- 21 Jul 20
The Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series continues tonight – supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Following a powerful set from Greywind on the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series last night, we're thrilled to present Smoothboi Ezra as our next act – performing live on the Hot Press Instagram tonight, July 21, at 7.30pm!
Tipped as one of the Hot Press 'Hot For 2020' Irish acts, Smoothboi Ezra's stream-of-consciousness lyrics are simple, honest, and a breath of fresh air. The Co. Wicklow artist's music gained the attention of Irish promoters last year, leading to a gig supporting breakout star Orville Peck and a headlining spot at Whelan’s in December. The ukulele-backed ‘Thinking of You’ has now amassed over a million-and-a-half streams on Spotify.
Since launching last month, The Y&E Series has been shining a light on some of the best new and emerging talent that Ireland has to offer in 2020. Across the series, 40 acts are joining Hot Press on Instagram for special live performances across 40 consecutive days, thanks to the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Watch Smoothboi Ezra tonight, July 21, as part of the Hot Press Lockdown Sessions' The Y&E Series – live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 7.30pm.
Take a look at the other brilliant acts coming up on the Y&E Series below:
Wednesday, July 22: SEAMUS HARTY
Tralee's Seamus Harty has rapidly risen from teenage busking sensation to one of the country's most hotly tipped talents. Armed with a powerful voice that belies his young years, Seamus has kept busy during lockdown, recording in his make-shift studio and serenading his neighbours with performances outside his house – the videos of which have been shared widely online.
Thursday, July 23: ROBERT GRACE
A recent signee to Sony Music, singer-songwriter Robert Grace is on course for international stardom. Following a string of well-received releases, he shared his stunning new single, 'Fake Fine' last month. The Kilkenny musician has proven a hit on TikTok too – having clocked up over one million likes on his videos.
The Y&E Series, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, is broadcast live at 19:30 every night from the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine).