Marlene Enright+ special guest Stephen James Smith

Thursday 3rd May // 8pm

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Marlene Enright

“Brilliantly played and superbly produced…ambitious, free-flowing alternative pop songs…a seriously accomplished debut album” – The Irish Times

RTE Choice Music Prize nominated musician Marlene Enright opens 2018 with a new track, ‘Little Things’. A live favourite on her album tour, ‘Little Things’ is set for release February 19th and rounds off a spectacular year for the Cork songwriter.

Enright plays Bello Bar on Thursday May 3rd 2018 with her full band: Davie Ryan (Drums), Gemma Sugrue (Backing vocals), Eoin Walsh (Bass) & Hugh Dillon (Guitars).

[blockquote cite=”Jim Carroll, RTE Culture” type=”left” class=”mvl pvl prl”]“Debut album full of badass swagger and grit from the Cork singer-songwriter who knows her onions when it comes to the ebb and flow of modern Americana. The more you dig into this, the more you realised Enright’s great gift for nailing a song’s natural push and pull.”[/blockquote]

Stephen James Smith

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. To date, his poetry videos have amassed over 1 million views online. Stephen is a co-founder of LINGO Festival (inaugural festival in 2014), Ireland’s only spoken word festival, and poetry curator of the annual First Fortnight Festival. He co-produced Dublin: A Year in Words poetry video series for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.

Stephen James Smith’s debut collection, Fear Not, is published by Arlen House with a launch due in Spring 2018.

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