Sixpenny Plug

Sixpenny Plug

11/04/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 26374981

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Sixpenny Plug are a Donegal based outfit formed in early 2018 by local musician Cian O’ Donnell and Netherlands ex-pat Huib Van Der Aar. The duo first made acquaintance in Bundoran and found common ground in their mutual appreciation for surfing, guitars and Guinness. 4am jams quickly led to gigs around town and they made a name for themselves on the local scene, playing every night to happy beach goers. They honed their sound over countless bar gigs began to write their own material. They got some songs and a band together and entered the Sea Sessions Live and Unsigned contest. They came a close second to Italian power duo Order of The Mess but event organisers were so impressed that the band were given a slot anyway.

Inspired by the lush vocal arrangements of bands like Fleet Foxes as well as the off-beat funk-rock riffs of Queens of the Stoneage the band create a sound that’s easy on the ears but draws feet to the dance floor. The band are currently writing their debut EP set for release later in 2018.

Delta Fuse

Delta Fuse

11/04/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 26374982

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Blues, Booze, Sex and Love Delta Fuse are a four piece Blues Rock band from Ireland. Taking the blues in their own way with a dark, driving throttle while capturing a sound of sheer rawness and soul. The Blues, Blues Rock, and Psychedelic Jazz are what this band incorporates. Made up of Jack McHale on guitar/vocals, Mick Hagan on guitar/harmonica, Ben Graham on bass and Sandy Aicken on drums their performances are ELECTRIC. 
 Jack started the band with Sandy and through college, they soon found Ben and Mick. With an individual love for the blues they began to perform in bars and juke joints around Ireland. Covering old blues songs they started to make a name for themselves. They have since played at multiple festivals and brought out a single entitled “Whiskey Bottle Blues” which features the outstanding slide guitar of Richard Nelson who played alongside Van Morrison 
 They are recording a whole album with Billy Robinson who worked alongside the late great John Lee Hooker. They have played in many venues such as “The Rory Gallagher Festival”, Whelans “Blues, Roots and Brass”, “Derry Jazz Festival and many others around. Keep watch for their latest material on Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.



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Formed from the bewilders of boredom deep in the heart of county Kerry, Jamie Sugrue and James O’ Callaghan have been preforming as BPM (BeatsPeaceMayhem) since 2015.

Due to a wide and varied pallet for cross genre quality music, the guys play monthly and weekly residencies in Bundoran the home of Sea Sessions, and the infamous main room in the long established mecca for top talent Carbon Nightclub Galway.

After years of high tailing it across the country supporting people like Ejeca, Friend Within, Citizen, The Magician and the genre crossover Elderbrook. The duo have since turned their hand to hosting some of the best talent currently on the circuit. In 2017 and 2018 these include Solardo, Flashmob, Sunhil Sharpe and Jacob B in a host of interesting venues in there adaptive home of Galway City.

BPM are currently in the early stage of producing their first EP, promoting new shows and announcing appearances at top venues both at home and abroad. Currently signed to Galway’s own Ortho Music, 2018 will be the year BPM drag you to the dancefloor.



11/04/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 26374736

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Championed by everyone from Annie Mac to DJ Yoda, Kormac started out as out as a hip-hop scratch DJ and MPC beat-maker.

He has matured into an artist who brings a totally unique approach to his art, twisting samples and meticulous recordings of acoustic instruments into something entirely unique.

His latest project, Equivalent Exchange, saw him write a full suite of material for an orchestra and a host of collaborators including Loah, Eimear Noone, Jack O’ Rourke and Stephen James Smith while working with acclaimed artist, Maser, on artwork and show visuals. They performed the material to a sold out Vicar Street in March 2018.

While making his last album, Doortspes, he literally showed up at the doors of legendary author, Irvine Welsh, Mercury Music Prize Winner, Speech Debelle, Texan legend, Micah P. Hinson and a host of others to collaborate and produce a record that sounds like nothing else.

He’s well known for his daring live shows. Kormac’s live AV brings his studio set up, a drummer and a massive LED wall showing bespoke visuals for alternative takes on his own material.

The world has taken notice. His last album got him nominated for the Meteor choice music prize. He’s played festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Electric Picnic, Sonar and toured the UK, Europe, Eastern Europe, Australia and Canada alongside luminaries Portishead, Nas, Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, Snarky Puppy and a host of others.

Recent TV appearances include a wonderful gig in St. James’ Church in Kerry for the iconic Other Voices show, a performance on Ireland’s prime time, Late Late Show and live broadcasts on WDR in Germany.

His records are sold out. He has tens of millions of Spotify plays. His music is used on TV and adds all the time and his material is regularly played on radio worldwide.

He is currently finishing his third studio album.

Jerry Fish

Jerry Fish

11/04/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 26374665

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He’s one of Ireland’s most enigmatic and entertaining performers to the point where Ireland’s biggest music and arts festival, the Electric Picnic have for the past five years afforded him his very own stage.

An indie legend and ringmaster of exceptional renown, Jerry Fish has evolved into a showman extraordinaire, capturing the hearts and minds of audiences all over with his now legendary live shows, a unique live theatrical experience that dissolves all boundaries between performer and audience.

Jerry Fish blasted onto the Music Scene in the 1990’s touring the globe as front-man of alternative rock outfit An Emotional Fish, the band who gave us the indie rock anthem “Celebrate”

These days the name Jerry Fish is synonymous with Festivals, Carnival Sideshow, Circus and Theatre.

Mr. Fish’s genre bending and idiosyncratic style of entertainment has made him a household name within the Irish Music industry. With two Platinum selling solo albums, an MTV award and IRMA Music Award, and a reputation as a supreme and spectacular showman.

A highly charismatic performer who refuses to countenance audiences having anything but a good time, accentuating the positive and bringing smiles to troubled faces with his swaggering vocal, generous and infectious smile and that fantastic vaudeville moustache.

At Sea Sessions Jerry will not only be acting as MC for the main stage he’ll also be performing his own piano show on Saturday night. He’s a great addition to any festival.

Chasing Abbey

Chasing Abbey

11/04/2018, Bundoran, Surfing, Sea Sessions Surf & Music, Article # 26374561

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Following the success of their debut release, ‘That Good Thing’, Chasing Abbey bring a slick, smooth and mature offering with ‘Talk To Me’. Watch the music video for ‘Talk To Me’ HERE! The video, shot in Dublin was directed by Bold Puppy. It also features several of the trio’s friends from their home town, Tullamore.

 This track is sure to be repeating in your head for days after hearing it. The Tullamore trio have employed a bass line that crunches and grooves beneath a vocal that flows from sparse to heavy throughout, allowing the song to breathe before culminating in a melodic chorus.

‘Talk To Me’ has been taking the Irish airwaves by storm reaching #12 in the Irish Airplay Charts and #3 in the Shazam Charts. The track has been chosen as the official song for the Football Association of Ireland’s SSE Airtricity League, 2018/2019 season.

Chasing Abbey became the sensational success story of the Irish music scene in 2017. Their hit single ‘That Good Thing’ became the most played Irish song on Irish radio following its release, storming straight to number 1 on the downloads charts while simultaneously becoming the most Shazamed song in the country.  Following the standout success of this track, they went on to sign a global record deal with 3 Beat UK and Universal Music Group worldwide.

Hailing from County Offaly and best friends since childhood, Ro (20), Bee (22) and Teddy C (22) found their unlikely stride in their fusing of urban musical genres with contemporary pop soundscapes. These boys are all about their blending of rap with huge hook choruses, and Talk to Me is no exception. Ro, Bee and Teddy C have an unparalleled charisma that culminates in an explosive live show. Having spent the past number of months touring the country and working tirelessly in the studio, Chasing Abbey are now ready to take 2018 by storm.

Selected as:

RTE 2FM’s Rising List 2018
Golden Plec’s Plec Picks 2018
Sunday World Ones To Watch 2018
Select Irish – March2018
FAI SSE Airtricity League’s official song 2018 (Talk To Me)

What’s being said:

In the Space or one year, Tullamore hip hop crew, Chasing Abbey went from being unknowns to fully-fledged hitmaker.
2018 is set to be even bigger. – Hot Press

The reason that Chasing Abbey have such a progressive attitude towards genre is because first and foremost they are musicians. They know it doesn’t matter how good the production on a track is if the song underneath it isn’t up to muster.
“We learnt to play as a group of musicians,” says Teddy C. “And it’s a really important thing to understand music, if you want to produce music. If you don’t understand musicality it can be very hard to translate that onto a laptop.” – Golden Plec

It’s gonna be a big 2018 for the boys from Tullamore.
Clichéd you might say but the industry and public attention that they currently enjoy is a direct result of sacrifices the band have made and a simple commitment to work harder than anyone inside or outside of Ireland.  Whatever they achieved to date is hard earned. – Joe.ie

They’re the coolest thing to come out of Tullamore since the Palace nightclub opened its doors. Today FM

Follow Chasing Abbey on:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChasingAbbey/

Twitter: @ChasingAbbeyHQ

Instagram: chasingabbey

Spotify: Chasing Abbey

For further information please contact Lucy.kilbride@Umusic.com / 01 4022617