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New additions to the Music Show Line-up
The Coronas & Aslan are leading the live stage charge, with The Answer just confirmed.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 05 Oct 2011
Set to rock the RDS between November 12-13, The Music Show has already confirmed an impressive list of names that will descend on Dublin over the weekend.
Downpatrick rockers The Answer have just been added to the bill, which will also feature the likes of The Coronas and Aslan. In terms of the panels, legendary rock promoter Harvey Goldsmith will be one of the keynote speakers at the Hot Press and 2fm supported event.
Since starting out in the business during the 1960s, Goldsmith has worked with such megastars as Bob Dylan, Madonna, U2, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Queen, Elton John and Jeff Beck who he also manages.
He’s probably best-known around the globe as the man who helped Bob Geldof and Midge Ure turn Live Aid into a reality, and subsequently repeated the trick with Live 8. Harvey will be taking part in Music Show proceedings on the Sunday.
Other additions to November’s line-up include producer Roger Bechirian whose CV includes the likes of Elvis Costello, Stewart Agnew, The Undertones, Nick Lowe and Bell X1; Live Nation UK’s Chris O’Donnell who formerly managed Thin Lizzy; music syncing expert and broadcaster James Hyman; agent John Giddings, one of hte most powerful figures in the live industry, who’s worked with such top acts as U2, Sting, The Corrs, Boyzone, Westlife and PiL; Eurosonic showcase festival head, Peter Smidt; musician and singer Moya Brennan of Clannad, who’s also part of the award-winning Music Of Ireland: Welcome Home team; award-winning interviewer to the stars Chrissy Iley whose work has graced the likes of the Sunday Times Magazine, Observer Magazine, You, Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar; Stuart Levine, the A-List producer who’s shared a studio with everyone from the Beach Boys and Culture Club to The Clash and Gary Moore and is currently helming his own Hubris Records operation; and The Rubberbandits, who’ll be conducting a very different sort of musical masterclass.
The Coronas, who are set to launch what is expected to be their chart-topping third album on the weekend of the show, will be aiming to set the RDS ablaze in celebration. Meanwhile Irish indie legends Whipping Boy – often credited with the greatest Irish album of all time in the classic Heartworm – The Answer, The Original Rude Boys and the redoubtable Aslan – who are revving up for their 30th anniversary celebrations – will also woo the crowds at what is shaping up to be a thoroughly memorable weekend. With other major names set to climb on board, stay tuned to hotpress.com for regular updates.
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