On December 11th, 12th and 13th, 2015, Sharon Shannon and Alan Connor will be the first international guests ever to appear on Herberg de Troost, a special concert series around Jack Poels and Tren van Enckevoort of Rowwen Heze. The shows will be held in Venlo. Tickets to be obtained at herbergdetroost.nl.
On January 15th, 2016, Sharon Shannon & Alan Connor’s In Galway will be released in Benelux by Mass Market Recordings with distribution by Music & Words. The album has been released in UK & Ireland to critical acclaim (“a return to form“, fROOTS). In Galway also included a live version of The Galway Girl, Sharon Shannon’s biggest hit and one of the top ten selling singles ever in Ireland.
Doctor Millar’s sixth album, C48, was released last week in Ireland on Mass Market Recordings. In its first week, it got incredible reviews in the Irish Press. Hot Press, Ireland’s leading music magazine, stated that “Sean Millar has made a masterpiece” and gave it 9/10. State.ie mentioned “You won’t hear a better album or original music by an Irish artist this year”.
Doctor Millar will be on tour in November, together with Swedish singer Eva Hillered, and he will be performing in Benelux. The album is now available from http://massmarketrecordings.com/shop/. The new website http://www.doctormillar.com was also launched today.
We’re happy to announce that Emmett Tinley will play at Vestrock in Hulst (NL) on June 1st. It’s a 1-off exclusive show, not part of a tour whatsoever. Emmett will play from 5.15 pm – 6 pm. Tickets are available here.
As you may have noticed, our booking agency Rise Agency, organises Club Acoustic: 2 or 3 singer songwriter perform in the intimate theater Branoul in the old center of The Hague. Artists that played our club include Dyzack (NL), Mark Lotterman (NL) and Peter Doran (IE). For the upcoming edition, April 21 2013, we are proud to welcome Dusty Stray (NL) and Rob Klerkx, drummer for the Dutch band MOKE. Check out this link for tickets!
Peter Doran’s third album Overhead the stars was released in Ireland last year. Great reviews all over. We’re happy that Benelux reviews are just like that. And that his album was Album of the Week at NTR national Radio 5. Some press quotes (in Dutch):
“Ik zal hem zeker ook meenemen naar ‘For The Record’. Mooi spul.” (Leo Blokhuis)
“Overhead The Stars is zonder meer een fraaie cd…..zijn talent staat buiten kijf.” (Heaven 2-2013)
“Noteert u alvast maar dat deze Peter Doran een artiest is met een grote toekomst, en gegarandeerd een blijver in het muzikale landschap van dit decennium zal worden.” (Rootstime.be, feb. 2013)
“Op Overhead The Stars is geen enkele grootspraak te bekennen, Doran blijft volmaakt nuchter en dat mogen we van harte respecteren.” (Written in Music, 8 maart 2013)
“Het regent singersongwriters de laatste tijd en het is de kunst de goeie er uit te pikken. Peter Doran hoort beslist in dat rijtje goeien thuis.” (Arts en Auto)
Doran and pedal steel guitar player Brian Murphy will tour Benelux from May 17 – June 3 2013.
February 1st 2013, Kelley Deal (The Breeders) releases a brand new EP! Together with Mike Montgomery (Ampline) she started the band R.RING. The Rise EP features 4 brand new songs. It is voices, guitars and keys. It is sparse, chaotic, abrasive and lulling, often within the same song. It is new. It is, at the very least, a stark departure from the music they make in their other bands. The EP is available in our shop. R.RING will be touring the UK, Holland and Belgium in March. Please check the dates here.
You really should check Irish singer songwriter Peter Doran. His third album Overhead the Stars has been released in Ireland last September and received raving reviews. We’re happy to release his album in Benelux in association with Peter himself and Broere Promotion. Release date is set for February 5 2013, distribution through Bertus Distributie. Peter will tour Benelux in May 2013.