Fun Lovin’ Crime Writer’s Noirish Night

Crime fiction’s supergroup heads for Belfast!

Meet Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Christopher Brookmyre, Stuart Neville, Luca Veste and Doug Johnstone at a unique night of music, craic and crime fiction.

Not only are these guys some of the most talented and entertaining crime writers around, they can also play a mean (crime-inspired) tune. So join us for Noirish Night with the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers for one of the most memorable gigs of the year!

The Allergies with Andy Cooper, 12th Jan 2019

Superfly Funk and Soul Belfast presents The Allergies, as they hit the road to promote their new album, ‘ Steal The Show.’ The boys will be manning the decks but joining them onstage will be super rapper, Andy Cooper, also known as the 3rd Allergy! Dj support comes from Superfly Guy himself, Pete Brady and also Dublin’s Shawn Bracebridge. These events have proven to be ultra popular, so grab your tickets while you can.

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NI Music Prize shortlist announced

NI Music Prize shortlist announced.

The NI Music Prize shortlist for 2018 has been announced. The event, which will take place on November 15th at the iconic Ulster Hall, is now in its 6th year and includes the return of three categories that formed part of the very first NI Music Awards back in 2011.

Over 80 industry and media cast their vote for the best Album of the last twelve months. They were also invited to nominate for Best Live, Best Single and the Oh Yeah Contender Award for best emerging act.

There will be a second round of voting for all but Best Single, which will go to public vote later this week. The winners of all four categories will be announced on November 15th.

Oh Yeah is also pleased to announce that the winners of each category will be awarded a cash prize. Best Single, Best Live Act and Oh Yeah Contender will receive £1,000 and £3,000 will go to the winner of Best Album.

The NI Music Prize is coordinated by the Oh Yeah Music Centre and is supported by Belfast City Council, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Council, PRS (Performing Rights Society), PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited), Help Musician’s Northern Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland and Tourism Ireland.

www.nimusicprize.com

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Further details are to be announced in the coming days, but for now, here is the shortlist…..

Album of the Year

 And So I Watch You From Afar – The Endless Shimmering

Ash – Islands

Bicep – Bicep

Brand New Friend – Seatbelts For Aeroplanes

Ciaran Lavery – Sweet Decay

Girls Names – Stains on Silence

Hannah Peel – Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia

Malojian – Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home

Robocobra Quartet – Plays Hard To Get

Ryan Vail – Distorted Shadows

Snow Patrol – Wildness

The Wood Burning Savages – Stability

Best Single

Arvo Party – Liberté

Ash – Buzzkill

Brand New Friend – Girl

Cherym – Take It Back

Hot Cops – Decay

Joshua Burnside – A Man of High Renown

Kitt Philippa – Human

Robocobra Quartet – You’ll Wade

ROE – Hey Thomas

Rosborough – Burn Blue

Snow Patrol – Life on Earth

The Wood Burning Savages – I Don’t Know Why I Do It To Myself

 

Oh Yeah Contender Award

Cherym

Hand Models

Hunkpapa

Rebekah Fitch

Roe

Best Live Act

And So I Watch You From Afar

Brand New Friend

Robocobra Quartet

Ryan Vail

The Wood Burning Savages

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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.

Davy Sims Podcast

Davy Sims, a well respected NI broadcaster, podcaster, lecturer, writer and author recently invited us to have chat with him about Oh Yeah. Thanks for the opportunity – it was nice to look back on the last ten years and talk about future aspirations and plans.

Podcast: Oh Yeah music centre

Stuart Bailie is launching a new book-

Trouble Songs: a book about music and conflict in N. Ireland

Trouble Songs, the story of music’s role as a persuader, agitator and peacemaker during conflicted times in Northern Ireland.

We wish him all the best and look forward to reading it.

You can support his Kickstarter appeal by pledging for a book or more HERE