Irish actor / singer Patrick Bergin has revealed his pride at being asked to perform in front of Pope Francis this month in Croke Park. “I’m very honoured to be performing in front of the Pope, it’s a privilege and will be a highlight of my career for sure!”
The upcoming appearance co-incides with Patrick’s most recent release, a country track called “If you ever see Jesus again” a track which Bergin says is influenced by “what would happen if Jesus came back and I saw him”.
If you ever see Jesus again was recorded in Dublin by Ken Kiernan. The track is available now on all download and streaming platforms from smarturl.it/patrickbergin
2018 has been an interesting year for Patrick, he’s been a gangster on Eastenders, he’s been confirmed to appear in a film by Michael Flatley and released a number of his own songs including “Crazy in Love” and the personal “Tipperary Waltz.”
Following their triumphant anniversary show last year in Dublin’s NCH, PictureHouse have announced a once off show on November 23rd in The Academy to celebrate their “Karmarama” album from 1998
“Karmarama” which achieved gold status, reached the Irish Top 10 and featured a string of hit singles including , “All the time in the world”, “Love in the streets” and the summer smash hit “Sunburst” which was the most played song on Irish radio for both 1998 and 1999 and appeared on TV ads as well as a film soundtrack.
Returning to the scene of the crime, PictureHouse recorded a live album in a venue called HQ – which was on the site of what is now The Academy. “This was a no brainer for us, after our Shine Box show in NCH last year, we found people wanted to hear these songs live again, we thought it would be great to go back do these songs on the site where we also recorded a live album back then! We can’t wait!”
Last year the band famously celebrated their 21st anniversary of their debut album Shine Box amid tributes from President Higgins, Dustin The Turkey and Bono.
Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster from 32e
On the back of Clickbait reaching #3 in the Irish Indie Charts this week The Elation have released another toe tapping ready made for summer single.
Catch, produced and recorded with multi-platinum selling London producer Andy Whitmore, reflects the bands classic pop sensibilities. Combining the bands signature floor filling blend of funk guitar, rock steady drum beats and electrifying synth hits, Catch is three minutes of pure pop pleasure. Lyrically, the bands vocalist (Chris Cansdale) and guitarist (Billy Whelan) co wrote the idea for’ Catch’. Billy had the idea for the verses and chorus and Chris took the pre chorus’. The Co Writers took different approaches to the relationship song and merged them together.
The EP Clickbait features 5 songs including the single XO which received lots of airplay and great reviews. The EP is available to buy download or stream now on CD and Downloads from www.top6.ie/theelation .
Catch The Elation this summer! The band are touring:
May 20th – Youghal – Homebirds Festival
June 1st – Cork – Poor Relation (EP LAUNCH)
June 2nd – Cork – MusicZone (instore)
June 2nd – Carrickmacross Street Festival
June 7th – UK – Manchester tbc
June 8th – UK – Liverpool
June 9th – UK – London, The Claddagh Ring
June 19th – Dublin, Whelans
June 29th – Waterford, Shortts
July 14th – Listowell, Mike The Pies
July 20th – Townlands Carnival
July 29th – Waterford, Shortts
July 29th – Dublin, Indy City
August – Cork, Indiependence festival
August 11th – Galway, Monroes
September 27th – Galway, Monroes (supporting Wild Youth)
The outcome is an inescapably captivating and canorous combination of pop, rock and dance that’s certain to seduce a sizable listenership.” – Pure M
“It’s funky! It’s dancy! It’s poppy! It’s fast! Pulsating and rhythmic, “XO” might be the name of the tune but the band’s title might more accurately portray the overall tone of this single. Polished and peppy with just enough of a touch of indie rock to feel familiar” – A Journal of MusicalThings
“A Fun pop rock tune” – IndependentClauses.com
“The Elation have the songs and talent to impress” – Get Ready to Rock
“Catch” is a great single and heralds the arrival of a collection, Clickbait, sure to stand apart from the year’s typical slate of dreck. – Nodepression.com
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Cork band The Elation have announced details of the debut EP “Clickbait” which is released on June 1st on Top 6.
Featuring the single XO and upcoming single “Catch”, Clickbait catches The Elation at the turning point of their career with a collection of upbeat tunes that cross seamlessly from indie to pop to dance.
Featuring the striking artwork by front man Chris Candsale, Clickbait was written by the band and recorded and produced in London, by Andy Whitmore, (Andy’s previous credits include Elton John, Terence Trent Darby, Eternal, Pet Shop Boys and more,) first single XO has been attracting attention from radio in Ireland and the UK and the track has been finding its way on to playlists around the online world.
The band will be touring to release the upcoming EP:
May 12th Geoffs Bar, Waterford
May 20th Homebirds Festival @ Farrells Summerfield, Youghal
June 1st, Poor Relation, Cork
June 7th London, TBC
June 8th Manchester, TBC
June 9th, Liverpool, TBC
June 2nd, Music Zone (instore signing)
June 19th, Whelans Dublin
July 20th-22nd Townlands Carnival *
August 3-5th Indiependence *
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