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BelfastLive.co.uk: Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody backs Atlantic Sessions as 110 musicians set to perform

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November 7, 2018

Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody is urging music fans to support local artists as more than 100 musicians prepare to perform at a prestigious festival in Northern Ireland. Over 110 musicians will descend on Portstewart and Portrush in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Atlantic Sessions from November 15-18. This year, organisers have invited guests Radio… Read More ›

Third Bar Artist Development: Atlantic Sessions with David C Clements & Strings, Rosborough and Strange New Places

Gary just posted this on his instagram: Eight years ago myself and my old pal @davymatchett started @thirdbarbelfast artist development to try and help musicians and bands in Northern Ireland. We have worked with many great artists over that time including @wondervillains,  @aplasticrose, @ed_zealous and many more. The @atlanticsessions is an award-winning four day festival in Portrush and Portstewart Northern Ireland in its tenth… Read More ›

HOTPRESS: Oliver Cole Interview

For a nanosecond, you could have forgiven Oliver Cole’s PR for thinking he’d gone full John Cage and embraced the avant-garde silence on his second solo album. “The first disc Ollie gave me of ‘the album’ was actually blank,” the esteemed Pete Murphy recalls as his dapper artistic charge talks up the ultimately audible delights… Read More ›

Belfast Telegraph: Gary Lightbody’s Company Third Bar Selects Belfast Band Levity Breaks To Receive Bushmills Live Legacy Fund

Belfast band Levity Breaks have been selected to receive the Bushmills Live Legacy Fund by Gary Lightbody’s artist development company, Third Bar. The Bushmills Live whiskey and music festival offers a stage for established and emerging indie talent. Organisers are passionate about supporting up-and-coming talent in practical terms and offer a £5,000 fund for emerging… Read More ›

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Sets Up Legacy Fund For Emerging Artists, Curated By Third Bar’s Gary Lightbody And Davy Matchett

David C Clements and VerseChorusVerse announced as first recipients of £20,000 fund created by Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Snow Patrol frontman’s artist development business, Third Bar. Bushmills Irish Whiskey and artist development company Third Bar – made up of Snow Patrol lead singer, Gary Lightbody and Davy Matchett – today announced that they have joined… Read More ›

HotPress.com: Gary Lightbody Sets Up Legacy Fund With Bushmills

Bushmills are joining forces with Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody and his Third Bar artist development company colleague Davy Machett to establish a Legacy Fund, which will run side by side with the Bushmills Live handcrafted whiskey and music festival. The £10,000 pledged by Bushmills has been matched by Gary and Davy, which is great news… Read More ›

Derby Telegraph: From The O2 To Derby’s Venue, A Plastic Rose Are The Real Deal

Lynne Brighouse talks to Gerry Norman of the ‘elusive’ A Plastic Rose, before their gig in Derby. THERE is a reason why it is so hard to pin down the genre of A Plastic Rose – whose music has been described variously as a fresh twist on the likes of the Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat… Read More ›

The New York Times: Northern Ireland’s Musical Riches Emerge From the Shadows

BELFAST — A Plastic Rose, whose debut album is being released this month, already has the presence of a band that will feel at home on a stadium tour. The band members gained experience this year opening a few shows for Snow Patrol (three of their five members are from Northern Ireland), and at a… Read More ›