- 27 Apr 21
Revisit the acclaimed young artist's set on the Y&E Series below – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
At just 14-years-old, Mia Black has already established herself as one of Irish music's brightest young stars – as she proved during last night's spectacular set on the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series.
From busking in Galway, to sharing her stunning voice with millions of people on YouTube, Mia Black has garnered a major fanbase on these shores and beyond – with over 92,000 YouTube subscribers, and 45,500 followers on Instagram.
She kicked off her performance on the Y&E Series with a powerful reinvention of Billie Eilish's stripped-back 2017 track, 'Hostage'. Other remarkable covers performed during the set included another Eilish track, 'No Time To Die', as well as Demi Lovato's 'Easy' and 'Dancing With The Devil', Lord Huron's 'The Night We Met', and David Guetta and Sia's 'Titanium' – showcasing her impressive, seemingly effortless vocal range.
When asked by fans in the live comments whether she has an album on the way, Mia revealed that she's been "working on original songs – so maybe someday!"
In the intimate setting, Mia's phenomenal voice took centre stage – marking her as a mega-star-in-the-making.
Watch Mia Black's performance on the Y&E Series below:
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Take a look at the upcoming line-up for the Y&E Series below:
Tuesday, April 27: MATTHEW NOLAN
21-year-old singer-songwriter Matthew Nolan has established himself as a serious force to be reckoned with over the last few years. Following a string of acclaimed solo singles, which have clocked up Spotify streams in their millions, the Drogheda artist found major international success as a member of the group Since September – who won Little Mix: The Search in November, and are set to join Little Mix on their arena tour next year.
Wednesday, April 28: DANI LARKIN
Hailing from the Armagh-Monaghan border, folk artist Dani Larkin has been heralded as one of Ireland's finest songwriters. In addition to high-profile support slots for the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Lisa O'Neill and Joshua Burnside, she made a lauded appearance at this year's Folk Alliance International, and is set to play The Great Escape Online in May. Her highly anticipated debut album, Notes For A Maiden Warrior, is out June 18.
Thursday, April 29: MEL MARYNS
Initially rising to prominence as a busker on St Patrick's Street in Cork and Grafton Street in Dublin, singer-songwriter, musician and producer Mel Maryns has emerged as a captivating talent – with a string of genre-blending singles that draw influence from the legendary likes of Guns N' Roses, Skid Row and Evanescence. She released her latest single, 'Butter Wings', earlier this month.
Friday, April 30: TANAKA X
After establishing himself as a serious force in alternative R&B back in 2018, with a high profile support slot for former JLS member Aston Merrygold, Tanaka X, aka Johnson Tanaka Furusa, stepped back into the spotlight with his debut single, 'Let You Know', last month. The 22-year-old rapper, singer-songwriter and producer – who was crowned the winner of NiStars Talent Competition in 2015, and Belfast Nashville Young Songwriters in 2017 – has built up a reputation as a multi-talented star-in-the-making.
Saturday, May 1: LUKE POWER
After high profile support slots for Picture This, Luke Power – the son of The Script's drummer Glen Power – took a three-year hiatus from the spotlight. Now he's back with an arsenal of new tracks ready to go. Bringing together elements of electronic music and radio-ready pop, he has emerged as a compelling solo artist, with the release of 'Penance', 'Drinks', 'Every Night' and 'Tell Me Lies' already this year.
The Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Watch the performances live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) every night at 7.30pm.