- 08 Aug 20
Tim Wheeler's performance for Van Morrison's 75th birthday celebration goes live at 7pm this evening.
The weekend is officially here – and to celebrate, we're delighted to present Tim Wheeler as our next act on 'Rave On, Van Morrison' – performing a cover of Van's 1972 single, 'Jack Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)'.
Over the course of the YouTube event, celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, you can expect even more renditions of the legendary artist's stunning songs from some of the most iconic names in the country – including President Michael D. Higgins with Bill Whelan, Hozier, Sinéad O'Connor, Gary Lightbody, Imelda May, Bob Geldof, Glen Hansard and Damien Dempsey, to name just a few.
Tim Wheeler rose to international attention while still in his teens, as the frontman of alternative rock band Ash – formed in Downpatrick, Co. Down in 1989. He released his acclaimed debut solo album, Lost Domain, in 2014.
Each 'Rave On, Van Morrison' performance, including Tim Wheeler's cover of 'Jackie Wilson Said' tonight, premieres at 7pm Irish Standard Time every night on the Hot Press YouTube channel.
See the line-up for the next week of 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
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Hot Press is also publishing a Van Morrison Special Issue, to coincide with ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’, featuring written contributions from the legendary likes of Sinéad O'Connor, Gary Lightbody, Tim Wheeler, Una Healy and David Keenan – who reflect on Van's music and influence. The issue will also look back at five decades of landmark Hot Press interviews with Van, in which he discusses everything from Ray Charles and his other musical heroes, to the inspiration behind the seminal Astral Weeks. Plus, you can expect exclusive photos from the archives, ten ways Van has changed the world, and much more. This historic publication is set to be a must-have for Van Morrison fans all over the world, and is available to pre-order now.