Tonight, Thursday, 18 December, We Raise Bears will be taking to the stage at The Workman’s Club, Dublin, at 8 pm, and it’s a FREE gig.
Fresh from playing this year’s Other Voices in Dingle, this newly formed Dublin band will bring their unique sound to The Workman’s Club. Fast becoming known for their live performances, described as intense, emotionally-charged and raw, the band’s equally noticeable approach to song-crafting reveals a penchant for prolific lyricism and curiously arresting arrangements.
Having originally met while respectively studying music (Conor Miley) and fine art (Sharon Murphy), the pair eventually formed the band in early 2014. As a springboard, and armed with just a guitar, harmonium, pedals, light percussion and two voices, they set about capturing the raw essence of newly composed songs in a series of live videos, which were recorded on a Roscommon farm.
Using the blueprint of these live recordings, they have spent this year regularly gigging while recording their debut EP, which is due for release in spring 2015.
Next night, they have The Workman’s Club Christmas Party with Daithi and little x’s for eyes on Friday, 19 December. T’is the season for giving – so they’re gonna do just that! They’re putting on a STORMER of a Chrimbo party for you, and it’s all FREE!
Harmony heavy indie pop purveyors little x’s for eyes are first up, followed by Daithi, a Galwegian fiddle player who uses electronics to transform Irish music with his own unique and different take. They’ll also have a very special performance of the brand new single Christmas Is In Your Heart.
There will be singles available for purchase on the night, with 100% of the proceeds going to Peter McVerry Trust.
Admission FREE, 8 pm
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