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Bow St. Sessions Line-up Announced For The Sugar Club!

Bow Street Sessions – brought to you by Jameson and Hot Press – returns to Dublin on Thursday, January 26, where the stars of the show will be the extraordinary Booka Brass and agro-soulsters Barq, along with rising urban electronic singer-songwriter Soulé.

The Sugar Club is set to welcome Booka Brass, the high-energy masters of the live arena along with genre-bending Dublin four-piece Barq. Soulful singer Soulé will also make a special appearance on the night.

It promises to be a very special evening in The Sugar Club, which will see collaborations and surprises from what are some of the country’s finest acts; expect a warm welcome, a thrilling bill of music accompanied by a Jameson, Ginger and Lime …but apart from that, expect the unexpected!

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Bow St. Sessions @ The Sugar Club, Dublin

Booka Brass • Barq • Soulé
Thursday, January 26

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In late 2012 a group of students were drawn together by their classical music background and a desire to experiment. An upward trajectory quickly followed, with a critically acclaimed EP and sold-out nationwide tours, alongside live performances with Irish music heavyweights including The Frames, Lisa Hannigan, Jape and James Vincent McMorrow. Fast-forward to 2016 and Booka Brass has unleashed their brilliant debut album, Chilled Milk, delivering an epic tour de force of the band’s signature melodies and rhythmic pizazz. The album comprises nine tunes penned by the New Orleans-inspired outfit as well as a raucous cover of Jason Derulo’s ‘Talk Dirty’. But perhaps most importantly, the LP brilliantly captures the live energy of the band lauded as one of Ireland’s greatest live acts.

Booka Brass laid the basis of the album through jamming ideas in an improvised setting, while drawing influence from jazz greats like Miles Davis and Art Blakey, to hip-hop icons Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar. It’s a sublime fusion of a classical mastery of their instruments with an instinctive understanding of jazz sensibilities. Bow St. Sessions will be a rare opportunity to experience these masters of the live music art form in the intimate surrounds of The Sugar Club in January...

Barq


In March 2015, a high energy four-piece appeared with a bang, releasing their debut single ‘Gentle Kind Of Lies’ to a surge of media attention. “Melty Rock, Lava, Agro-Soul” – welcome to the world of Barq. The debut single was picked up on Spotify’s new music playlist both in the UK and Brazil, as well as being included on IASCA’s ‘playirish USA’ playlist. The Dublin four-piece then went about amassing a legion of fans by blazing a ferocious trail through the Irish summer festival circuit, including star appearances at Longitude, Indiependence, Groove Festival, Body & Soul and Knockanstockan.

Describing their music as “shoving groove into the belly of the rock beast”, Barq are experts at genre-bending, and with the aforementioned ‘agro-soul’ they have brilliantly crafted an utterly unique sound.

The release of the powerful single ‘Bear’ cemented Barq’s position as one of Ireland’s most promising acts, with lead singer and Hot Press cover star Jess Kavanagh’s passion and soul to the fore. They put in a stellar performance on Other Voices in December and fans can expect more of the same – and a few surprise twists and turns – on January 26th at The Sugar Club, Dublin.




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Soulful singing is in the DNA of London-born, Dublin-raised urban electronic singer-songwriter Soulé. Last year, she joined creative collective Diffusion Lab, who has the likes of Hare Squead and Jafaris in their ranks (she’s in very good company!).

You’ll find the likes of Erykah Badu, Macy Gray, ASA, Chrisette Michele, Nneka. MNEK, Ella Eyre and Lauryn Hill at the top of her playlist. Take beautifully soulful music, add some drum & bass and a generous serving of alt. electronic and it’s easy to see how Soulé (pronounced “Sou-lay”) has quickly become a such a unique, thoughtful and diverse artist.

With the release of her first single ‘Love No More’, Soulé has announced her arrival on the Irish music soundscape with coolness and conviction in equal measure. With over 150,000 Spotify plays, the deftly woven vocals on the R&B-electronic anthem have certainly struck a chord. See what the fuss is all about when Soulé performs live at Bow St. Sessions...

 
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Past Sessions

HamsandwicH
While the Kells collective have been doing their thing for more than a decade, 2015 has been nothing short of a breakthrough year for HamsandwicH. From hitting the top of the album charts with their superlative LP Stories From The Surface to wowing Electric Picnic with a barnstorming main stage set, the past twelve months have seen them reaching new heights.

Still present and correct are the contrasting yet complementary vocals of Niamh Farrell – who graced the cover of the 900th issue of Hot Press earlier this year – and Podge McNamee, underpinned by an engine room producing the most expansive, vibrant and catchy material of their careers.

While the new record did take its rightful place at the summit of the Irish charts, it’s been on the road where its true magnificence has been most obviously on show. A jam–packed Olympia Theatre show in May cemented their reputation as one of the country’s most enthralling live propositions, while the aforementioned Stradbally spectacular proved they can mix it on the biggest stages with the very best. Indeed, those big stages will likely be calling once again very soon; don’t miss your chance to catch them while you still can!
 
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R.S.A.G.
A performer like no other, R.S.A.G. is the musical juggernaut driven by Kilkenny’s Jeremy Hickey. A one-man band he may be, but audiences the world over have been knocked for six by his explosive sound and incendiary live shows.

Mixing vocals and samples – as well as hypnotic screen projections – with the driving force that is his live percussion, Rarely Seen Above Ground has earned a reputation as being one of the finest sticksmen in the business, and been handpicked by everyone from Justice’s Xavier De Rosnay to Ireland’s own Jerry Fish as the man they want behind a kit.

His third album, we’re reliably informed, is closing in on completion, and follows a pair of cracking LPs in Organic Sampler – for which he was nominated for the Choice Music Prize – and 2010’s Be It Right Or Wrong. While we wait for that, though, it’s time to strap ourselves in for one of the most thrilling performers in Irish music today; we recommend you come along for the ride!
 
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Hermitage Green
While the Kells collective have been doing their thing for more than a decade, 2015 has been nothing short of a breakthrough year for HamsandwicH. From hitting the top of the album charts with their superlative LP Stories From The Surface to wowing Electric Picnic with a barnstorming main stage set, the past twelve months have seen them reaching new heights. Still present and correct are the contrasting yet complementary vocals of Niamh Farrell – who graced the cover of the 900th issue of Hot Press earlier this year – and Podge McNamee, underpinned by an engine room producing the most expansive, vibrant and catchy material of their careers. While the new record did take its rightful place at the summit of the Irish charts, it’s been on the road where its true magnificence has been most obviously on show. A jam-packed Olympia Theatre show in May cemented their reputation as one of the country’s most enthralling live propositions, while the aforementioned Stradbally spectacular proved they can mix it on the biggest stages with the very best. Indeed, those big stages will likely be calling once again very soon; don’t miss your chance to catch them while you still can!
 
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Trinity Ensemble
Trinity Ensemble is a new group of young vibrant Irish instrumentalists based in Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Classically trained musicians with an appreciation and flair for popular and contemporary music, to date, the ensemble has performed as a string quartet, quintet and octet in a variety of settings; And this eclectic collaborative unit doesn't just have strings to its bow, with a brass section also on hand if required! In addition to live performances, the stage is set for these consummately accomplished players to expand into music recording, film and theatre production.

Trinity Ensemble comes together for Bow St. Sessions to collaborate with Hermitage Green in what’s set to be a spectacular musical segment, which will also include acclaimed multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Lisa Canny. Get ready for something very special indeed...
 
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COLLABORATION

It takes a team of geniuses to create Jameson's triple distilled and perfectly balanced whiskey… from founder, John Jameson, to the modern day Distillery Masters.

The experts at Jameson have collaboration down to an art form; in a process perfected over hundreds of years, their master distillers and blenders work to carefully craft their famous whiskey, ensuring perfection in every sip. Now, that same spirit of collaboration comes to life in what is set to be a series of stunning musical nights at the Bow St. Sessions...
 
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