Northern Ireland’s Rainy Boy Sleep AKA Stevie Martin along with special guests and Dundalk musicians Finnian, Francis Watters and David Keenan will play a free gig upstairs in the Spirit Store this Friday, 17 October.
The 25-year-old picked up a Northern Ireland Music Awards for ‘Best Solo Act’ in 2011 and has received a glowing endorsement from Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody.
The A-list rock support doesn’t end there, with James Morrison and Cyndi Lauper both taking Stevie out on tour with them.
The musician has also shared a stage with Nick Lowe and Ray Davies and been invited to perform at such massive UK festivals as Glastonbury, Meltdown, Hard Rock Calling, Reading and Leeds. This relentless gigging has helped hone the songs that feature on his Ambulance EP and its parent Waiting Games album.
Also playing on the night is Dundalk based Finnian Kelleher who has a reputation as one of the hardest working singer songwriters to emerge from the north east in years.
Also joining him is Dundalk singer-songwriter Francis Watters who is usually heard playing with local indie ensemble RichardRichard but has recently decided to broaden his musical horizon and take to the stage as a solo musician.
21-year-old David Keenan will also take to the stage.
Having been singing songs about signing on and telling tales of panning out from an early age, David has spent the last few years absorbing both words and sound to perfect his craft.
Don’t miss out on a great night of free music.
Doors open at 8pm.