On the last leg of a hugely popular 18-date Irish tour including appearances at Vantastival and Forbidden Fruit Jeremy will be back to play on home turf before he goes underground to concentrate on his third album..
R.S.A.G. will play live at Set Theatre on July 21 with special guests We Arrive Alive and Carried By Waves
A one man monster of a band – in recent years R.S.A.G. has been popping up across Ireland and Europe: at the Electric Picnic, Other Voices, The Montreux Jazz Festival, and that’s just for starters.
Along the way he’s been picking up legions of fans, five star reviews, a Choice Music Prize nomination, and named in The Irish Times top picks for The 50 Best Irish Acts Right Now.
So how does one lone Kilkenny native achieve all this? His explosive live concerts and dazzling recordings are what’s got everybody talking. Live, R.S.A.G. experiments with a virtual band and eye-popping visuals, combining these with live drums, percussion and vocals. Influences and comparisons have included Joy Division (post punk), Chemical Brothers and Aphex Twin, with a new flavour of Dub Step rhythms (electronica). Expect lush instrumental treats jamming with ferocious rhythms, catchy hooks and swirling loops – all put in the blender, R.S.A.G style! The latest release ‘Falter’ as well as new visuals by fellow Kilkenny man Paul Mahon a.k.a. Geppetto and more brand new material will be live on the night. Not to be missed!!
Support act We Arrive Alive - (born Andy Ben Michael Neil Adam Grimes 16 October 1990 in Dublin, Ireland), artistically known as WAA are an irish instrumental band known for their distinctive hair styles and unique dance moves. WAA have risen to the plate since appearing in the Dublin music scene, in a phenomenon described as the “We Arrive Alive paradox”. They released their debut song “Walls”, a collaboration with 00s hip hop maestro Tandem Tapley on January 31, 2011. Since then they have made a second release named “My Friend The Bombmaker” which can be streamed and downloaded here -www.wearrivealive.bandcamp.com”
Last year was a busy one for Carried By Waves, and one marked by considerable progress; a debut show in January was closely followed by a performance at the Cork leg of the First Music Contact tour, and in August he was among the acts chosen to play at the Hard Working Class Heroes festival in Dublin. This run of shows was topped off in September by a performance at The Electric Picnic. Doors for the gig open at 9pm and tickets are €10.