Wingding at the Button Factory – Review

wingdingWingding @ The Button Factory – Thursday 13th Jun, 2013

Wingding, a new showcase of up and coming talent, took place in The Button Factory last Thursday night in association with FM104. The night featured up and coming pop artists from Ireland and the UK.

Opening with the lovely CAI, she sang her beautiful heart out as the crowd remained seated towards the back of the venue.
Next up Audio Fire, who have been making waves on the pop-rock scene, high-fived us with their straight through the front door rock-pop songs. If you fancy Matt Cardle and his vocal style backed up with a soft rock band, then you have Audio Fire. Well rehearsed their new single “All of the Way” was popular with the crowd, with one in particular going totally loopy, “All of the Way” single is out now and up on iTunes.

Quirky, young singer-songwriter Orla Gartland captured everyone in the audience with her sweet, souring vocals and delightful personality. Orla has some good tunes namely “Jealousy” and “Old Pine” alongside some good lyrics – “I place my trust in your hands”. Don’t be surprised if her songs pop up on film or tv. Listen to the annoyingly good, Joni Mitchell-esque “Case of You”. No doubt we will be hearing more from Orla Gartland in future.

Highly anticipated, Kye Sones of X Factor fame, hit the stage and one by one the ladies teetered down to greet him at the dancefloor. Opening with some covers “Falling to Pieces” and “I’m Staring at the Man in the Mirror”, Sones hit every high note and the ladies grooved on the dancefloor. Robbie Jay, Kye’s musical partner on flamenco style guitar, joined the stage. They played a number of songs off their due to launch EP. Kye Sones and Robbie Jay were super together and have some high-quality tunes, fans keep an ear out for Kye’s new EP in July.

Electro act Miracle Bell, our Irish Band of the week and finalists of the Hot Press Big Break Competition, played their cool hits and the namely “Wolves”, after indie band Rooftop Anthem who have a range of catchy indie tunes -“Suzie” and “Taxi Cab” are like “The Scripts” and “the Strokes” combined. It’s a pity the venue didn’t pull out a few tables and chairs to suit the audience and artists intimate musical styles. If this is your type of night out, go follow.

Review by Áine Byrne


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