On Thursday December 13th Studio One, Venue & Garden at the Silken Thomas Kildare town will be taken over.
The take-over is iRadio listeners.
iRadio is a regional radio station that broadcasts to over 15 counties in the north-east, midlands, north west and west of the state and they will be hosting their first ever listener party in county Kildare.
This special night includes a line-up of home grown talent in the form of Irish bands Keywest and the Blizzards (pictured above) along with their own DJ’s Justiy and Louise Clarke.
Keywest will literally be flying in from a gig in the US to play at this special “Christmas Cracker” party. The Blizzards will have only finished performing at a sell -out gig in Whelan’s the night before. To get tickets, you must tune into iRadio. For more information tune into iRadio or visit www.studioone.ie
Keywest are widely known for their explosive live performances. The 4 piece Dublin based rock band comprises of Dublin & London born lads. Dublin members include singer Kav ( Andy Kavanagh ) and Glover ( Andrew Glover ) who plays Keys and rhythm guitar. English members are Jimi Lock on lead guitar and Harry Sullivan on drums. After making the decision for the English duo to move over to Ireland, other obstacles became apparent to the band. One such obstacle was how a difficult move to Ireland could work financially. Gigs were few and far between for a new band so Keywest avoided the slow gig scene and took to busking on the streets. Wise or unwise the band began honing their sound and style on the streets and quickly became famous for busking on Shop Street in Galway and Grafton Street in Dublin.
In 2015 they released their highly anticipated album "JOYLAND" which shot straight into the Number 1 spot for a number of weeks. Following the number 1 album Keywest enjoyed an explosive rise which included a string of radio hits such as “Carousel”, “This is Heartbreak”, “This Summer”, “Something Beautiful” and “Cold Hands”.
In addition Keywest sold out shows across the country including sell outs in The Olympia Theatre, The Academy & Whelans all within a 10 month period. They also enjoyed a festival full summer with performances at Longitude, Main Stage Indiependence and two performances at Electric Picnic, Main Stage & Salty Dog.
About the Blizzards
The Blizzards are an Irish band from Mullingar that were formed in 2004 with lead singer Niall Breslin (Bressie). After being signed by Universal Music Ireland they released popular songs like “Trouble”, “Fantasy” and “Trust me, I’m a doctor”. After a 6 year hiatus they have been storming their way back to the top of the charts with their comeback single “Show Me The Science”, produced by Phillip McGee (Kodaline and The Script), you can really hear how they have developed and grown as a band.
Their sound is good old-fashioned pop with a dash of ‘80’s, but if you factor in the sax solo’s it’s likely there’s more than a dash of an 80’s influence. Already back touring and hard at work the band recently completed a sold-out Irish Back To Basics tour, along with supporting The 1975 at their massive outdoor Malahide Castle show. And that’s only the beginning, with a new album on the way this certainly is only the start of The Blizzards return to their rightful place at the top.
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