Five lads from Derry City who are all about the hook. Lavengro have been making waves in the local music scene with their energetic, synthy and melodic live pop performances. The boys have already won over fans from festivals across the country such as Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions, Sunflowerfest & Youbloom with their catchy tunes, described as a fusion of Ed Sheeran , Red Hot Chili Peppers , DNCE & Maroon 5.
Following up from their debut single Take the Fall, Lavengro have just released their BRAND NEW SINGLE Think which is already taking Irish Radio stations by storm! Playlisted and played regularly on iRadio, RTÉ 2fm and Today FM
Formerly named R51, Wynona Bleach is a Alternative Rock/GazePop band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Formed in January 2018.
Wynona Bleach is the evolution from an indie alt rock band called R51, formed in 2014 by founding members Melyssa Shannon (Vocals), Jonny Woods (Guitar, Vocals), Aaron Black (Guitar) and Matt Killen (Drums). Carl Gilmore Joined on Bass in 2017 ahead of a 12 Date Russian Tour, After releasing their second Self Produced and Released EP “NO CHILL”. Prior to this they played BBC Introducing stages at Reading and Leeds festivals, supported Feeder, and performed on a televised anniversary of the BBC’s Introducing music show in Northern Ireland at a sold out show in the Ulster Hall.
Wynona Bleach released their Debut Single “Eyes Burning” in January 2018, and a debut album containing new material (along with some selected revamped R51 tracks) will be recorded in a warehouse in rural Portugal during the summer of 2018.
"truly outstanding..... a pleasure to listen to" (4.5/5) - Pure M
Started in 2014, Chase the River was just a bunch of tunes written by Stuart Lunn. Starting out as an acoustic duo, it is now evolved into the powerhouse of big hooks and big sound that has toured Europe and the US. Constantly developing and evolving the sound, partly on a mission of honing the Chase the River show, and partly, almost more importantly, on a journey to see how far he can push the envelope before fans think he has gone completely mad.
In truth, he not exactly one for grand sweeping statements about who he is or why you should spend your money on him.
So what do you get?
A hard as hell working musician. He writes he records, he tours. He takes the piss solidly out of Donald Trump on Twitter (if you actually like him, please please PLEASE know that he will unlikely stay quiet on that). He promotes peace and love and good times. He occasionally drinks to excess and smokes quite a bit. But he makes one hell of a sweet noise once he gets up on a stage.
In little over a year, Vokxen have become one of the hottest names in Northern Irish music, thrilling crowds at venues across Belfast and festivals much further afield. And while the stage might be the band's natural habitat, it’s in the studio where they have been honing their craft.
With an unforgettable, punchy pop-rock sound that is rooted in the classic song writing of Fleetwood Mac, Kate Bush and even Abba. They’ve recently gone deeper and explored further with producers Michael Mormecha (Mojo Fury) and Rocky O’Reilly (Oppenheimer, And So I Watch You From Afar), bringing comparisons to Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Björk among others.
Recent Scratch track 'Ignite' sees the band moving forward with big synth pop grooves and tons of melodic attitude. - Chris Jones
Sonja Sleator has established herself as one of Northern Ireland’s most recognisable singer/songwriters.
With regular performances across Northern Ireland, including the Society Sessions, Sunflower Festival and Culture Night, as well as a support slot with local legend Kaz Hawkins at the EastSide Arts Festival. With appearances on local radio and TV, her story driven songs are making her one to watch in the Belfast music scene.
Not afraid to venture outside her comfort zone, Sonja has performed across the UK and Ireland, most notably in London’s On’t Sofa Sessions. Outside the UK, she has performed in Nashville, New Orleans and San Francisco, including an appearance on the famous Norm’s Rare Guitars YouTube channel.
She released her debut EP, ID, in 2014, followed up with charity single, Christmas Time In This Town.
In 2017 Sonja recorded her second EP, ADAMS, with acclaimed producer Michael Mormecha at Milbank Studios in Northern Ireland.