Riverbank Arts Centre and Word Up Collective are delighted to present all ages show which offers an opportunity to see some of Ireland’s most exciting artists in an intimate setting. On Saturday 15 October Tebi Rex will be joined by guests Daire Patel, Shollah x Owin and Sasha Terfous for a FREE music event. Make sure to book your tickets before they’re gone! BOOK NOW
One of the most exciting Irish bands of any genre, Tebi Rex (Matt Ó and Max Zanga) have created a stir not only at home but in the US and UK via their high energy live show, radio friendly singles, witty videos and engaging social media presence. Their 2019 debut album The Young Will Eat The Old – released via AWAL on the back of two memorable shows at The Great Escape – was lauded as one of the domestic releases of the year, while the 2021 follow-up It’s Gonna Be Okay raised their profile even further both at home and abroad.
Closing the year with a Dublin headliner and a talk of the festival show at their spiritual home Other Voices, the spring of 2022 found them undertake their debut UK tour alongside more Irish shows. The summer will see them play select local dates, as well as a slot at the United Islands Of Prague festival and the release of solo projects from both members.
A young Irish artist influenced by Mac Miller and Frank Ocean, Daire Patel combines a hip-hop feel with a lo-fi bedroom pop sound. Of his three 2019 tracks, his Christmas Day release Hold Me Down became a sleeper hit thanks to word of mouth and playlists on both sides of the Atlantic. 2020 kicked off with the exquisite ‘Sirens’, immediately appearing on a selection of influential playlists and enjoying radio play on RTE and BBC, as well as being placed on the acclaimed Irish drama shows Kin and Smother.
2021 saw him play online shows for Music Town and Eye On The Edge festivals, before entering the studio with producer Silent Ghost to begin work on his debut tape Pretty Sweet, the first results found on new single Blue. Live shows alongside the likes of Negro Impacto, Bobbi Arlo, Tebi Rex, Ahmed With Love and Rory Sweeney have followed, with the title track from the EP released in June.
Sholla x Owin
The meeting of rapper Shollah (formerly known as Nxbody) and producer Owin, last year’s NONETHEWISER EP ranged from smooth melancholic productions to hard-hitting aggressive bangers. Influenced by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, Saba and Kanye West among others, Shollah is quickly making a name for himself as one of Ireland’s most impressive MCs – receiving radio play, Spotify Editorial placements and being named as The Irish Jam’s Ones to Watch in 2020.
The current Poet Laureate for Wexford, Sasha Terfous is one of the most important figures in Ireland’s spoken word community. With her knowledge, eloquence and passion, she aims to narrate life’s experiences and encourage her audience to reflect upon themselves and their decisions. Using her work as a form of activism, her poetry draws attention to the voices that should be heard and issues that need to be addressed – be it the racism and homophobia of her youth in a small rural town or larger issues such as climate change and the Black Lives Matter movement.
This event is supported by Kildare County Council and funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.