- 15 Sep 21
We're getting ready to cap off a remarkable edition of the Y&E Series – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media...
After a spectacular run of gigs, the current edition of the Hot Press Y&E Series is coming to a close. Before we go, however, we've got a fantastic selection of Irish acts set to perform over the coming days – capping off what's been an unforgettable few weeks.
If that's not exciting enough, we're also celebrating the fact that we've welcomed a whopping 200 acts to the Y&E Series since launching the first edition last year during lockdown – a testament to the vibrancy, diversity and creativity of young Irish artists right now.
Since the current edition of the Y&E Series kicked off in August, we've presented artists from across the country – inviting them to take over the Hot Press Instagram each night, and play a live show.
The performances from the current edition are available for your bingeing pleasure on our IGTV – all of which underline both the quality of the current scene in Ireland, and how our musicians have managed to thrive creatively during the pandemic.
Watch the Hot Press Y&E Series performances every night live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 7.30pm – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Take a look at our dazzling selection of upcoming acts below:
Wednesday, September 15: JACKIE BEVERLY
Since late 2018, electro-folk artist Jackie Beverly has been steadily carving out a space for herself in the Irish music scene, sparking people’s attention with her refreshing pop-infused writing, and refined vocals. Following stellar festival appearances and opening sets for established artists such as Kelsey Lu, Sorcha Richardson, and Nnic, Beverly is well on her way to solo stardom. Her 2021 single 'Headlights' followed on from brilliant 2020 offerings 'Sea Glass' and 'Sweet Goodbye'.
Thursday, September 16: AONAIR
Aonair – the solo project of Brendan McGlynn – is fast becoming one of Ireland's most exciting up-and-coming pop acts. With bold, '80s-inspired production, his latest single 'Bad Decisions' heralds a stunning new sound. The Donegal-born producer and singer-songwriter will release his forthcoming EP, Loveheart Birthmark, later this year.
Friday, September 17: JAYNE
Hailing from Limerick, JaYne has a proven track record as a remarkable artist and songwriter – with a sound that spans several genres and styles. In addition to her work with her band, Eve's Record Box, JaYne worked in London for 10 years as a session singer and writer. Earlier this year, she continued to establish herself as a serious solo talent with a stunning cover of Tears For Fears' 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World'.
Saturday, September 18: KELLIE LEWIS
Irish singer-songwriter and musician Kellie Lewis first rose to prominence after placing Runner Up on The Voice of Ireland in 2014 – during which she mentored by her idol, Dolores O' Riordan. After releasing her debut original EP, Behind the Moon, Kellie moved to Los Angeles to further pursue music. To mark Dolores O'Riordan's 50th birthday, Kellie appeared on The Late Late Show and sang 'Dreams' accompanied by the RTÉ Orchestra. Kellie is also a featured Irish Artist on the upcoming album, Salvation - Inspired by the Cranberries. Her second EP is set to be released in the coming months.
Sunday, September 19: TROPHY WIFE
Fresh out of college, Trophy Wife, aka Ruby Smyth, released her debut EP, Art, last year. Despite drawing influence from a wide range of musical influences – including jazz, pop and classic rock – her sound fits convincingly alongside her popular contemporaries, like King Princess, Clairo and Lizzo. Following the release of her acclaimed EP last year, Trophy Wife returned earlier this summer with her latest single, 'Good Love'.
Monday, September 20: FLYNN
Hailing from Mullingar, singer-songwriter Flynn has rapidly established himself as a popstar-on-the rise. With a sound driven by pulsating electronic undercurrents, he teamed up with Belgian act Lost Frequencies on their tropical house single 'Recognise' in 2019 – a track that has since clocked up over 48 million streams on Spotify alone. Last year, Flynn released his lauded solo EP, One Of Us.