- 30 May 16
With a new and improved lighting set-up, the self-described 'aggro-soul' quartet Barq illuminated Whelan's
Barq formed around a year and a half ago. The quartet is completed by Neil Dorrington, Stephen McHale and Tommy Gray. Their presence is reminiscent of a modern day Commitments, influenced by Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine and Mars Volta, with a dollop of alternative sprinkled in to set them apart. Elements of psychedelia and R&B mesh together to create what Jess jokingly refers to as 'aggro-soul'.
Check out the stunning photos of Barq here.
Jess is a singer with every imaginable tool, but reigns in and measures her talent for maximum effect for when it is most needed during the performance. 'Skin' and 'Corvax' followed, driven by a catchy, vaguely distorted guitar beat. Jess' voice was flawless throughout the whole show. It's no wonder why she is in such high demand, working with the likes of Kodaline and Hozier. It's hard to fathom a more natural sounding voice.