Tickets €12 online - €15 at door - EARLY BIRD €6.00 until 15th February
Garageland supported by IMRO is proud to presents Red Hot Wednesdays where we will showcase the best in new indie and rock.
With a reputation already for creating and staging opportunities for original artists Garageland is raising the bar again - this series of 12 dates will see 36 artists take the stage in Fibbers in Dublin throughout 2024. Strictly over 18's Record Labels you have been warned!
Brian is a contemporary writer and singer his songs though steeped in traditional structures are born of a keen awareness of the full scope of the modern world. Turning blind eye to no facet of the human condition he delves into all aspects in service to his craft. Outlaw ballads sit alongside wry takes on love lost moral plays beside musings on the path to redemption. They Hold a mirror up to an ever increasingly polarised world.
His last single ‘Junkie Boy’ featured as one of Hot Press’s songs of the week received an interview with RTE and had respectful radio play both regionally in Ireland and in the U.K.
Previously ‘Century Of The Self’ the debut album began way back down the line in 2018. The songs after being written were tried and tested on stages throughout Dublin and Ireland from The Workman to the Galway Fringe and back again.
The songs contained vary in tempo and mood. 'Ode To Terence Wheelock' was written with the help of Larry Wheelockwho heroically campaigned for over a decade for justice for his younger brother who tragically died in Gardai custody in 2005.
Brian and Larry spent much time together in Dublin and the Wicklow mountains sculpting the tune and ensuring that every detail was correct. The Sun newspaper gave a double page spread to the Wheelocks continued quest for answers and the pairs songwriting collaboration.
'Tuam Baby Massacre' was released as the first single from the album. A tragic tale that recounts an integral part of Irish history. A video for the song was recorded on location in Tuam with a survivor from the mother and baby home Ms Teresa O'sullivan.
'The Ballad Of Lisa Kennedy' a true story song of a woman born in Mountjoy prison raised on the streets and who sadly returned there to give birth to her own child. It was released at Christmas 2019 as a charity single for ICHH. The song received radio play on Dublin City 103.2 fm The Acoustic Yard and KCLR fm.
The final and lead single from Century Of The Self 'Bang Bang!' reimagines the legendary Thomas Dudley as a type of wild west gunfighter famously roaming Dublins streets shooting unsuspecting people of all ages with his legendary keychain. The song received radio play on Roddie Cleeres KCLR show Dublin City 103.2 fm and West Limerick 102fm. It also received playlisting on several prominent Spotify lists.
“Known for his descriptive poetry and simple memorable melodies he sings like Johnny Cash. He also plays like Johnny Cash but with the idea of how much of the story you know” - Sinusoidalmusic.com
“Beautiful and most appropriate” - Catherine Corless (on ‘Tuam Baby Massacre’)
“A song and a tale which simply has to be told and repeated until justice is served” - Stephen Byrne (Goldenplec)
“Extremely uncomfortable folk music” (Stefan Murphy/Mighty Stef)
“Comparisons to Dylan and Guthrie are valid… but there’s a lot more going on here” - Alan Donnelly (RAW talks podcast)
If you are an artist and would like to book onto Garageland Red Hot Wednesdays simply go to www.garageland.ie/dates/ and book your own show with our automated booking system!
Online tickets subject to 10% booking fee.
Doors open at 8.00pm
This show is strictly an Over 18 show - ID Essential.
Fibber Magees, 80-81 Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 CK74, Ireland, Dublin