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Whelan’s Ones To Watch Festival 2014

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The silly season has finally ended, we’re all partied out and still digesting horrendous amounts of food. Except nobody told Whelan’s. Once again they’re kicking off 2014 immediately with one of the hottest tickets of the year, the Ones To Watch Festival 2014. With over 50 of the best and breaking acts playing over the course of the festival there’s gonna be a lot to take in, so we said we’d make life easier for you, if you only see five acts over the four days, make sure it’s these guys! Continue reading

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Inaugural MRU Awards Ready To Rock Dublin

mruawardsThe finalists have been announced. The winners have been chosen. Only days stand in the way.

This Sunday (Dec 16th) a musical event unlike any other will hit the heart of Dublin as the first Music Review Unsigned Awards show is set to take place in The Mercantile. From being the premier platform for unsigned acts in Ireland (also representing a huge portion of the UK and elsewhere) MRU is giving back to the artists that helped to make 2012 such a successful year.

The anticipation is building for the awards as musicians and music lovers alike have been connecting and spreading the word online. Here’s just a taste of the conversation –

“It’s an honour to get to the top 5 out of so many other amazing bands” – This Rising Tide

“This is a huge honour for us and we hope to see some of you there to share the moment” – WickerBones “Congrats to Music Review Unsigned for pulling off the first EVER unsigned awards in Ireland, they are paving the way with BALLS OF STEEL! Wohoooooo :)”– Mama Kaz

What kind of awards show would it be if it didn’t feature some live performances? Well, MRU have that covered as a stellar and diverse line-up will hit the stage and grace their audience and peers with the very best music to highlight the year that was.

Performances on the night will include –

Juliets Rescue, Soldiers Can’t Dance, Dave Morrissey, Bennett Vs Matrix, Lorcan James, Fox E & The Good Hands, Terawrizt, Wocko Frantic Jack, Donna Marie & Michael J, Cash Is King.

It’s free in on the night so bring your friends but get down early as it’s sure to fill up quick.

Can’t make the event? Fret not as AER TV and First Online Radio have that covered. MRU are pleased to let you know that regardless of where you are in the world the MRU awards are coming right to you! On Sunday night just head on over to aertv.ie or firstonlineradio.com and tune in!

Remember to keep the anticipation going online on our Facebook, Twitter (@musicreviewU) and use #MRUawards to join in with those at the event or tuning in online!

Ireland’s Unsigned Music Talent To Be Honoured

Music Review Unsigned are proud to present Ireland’s first unsigned music awards, an award show with real awards and real people, this is not a competition and there is no entry fee. This is MRU Music Awards, we know there is so much talent in Ireland and we want to give them the recognition they really deserve!

Over the last six years MRU has grown steadily in popularity as one of the premier platforms for unsigned and independent musical acts to get their name out there. The pages of MRU’s site and magazine have been home to some of the humble beginnings of Ireland’s current top independent artists including Kopek, Delorentos and more. Our established online base is thriving with upcoming talent that are just waiting to show the music industry what they’ve got!

Each winner will win an award at our live award show hosted by Sunday Roast on the 16th December at The Mercantile on Dame Street. The award show will be broadcasted live on AerTV and streamed over the internet on the night, We are currently in the first stage of the award nomination; all acts will be judged by the MRU editorial team and writers, the shortlisted acts for the next stage will be invited to the live show and the winners will be announced on the night.

Current categories include –

  • Best Indie/Rock
  • Best Metal/Heavy Rock
  • Best Punk
  • Best Pop
  • Best Blues/Rock
  • Best Electronic
  • Best Alternative
  • Best Acoustic
  • Best Reggae/Ska
  • Best Soul/Jazz
  • Best Country
  • Best Trad/Folk
  • Best Hip Hop/Rap
  • Best Composer/Soundtrack
  • Best Single
  • Best Album
  • Best Video
  • Best Female
  • Best Male
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best UK
  • Best International
  • Best Live Music Night
  • Best Unsigned Artist 2012

Full Nomination list with the acts names and music links can be found @ http://www.mrutv.com/mru-music-awards

For information regarding the event or if you wish to sponsor us please contact us! – awards@musicreviewunsigned.com

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