ALEX GOUGH, JESS REINL, & WAITING SPACE
Date: 17th September
Price: Culture Night Free Admission - Tickets Music Be Booked In Advance: €0.00
Irishbeats presents LIVE at The Royal supported by BEAT 102 103
Coming up behind established talent like Rejjie Snow, 22-year-old drummer/producer/ rapper Alex Gough is helping blaze a trail for Irish hip-hop internationally. Following radio support and prominent placings in high profile playlists, he’s racked up millions of streams for his 2019 debut EP, ‘80%’, and earned a high profile sync on the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’. Sonically, there’s dizzying variety within Gough’s productions. Graduating from the sample-heavy sound of 2018’s acclaimed ‘Infomercial Tape’, ‘80%’ features both brilliantly old school beats on ‘Breakfast’ and jazz-influenced understatement in the shape of ‘Dear SJ’. On 2020 B-side ‘Be Kind’ he delves even further into the woozier side of the latter, as inspired by contemporary names like Yussef Dayes, Kamal Williams, and Alfa Mist, as he is undisputed giants of the form, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Chet Baker. Vocally, there’s an engaging authenticity to his easy flow, adding additional weight to his quick-witted bars.
Incredibly talented 19-year-old singer/songwriter Jess Reinl is proving a force to be reckoned with. Propelled into internet fame at just 17 following the globally viral video of her co-cover of 'Shallow' from blockbuster movie 'A Star Is Born', Jess was inundated with messages from around the world from both fans and industry alike. She’s since built a highly dedicated international following of her own, continuing to deliver regular covers to her vast online
audience, appearing on national TV in Ireland, performing Live at the Proms and even collaborating on a recent charity performance with the likes of Gary Barlow. Currently in the studio, Jess is working to complete her first full debut EP.
Waiting Space (Chris Falconer)
Waiting Space’ is an audio & visual project and alias of Waterford musician and artist, Chris Falconer. Through a D.I.Y. process that is enabled by contemporary technology, Chris creates self-recorded/self-produced musical pieces in a domestic setting that are characterised by dynamic vocals and cinematic instrumentals - typically blending programming, electronics, and live-instrumentation. Influenced by diverse musical artists from Nine Inch Nails, to Ólafur Arnalds, Waiting Space is essentially a ‘genre-less’ project, producing pieces that can jump between beat-focused, moody electronica; occasional synth-pop; and onwards to neo-classical, slow-tempo, atmospheric pieces. Each musical piece is also ‘complemented’ by visuals which Falconer creates in response - including cover-artwork, digital animations, travel footage, or short films. Having released 9 singles to date, Waiting Space is currently working on a debut album, to be released in 2022.