The ghostlight sessions
Category - Music Date - 06/11/2019 8:00 pm
Compared to Jeff Buckley, Tom Waits and John Martyn, Sam Wickens is a mesmerizing performer gifted with the talent to arouse the soul. His haunting melodies laced with poignant lyrics convey a personal blend of Soul, Blues, Gospel, Folk and Indie. His achievements are many. In 2016 he performed at the prestigious Belfast
Nashville Songwriters Festival, playing gigs in Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café and a gig at The Factory, Franklin Tennessee beamed live into 60 million homes across the US.
In 2017 his work with David Bowies producer Tony Visconti on a Sky Arts documentary culminated in his working closely with music icons including Stuart Copeland, Nitin Sawhney, and Imelda May, and performing live at Union Chapel, London supported by legendary saxophonist Howey Casey (Paul McCartney/ Wings).
Sam blew us away with a solo appearance during the Earagail Arts Festival Ghostlight Sessions. We literally couldn’t wait to get him back with his full band. The fact that he’s just received a nomination for the Northern Ireland Music Prize Album Of The Year is the icing on the cake!
“His voice is just sublime.. Phenomenal” – Imelda May
Ben Sheridan, 24, is an emerging Hip-Hop / RNB artist from Donegal Town. Ireland. Flagged as one of the top Independent Artists to watch out for in 2018 by Salute Magazine and nominated for Best Solo Artist 2018 by Pure Magazine, his emotionally raw sound draws influence from artists such as Yung Lean, Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Bryson Taylor.
17 year old West Donegal singer-songwriter Danny Martin has been playing music for as long as he can remember. Formerly one half of the duo Danny and James (who previously played The Ghostlight Sessions in January 2018) he’s supported bands of the caliber of Little Hours, Hudson Taylor and Keywest. Influences from the lyrics of Springsteen to the guitar playing of Paul Brady are evident in lyrics, harmonies and hooks reminiscent of Picture This and The Script.