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Michael Barbour

Matt McGinn - Atlantic Sessions 2019 - Photo by Jonah Gardner

Matt McGinn – Lessons Of War

It was in the Black Box in April 2018 that Matt McGinn debuted some of the music and ideas that would eventually become Lessons of War, alongside a “making of” documentary directed by local film maker Colm Laverty. Full of…

March 8, 2020

Tough Enough To Care - Photography by Micheal Barbour - 27/2/20

Tough Enough To Care – 27th February 2020

An intimate venue, a worthy cause and six of the best home-grown acts around? What’s not to love about the Tough Enough To Care fundraiser in The Accidental Theatre? Tough Enough To Care is a relatively new charity set up…

March 1, 2020

amanda st john - conor kerr photo

Amanda St John – The Muscle Shoals Sessions

It’s no small enterprise to self-fund an album, let alone record said album in the venerable FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Home to Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Jerry Reed, Etta James, Wilson Pickett (among others) at various stages, that…

February 23, 2020

Stream: Vale – Virtual Reality

Vale may well be one of Belfast’s best kept secrets, hailing from the Greater Shankill area of Belfast. They are playing in some good company at the moment, having recently supported the likes of Lurgan’s finest, The Bonnevilles, and up-…

November 27, 2019

Watch: Rews – Birdsong

NI native Shauna Tohill goes full-on Anna Calvi for the new release from the infectiously fun indie rock outfit Rews. With strong hints of power-chord thrash bands like the Foo Fighters, ‘Birdsong‘ is the band’s first new material in just…

November 27, 2019

Matt McGinn - Atlantic Sessions 2019 - Photo by Jonah Gardner

Stream: Matt McGinn feat Ciara O’Neill – Bubblegum

Ubiquitous Hilltown musician Matt McGinn teams up with local singer Ciara O’Neill for ‘Bubblegum‘, a taster track from McGinn’s forthcoming album release ‘Lessons of War’. The song takes it’s inspiration from the tweeted teenage diary entries of Bronagh McAtasney (@nornirongirl1981)…

November 27, 2019

Ronan McSorley EP launch – 26th July 2019

The highlight of a day-long songwriting workshop run by Panarts, Ronan McSorley launched his first EP I Am Not Free, and what a piece of work it is. I had the chance to hear the EP a couple of days…

July 29, 2019

Stream: Sam Wickens – Cliffside

Bangor based singer songwriter Sam Wickens is a relatively young man but he has already covered a lot of ground, musically speaking. A Chordblossom Kickstart finalist in 2017 he was picked up in 2018 to appear on Sky Arts Unsigned…

January 30, 2019

Watch: Party Fears – Sun King II

Single number two from the Berlin band’s forthcoming EP Just Friends is an energetic and in-your-face track which the band have worked on and re-worked since 2016. Party Fears‘ ‘Sun King II’ is full of vitriol about our complacency at world…

January 27, 2019

The Mad Dalton album launch – 14/06/2018

Photos from The Mad Dalton’s debut album launch in Black Box, Belfast. Support from Lauren Bird and Giraffe Stairs. Photos by 2nd Shooter. Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2

June 19, 2018

Brand New Friend – Seatbelts For Aeroplanes Album Launch

Photos of brand new friend as they launched their debut album ‘Seatbelts for Aeroplanes’ in the Black Box. Support from Hunkpapa and Hot Cops. Photos by Michael Barbour at 2nd Shooter. Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2

April 29, 2018

Malojian – Live At Portico 16/09/2017

Photos from the launch of Malojian’s album “Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home” in The Portico of Ards, Portaferry on Saturday 16th September 2017. Photos by 2nd Shooter. Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2

December 5, 2017

Spectrum Festival – 12/11/2016

Photos from Shizznigh Promotions’ Spectrum Festival in Elmwood Hall, Belfast on Saturday 12th November 2016. Featuring Joel Harkin, Brash Isaac, Rachael Boyd, Gnarkats, Life Goals, Bad Fit, Hot Cops, Gascan Ruckus, and Mojo Fury. Photos by 2nd Shooter. Generated by…

November 14, 2016

The Wood Burning Savages

HMNI Takeover – 14/11/2016

Photos from Help Musicians NI’s takeover show in Botanic Gardens, Belfast on Saturday 12th November 2016. Featuring Beauty Sleep, Brand New Friend, The Wood Burning Savages, and Jealous of the Birds. Photos by 2nd Shooter and Conor Kerr Photography. Generated…

November 14, 2016

Moira Calling 2016

Photos from the very first Moira Calling on Saturday 10th September 2016. Photos by 2nd Shooter Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2

September 14, 2016