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Gig Guide 14th – 20th October

Written by on 13/10/2019

Paul Carrack & his band

Paul Carrack, one of the most revered vocalists in pop music, a legendary singer – songwriter and front man of Mike & The Mechanics, Squeeze & Ace returns to the road with his band and a new album, These Days. It features 11 new songs including 5 co-written with his old Squeeze bandmate Chris Difford.

His songs have been covered by some of the biggest names in pop music….The Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones and he is constantly in demand as a session keyboard player and has recorded and toured with Elton John, Van Morrison, Roger Waters, BB King and most recently Eric Clapton.


14th October
7.30pm, Bord Gais Energy Theatre
From €35

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.ie

The Cazettes

Irish electro-pop artist Caz9 brings her super-funky bandmates to Lost Lane for a night of serious tunes – this is no ordinary cover band!

Expect absolute bangers – from Queen to Queens of The Stone Age, Kanye West to The Beastie Boys, The Band to Bill Withers and much much more – all genres, all eras, all grooves.

Bring your dancing shoes!!!


14th October
9pm, Lost Lane

Info / Tickets – lostlane.ie

S.Ú.A.S. - Stand Up Against Suicide - Hip Hop Night

Too many people – young people especially are suffering in silence and as a result, they end up harming themselves or even taking their own lives. Using Dublin’s talents, Pieta House wants to show support, raise awareness and raise funds so that people can avail of the free supports from Pieta House – an organisation that provides a therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.

Expect great music, great food and amazing raffle prizes to be won! Performances from: Aaron J, Celaviedmai, Daly, MA-KA, Sean X, Gerry D, ARI.NOIR, Adrian Lenz. And DJ sets by: Frank Jez, Why-Axis, DeejayT!


14th October
7pm, The Workman’s Club

Info / Tickets – eventbrite.ie

Isaac Butterfield

 After selling out over 55 shows across Australia in 2018, Isaac Butterfield returns to the stage for his brand new hour of unfiltered and raw social observations of the society we live in today!

With the fastest growing audience for a comedian in Australian History – Isaac proves to audiences week after week with his hard-hitting commentary videos (35 million+ video views) that he is bolder than ever to tackle down the issues everyone else is too scared to mention.

This is more than just a night of comedy; this is the beginning of a movement!


14th October
7pm, The Grand Social

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.ie

Headie One

Born in 1994 and raised on the streets of Tottenham, Headie One grew up  inspired by US rappers such as Future and French Montana. Headie One is the highest-charting drill rapper ever, thanks to ‘18Hunna’, his collaboration with Dave, and he’s a story of success in a fractured society!

London-born artist Headie One is set to play in the Academy for you! So get ready for that!


15th October
7pm, The Academy

Info / Tickets – theacademy.ie


On Tuesday 15th October, Clodagh will celebrate the release of her debut EP “In All Of Your Glory” with a gig in The Workman’s Club in Dublin.

Clodagh is donating all profits from her debut EP, In All of Your Glory, to mental health charity, A Lust For Life. All donations welcome!


15th October
8pm, The Workmansclub

Info / Tickets – theworkmansclub.ie


The South-London legends play their extensive list of hits as well as some rare, lesser known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers when they visit Vicar Street!
Ever hardworking, the band bring their scintillating live performances back to adoring Irish fans once more for 2019. Treating them to not just the hits, but also rarities that span their 45-year career both as Squeeze and as solo artists. The incredible reviews of their 2017 tour speak for themselves.

Lauded as a song writing duo, Difford and Tilbrook have been compared to Lennon and McCartney. The Tour will capture the works of two of the most talented songsmiths working today!


15th October
8.30pm, Vicar Street
From €45

Info / Tickets – vicarstreet.ie

Bright Club ft. Jim Elliot

Bright Club Dublin is back! Once again Whelan’s will be bringing researchers and comedians together in an explosion of comedy, music, and ideas: a true variety night for lateral minds. This event will include an Irish Sign Language interpreter for all acts, and is running as part of Maths Week Ireland.

Featuring: Lucy Nyland, Claire Murray, Elizabeth Mathews, Nicole Beisegel, Aoife Dooley, Mark Cantan, Jessamyn Fairfield and headliner Jim Elliott!


16th October
7.30pm, Upstairs in Whelan’s

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.ie

The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad are a Scottish post-punk/indie rock band, comprising James Graham (vocals), Andy MacFarlane (guitar), Johnny Docherty (bass), Brendan Smith (keyboards) and Sebastien Schultz (drums). The band are signed to Rock Action Records and have released five albums, as well as several EPs and singles!

The band describes their sound as “folk with layers of noise”. In the beginning of this year they released their new album ‘It Won’t Be Like This All The Time’. Take the chance and listen to their newest release live!


16th October
7.30pm, Button Factory

Info / Tickets – buttonfactory.ie

The Souljazz Orchestra

The Souljazz Orchestra are a Canadian band specialising in jazz, funk and soul with a tropical Afro-punk style. The band consists of electric piano, organ, sax, flute, percussion, guitar, bass and drums.  Their music is not only soulful and hypnotic, it’s been described as “overtly political” too. For the last 17 years, The Souljazz Orchestra has been an unstoppable force.

After the recent release of their ninth album “Chaos Theories,” The Souljazz Orchestra’s voice is as strong as ever. The three-time Juno nominees are touring all over North America, Europe and Africa. You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see these music legends live!


17th October
8pm, The Sugar Club

Info / Tickets – sugarclubticket.ie


Saarloos a new Irish band consisting of critically acclaimed songwriters, Brian McGovern and Craig Gallagher. Having formed a formidable songwriting partnership they felt a desire to perform their songs together onstage. Together having already racked up a massive 4 million plays on Spotify and have performed alongside artists such as Gavin James, The Coronas, Daniel Bedingfield, Picture This and Bon Jovi. As well as touring across Europe selling out show’s in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and a combined 3 Sold Out nights in Whelans.
So get your tickets for this performance before it’s sold out again!


18th October
8pm, Whelan’s

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com

John Blek - Thistle & Thorn

John Blek’s album entitled Thistle & Thorn was recorded between Clonakilty, Co. Cork and Louisville, Kentucky during the early part of 2018. It features numerous collaborations with longtime musical partners Brian Casey and Davie Ryan as well as the addition of the ethereal voice of Joan Shelley and melodious fingerstyle folk guitar of Nathan Salsburg. This is John’s most complete and ambitious work to date.
He is a master storyteller and an inspiring live performer. His beautiful fingerstyle guitar and joyous vocal weave a tapestry that is as poignant as it is skillful. He is a true artist!


18th October
9pm, The Cobblestone

Info / Tickets – cobblestonepub.com

TIMBRE Launch Event: The Irish Music Brain Research Group

The Irish Music Brain Research Group’s aim is to build an inclusive network that brings Irish researchers and practitioners together to explore the relationships between music and the brain from both highly theoretical and applied perspectives, combining musicianship with advanced research methodologies. TIMBRE welcomes researchers and practitioners from all disciplines with an interest in this field.

This free event will feature musical performances and a presentation by Dr Catherine Jordan, Atlantic Fellow at the Global Brain Health Institute. Dr Jordan will speak about TIMBRE and the importance of interdisciplinary research, drawing on her own research on music and dementia. There will be networking opportunities, information about upcoming TIMBRE events, and refreshments will be provided.


18th October
7pm, Royal Irish Academy of Music

Info / Tickets – eventbrite.com

The Gilad Hekselman Trio

Gilad Hekselman has established himself as one of the leading voices in jazz guitar. In May 2019, Hekselman featured his quartet at the legendary NYC venue The Village Vanguard. He has also been playing all other major jazz clubs in New York City. He is constantly touring world-wide and has played most noteworthy jazz festivals and venues! ‘Ask For Chaos’, Gilad’s most recent full length album, was released on Sep 7th, 2018. This record was followed by an EP named Further Chaos, released in May 2019.

Listen to his music when he is visiting Dublin!


19th October
9pm, Arthur’s Jazz & Blues Club

Info / Tickets – arthurspub.com

Young Artist Series: Eoín Fleming, piano

On Saturday, the 19th of October Eoin Fleming is presenting his fantastic talent on the piano!
He is the winner of the Charles J. Brennan Prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition in 2018.

On this magical night he is going to play Beethoven; the Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major Op. 2 No. 3, Liszt; Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi sonata, Chopin; Nocturnes Op. 27 and Rachmaninov; Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 36 for you!


19th October
7.30pm, NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room

Info / Tickets – nch.com

Loco por Lorca

‘Loco por Lorca’ featuring poets Theo Dorgan and Keith Payne with musicians Cormac Juan Breatnach, Jamie Muñoz, Carlos Beceiro and Cormac de Barra!

Eighty three years after his death, on the 19th August 1936, Federico García Lorca, known as the National Poet of Spain, continues to fascinate people from all over the world. The internationally renowned playwright and collector of Spanish folk and flamenco songs was much influenced by an early translation of J. M. Synge’s ‘Riders to the Sea’. And across the seas, Lorca still reaches deep into our hearts. One of the first poets to tune Federico’s distinctly Andalusian music into English was Michael Hartnett and so, with poetry and music in mind, ‘Loca Por Lorca’ honours these two great poets with new translations into English by Keith Payne and into Irish by Theo Dorgan, together with new musical compositions and Spanish folk music!


19th October
3pm, Farmleigh Ballroom

Info / Tickets – farmleigh.com

Art Alexakis - The Sound House

Art Alexakis—best-known as the singer-guitarist and sole songwriter behind the iconic alt-rock outfit Everclear—has started a new chapter in his remarkably prolific career, now as a solo artist. Writing all of the songs and performing all instruments on his own, Alexakis is releasing his first ever solo album ‘Sun Songs’ via The End Records on October 11th, 2019. ‘Sun Songs’ finds Alexakis exploring sounds, styles and lyrical subjects outside of the realm of Everclear, his generally rock-focused band.

Don’t miss dancing to his new tunes at the Sound House!


20th October
7.30pm,The Sound House

Info / Tickets – aikenpromotions.com

October Fires

Fresh from their performances in the National Concert Hall in September and Knockanstockan Festival, October Fires are delighted to bring their live set to the Grand Social!

They have recorded their latest single ‘Caught In Your Design’ in the stunning Black Mountain Studios which is being released in October which they will showcase on the night. October Fires have been described as haunting, dark pop, weaving in and out of different genres, fusing them together to create their unique and distinct sound.


20th October
8pm, The Grand Social

Info / Tickets – thegrandsocial.com

Esposito Quartet

A series of eight Sunday afternoon concerts from September to December, featuring Irish and international ensembles in repertoire ranging from Haydn, Mozart and Schubert through to 20th century master-pieces by Ravel, Shostakovich and Walton to contemporary works from Ireland, UK, Hungary and Serbia!

This Sunday you can listen to the Esposito Quartet with Mia Cooper, Anna Cashell and Joachim Roewer on the violin and William Butt on the cello!


20th October
3pm, NCH Kevin Barry Recital Room

Info / Tickets – nch.com


English electronic group Hælos emerged in the early 2010s with a trip-hop revival style that incorporated hypnotic atmospherics, pulsing beats, and haunting vocals. Echoing the sounds of predecessors such as Moby, Massive Attack, and the xx, they issued debut Full Circle in 2016.

The group returned in early 2019 with a new member, Daniel Vildósola, and a new single, “Kyoto.” The expansive club track was featured on their sophomore full-length, Any Random Kindness, which arrived that May.

Haelos will play Whelan’s on Sunday 20th October, don’t miss them!


20th October
8pm, Whelan’s

Info / Tickets – whelanslive.com

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