Natalya O’Flaherty ‘More Than Words’ plus guests.
20.00 – The Sugar Club – €10 + booking fee (early bird) / €15 + booking fee from www.sugarclubtickets.com
Guests include: Local Boy & Sick Nanley (DJ Set), Tebi Rex, Marcus Woods
Already established as one of the most exciting names in Irish spoken word, Natalya O’Flaherty has emerged from the dankest of dive bars of the Dublin scene perform at some of the country’s most prestigious cultural centres, exciting events and high profile media slots. Her words carry hard hitting notions and criticisms of modern Ireland tackling everything from (so called) daddy issues to drug abuse.
An appearance as part of the St Patrick’s Day Festival Young Blood concert at the National Concert Hall brought her to the attention of many, especially the Word Up Collective – whom she joined in 2018. Performances followed at the GPO, RTE Culture Night (at the request of Laureate na nÓg Sarah Crossan) Electric Picnic, Red Bull’s Free Gaff, First Fortnight Festival and Camden Irish Centre.
Commissioned to write a new piece for RTE’s A Woman’s World programme marking the centenary of the female vote in Ireland, she performed ‘Not Like The Other Girls’ on The Late Late Show to huge acclaim, returning a month later for a performance of her hard hitting ‘Brass Tax’ before going on to read the Democratic Programme at the Mansion House in Dublin as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Dáil’s first sitting.
More Than Words will be Natalya’s debut headline show, bringing together her passionate insight with special musical arrangements, cutting edge visuals and subtle soundscapes. It will also feature some of her friends and collaborators from the vibrant Dublin hip-hop community – ambient, trap and experimental producer and performer Marcus Woods, acclaimed duo Tebi Rex and party starters Sick Nanley and Local Boy on DJ duties.