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Síomha :: Wednesday Dec 12th 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12.50/15  
SÍOMHA is set to play a headline show in Cyprus Avenue this winter as part of her upcoming Irish Winter Tour. The Clare singer and her band will play shows in a host of venues across the country including dates in Cork, Belfast, Limerick and Galway. SÍOMHA’s music truly does defy any conventional genres; she dances the line between folk, jazz and neo-soul effortlessly, taking audiences on an unexpected and unforgettable journey with her soulful melodies. SÍOMHA has been making waves with her music recently, and is fresh off tour with the acclaimed contemporary American/ Irish band, The Olllam, featuring bassist Joe Dart of Vulfpeck. She is a regular opener for Paul Brady, having played support for his 2017 Irish tour and she has just completed a string of summer dates with her band across the country including Doolin Folk Festival, Clifden Arts Festival and Electric Picnic. SÍOMHA’s soulful voice and carefully crafted songs are made to be heard live and with her incredibly tight band, these musicians break free of conventional genres and put on a live show that transcends musical boundaries. .

Bell Witch :: Thursday 13th December 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Seattle doom metal duo, BELL WITCH, have confirmed a full European tour in support of their recently released opus, Mirror Reaper. .

The Blizzards :: Friday 14th December 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
Get Ready for The Blizzards VS Tebi Rex! The new single "I Need A Win" is the second single taken from The Blizzards upcoming full-length and is available across all digital platforms from Friday 5 October. The feel good love child of slightly less than gnarled rockers The Blizzards and feel good hip hop young guns Tebi Rex, 'I Need A Win' is about just needing a little break once in a while. Soaring guitars, laidback verses and a chorus you'd kiss the milkman for makes this one of the most feel good tracks of the year from two diverse Irish acts you wouldn't normally picture hanging out, but we're glad they did. The Blizzards who came back with a bang in 2016 with airwave dominating tracks "Drop Down The Anchor", "Perfect on Paper" and "Show Me The Science", have announced their first studio album in a decade. The album, due in Autumn 2018, will be compiled of previously unreleased tracks from the Mullingar band. The album was recorded between the legendary Grouse Lodge recording studio and Dublin's very own Camden Recording Studios, and was produced by Philip Magee, the usual suspect behind The Blizzard's most recent hits. The Blizzards will announce their Autumn/Winter Tour Dates very soon following their spectacular show on the Salty Dog stage at Electric Picnic. "I Need A Win" is out everywhere on 5 October 2018 New album coming in Autumn 2018. .

SAM DIVINE :: Friday 14th December 
Doors 11pm Tickets €17.50/20  
Sam Divine is a DJ that knows exactly what to play and when to play it. The hours she spent rifling through vinyl in the warehouse of Chemical Records, where Sam once worked as a house buyer, gives her an insurmountable understanding of the genre. Having played nearly every club in Ibiza – including residencies at Ushuaia, Amnesia and Sankeys – and landed at top-end festivals, there are few who can offer a house music education like Sam Divine. Last year, she racked up over a hundred gigs and is well on track to exceed that in 2017, having already hit up the likes of Europe, North America and Asia.

Ryan McMullan :: Saturday 15th December 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Ryan McMullan is the real deal. Having been blessed with a voice that can shift effortlessly between the angelic and the guttural he has also honed a song writing craft which exploits the incredible versatility and power of his god given instrument. Growing up in picturesque Portaferry, on the shores of Strangford lough and in sight of the Mourne Mountains, Ryan was formed by the traditional music and pub sing-alongs with which rural villages in Ireland are indelibly linked. However this gives only a portion of the story, as a member of an unashamedly post-MTV generation he was always on the hunt for more diverse influences from bubblegum pop, to hip hop, to hard rock and blues..

JAM :: Saturday 15th December 
Doors 11pm Tickets €5/8  
Stevie G is gonna be dropping the jams, with support from Ciara Ryan, while Andrea Williams and her Hot Sauce dance crew take over the stage. Music wise it's everything from old school party classics to newer tunes, the emphasis is on saturday night party vibes!.

Ash with Special Guests Brand New Friend :: Tuesday 18th December 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €22.50  
Islands is the new album by Northern Irish rock group Ash. The trio’s seventh studio collection, out now on Infectious Music, it’s an open-hearted set of songs dealing with love and loss, friendship and betrayal, identity, salvation, redemption and rebirth… all the important stuff. Pound-for-pound, it’s also the strongest, most exhilarating long player of Ash’s storied 26-year career, an album which reaffirms the trio’s status as one of the most idiosyncratic and singularly thrilling guitar bands on these islands..

Wired Deep - End Of Exams Special :: Thursday 20th December 
Doors 10pm Tickets €5/8  
Line Up: Wired Deep Vice Versa Paul & Cormac (Jive DJs).

Live Forever - Oasis Tribute :: Saturday 22nd December 
Doors 9pm Tickets €15  

Undivided - Cork Sexual Violence Fundraiser :: Sunday 23rd December 
Doors 6pm Tickets €10  
Cork’s music community are rallying together to show solidarity and support to victims of sexual violence by organising a huge fundraising event for the Sexual Violence Centre Cork (SVCC), set to take place at the newly renovated Cyprus Avenue, on Friday 23rd December..

Allie Sherlock - All Ages Matinee Show :: Thursday 27th December January 
Doors 3pm Tickets €15  
After taking the world by storm in an appearance on The Ellen Show, 13-year-old Allie Sherlock has announced she is signing a record deal. Sherlock, from Douglas in Cork, first came to attention last June when a video she posted on Facebook of her busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street singing Ed Sheeran’s “Supermarket Flowers” went viral. .

Allie Sherlock - Evening Show :: Thursday 27th December January 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
After taking the world by storm in an appearance on The Ellen Show, 13-year-old Allie Sherlock has announced she is signing a record deal. Sherlock, from Douglas in Cork, first came to attention last June when a video she posted on Facebook of her busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street singing Ed Sheeran’s “Supermarket Flowers” went viral. .

Mockie AH Studio 54 Ball :: Thursday 27th December 
Doors 11pm Tickets €10  
Ireland's biggest drag family return to Cyprus Avenue for a massive Studio 54 Ball! Inspired by the legendary New York Nightclub - The Kweens of Mockie Ah will be finishing out the year with one massive glittering bang. .

Kerri Chandler :: Friday 28th December 
Doors 10pm Tickets €22.50  
Kerri 'Kaoz' Chandler has been injecting soul into music since the early 90s, making him one of house music’s originators. Kerri Chandler is a house legend, icon, inspiration, key figure, and a true house music purveyor. An ambassador of the natural and instinctive 4/4 beat, Kerri’s influences can be traced back to New Jersey growing up in a family of jazz musicians. His father, a respected deejay, provided Kerri with a rich background in the origins of soul, disco and the New York Underground Sound (known also as “Garage” music). Kerri began playing records at the Rally Record Club in East Orange, New Jersey at the tender age of thirteen and it was only a natural progression for him to become interested in production. .

Myles Gaffney :: Saturday 29th December 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12.50  
Featuring Kealan Kenny Eoin Turner Aoife Turner .

Alan Fitzpatrick :: Saturday 29th December 
Doors 11pm Tickets €25  
There is no doubt that Alan Fitzpatrick aka 'We Are The Brave' Boss man has had a massive few years. He is also no stranger to Irish shores after embarking on a huge tour with stops in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Belfast plus curating Alan Fitzpatricks Day in association with Boxed Off. Attracting significant attention from BBC Radio 1 with releases on labels such as B-Pitch Control, Hotflush Recordings, Hypercolour and 17 Steps. Mr Fitzpatrick has also been in featured in Mixmag and clocked #40 in the Resident Advisor DJ Top 100, elevating Fitzpatrick to the position of global headliner for brands such as Drumcode, Awakenings Festival, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Lovebox, Parklife, Junction 2, Hideout to name a few. We cannot wait for Alans return! .

WANNABE - Spice Girls Show :: Sunday 30th December 
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
WANNABE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the World's biggest girl band, the Spice Girls. Featuring the greatest Spice Girls hits, this musical celebration recreates the era of Girl Power! .

A Tribute to George Michael :: Saturday 5th January 
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
James Bermingham & band pay the ultimate tribute to George Michael & Wham! for Women's Little Xmas Weekend.

ABBAesque :: Sunday 6th January 
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
ABBAesque are undoubtedly Ireland’s number one tribute show ever! Their success over the past 21 years has been phenomenal making them without question Ireland’s most successful tribute show performing in excess of 250 sell out concerts each year..

Pearl Jem :: Saturday 12th January  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €15  
Pearl Jem are a 100% Irish tribute to the greatest band on the planet. As Pearl Jam fans first and foremost, we have taken a great amount of time and effort to ensure that our show is nothing but a marker of love and respect to the source material. The energy from a crowd is vital to the effect of the live show, and without our fellow Pearl Jam fans we would just be 5 guys in a room playing songs that we love..

Charlie Winston :: Wednesday 30th January 
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
Charlie Winston has released his new single "The Weekend" has just that airy sound, the easy up-tempo, the happy celebration atmosphere.The song is about exactly what the title promises: how we all break away from our everyday lives for the weekend and become another being who just wants to dance. The casual songwriting, the cool arrangement with the slap guitar and the casual-smooth beat - all testify to the style will of the British and the focus on the aesthetically essential. .

Malcolm Middleton :: Saturday 2nd February 
Doors 8pm Tickets €15  
Following Malcolm Middleton seven-hundredth studio album BANANAS, he will perform a live show at Cyprus Avenue, 2nd February 2019. The guitarist and songwriter is best known for his work with Aidan Moffat in Scottish rock legends ARAB STRAP, as well as for his string of DPR$$N-CORE smash hit singles “Fuck It, I Love You", "We're All Going To Die" and "Balled Of Fuck All”. On BANANAS Malcolm has teamed up with the acclaimed not-jazz trio JEANSY, JONES & SMILLIE (David Jeans DRUMS, Stevie Jones DOUBLE BASS and Graeme Smillie PIANO) to produce an album that is both scathing and nice. .

The Lemonheads :: Thursday 7th February 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
The Lemonheads follow up the critically acclaimed ‘Varshons’ from nearly ten years ago with another eclectic collection of covers. Produced by Matthew Cullen and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Beastie Boys, Nirvana, The Ramones), their tenth studio album brims with the slowly-matured vocal of Evan Dando as he lures a host of personal faves to his melodic lair. He really has become one of the great expressive singers of our time. .

Microdisney :: Tuesday 19th February 2019  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €36.50  
"We decided to play in Ireland again in early 2019 as a response to the warm reception which so moved us in June of 2018. We're definitely not planning to resume operations as a working musical combo, though. Once again, we've been taken by surprise by the extent of demand to see the show on February 18th, and we've decided to add one last show in Cork on 19th February. However, that's it. We've really enjoyed playing and spending happy time together, but we all have other matters needing our attention, and it's to those things which each of us will be returning after this trip.” .

Cory Wong :: Thursday 21st February 2019  
Doors 7.30m Tickets €20  
Cory Wong of US funk sensation Vulfpeck visits Cork with his new album ‘The Optimist’. The Minneapolis-based musician has put in his time as a versatile composer, arranger, producer, and collaborator. He has also worked on shows and artists like NBC’s “The Voice,” playing alongside Ben Rector, Gene Simmons, Questlove, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Bootsy Collins. His expert playing and diverse influences have kept him in demand around the world and around the clock, but he remains loyal to his Midwestern home. Dubbed “the most famous Minnesota musician you’ve probably never heard of” by Minneapolis’ The Current, Cory Wong returns with his second full-length album ‘The Optimist’ after 2017’s sensationally funky ‘Cory Wong and the Green Screen Band’. .

Freya Ridings :: Thursday 28th February 
Doors 8pm Tickets €18.50  
As Freya Ridings prepares to embark on her sold-out headline tour next week, kicking off at o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Thursday night - she continues to become the most hotly tipped British artist of 2019 with the announcement of her largest headline tour to date for 2019. Kicking off on the 28th February in Cork, it will include a date at London’s Roundhouse on 11th March 2019 and will see Freya play to over 14,000 fans. .

Music For Animals :: Sunday 10th March  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €10  
Featuring One Horse Pony, Ryan Kershaw & Guests In Aid of Cork Animal Care Society.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich :: Friday 22nd March 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €16  
The announcement follows the release of Gratitude, which is the first piece of material to be taken from Leftwich’s third album, which will be released early next year via Dirty Hit. Gratitude builds on the foundations laid in the EP, and sees Leftwich bring more electronic elements into play, and darker, intricately layered production, whilst still maintaining the raw emotion that has resonated throughout his work to date.

Therapy? :: Saturday 23rd March 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
Andy Cairns tells a great story about Therapy?’s spring UK tour with The Stranglers. As the trio walked onstage in Kilmarnock, Scotland, their frontman noticed a solitary punter, three rows from the front, vigorously booing his band before a single amplified guitar chord had been struck. Each successive song in the set received the same vociferous, relentlessly hostile response. Two nights later, at Nottingham Rock City, the antagonist was back once more, front and centre, still booing, though with markedly less enmity than before. In Manchester, on the final night of the campaign, Cairns stepped from his tour bus to be confronted again by the by-now-familiar face of his new nemesis. This time, however, the guy was clutching a pen and a copy of Therapy?’s classic 1994 album Troublegum. “Could you sign this for me please?” he asked politely. “I think we’d battered him into submission,” Cairns says with a laugh.

White Lies :: Wednesday 27th March 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €25  
Having already unveiled details of their forthcoming album Five due for release on February 1st through [PIAS] Recordings White Lies are pleased to announce a series of Irish shows complementing their already extensive European jaunt in February / March 2109. Commenting on these Irish dates, the band said;” we are delighted to announce these shows despite not playing in Ireland for some years our Irish fans support has never faltered, and we look forward to some great shows and traditional Irish hospitality.” .

Maverick Sabre :: Wednesday 27th March 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €18.50  
Mav was born to Irish parents in East London, but grew up in a small town of around 8000 people called New Ross in County Wexford, Ireland. His dad was a musician, and there was always blues, soul and traditional Irish music playing in the house. As a wide eyed kid, he would often be taken along to band rehearsals. He learned guitar at the age of 8, but things changed when he found Tupac in his early teens. He taught himself to MC and spent his adolescent years relentlessly gigging on the Irish hip-hop scene. One night in Dublin, he supported Plan B, who gave him some stirring words of and vice. Mav listened; at the age of 17 he dropped everything, moved to London (where he lived off his Aunt’s sofa) and pushed music as far as it could go. By 20, he was performing live on Chris Moyles’ BBC Radio One show to over 3 million people. .

Leonard Cohen Tribute :: Saturday 30th March 
Doors 7pm Tickets €20  
It all started with a small silent wish of musician Rinus van den Boomen: to play songs from his idol Leonard Cohen. It grew gradually into a beautiful, complete act that, without any active acquisition, was invited to a variety of cultural venues. Pure, sincere love for Cohen's special music is the connecting factor. Making his work last and becoming better people by doing so. The band knows how to make an intimate atmospheric event of every performance. Beautiful and moving for both Cohen fans and those who are new to his music. .

GZA :: Friday 5th April  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €25  
GZA, aka the Genius, was the most cerebral MC in the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as perhaps the most acclaimed. His cool, precise flow and intricate, literate rhymes weren't as theatrical as Method Man or Ol' Dirty Bastard, the two biggest commercial stars to spring from the collective. But among hip-hop aficionados, GZA was revered for his flawless technique and lyrical dexterity, and was considered by many to be the best pure rapper in the entire Clan. GZA was born Gary Grice on August 22, 1966, on Staten Island, New York, and shuttled between several other New York boroughs with various relatives during his childhood. He started learning rhymes by the earliest hip-hop MCs while spending time in the Bronx, and returned to Staten Island to share them with his cousins, who later became known as Ol' Dirty Bastard and the RZA. In fact, the three of them first teamed up in the early '80s as part of an obscure group called All in Together Now..

Seattle Grunge Experience :: Saturday 6th April  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
The ultimate live tribute to the Seattle Grunge scene, playing the music of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and more....

Nick Oliveri :: Wednesday 10th April  
Doors 8pm Tickets €20  
Nick Oliveri is one of the most infamous, legendary and controversial musicians in the history of Rock music. The bass player and backbone of KYUSS and Queens Of The Stone Age. .

Orla Gartland :: Wednesday 10th April  
Doors 8pm Tickets €14  
Orla Gartland never wanted to be anything but a musician. Something connected when she sang; she knew she had something worth sharing. It’s foolish to get in the way of what’s supposed to be..

Showhawk Duo :: Thursday 11th April  
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
The Showhawk Duo will be tearing it up across Ireland and the UK in 2019 on their biggest and best tour to date.. Featuring trance anthems, crazy guitar licks and more subwoofer than you can handle, it shall be epic!!.

Gavin James at Cork Opera House :: Thursday 11th April 2019 
Doors 7pm Tickets €36  
With over two million singles sold, 800 million streams, a platinum-selling debut album, and two sold-out Live At The Marquee shows, Gavin James is back with an intimate date at Cork Opera House this April..

Gavin James at Cork Opera House :: Friday 12th April 2019 
Doors 7pm Tickets €36  
With over two million singles sold, 800 million streams, a platinum-selling debut album, and two sold-out Live At The Marquee shows, Gavin James is back with an intimate date at Cork Opera House this April..

Tom Speight :: Thursday 18th April 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €12  
Tom Speight is making up for lost time. Laid low by illness, beset by problems both personal and professional, the songwriter returned to what he does best: writing songs. Using his convalescence as a musical break, Tom found that music simply tumbled forth, a torrent of ideas, a flood of melody. “I wanted to do it,” he says. “I came out of a big relationship – four or five years – and then I was pretty low. I’d just come out of two major operations, so it was a good, cathartic way of getting on with things.” “You have to live life, don’t you? Get your heart broken, meet someone and start something new. Experience things.”.

Hollie McNish :: Wednesday 24th April 
Doors 8pm Tickets €12.50  
With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describing her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’ and fans ranging from Emma Watson, Robin Ince, Pink and Tim Minchen, Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. She is an Arts Foundation Fellow in Spoken Word, has garnered over ten million YouTube views for her online poetry performances and was the first poet to record at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios..

Robert Forster :: Monday 20th May 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €20  
To celebrate Robert Forster’s new album Inferno, which is released on 1st March, Robert will play two Irish shows in 2019. Performing live at Cyprus Avenue, 20th May. Robert will be undertaking his first full band run of shows across Europe in eleven years..

The Wedding Present - Bizarro 30th Anniversary :: Thursday 23rd May 
Doors 7.30pm Tickets €22.50  
To celebrate Robert Forster’s new album Inferno, which is released on 1st March, Robert will play two Irish shows in 2019. Performing live at Cyprus Avenue, 20th May. Robert will be undertaking his first full band run of shows across Europe in eleven years..