Apr 22, 2014
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Nadia Forde releases debut Irish single Double a-side featuring ‘BPM’ and ‘Haunted’

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Nadia Forde releases debut Irish single

Double a-side featuring ‘BPM’ and ‘Haunted’

On Friday, 2nd May, model, actress and singer Nadia Forde will release her debut single ‘BPM’ in Ireland. Adding another string to her already jam-packed bow, the up-tempo and infectious dance tune will be released as a double a-side along with the heart-breaking, melodic and acoustic song, ‘Haunted’, about Nadia’s childhood. ‘Haunted’ is a beautiful, biographical song with lyrics that will captivate the listener as well as telling a story.

Having appeared on numerous TV shows such as The Late Late Show, The Republic of Telly and Celebrity Salon, as well as being a seasoned pantomime performer, and one of Ireland’s top models, Nadia has been used to the limelight since an early age. Her 2014 pin up calendar was a Christmas success and she has already showcased her talent to the Irish public when she sang the National Anthem at the Aviva Stadium before 50,000 football fans.

“I’m nervous but so excited to finally release my debut single,” said Nadia. “I’ve been working really hard and I think performing for the past few years in pantomimes as well as singing the National Anthem at the Aviva has hopefully shown the public that I am more than ready to make my music career my main focus.”

The TV documentary, ‘Nadia goes to Hollywood’ will air on TV3 later this month, and will document Nadia’s rise to multi-platform stardom. The show sees a TV crew follow Nadia as she embarks on trying to crack the notoriously difficult US market. Facing the creative ordeal of competing with LA’s finest, hurdling several challenges and throwing herself into every opportunity presented to her in an effort to rise to the top. Watch this space…

Nadia’s single is available to download from iTunes in Ireland from Friday, 2nd May 2014. Log onto www.nadiaforde.com for further information.

 

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Apr 17, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Ministry of Sound DJ Shane Kehoe to play HMV Grafton St set on 19th April!

 

Ministry of Sound DJ Shane Kehoe

will be playing a live DJ set in the

new HMV Grafton Street,

this Saturday, April 19th between 1-3pm!

DJ SHANE KEHOE Ministry of Sound Club/Tours DJ2012 was an excellent year for Shane Kehoe, as he has been kept busy tearing the roofs off some of the best clubs in the world and ripping up dancefloors in all seven continents of the globe from Las Vagas to Hong Kong, Brazil to Berlin the list is endless! Hot off the heals of supporting Basement Jaxx in ‘The Box’ at Ministry of Sound and lending his dj skills to mixing the “Live ADE Ministry of Sound” album.

Things don’t look like they are slowing down either in 2013 with tours planned for South America, Middle East and all over Europe, continuous bookings at Ministry of Sound and warming up for the likes of Mark Knight in pipeline. Irish born Shane Kehoe, now based out of London is one of Ministry of Sound’s longest standing official tours DJ’s.

Djing since the mid-nineties he mastered his trade at a young age, wining many competitions/awards for his Djing including a runner-up in Muzik magazines industry renowned “BEDROOM BEDLAM” competition and winner of the “Raw Talent DJ” award in I-DJ magazine.

Shane Kehoe has worked constantly to establish himself as an up and coming house DJ, already lifting his profile to DJ alongside the world finest DJ’s including Erick Morillo, Pete Tong, Afrojack, Mark Knight, Moby, Deep Dish, Antoine Clamaran, Tom Novy, Silicone Soul, Sander Kleinenberg, Basement Jaxx, Pirupa and The Japanese Popstars.

To say that he is always busy is an understatement as when he is not out performing he can be found in the studio working under various partnerships which have recently signed tracks to Ministry of Sound, Housexy, Soulheat, and Gung Ho Recordings!

Start to finish Shane Kehoe is the all round package from amazing technical ability behind the decks to unbelievable energy levels pumped out from the DJ booth. He is one major DJ talent who not only epitomizes the sound of Ministry but lives it too…

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Apr 15, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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PPI Radio Awards, who will be the class of 2014 winners?

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PPI Radio Awards, who will be the class of 2014 winners?

The 14th annual PPI Radio Awards are today calling out for station entries to this years Awards and to become part of the Class of 2014! The Awards take place at the Lyrath House Estate Hotel, Kilkenny on Friday October 3rd and are sponsored by PPI and BAI.

The 2014 Awards were launched today with some of the winners from 2013 including  national radio celebrities such as Ian Dempsey and Mario Rosenstock (Today FM), Oisin Langan (Newstalk) and local stations represented by Teresanne O’Reilly (Spin 1038) & Daniella Moyles (iRadio). The “PPI’s” are considered the premier awards and are highly sought after within the Irish Radio Industry.

The last twelve months have seen some exciting changes across national and local radio. The 2014 PPI’s look set to be hotly contested with stations vying to take home the Awards!

Spanning 36 categories from music to speech programming, news & sports to station production, the PPI Radio Awards celebrate the skill and craft of great radio. As an ever-evolving event, this year sees the addition of a new category seeking the best “Music Documentary”.

Speaking at the launch, Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive of BAI said “It’s been another exciting year for radio in Ireland and once again the BAI is pleased to lend its support to the PPI Radio Awards. The PPI Radio Awards continue to recognise all that’s great about Irish radio and pay homage to the art of programme making.”

PPI Chief Executive Dick Doyle said “The impact of radio on all our lives is a significant one, and the PPIs salute the contribution of writers, broadcasters, producers, reporters, presenters and technicians alike, in informing, educating and entertaining listeners throughout the island of Ireland

 

Notes to editors:

The closing date for entries on-line this year is Tuesday 8th July 2014. To qualify, entries must have been broadcast between 1st June 2013 and 31st May 2014.

The shortlist of finalists in each category will be announced in early September and as always the winners will be a closely guarded secret until the awards ceremony itself.

The Awards take place on Friday 3rd October 2014 at the Lyrath House Estate Hotel Kilkenny.

PPI

PPI acts as a central administrator for record companies’ rights in the public performance, broadcasting and reproduction of their recordings. It collects royalties on behalf of its members- Irish and multi-national record companies and performers-in one single licence fee, which is distributed in turn to the relevant parties.

Membership is open to all record companies, large and small.

For further information see www.ppimusic.com

 

 

BAI

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) was established in October 2009 as the single content regulator of broadcasting in Ireland. The BAI assumes the roles previously held by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission (BCC) and takes on a range of new functions primarily relating to the oversight of public service broadcasters.

The functions of the BAI include; the licensing of radio and television services on a variety of transmission platforms; the licensing of digital multiplex operators; the development of codes and rules in relation to programming and advertising standards; the monitoring of services to ensure that broadcasters comply with their statutory obligations and contract terms; the consideration of complaints. The BAI is also responsible for the operation of Broadcasting Funding Schemes which are financed by 7% of the net receipts of the television license fee.

For further information see www.bai.ie

 

 

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Apr 14, 2014
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Announcing Groove “The Enchanted Garden” for our junior festival fans!

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Announcing Groove “The Enchanted Garden” 

for our junior festival fans!

A festival for all the family, Groove are today announcing the details of “The Enchanted Garden”, a special children’s area curated by the team at Killruddery Estate.

Open each day of the Festival (July 5th & 6th 2014) between 2.30pm and 9pm, “The Enchanted Garden” aims to provide a relaxed family friendly creative vibe throughout the day.

Groove 2013 proved a massive hit with families. The wristband entry system meant parents could bring children to enjoy the festival during the afternoon then return later. There really is something for everyone at this very special festival!

The theme for “The Enchanted Garden” is Space which compliments the displays in the main Festival area from the Irish Rocket Society

• Musicians Nico and Martin will periodically materialise in the Kids Zone, looking for help to explore the sounds, ideas and vibrations of SPACE. With their trademark combination of unusual instruments, original songs, games and stories, and their long experience of imaginative improvisation, they are looking forward to creative experimentation with humanoids of all ages.

• Visual Artist Roisin Coyle will create a make-workshop that will respond to this idea of Space. Using mostly recycled junk Kids will have the opportunity to make space like creatures, planets and rockets. Nico, Martin and Roisin will work in tandem with each other and the workshops will be complimentary of each other.

• 5.30pm – 6.15pm shake it out, dance time with DJ Happy Martin

• There is a rocket making and launch workshop at 6.30pm in the main Gardens. Nico and Martin will lead a musical procession from the Kids Zone to the Rocket launch site at the top of the Garden.

• 7.30pm Nico and Martin will play a kind of ‘space to lullaby’ more gig than workshop.

  • Situated in the Walled Garden Orchard area, families have all day long access to an enormous well loved Sandpit. There will be a number of large garden games available for people to use at their leisure.

 

Groove Festival line up:

Saturday 5th July

Paloma Faith – exclusive Leinster show

James

Cathy Davey

King Kong Company

Miss Kate

 

Sunday 6th July

David Gray – exclusive Leinster show

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Booka Brass Band feat. Jerry Fish

Big September

Donna Dunne

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now from www.groovefestival.ie or at any of the tickets.ie outlets.

 

Tickets are on sale now and prices are:

  • Adult Day Ticket €49.00 (+€4 booking fee)
  • Adult Weekend € 79.00 (+€5.50 booking fee)
  • Minor (4yrs to 15yrs) Day Ticket €10.00 (+€2.00 booking fee)
  • Minor (4yrs to 15yrs) Weekend Ticket €17.00 (+€2.50 booking fee)
  • Under 4 free

 

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Mar 25, 2014
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Final line up for Groove Festival 2014 revealed!

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Final line up for Groove Festival 2014 revealed!

Following on from the recent announcement of the headliners for this years Groove Festival – Paloma Faith on Saturday 5th and David Gray on Sunday 6th July 2014 – today the final line up for the festival has been revealed.

Saturday 5th July 2014

Paloma Faith

James

Cathy Davey

King Kong Company

Miss Kate

 

Sunday 6th July 2014

David Gray

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

(with songs from their new album, The Beautiful South & The Housemartins)

Booka Brass Band feat Jerry Fish

Big September

Donna Dunne

 

Following an impressive debut last year, Groove has an exciting range of music from leading international artists to some of the finest emerging talent Ireland has to offer.

 

Saturday 5th July 2014

Since forming in Manchester in 1982, James‘s enduring creativity and musical legacy has made them one of the most influential British indie bands.  During their music career now spanning over 30 years, they have released 12 studio albums selling 13 million    albums worldwide. James’ biggest hits include Sit Down, She’s A Star, Laid and Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) with an impressive 20 Top 40 singles in the UK under their belt. Globally known for their incendiary live performances, they have headlined and performed at the biggest festivals around the world across their expansive career including Glastonbury, Lollapolloza, Rock In Rio, Coachella, Hard Rock Calling, Isle of Wight, Latitude, V Festival and T in The Park & many more. Their new album is due for release in June 2014 and is titled “Le Petite Mort”.

Due for release later in 2014, Cathy Davey is putting the finishing touches to her fourth album, part of which was recorded in a temporary studio in the stunning National Concert Hall. Cathy is already a number one selling artist – having won a triple-crown result with her album “The Namelesswhich debuted in poll position on the Irish Album Charts, the Independent Release Charts and the iTunes Charts on its first week of release in 2010.

A club-sandwich of dance beats, reggae vibes and rock licks, King Kong Company are the mixtape that binds great parties together, setting the night alight with retina blowing live visuals. The six musicians are joined by a flurry of characters that have popped out from their Youtube hits as they let rip with a set that grabs you by the scruff and just doesn’t let go!

Miss Kate has been working in the recording studio with producer Jonathan Black (DOGS)  last year, and has recently joined forces with a new Irish Funk & Soul band “The Higher State” whose members have played at festivals  such as  Electric Picnic, Oxegen, The Cork Jazz festival , Body and Soul as well as the MTV awards (Kula Shaker).

 

Sunday 6th July 2014

After a low key solo tour a couple of years ago, Paul Heaton returns to Ireland and this time he will be revisiting the songs of his hugely successful band, The Beautiful South, with co-vocalist Jacqui Abbott who sang on their biggest hits like ‘Perfect 10’, ‘Don’t Marry Her’, ‘Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)’ and ‘Everybody’s Talkin’.  Paul and Jacqui will also be performing songs from Paul’s first band The Housemartins plus tracks from their highly anticipated new album ‘What Have We Become’ which is released in May.

Booka Brass Band feat Jerry Fish are Ireland’s first (and currently only) New Orleans style Brass Band. Formed in November 2012, since then they have quickly gone from strength to strength on the live music scene in Ireland. With regular shows in venues all over Dublin including The Sugar Club, Whelan’s and Twisted Pepper, alongside stomping sets to festival crowds at Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions and Longitude.

Local Bray band Big September return to Groove in 2014 after a great reaction last year. This gang of indie rockers burst onto the scene early 2013 and have stamped the name Big September firmly into the minds of many since their arrival. Five friends from school certainly love to live the rock n roll lifestyle and have no qualms about it. This honesty breathes through the songs and especially the live performance.

Donna Dunne is one of Irelands newest and up & coming artists. Performing and crafting her work these last few years, Donna has now taken her music to the next level. Early 2014 saw the release of ‘Way Back Then’ to much acclaim. Donna recently secured a six month tour of Europe coming back home only once to play on the main stage at the Groove Festival.  

Also announcing…

Groove Zone (all weekend)

New for 2014 is the Groove Zone. This area replaces the second stage and will see the return of the Silent Disco (a huge success last year), top DJ’s, spoken word, a chill out area surrounding the stunning Killruddery water lily pond plus much to be announced in the coming weeks. Get in the Groove Zone!

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now from www.groovefestival.ie or at any of the tickets.ie outlets.

 

Tickets are on sale now and prices are:

Adult Day Ticket €49.00 (+€4 booking fee)

Adult Weekend € 79.00 (+€5.50 booking fee)

Minor (4yrs to 15yrs) Day Ticket €10.00 (+€2.00 booking fee)

Minor (4yrs to 15yrs) Weekend Ticket €17.00 (+€2.50 booking fee)

Under 4 free

 

 

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For more information or images please contact Kathryn Mason on 087-2627977 or km@kathrynmason.ie

 

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