The Academy, Dublin: Friday 27th September, 2019.
Tickets €19.85 Incl. booking fee.
Doors 7pm | Over 14's.
Irish native John Gibbons began his career as a radio DJ before becoming a dance music producer, eventually hitting the big time with his 2016 single "Would I Lie to You," a high-energy cover of the 1992 Charles & Eddie classic. Coming of age in the late '00s, Gibbons began DJ'ing at the age of 15, making a name for himself on the nascent Dublin club scene and on the Irish pirate radio stations Kiss and Nova. From there, he progressed to mainstream radio, securing a slot on the popular Dublin station Spin 1038, where he remained for many years whilst building an international DJ career. Embarking on a parallel career in production, Gibbons released his first tracks in 2007, teaming up the following year with fellow Irishman Scimon Tist (né Colin Hanley) for his debut single proper, "Beautiful Filth," which peaked at number 22 in the Irish singles chart.
In 2010 he launched his own digital label Club Educate, through which he released a number of further singles, gradually honing his production skills. He also released singles on Nervous ("Anello,"), Full Tilt ("1984"), and Get Down ("Loud out There"), and remixed tracks by Professor Green, Sander van Doorn, and Mark Ronson. In 2015, Gibbons based himself in the UK and signed a publishing deal with the London-based Good Soldier Songs, home to Biffy Clyro, Birdy, the 1975, and Gavin James - a savvy business move that propelled him into the big league. His 2015 single "Your Love" was his first bona fide solo hit. It received major radio airplay in both the U.K. and Ireland, was featured on the hit U.S. TV drama Pretty Little Liars, and racked up over a million plays on streaming services. For the 2016 follow-up, Gibbons sampled Charles & Eddie's smooth 1992 pop-R&B hit "Would I Lie to You", crafting a high-energy electro-house version supplemented by the mix and mastering skills of Nick Bennett and Wez Clarke (the men behind Sigala, Gorgon City, and Sam Smith), which became an even bigger global success, gaining silver status in the UK, garnering over 25 million streams to date and Top 40 chart positions in the UK and Ireland, prompting inclusion on numerous hit TV shows including “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”, “Geordie Shore”, “90 Day Bride” and “Coronation Street” and being licensed to an ever increasing number of compilations including Ministry Of Sound’s flagship, “The Annual 2017”.