- 18 Sep 20
The new edition of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series continues tonight – supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
We're delighted to present Brendan Murray as our next act on the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series – going live on the Hot Press Instagram at 8.30pm tonight!
Hailed by Robbie Williams as an artist with “an impossibly perfect pop voice”, Irish singer-songwriter and former Hometown member Brendan Murray's career highlights already include reaching the semi-final of The X Factor in 2018 and representing Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. His performance on the Y&E Series coincides with the release of his new single '500 Days'.
The new edition of the Y&E Series continues to shine a light on some of the best new and emerging talent that Ireland has to offer in 2020. Following the success of the previous edition of the series, you can once again expect 40 brilliant acts to join Hot Press on Instagram for special live-streamed performances, thanks to the support of the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
With the immediate future of the live music industry remaining uncertain in the face of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Y&E Series aims to support Ireland's remarkable new generation of artists by delivering 40 paid gigs to 40 acts over 40 days.
Watch Brendan Murray tonight, September 18, as part of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' The Y&E Series, supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht – live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 8.30pm.
Take a look at the upcoming line-up below:
Saturday, September 19: PAJ
Since the release of his debut single 'Friends Confused' last year, Paj has established himself as a captivating emerging artist – selected for the 'Play The Picnic' stage at Electric Picnic, and scoring a coveted spot on Spotify's 'A Breath Of Fresh Eire' playlist. He released his latest single 'Superman', featuring Uly, Rob de Boer, Zeenie Summers, Joe Furlong & Fiachra Kinder, last month.
Sunday, September 20: MEGAN BURKE
The Dublin singer-songwriter Megan Burke has built up an impressive following online – clocking up hundreds of thousands of views for her stunning covers and originals. She releases her debut single 'Where Did You Find Love', on September 18.
Monday, September 21: SÍOMHA
Co. Clare singer-songwriter SÍOMHA has been widely tipped as a star-in-the-making. Her debut album, produced by Tyler Duncan (Vulfpeck, Theo Katzman) and supported through a Kickstarter campaign, is expected this year.
Tuesday, September 22: SUSAN O'NEILL
A critically acclaimed performer and multi-instrumentalist, Susan O'Neill aka SON has emerged as one of the country's brightest talents. She released her debut album, the acclaimed Found Myself Lost in 2017, and has collaborated extensively with the likes of Mick Flannery and Sharon Shannon.
Wednesday, September 23: LITTLE HOURS
Little Hours, aka Co. Donegal multi-instrumentalist John Doherty, released his self-titled debut EP in 2014 – featuring 'It's Still Love', which was nominated for the Choice Music Prize Song of the Year. After clocking up support slots for James Bay, Tim Baxter and Hudson Taylor, he released his debut album, Now The Lights Have Changed, last year.
Thursday, September 24: DELUSH
After four years of producing, writing and collaborating with established artists in Berlin, Leixlip-born singer Enda Gallery created his solo project, delush. He released his debut solo album, Journey To Zero, last month.
Friday, September 25: TOLU MAKAY
Since first dipping her toes into music by singing in church as a child, Tolü has fast become one of Ireland's most thrilling talents. Ahead of the release of her debut EP, BEING, in October, she shared her latest single, 'Don't Let Go, last month.