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Qbanaa, Tomike, Moondiver and Emmy Shigeta
The Depot @ The Complex
Saturday 29th July
Doors 12:00 pm / Show 12:30 pm
Curated by Foggy Notions.
Under 18s Free Entry with Adult.
Based in Dublin, Qbanaa spent her early years travelling back and forth to Cuba, where music and salsa dancing were integral parts of her childhood. She grew up in North Frederick Street Flats I Dublin 1 where she sang in school choirs and with her grandmother in Spanish Mass. Consequently, she is influenced by a blend of soul, jazz, Latin and contemporary genres. Her 2022 debut single Truth and Desire hit four key playlists, was listed in the Top 40 Irish Songs of the Year by DJ Peter Curtin and nominated for Track of the Year by Hot Press, alongside an appearance in the category of Most Promising Artist. The second release Rise Above dropped February 2023 – a two track EP collaboration with Dan Doherty (Darklands Studio, Fontaines D.C, Damien Dempsey). From it Creative Perfection Pt.1 was named as a track of the week by Hot Press, Nialler9 and Golden Plec. Her new single Shrink is released in early July. Recently announced by District Magazine for their Future of Irish Music in 2023, Q has a reputation for an incredible live performance – selling out her debut headliner, playing Body & Soul festival and supporting Ruby Waters and Liv.E.
Tomike is an artist born and raised in Dublin Ireland. Growing up she was heavily influenced by Jazz and soul, her smooth soulful vocals paired with a drum focused and groovy production, is a sound that will most definitely draw you in with every listen. She has performed at international festivals such Primavera Sound Barcelona 2022 and Liverpool Sound City 2021 and was hand-picked as one of British Airways’ Next Big Things for her single You Don’t Really Rate Me which played in-flight. Her single Another life has it 250,000 streams alone. Launching a new fresh liquid drum and bass sound, 2023 is going to be a great year for Tomike.
moondiver are an electronic/jazz four piece formed in 2020 by Dylan Lynch of Soda Blonde (drums), Ryan Hargadon (keys/sax), Samuel Mark (bass), and Luke Howard (keys). Their third single is released this month with their previous two singles, Dominoes and Gretchen, being supported on BBC 2 radio with Jamie Cullum and national radio in Ireland, coinciding with a sold out headline Dublin show in March 2023. Individually, they regularly perform and collaborate with Gemma Dunleavy, Kojaque, Jafaris, Anna Mieke, Ye Vagabonds, Rachael Lavelle and many others.
Emmy Shigeta is a Japanese DJ whose love for music developed while working in a record store in Tokyo. Now based in Dublin, she loves to play ambient (環境音楽) city pop & the latest underground j-pop in various venues and on her monthly Dublin Digital Radio show.