The Young Dubliners

The hardest working band in Celtic Rock is about to start another hard touring year. After a packed year that started in Alaska, cruised to the Bahamas, returned to Dublin, Ireland then toured all summer long in the US the band are ready to do it all again. Once more the year will start in Alaska and cover the entire US. March is the usual multi State mayhem as they celebrate the St Paddy’s day madness that happily unites the whole country in a mutual desire to go nuts.

“We are very appreciative of how the band’s fans have continued to support the live shows. Makes for a crazy but enjoyable year despite the hectic travel schedule” says lead singer Keith Roberts.

In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more.

Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called ‘Celtic Rock’, that label, as labels can often be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it’s not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. “That was always the idea”, Keith explains. “The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all, but when we got here, we got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you’ll end up with when we write”

“Drawing from all nine albums makes for an interesting set list every night and keeps us on our toes” says Roberts. “Playing new cities and venues each year gives us another type of boost. The US is such a huge market full of little hidden treasures in the form of festivals and clubs, there is never a dull moment”.

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Sleeptalk

SleeptalkLos Angeles based Sleeptalk strive to lure listeners with their sonically light-yet lyrically meaningful pop. Formed by vocalist Anthony Fitzpatrick and bassist Paul McGill, later joined by guitarists Justin Melchor, Jason Fitzpatrick and drummer Tyler Kusnier, the band makes use of strong haunting hooks that weave into atmospheric melodies.

Throughout 2015/2016 Sleeptalk opened for artists such as Twenty One Pilots and played sold out shows throughout the Los Angeles area including a sold out EP Release show at the Troubadour. The band toured the US in March 2017 and again in July 2017 after the release of their debut album “Sleeptalk”. The tour started with another sold out show at the Troubadour and spanned coast to coast as they gained new fans while making a name for themselves.

The year 2018 started off with the release of “I Hope You’re Doing Well’ followed later by their most recent single “Apart From You”. However, their biggest highlight that year was debuting #1 on the KROQ Locals Only playlist for their song “Indio, California” which brought the band immediate success that carried throughout the year earning them a spot on KROQs first ever Locals Only vinyl presented by both KROQ and We Are Hear Music. This was later followed by a sold out show at the Teragram Ballroom on March 8th2019.

Sleeptalk is currently in the studio working on their most polished work to date and plan on an early summer release.

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