Delighted to confirm we will be doing a special “Troublegum” set in the Mandela Hall on Saturday November 15th. It’s part of the “NI MUSIC PRIZE” awards where we will be getting honoured with the ‘Oh Yeah Legend Award’. This should be a great night celebrating NI music, the 20th anniversary of “TG” and our new ‘legend’ status.
Tix are £12 here.
Full press release as follows…
“THE NORTHERN IRELAND MUSIC PRIZE 2014
Mandela Hall, Belfast, November 15
With special guests, Therapy?
Performing their legendary ‘Troublegum’ album.
The Northern Ireland Music Prize honours and celebrates the very best of Northern Irish albums. Successful finalists will be hoping to take home the prize won last year by Bangor’s Foy Vance (‘Joy of Nothing’). The Northern Ireland Album of the Year will be decided by an Academy of local media and industry professionals following live performances by the shortlisted acts at the Mandela Hall, Belfast.
The evening will end with a special presentation to the band Therapy?, who formed in 1989. They will be presented with an Oh Yeah Legend Award for their ground-breaking achievements. The band will then perform their 1994 ‘Troublegum’ album, which sold over a million copies and was shortlisted for a Mercury Prize.
Previous recipients of the Oh Yeah Legends Award are:
Terri Hooley (2008) Henry McCullough (2009) The Undertones (2010), Stiff Little Fingers (2011), Gary Moore (posthumous) (2012).
Therapy? released the following response: “It’s a great honour to accept this award. Northern Ireland made us the people that we are today and growing up in its musical landscape informed our lives in many different ways. We’re very grateful and very proud”.
Oh Yeah CEO Stuart Bailie said: “Therapy? fully deserve a Legend Award. They completely transformed our music scene in the Nineties and are respected internationally. They continue to make great records and it will be such a thrill to hear their ‘Troublegum’ classic performed in its entirety. It will be the perfect finale to the NI Music Awards and to the entire Sound of Belfast programme.”
The NI Music Prize event is being supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
The night is scheduled to take take place during the Sound of Belfast programme. Oh Yeah has teamed up with a number of leading music organisations and venues to coordinate a week of live performances, industry workshops with music experts from Belfast and London, talent development sessions for aspiring artists, and community music initiatives to support the city’s music scene.
The programme is being supported by the BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) – the organisation behind the annual BRIT Awards. Other supporters are Creative & Cultural Skills, Help Musicians UK (the leading charity for musicians) and First Music Contact with input from Queen’s University Belfast and Belfast Metropolitan
About Oh Yeah
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