Upstairs at Whelans, Dublin: Saturday 30th March, 2019.
Plus very special guest, ALEX GOUGH
Doors 8pm | Over 18's | ID Required
Nealo began his journey into hip hop music in 2018. Having fronted the hardcore punk band, Frustration, for 8 years and touring both the United States and Europe multiple times, Irish MC Nealo began to look into other avenues for writing lyrics. After a tragic start to the year, the Blanchardstown native channelled his negativity and sadness through lyricism, and has truly found a comfortable home in hip hop.
His debut release October Year dropped in October 2018 to a huge reception and gained praise from fans and critics alike. One such was Nialler 9 writing, "An Irish MC with a difference, remember the name". October Year garnered radio play from 2FM, SPIN, and 98FM, and the record was also featured in District Magazine and on 'The New Eire' Spotify playlist. This was followed with a record release headliner which sold out in under a week. Now with a high profile Olympia support for California based rapper YG under the belt, the Dublin MC will begin the 2019 festival season with a triumphant headliner upstairs in Whelans.
On Saturday March 30th, Nealo will take to the stage with his DJ and producer Arbu, incredible Irish singer Molly Sterling, groove master instrumentalist and producer Rafino Murphy (Uly), keyboard maestro Adam Byrne (Native Ensemble) and all round drum legend Fiachra Kinder.
With a documentary dropping in January, and a new record being released in early March, this gig will be the culmination of a full years worth of work. Irish hip hop is finally finding its voice at the forefront of Irish music and Nealo is set to be right there at the cusp. This gig is truly not to be missed.