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Calendar

Aug
15
Sat
Mini Moon in your Living Room!
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We are bringing Mini Moon to your home!

13th June, 4th July and 15th August 1-3pm
https://vimeo.com/blackboxbelfast

Join us on Vimeo for some fun with music to get the party going and a few other surprises! Keep up to date with surprises and more info on our event page- https://www.facebook.com/events/3441936432502295/

Sadly we can’t bring the bubble machine or light blocks. But we would like you to come for a dance and try our vitural ‘drawing table’ We would love to see any drawings you have done at home as part of our visuals for the disco! Just send them via our Mini Moon facebook page or email them to [email protected]

Mini Moon is a free event for children 0-7 years with any type of disability. Supported by BBC Children In Need.

Aug
22
Sat
CANCELLED-Harvest (a tribute to Neil Young)
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you may be aware from our online communication we can confirm that the Black Box will be closed until further noticeThere’s no other way to do this now to slow down the spread of COVID-19 and put people first.

Your tickets for this event has now been cancelled
The box office provider will be in touch with anyone who has purchased tickets for this event.
If you have any questions regarding your tickets and events please email [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Formed in 2009, the band have played sell-out shows all over Ireland, recently performing arguably Young’s greatest album ”Harvest” in full at Vicar Street in Dublin.

The band have also played at the Electric Picnic arts festival and appeared on national TV and radio.

Back by popular demand, Harvest will perform the greatest hits of Neil Young @ The Black Box in Belfast on Sat 22nd Aug 2020

Fans can expect to hear the band perform fan favourites from albums such “Harvest”, “After The Gold Rush”, “Harvest Moon” and “Freedom”, to name but a few.

Don’t miss this chance to see Ireland’s premier Neil Young tribute deliver beautiful renditions of timeless classics such as “Heart of gold”, “The needle and the damage done”, “Old man”, “Helpless” and many others…

If you like Neil Young, you will love Harvest.

“These guys are a lot more than a tribute band. An absolute must for any Neil Young fans”
“Incredible experience please do it again, loved every minute, Amazing”
“What a great experience, fantastic set played brilliantly”
“Just wow. Well done. Absolutely beautiful”

Aug
25
Tue
POSTPONED-A Night to Remember with The French Martinis
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm

Starting up in 2018, The French Martinis have begun to take a huge step forward in the Belfast music scene. The band features experienced musicians trained to degree level as they are finishing their final year at Queen’s.

The band mixes jazz, funk, soul and pop to create songs with a colourful sound, catchy melodies and infectious grooves filling the dancefloor wherever they perform.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars, The French Martinis are always ready to deliver a high energy performance combined with polished musicianship and a varied repertoire moving seamlessly from old school tracks to modern hits.

The most distinct aspect of The French Martinis music is the joy of performing together!

Come and join the party with the one and only French Martinis. Let’s make it the ultimate night to remember!

Sep
3
Thu
CANCELLED-Alan Kelly Gang with Eddi Reader
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this event is now cancelled. If you have tickets for this event- the box office provider will be in touch regarding your tickets.

 

The Alan Kelly Gang, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary trad acts, team up with Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and mesmerizing songstress, Eddi Reader (Fairground Attraction). The result is sheer musical synergy in its most natural form. Brimming with powerful instrumentals, alluring songs and buoyant harmonies this is a wonderful union of Scottish and Irish traditional and folk music from true masters. Critics have described it as an astonishing concert, sumptuous and exceptional.

Hailed by New York’s Irish Voice as ‘in league with the best piano accordionists in the world’, Alan Kelly is also joined by highly acclaimed New York singer and flautist, Steph Geremia, guitar innovator, Shane McGowan, and Trashcan Sinatra’s guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas.

Sep
26
Sat
THE MOTOWN SENSATIONS
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

Heralding from South Africa, Darryl Hendricks, Bongi Lolwana and Wesley Adams brings you Ireland and the United Kingdoms leading vocal tribute to all things Motown. At a typical MOTOWN SENSATIONS show you can expect to hear all those classic hits from iconic acts such as The Temptations, The Fourtops, The Drifters, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson and so much more. Delivered with the charisma, vocal harmonies and the on stage choreography that you would expect to hear straight from the Hitsville office.
No other record label in history has exerted such an enormous influence on both the style and substance of popular music and culture than Motown, come to a Motown Sensations show and witness a little musical history for yourself.

 

“Amazing vocal harmonies and on stage choreography, a fantastic tribute to Motown”

Oct
8
Thu
POSTPONED-LUCA STRICAGNOLI CHANGE OF RULES TOUR 2020
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm

LUCA STRICAGNOLI CHANGE OF RULES TOUR 2020

With very special guest Meg Pfeiffer

UK & IRELAND DATES

Tickets £17.50+booking fee

Doors 7pm

Music 8pm

After three albums, his music videos having internet views in the hundreds of millions and multiple sold out world tours, the sensational Luca Stricagnoli is to return to the UK & Ireland playing shows across 19 cities!

Celebrating the release of his new album ‘Change of Rules’ and with very special guest Meg Pfeiffer…music lovers, this is one not to be missed!!!

LUCA STRICAGNOLI: Born and raised in Italy, is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtaining over 100 million views on his music videos to having the opportunity to perform all around the globe.

Using up to five guitars in the same piece, modified capos, and self-conceived stratagems, continually leaving his audiences in awe. In addition to his musical abilities, Luca brings an enthusiastic energy to the stage that attracts concert requests from every corner of the world.

His music has been featured in countless magazines and TV channels and has grabbed the attention of world-famous artists such as the bands “Red Hot Chili Peppers” and “Walk Off The Earth”.

Luca’s previous album release “What if?” explored even more approaches to guitar playing. The first track of the album, featuring a new guitar invented by Luca and designed by Davide Serracini, obtained once again viral success with over 100 million views online and was published by magazines all over the world, such as NME, Spiegel and La Repubblica.

The album tour featured award winning singer songwriter and loop-station-artist Meg Pfeiffer, crossing over ten countries in Europe, Australia, Asia and America.

MEG PFEIFFER: A multi award winning singer/songwriter from Germany, achieved international success through a breathtaking usage of voice, loop station, drum pads and multi instrumentalism. Her unique vocal timbre, together with her exceptional songwriting skills, creates a magical atmosphere that reaches the soul.

Meg‘s career took off like a rocket with the release of her album “Bullrider”, published by Sony Music, which landed in the top ten of the German charts and was followed by a long list of TV shows, radio airplay and interviews.

She went on winning prizes at contests such as the “German Rock & Pop Music Awards” and more recently the “European Songwriting Award”, playing for brands of the caliber of MAN, Gibson, Mercedes, Audi, Chevrolet, Piaget and Yamaha, and performing in arenas with over six thousand visitors.

Through talent, dedication and hard work, she managed to bring her music on a global scale and starting an intense touring activity that led her to play across the globe.

Meg recently played in the Emirates at the Formula 1 Grand Prix Abu Dhabi, where stars such as Sam Smith, The Weeknd and Guns N’ Roses performed.

Oct
17
Sat
Saffyre
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm

Co. Down Band Saffyre return to Belfast for their first Headline Show at the Black Box. This promises to be an evening of stunning vocal harmonies and finely crafted original songs.

Saffyre is made up of sisters Shauneen and Maria and cousin Emma. The girls grew up in a large family where music and singing was a huge part of their lives. Singing together since they were children the girls were influenced by artists such as U2, The Corrs, ColdPlay Oasis, Norah Jones and Shania Twain. The melodies and harmonies which are signature to the Saffyre sound have been honed and perfected over years of recording and live performance. In May 2017 the band released the track ‘Run For Your Life’ produced by Grammy Award winner Jim Jonsin in Florida USA, who along with his team of writers, wrote the song with the girls. Their follow up releases are continuing to establish the group on the commercial scene alongside some of the best and most credible up and coming writers and performers in the Country.

 

Nov
26
Thu
Compañía Maria “la Serrana”- SANTUARIO
Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm

Compañía María “la Serrana” brings sizzling flamenco from the heart of Seville. In SANTUARIO Maira takes us into the mystical side of Andalucía, accompanied by the best gypsy artists of the moment. A truly passionate flamenco show, not to be missed!

In SANTUARIO will go deep into the flamenco styles that are somehow sacred for the flamenco community. In this show she brings to stage all the styles that were at the roots of constructing flamenco-art; The petenera that weeps the fate of the persecuted jews, the sensual zambra that were danced among gypsies and mores in the caves of the sacramonte, and the solemn soleares, which became the prayer of the gypsy community. There are styles calles saetas which we sing in precessions and alborea’s at the gypsy wedding.
With Santuario María will celebrate her 25 years on stage as a professional flamenco artist with a month-long international tour through Ireland, Holland, Belgium UK, and Malta. Of course, she will bring her dream team of singer Juan José Amador and Pepe de Pura, guitarist Luis Amador and spectacular dancer Antonio Moreno “”Polito””. For this show, local dancer Andrea da Silva will shine on stage with these Spanish artists.

 

Dec
5
Sat
Back Track Soul Night
Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm

 

Back Track events feature a dance floor friendly spectrum of records from classic ’60’s Detroit Motown sounds through to the Northern Soul vibes of the infamous Wigan Casino era right up to the smooth Philly grooves of the ’70’s-something there for every fan of good soul music!

As always Back Track dj’s will only be spinning vinyl letting you hear great soul music as it should be heard- on original records.

Jan
15
Fri
CQAF-The Neville Staple Band
Jan 15 @ 8:00 pm

Neville Staple is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice.

His 40-year career in the music business is well documented. From the early days with his Jah Baddis Sound System, The Coventry Automatics, The Specials, and Fun Boy Three in the ‘70s and 80’s, to The Special Beat and various other collaborations during his solo career from the 90’s up to the present day.

Following on from the 2009 Specials reunion and his departure from the band in late 2012, he continues to be a forerunner of the Ska movement, and continues to thrill audiences with his own excellent band at venues and festival appearances worldwide.

His highly celebrated album Return of Judge Roughneck was released in 2017 to outstanding reviews.

Doors 7.30pm | Mostly Standing

Contact us

The Black Box & Green Room Café
18-22 Hill Street | Belfast | BT1 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

Registered Charity No: NIC100983

Supported by

Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Film Hub NI BFI Cinema Children In Need