The Chapter & Verse according to Tony Wright

Longterm friend of Oh Yeah and More Volume mentor, Tony Wright, has just released his sixth studio album in 9 years, the acclaimed ‘outro’ has been picking up rave reviews across the board – with The Irish Times declaring it, “a work of pure joy”. He released the album as a precursor to his highly anticipated first book, “Chapter & Verse(ChorusVerse)” which launches at The Belfast MAC (where Tony is currently Artist in Residence) on October 17th as part of the Belfast International Festival at Queens followed by a tour of theatres across Ireland, where Tony will be performing a One Man Show of theatrical readings from the work interspersed with songs from his extensive back catalogue.

On top of this and  delivering Oh Yeah’s More Volume:Shankill programme as well, Tony is co-starring in a web based comedy series about musicians that he wrote additional material with alongside his good friend Michael Macullagh, “Son of The Hound” before he makes his feature film debut in the biopic of sportsman, Bert Trautmann in November. What a busy human!

To find out more and to buy Tony’s latest work, head to: VerseChorusVerse Bandcamp.

Belfast Music Recommends Spotify Playlist

Oh Yeah curated a playlist for Belfast City Council as part of the Belfast Music initiative.

The playlist will be updated every two weeks with music from Belfast and Northern Ireland. A mix of well know classics, fresh new sounds, ones to watch and hidden gems.

Use the code below to go directly to the playlist on Spotify – you do this by opening Spotify on your phone, tap search, then tap on the camera on top right – then hover the camera over the code and that’s you!

OR check it out here…

 

More Volume Take Over

Our More Volume project is working with Eastside Arts to bring all ages local and live music to the local community via this years festival.

They take over the Strand Arts Centre, August 9th, 7.30 doors – 10.30pm.

Free event but donations to Strand Arts Centre welcome.

line up includes:

FEATURING MOLTO VIVO, THE FAKE FLIRTATIONS AND VALIUM

 

 

NI Music Prize 2018

The NI Music Prize returns on Thursday 15th November and will take place at The Ulster Hall.

Now in its sixth year the Prize is an annual celebration of great new music from Northern Ireland, highlighting 12 shortlisted albums and promoting them to a wider audience.

The event, which is coordinated by the Oh Yeah Music Centre, was established to champion artists based in or from NI, by providing a snapshot of what is out there and celebrating outstanding new records, with an academy of over 100 industry and media involved in choosing the overall winner.

This year will include three new categories including Best Single, Best Live Act and the Oh Yeah Contender Award for emerging acts. The shortlist will be announced in September when the public will be invited to take part in voting for the overall winner of Best Single. The winners will be announced on 15th November at the Ulster Hall.

To date a mix of established artists through to debut records have won the award including Foy Vance, SOAK and Joshua Burnside.

To see more info and a long list of albums – go to www.nimusicprize.com

Stay tuned for even more announcements coming soon!