- 10 Nov 23
Catch Gary O'Neill's intimate performance live via the Hot Press Instagram tonight at 7pm - supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Taught by his father at the age of 14, O'Neill picked up acoustic guitar, going on to become an entirely self-taught musician — making his disarming capacity for lush soundscapes all the more impressive...
A three song suite of intimate and introspective singer-songwriter folk, Gary's debut EP To Those I've Missed, showcased the artist's strikingly evocative ability to bring his soundscapes to life, with reflective confessional lyrics and impressive finger-picked acoustic guitar. Deftly interrogating love, loss, and relationships, the record delves into the emotional effects of our relationships with those that we care for and admire. Lead single 'Petals' caught our eye here at Hot Press, with its well honed and nostalgic lyrical ode to family.
We weren't the only ones either... with O Neill's tracks seeing radio play from various stations across the nation, including Tomorrow Radio, LMFM, FLIRT FM, Raidio Na Life and RTE 2XM. Since moving a large portion of his music offline, the singer-songwriter is gearing up for new musical territory — and judging by O'Neill's already remarkable discography, the trajectory of his artistic progression is bound to be enrapturing...
Gary O'Neill's live set tonight at 7pm is set to be an intimate and stripped-down affair, as he performs a stunning collection of his ornately penned and composed tracks.
You can catch Gary O' Neill's performance tonight, November 9th, at 7pm, streamed live on the Hot Press Instagram.
Tune into the Hot Press Y&E Series - supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media - live on the Hot Press Instagram at 7pm each night.
And closing out this week on the Hot Press Y&E series...
Saturday 11th : Qbanaa
With a name springing from her Cuban heritage, Qbanaa is setting the Irish scene alight with her diverse gifts, made evident off-the-bat with her debut single 'Truth and Desire', which was nominated for 'Track of the Year' by Hot Press. Based in Dublin, she grew up travelling back and forth from Cuba where music and salsa dancing were integral parts of her childhood. Earning a reputation for incredible live performances, Qbanaa has founded the Soul Juice jazz/Soul open mic in Dashi Smithfield – with an ethos of building a community around the Jazz-fusion scene in Dublin.