14Belfast Music Tour |
Take a bus journey through the heart of this rock and roll city. Sit back, relax, and enjoy tunes and tales from Them and Van Morrison, by way of awesome guitar players, traditional and folk, to punk rock and Hollywood soundtracks. Finish up at the Belfast Music exhibition at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, Cathedral Quarter.
Tour starts 2pm at the Ulster Hall, Bedford Street.
Tickets: Adults £8, Concession/ Child £6 available from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre.
Ulster Hall, Bedford Street
2pm | £8/£6 | TICKETS
04Belfast Record Fair |
The Belfast Record Fair returns to the Oh Yeah for a selection of dates throughout 2016.
The fair will be running from 10.30 -15.30 on the following dates:
Saturday 27th Feb 2016
Saturday 4th June 2016
Saturday 1st Oct 2016
Saturday 3rd Dec 2016
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/belfastrecordfair/
18John Lindsay Band w/ Siobhan Pettit |
On Saturday 18th June 2016, the Oh Yeah Centre plays host to John Lindsay and his band as they play songs from John's new album, What's Not to Love? John is an experienced singer-songwriter based in Carrickfergus who plays an amazing blend of country and contemporary folk that draws comparison to artists such as Paul Brady and Van Morrison.
The John Lindsay Band will be joined on the night by special guest vocalist, Siobhan Pettit who has received much acclaim over the years for her work with her own jazz quartet, numerous ensembles, and session work.
"The first inkling I had of John the songwriter, was a rendition of Across the World, over fifteen years ago. We were sitting in Donegal by the barbeque with his guitar and the sounds of the Atlantic as his accompaniment. Over the years I discovered many more of his songs and I am proud to be a part of encouraging him to record them. What I enjoy about John’s writing is you can take your own story from them, relate them to your life without changing his intent. He sings them as himself always, which makes a welcome change from the copycat voices we are surrounded with.
He writes from a personal aspect and has a unique stand point with influences that include the love of his family, to his experience during a time of huge change in Northern Ireland."
- Niamh Kavanagh, Winner of Eurovision 1993
"Anyone who listens to John's music will easily recognise the simple good humoured honesty with which he both writes his songs and delivers them. There is never an artificial moment in his musical world. That is not to say the songs are overly simple or artless; they are in fact skillfully crafted and often original in their use of structure and phrasing but this is achieved through his natural writing ability, and never through adherence to any learned formula."
- Brian Connor, pianist and music director
Date: Saturday 18th April
Doors: 7.30pm (8pm start)
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now. Click Here to book.
7.30pm | £10 | TICKETS
07Get To Know… Foreign Affairs |
The ‘ Getting To Know…’ feature is a mixture of live music, feedback and discussion, as songwriters and bands perform and discuss their work with an audience.
July 7 – Foreign Affairs
‘Getting To Know…’ is designed to appreciate songwriters and to give their audience a fresh understanding of the work. By providing a constructive critique, the audience is also encouraged to participate in the artist’s creative process.
Thus far, the sessions have involved the Ivor Novello Award-winning Tim Wheeler of Ash while SOAK took part on her 17th birthday, long before she won the NI Music Prize and the Choice Music Prize for her debut album. Duke Special, Ciaran Lavery, And So I Watch You From Afar and Ryan Vail have all contributed.
‘Getting To Know…’ is supported by the PRS Foundation for Music and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
About the act:
Foreign Affairs are an alternative pop-punk band formed in 2012. They have travelled across Ireland, the west coast of America (including the YouBloom event in Los Angeles) and the UK. They have released two EPS, 'Prologue' and 'Heartline' as well as their recent single, 'Pennies'.
7-9pm | Free |
27Jessarae (All-ages show) |
This July, don't miss the hotly-tipped Jessarae as he stops by the Oh Yeah Centre on his first ever headline tour. Having supported such artists as Plain White T's, 5 Seconds of Summer and Matt Corby, this LA-born, London-based singer-songwriter has honed his craft and is sure to put on a stunning show at the Oh Yeah.
Date: Wednesday 27th July
Tickets: £8 (+ booking fee) Available NOW through Ticketmaster.
Please note, this is an all-ages gig so no alcohol will be sold or permitted in the venue. UNDER 15s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
7.00pm | £8 (+ booking fee) | TICKETS
16Pierre Bensusan |
Legendary guitar virtuoso Pierre Bensusan brings his stunning talent to the Oh Yeah this November. A veteran of over 40 years, Pierre Bensusan has brought his unique genre-blending fusion of world music, classical, jazz and pop across the world to incredible acclaim from outlets such as Melody Maker and Guitar World (whose readers voted him Best World Music Guitarist).
Widely considered one of the greatest guitarists of the 21st Century, Bensusan has been described as a "genius" by fellow guitarist Jon Gomm and has been immortalised in the song "Bensusan" by Michael Hedges. His influence on modern guitar playing cannot be overstated and this is an unmissable opportunity to experience Bensusan's incredible talent first-hand.
"Bensusan is very much his own animal. It’s like listening to a butterfly, to dappled sunshine coming through quaking aspens. His music flits and darts around like fish in a pool. And his compositions manage to encompass both the calmness of the pool and the flashing of the fish. It’s an entrancing, almost hypnotic thing to watch and hear, as he seems eager to share his journey, his light. I was struck by how the aim of each song was to be beautiful. Not witty, not avant-garde, not new, necessarily, but beautiful. A great craftsman plying his trade. A shepherd with his flock. As I left I felt all of a sudden that I’d been to temple, my own sort of temple, and by the end of the service I felt purified, cleansed, and ready for the new year."
- Nyack News and Views (USA, NY, Dan Cohen, Oct 4, 2015)
Date: 16th November
Tickets: £19 Available now! Click here to book.
19.30 | £19 | TICKETS