- 04 Sep 20
Cathal Coughlan and Brand New Friend's performances for Van Morrison's 75th birthday celebration are going live tonight.
Following stunning performances on 'Rave On, Van Morrison' last night, we're bringing you another special evening of back-to-back Van covers – with Cathal Coughlan performing 'Come Here My Love', followed by Brand New Friend performing 'Wonderful Remark'.
Over the course of the YouTube event, celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, you can expect even more renditions of his remarkable songs from some of the most iconic names in the country.
Famed for his era-defining work with Microdisney and The Fatima Mansions, as well as his solo recordings, Cathal Coughlan is widely considered one of Ireland’s greatest heroes of alternative rock. He recently contributed to Side 4 Collective’s star-studded new album, We Burn Bright.
Indie-pop band Brand New Friend have been making serious waves over the last few years – building up an impressive live profile, as well as support slots for the likes of Snow Patrol, Lewis Capaldi and Kodaline. The band’s most recent EP, A Cure For Living, arrived in February, following 2018’s Seatbelts for Aeroplanes.
Cathal Coughlan's performance of 'Come Here My Love' (7pm Irish Standard Time) and Brand New Friend's performance of 'Wonderful Remark' (8pm) premiere tonight, September 4, on the Hot Press YouTube channel.
See the schedule for the upcoming performances on 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
- Fri Sept 4, Cathal Coughlan Come Here My Love (7pm); Brand New Friend Wonderful Remark (8pm)
- Sat Sept 5, Dea Matrona Gloria (7pm); Therapy? Gloria (8pm)
- Sun Sept, 6, Jealous Of The Birds Saint Dominic's Preview (7pm); Kaz Hawkins Full Force Gale
Hot Press is also publishing a Van Morrison Special Issue, to coincide with ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’, featuring written contributions from the legendary likes of Hozier, Sinéad O’Connor, Gary Lightbody, Damien Rice, Imelda May and Damien Rice, as well as special homages from international artists Brandon Flowers, Steve Van Zandt and Matt Berninger. In addition, you'll find the highlights of our recent exclusive interview with Van – who discusses the Belfast he grew up in, ‘Gloria’, Jim Morrison, Lenny Bruce, the real inspiration for Astral Weeks and his extraordinary work as a songwriter.
This historic publication is a must-have for Van Morrison fans all over the world, and is available to order now.