Life After Christmas

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Black Box Originals

Life After Christmas.


29 December, 2023


Doors 8pm


£8 online (£10 on the door)

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Art is for all year round, not just for Christmas. That said Life After Art have a wonderful selection of musicians and comedians for you for one night only to give us something to look forward to in the void between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

Slightly Dishevelled:

BIOGRAPHY Slightly Dishevelled are a punk band based in Dublin, but living scattered across the country. Their music is a combination of influences ranging from 70s punk music and aesthetics, surrealist art and absurdist film paired with individual inspirations. The most essential component to Slightly Dishevelled is the necessity for expression shared between all involved.

George Houston:

Donegal singer songwriter George Houston started his music career in September 2020 with his debut single Boo F***ing Hoo. The track had instant local success pushing him to record his debut album Cold Toast followed by his second studio album Undesired the following year cementing his distinctive sound with brooding vocals, airy harmonies and candid lyrics. The artist has seen traction and a steady growth of listeners across the country and beyond.  The success of his two albums has given the artist the opportunity to support for musical acts like Hothouse Flowers and Ciaran Lavery. George has seen support from Hotpress Magazine, RTÉ, Today FM and IMRO, performed at Whelan’s, Blackbox Belfast, The Regional Cultural Centre, Stendhal Festival and The Earagail Arts Festival.

JC Spa Experience:

J SHIELDS is an ethereal vocalist, writer and producer, and certified beefcake. J draws inspiration from nature and how it parallels the human experience. calm c. is a producer who’s music centres around weighty rhythm and ambient textures. Heavily influenced by the city and using space as a creative medium. An absolute glider rider but also loves trees and all. Together they present: JC Spa Experience. Whether it’s a Swiss hot spring or the Templemore Baths, J’s smooth vocals and potent lyricism combined with Calm c’s textured production bring the listener on a journey, not unlike the 7a up to Ormeau Park. Debuting December 29th at the Black Box.

Leanne Toland

Donegal native and long time Derry inhabitant, comedian LEEANN TOLAND has been described as “Stand-Up for people who don’t like Stand-Up”. She was a finalist in the 2022’s Show Me the Funny and was a semi-finalist in the long running So You Think You’re Funny at Edinburgh Fringe. Leeann regularly performs at Chicken Box Comedy in Derry and has performed from Dublin and Belfast to Edinburgh and Berlin.

Emer Mcginnity:

Irish comedian Emer McGinnity’s voice is fresher than those lemon hand wipes you get on planes, and just as well travelled.

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