CWB WHOPPER ROUND UP

From Bitch Falcon joining the incredible United Talent Agency to Le Galaxie releasing their latest banger "Day of the Child" there have been lots of exciting things happening around these parts.

Currently on tour with the Iconic Paul Weller, The Strypes are back on Dublin soul in March when they play The Bowery.

The Strypes, The Bowery Dublin, March 8th.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/Strypesbowery18

Le Galaxie, Day of the Child Release, February 23rd 

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Available NOW:

Spotify: http://bit.ly/lg-dotc-sp

iTunes: http://bit.ly/lg-pleasure-it

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Chris Difford, Limerick, 8th March.

Tickets here: http://bit.ly/ChrisDiffordLimerick

Bitch Falcon, Dublin, Mar 15th

Tickets here: http://bit.ly/BFbowery18

Kormac Equivalent Exchange, Dublin, March 18th.

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http://bit.ly/KormacEE

YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARDS 2018

One of the slickest perks of our jobs is getting to work with a host of creatives brought together through music, from directors to makeup artists. We were chuffed to see not one, not two but three of our acts music video's nominated in the YDA 2018 with Bitch Falcon – Of Heart directed by Kate Dolan, to The Blizzards – Show Me The Science directed by Jeff Doyle & Shaun Ryan to the The Strypes – Behind Closed Doors directed by Finn Keenan all nominated in the Music Video category.

This is the third year that CPI and ICAD have collaborated to find, award and nurture Ireland’s best up and coming directors. On February 10, our judges (Lorcan Finnegan, Lorraine Geoghegan, Fiona McGarry, Mark Tuthill) came together in Screen Scene to discuss the work and select our winners. 

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BITCH FALCON X UNITED TALENT AGENCY

Boom, we're back some absolutely amazing news! We're insanely delighted to announce that Bitch Falcon have joined the United Talent Agency roster. One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world's most acclaimed figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theatre, video games, fine art and live entertainment. The agency is also globally recognized in the areas of film finance, film packaging, branding, licensing, endorsements and representation of production talent. UTA has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Nashville, Miami and Malmo, Sweden. Here's to an amazing year for Bitch Falcon!

 

 

WHOPPER WEEKLY ROUNDUP

Lots of exciting things are happening around these parts so let's just get stuck right in!

The Strypes, The Bowery Dublin, March 8th.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/Strypesbowery18

Le Galaxie, Day of the Child Release, February 23rd 

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iTunes: http://bit.ly/lg-pleasure-it
Google: http://bit.ly/lg-pleasure-gp

The Piano Series with Paddy and Jack, Limerick, 17th Feb.

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Tickets here: http://bit.ly/PaddyandJack18

Chris Difford, Limerick, 8th March.

Tickets here: http://bit.ly/ChrisDiffordLimerick

Bitch Falcon, Dublin, Mar 15th

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Tickets here: http://bit.ly/BFbowery18

Kormac, Dublin, March 18th.

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LE GALAXIE DAY OF THE CHILD

Lots of exciting things coming your way from the incredible Le Galaxie with a massive new single and banger of an album on the way and a trip to Texas for SXSW in the pipeline for March. We are delighted to announce Le Galaxie's new album PLEASURE is released worldwide on April 6th! Pre-order NOW from iTunes and get new single DAY OF THE CHILD free on February 23rd. 

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Pre-order Le Galaxie's upcoming 3rd album "PLEASURE"here!
iTunes: http://bit.ly/lg-pleasure-it
Google: http://bit.ly/lg-pleasure-gp

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CWB LATEST NEWS

We're back with our series of the best events happening around the country in the next.

The Piano Series with Paddy and Jack, Limerick, 17th Feb.

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Tickets here: http://bit.ly/PaddyandJack18

Chris Difford, Limerick, 8th March.

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Tickets here: http://bit.ly/ChrisDiffordLimerick

Bitch Falcon, Dublin, Mar 15th

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Tickets here: http://bit.ly/BFbowery18

Kormac, Dublin,  March 18th.

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Tickets here: http://bit.ly/KormacEE

Ralph Rolle, Ballyhane, February

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Tickets here: http://bit.ly/RalphRolle18

Le Galaxie, Kilkenny, February 10th.

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http://bit.ly/LGANKK

TOP THINGS

We're back with our list of THE hottest things happening around the country.

The Piano Series with Paddy and Jack, Limerick, 17th Feb.

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Tickets here: http://bit.ly/PaddyandJack18

Chris Difford, Limerick, 8th March.

Tickets here: http://bit.ly/ChrisDiffordLimerick

Bitch Falcon, Dublin, Mar 15th

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Tickets here: http://bit.ly/BFbowery18

Kormac, Dublin,  March 18th.

Tickets here: http://bit.ly/KormacEE

Ralph Rolle, Ballyhane, February

Tickets here: http://bit.ly/RalphRolle18

Le Galaxie, Kilkenny, February 10th.

http://bit.ly/LGANKK

CHRIS DIFFORD UPGRADED LIMERICK SHOW

CWB.ie and Onhand Bookings proudly present Squeeze frontman Chris Difford live in Ireland this March 2018.

Due to popular demand has been upgraded to the iconic Matt The Thresher's in Birdhill. An old friend of ours via The Strypes he is touring a very special show of songs and stories from his best selling autobiography - Some Fantastic Place - My Life in and out of Squeeze.

Tickets for this intimate evening are priced at €16 + booking on a ticket only basis or meal deal option €39.50 + booking for a main course, dessert & tea or coffee along with your ticket.

Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/ChrisDiffordLimerick

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Tickets for Chris Difford's sold out UK tour were snapped up by fans in record time. Now, Squeeze frontman Chris Difford has announced a host of Irish tour dates. Don't miss these very special shows as Chris Difford performs his greatest and iconic hits live and tells stories from his best selling autobiography 'Some Fantastic Place'

Chris is a rare breed. He has helped soundtrack so many fans’ lives since his first release in 1977 and across his 13 album career with Squeeze. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglas’ and ‘Tempted’.

Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/ChrisDiffordLimerick


TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR MAYO, LEITRIM, CAVAN, DUBLIN, BELFAST, TIPPERARY, GALWAY, CORK

TOUR DATES

Fri: Mar 2 - Christchurch, Castlebar
www.facebook.com/greenroombookings

Sat: Mar 3 - Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon
https://thedock.ticketsolve.com/shows/873585400

Sun: Mar 4 – Town Hall Theatre Arts Space, Cavan
http://www.townhallcavan.ie/

Tues: Mar 6 - Whelans (Seated), Dublin
http://www.whelanslive.com/index.php/wav-tickets/

Wed: Mar 7 – The Empire, Belfast
https://www.thebelfastempire.com/

Thur: Mar 8 – Matt The Threshers, Birdhill, Co. Tipperary

http://bit.ly/ChrisDiffordLimerick

Fri: Mar 9 - Monroes (seated), Galway
http://www.monroes.ie/

Sat: Mar 10 - Ballymaloe Grainstore, Cork

http://www.ballymaloe.ie/

For More Information Visit:

www.cwb.ie
www.chrisdiffordssongwritingretreat.com

DRUMMING LEGEND RALPH ROLLE MASTERCLASS

Ballyhane Studios are delighted to host one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful drummers of the last few decades, Ralph Rolle for a series of exclusive events and clinics including a drumming masterclass, an intensive rhythm section clinic, and a limited number of private one-to-one lessons.

Having played with greats such as Nile Rodgers & Chic, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Notorious BIG, Sting, Usher, Paul Simon, Erykah Badu, Queen Latifah and Janelle Monae to name a just a few Ralph Rolle’s masterclass is not to be missed. Covering everything from the songs and stories of his illustrious career to delving deep into groove, sound and technique along with the opportunity for participant’s playing to be assessed this is a masterclass not to be missed.

An incredibly limited number of one on one drum lessons are available for those who would like to get up and personal with one of the drumming greats. Each lesson takes place over the course of an hour and each participant is guaranteed to come away with a wealth of knowledge. Ralph will even track drums for people’s recordings and demos should they so desire.

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Last but certainly not least Ralph is also offering an intensive rhythm section clinic. Not aimed just solely at drummers the clinic will benefit all musicians as it examines and discusses the interaction amongst players in a band environment and how they can cooperate to co-create a pocket. An essential aspect of modern music and one which few people can successfully explain, if you’re thinking of music as a career this is the one for you.

Drumming Masterclass

Thursday 15th February from 19:00 - 21:00.

Private Drum Lessons

Friday 16th February from 13:00 - 18:00.

Intensive Rhythm Section Clinic

Friday 16th February from 19:00 - 21:00

Extremely limited numbers of tickets available from Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ralph-rolle-ballyhane-studios-tickets-42006817522

 

 

 

 

Introducing...New Acts!

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Thumper are a noise-pop quintet from Dublin, delivering bubblegum pop through a wall of sonic death. With a reputation for raucous and frenzied live shows, and penchant for howling feedback and pounding rhythm, each show is an exercise in unpredictability. Fresh off the back of selling out the secret location launch gig for their 3rd EP "POP! GOES THE WEASEL!" (Voted EP of the Year by Golden Plec & REMY), 2017 saw THUMPER top several Ones To Watch lists and tour relentlessly - headlining Hard Working Class Heroes & Whelans Ones To Watch Fest, as well as joining Fangclub on a national tour. The latter part of the year saw a string of dates with The Strypes & Bitch Falcon, and a capacity bending headline show in The Workmans Club on New Years Eve. Now having completed their 4th EP (Produced by Girl Band’s Dan Fox), THUMPER turn their attention to 2018...

 
Watch Thumper's Latest Video "The Loser"!
MONTAUK HOTEL
Montauk Hotel are an indie-shimmer-pop act based in Dublin. Taking influence from the glimmer of early 80s indie-pop, the quartet have fused strong melodies with glistening guitars to create a sound that is their own. Formed in late 2016, the band have made an impressive impact on the Dublin live scene with sell out shows around the city, as well as releasing their debut EP. The self-titled debut was called "one of the most accomplished Irish releases of 2017" (RTE 2FM), with US publication Revue saying, "you'd be hard pressed to find a more stunning debut."

Their most recent single "Sense of Place" below has received critical acclaim, and with more new music coming in 2018, the band are ready to take their proven live prowess in Dublin around the rest of the country.
Watch "Sense of Place" here!
We also have select dates for the rest of our impressive roster, so be sure to get in touch! Contact Cat at cat@cwb.ie.