- 21 Sep 20
The new edition of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series continues with Brendan Murray – supported by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
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 coincided with the release of his new single '500 Days'.
Murray opened with 'Falling', showing off that perfect pop voice with a lovely acoustic set. He played a mashup cover of Bruce Springsteen's 'Dancing In The Dark' and 'I'm On Fire', as well as his latest single, '500 Days'. Answering questions from fans, he chatted amiably with his virtual audience before singing 'Teardrops'.
Watch the full performance below.
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Watch Síomha tonight, September 21st, 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:
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.