For the past few years, the Jame­son Bow St. Ses­sions have hosted some in­cred­i­ble events across the coun­try, pack­ing out venues and show­cas­ing the best live tal­ent that Ire­land has to of­fer. Ko­da­line, Walk­ing On Cars, Mav­er­ick Sabre, Plea­sure Beach, Barq,

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The new­est in­stal­ment sees the se­ries re­turn to Dublin on St. Pa­trick’s Day Eve. This year, in a sim­i­lar vault­ing spirit, the Bow St. Ses­sions will wel­come in­ter­na­tional star Nathaniel Rateliff, who will share a stage with All Tvvins and Brian Deady in the in­ti­mate en­vi­rons of The Academy. A pur­veyor of vin­tage rhythm & blues mu­sic, the Den­ver-based Nathaniel Rateliff has been per­form­ing since

2005. He rose to promi­nence when he founded Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, the soul mu­sic dreamteam, back in 2013. Signed to the leg­endary Stax la­bel, the band re­leased their epony­mous de­but al­bum two years ago. They went on to con­firm their are­na­head­lin­ing sta­tus with last year’s A Lit­tle

Some­thing More From… EP. As they gather mo­men­tum glob­ally, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will be sup­port­ing Kings of Leon on their tour this sum­mer, hit­ting the 3Arena in July.

But for those who can’t wait un­til then, and want to see the band do their pow­er­ful, soul­ful R&B thing, up close and per­sonal, Bow St. Ses­sions pro­vides the per­fect set­ting!

One per­son who is re­ally look­ing for­ward to see Nathaniel in the flesh is Cork singer Brian Deady. Re­leas­ing his al­bum Non-Fic­tion last year,

Brian him­self of­fers proof pos­i­tive that the finest soul and gospel mu­sic tran­scends bor­ders.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to see­ing Nathaniel,” Brian tells me, the ex­cite­ment on his voice com­ing through de­spite the fact that the singer has just freed him­self from an ex­haus­tive 5-hour record­ing ses­sion (new mu­sic is on the way!) “Between Nathaniel and I, the gen­res aren’t too far apart. I wasn’t ini­tially aware of him as a singer un­til I heard the song ‘S.O.B’ and just thought, ‘Wow, this guy’s amaz­ing!’”

‘S.O.B’ was the break­through hit for Nathaniel and his band – and it paved the way for bur­geon­ing in­ter­na­tional suc­cess. Brian ac­knowl­edges that there are re­mark­able sim­i­lar­i­ties between this and his own break­through hit, ‘Clap Both My Hands’.

“It’s a funny story. I first heard ‘S.O.B’ when I was do­ing a ra­dio ap­pear­ance with Ian Dempsey for To­day FM. He played ‘Son Of Bitch’ and I sat there think­ing, ‘Hold on, is that me play­ing?’ I think it’s the up-claps and the sim­i­lar tones that we both have in our songs. It’s re­ally good to have that kind of stuff go­ing – even with the likes of Rag’N’Bone Man too – be­cause it con­firms that there’s an ap­petite for our brand of mu­sic out there.”

He’s got it that right – The Academy will be packed to the brim on March


There to of­fer a dif­fer­ent mu­si­cal flavour is the elec­tronic indie-rock duo All Tvvins. Fresh from the re­lease of their de­but al­bum IIVV and per­form­ing a string of bril­liant live shows over the sum­mer, All Tvvins have been in hid­ing for the past few months, fo­cus­ing on song­writ­ing. But March is set to be a big month for them.

“We haven’t done many live shows this year,” says Conor Adams, one half of the Dublin duo. “We’ve been fo­cussed more on writ­ing, so live sets have been put on the back­burner a bit. But now we’ve got a load of live shows com­ing up that are go­ing to be truly epic –the Bow St. Ses­sions among them.”

Any­one who has seen All Tvvins be­fore will be fa­mil­iar with their ex­pertly-honed live chops. How are they feel­ing about play­ing along­side Brian and Nathaniel?

“We’re re­ally look­ing for­ward it. I think it’s nice that All Tvvins are a bit of a dif­fer­ent act to the oth­ers. If we were all sim­i­lar all the mu­sic would blend into one –and it might not be as mem­o­rable. When a few acts are play­ing it’s good to have a bit of vari­a­tion.”

Mean­while, head­lin­ers Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are just about the most bril­liantly en­ter­tain­ing live acts you’re ever likely to see.

For any­one cu­ri­ous about what they have to look for­ward to, look up their rous­ing ap­pear­ance on Jimmy Fal­lon’s

Tonight Show.

All told, this one is not to be missed.

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