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Morrissey & Marshall announces Xmas charity gig

Tuesday 1st, 2019
BY: THE EIREWAVE NEWSDECK

 

Morrissey & Marshall have had a busy and fruitful year so far having kicked off 2019 in Holland at Eurosonic, playing shows in Scandinavia in March, and then supporting The Magic Numbers on their European tour in April. The folk'n'roll duo/band also completed a smash Ireland tour in May. This was bolstered by the killer line-up featuring the sensational and outrageous new band, The Family Dog and Tom McQ with his catchy and timeless tunes.

 

Now back from festivals in Holland and another Irish tour with The Magic Numbers, Morrissey & Marshall and friends are returning to Ireland again on Satuday, 21 December,  bringing a magical lineup on the road once again. This time, it’s all for a great cause. They’ll be joined on the night by Steo Wall and Tom McQ.

Morrissey & Marshall, based in London, have spent the majority of their time in the capital honing and harnessing a range of classic musical influences to produce a live act of timeless pop-rock appeal. Their first 2 albums, And so It Began and We Rise, won them plaudits as the finest pair of harmony singers to have emerged on the circuit for decades. 

Joining them on the night is Irish rapper/folk artist Steo Wall. Not everybody can boast such collaborators as Luka Bloom, Damien Dempsey and Davey Spillane on their debut album. But when you meet Steo Wall for the first time, you quickly understand why these musicians wanted to get involved with Where I’m From – Steo’s debut album. A sound bloke, quick to laugh, with a rich Dublin accent and the wit to go match it; Where I’m From boasts eleven heartfelt biographical tracks.  Damien Dempsey calls Steo’s work ‘Irish soul music', and was quick to ask Steo to be his warm up act on national tours in 2016, 2017 and at Christmas, 2018 Damo again asked Steo to warm up the crowd to a full house at Vicar St. Dempsey also features on the first track released from Steo’s album - What’s Wrong With The World Ma.

 

Mixing traditional Irish folk with some contemporary Irish rap, Steo brings the listener on a journey from the bad-lands of Dublin, working class, housing estates to the beauty of Ireland’s west coast. Steo paints a picture of rebellious, loved friends and adored, family members, the album being an homage to those gone before him. It’s these family members who give us an understanding of the depth of Steo’s musical influences. When Steo told Davey Spillane of the family connection to the world renowned, gypsy, uillean pipers, Johnny and Felix Doran, Davey offered to put his sound onto one of the tracks. Sarah Doran, an ode to Steo's traveller grandmother is the third track on the album, and Davey Spillane’s whistle is a beautifully-fitting tribute.

Also on the bill is musician Tom McQ. Tom is a travelling troubador in the truest sense of the word. With a soulful, gritty voice akin to Bob Dyland and Paul Simon, his unique lyrics and beautiful melodies make this talent one to watch. 

 

Tickets are just €10 and are available now, with all proceeds going to charity.

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