- 27 Aug 20
Gemma Dunleavy performed a stellar set last night on the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series, supported generously by the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.
Chatting amiably with her virtual audience and encouraging them to sing along, Gemma Dunleavy gave a delightful performance on the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series last night.
Dunleavy was among the biggest breakout acts of 2020, and blew the Irish music community away back in July with the release of her powerful debut EP, Up De Flats – a celebration of her birthplace of Sherriff Street in Dublin.
Opening with her single 'Cruisin'' from her latest EP Up De Flats, Dunleavy then moved into a haunting cover of Kojaque and Kean Kavanagh's 'Eviction Notice'. Her bird, Charlo, could be heard in the background, and she brought him in for a little hello before signing off with 'Up De Flats'.
Watch the full performance back below, and check out the rest of our exciting line up for this week's Y&E Sessions.
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Watch Fia Moon tonight, August 27, 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.
Thursday, August 27: FIA MOON
One of several acclaimed artists to contribute to the Irish Women in Harmony's hit cover of 'Dreams', Fia Moon has forged a reputation as one of the most compelling talents in Irish alt-pop. Following a string of acclaimed singles, she's set to release a six-song mixtape later this year.
Friday, August 28: SOMEBODY'S CHILD
Dublin-based band Somebody's Child, centred around lead vocalist and songwriter Cian Godfrey, continue to forge ahead as one of the most thrilled emerging acts in the country. Poised for major international success, they recently announced their first headline tour of Ireland and the UK for 2021.
Saturday, August 29: 7TH OBI
Tipped as one of the Hot Press 'Hot For 2020' Irish acts, the Waterford rapper has rapidly become one of the most authoritative voices in Irish hip-hop. 7th Obi continues to forge his own unique sound on new singles 'Redeye' and 'Come Alive'.
Sunday, August 30: LEMONCELLO
Following extensive collaborations with David Keenan, Lemoncello are set to rise to exciting new heights of their own in 2020. The duo, who were nominated for 'Best Emerging Folk Act' at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019, released their new EP, Oil & Water earlier this year.