards to leave a tangible keepsake for those listening and building his brand from the ground up.

Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand new stand up show. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh. Host of BBC One’s All Together Now and team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He is also the star of BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC Two’sMock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and Sky’sA League of Their Own. And he is a host of Dave’s podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith.

For a girl raised on the coast of Southwest England, where she did not fit in and life was hard, finding herself in the easy camaraderie of Dan Auerbach’s studio was the realization of a childhood dream. For the last three years, Yola (who previously performed as Yola Carter) has been a standout at the Americana Fest in Nashville. She released a debut solo EP in 2016 after the dissolution of her band Phantom Limb. She also toured as a vocalist with Massive Attack, among other acts. Yola’s debut album Walk Through Fire, produced by Dan Auerbach, is a genre-bending release from one of the most powerful emerging British voices in music today. The singer/ songwriter first came to the attention of Auerbach (The Black Keys) after a chain of people, starting with her manager, forwarded a video of her performing in Nashville that eventually found itself in Auerbach’s inbox.