The Shaun O’Reilly Christmas Party (Ft. William Poyer & more)

14th December 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Shaun O'Reilly Christmas Party (Ft. William Poyer & more)

Shaun O’Reilly

Shaun O’Reilly might be familiar to progressive rock music fans as a half of “War Elephant”, a pair of musicians who recorded challenging, creative music and toured the UK and Ireland extensively. However, Shaun’s fondness for blues, folk and Americana led him to jump on the opportunity to pursue a solo career and express his passion for roots music and contemporary singer-songwriting. Shaun’s vivid blend of storytelling echoes the work of beat authors such as Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs and more modern authors such as Irvine Welsh. His words are poignant and poetic, yet down to earth and extremely easy to relate to. His recent EP, “Vultures & Wine” is a bittersweet collection of tunes that blur the lines between the melancholic mellowness of Elliott Smith and the blues bark of artists like Captain Beefheart.

“bard of the underbelly” folk radio uk
“full of energy and that thrilling primal rush of ideas” louder than war
“his songs are catchy, his lyrics are a cutting social commentary on everything that he feels is wrong with modern life, and there’s a glint in his eye that wouldn’t look amiss had he uttered those immortal words, ‘don’t believe the hype'” gigwise
“tom’s attitude to writing songs and crafting catchy tunes is something to behold” it’s all indie

William Poyer

William Poyer is a singer/songwriter with a genuine attention to the craft. William left his native UK in 2013 on a journey of discovery, looking to hone a sound that was unique to him. Three years of living in Mexico helped him find the the sound he was searching for and during this period he developed the stunning collection of songs that would go on to become his debut album. William’s songs have been described as a blend of real life storytelling with an intimate folk sensibility, driven by strong rhythms and melodic hooks. The sound of Americana from a boy from Wales via Mexico. Grounded by real life experiences and melodic truths ‘BORN LUCKY’ is out now.


Debut album SKELETAL BLUES out now on CD, Vinyl & download.

“Dark angels of graveyard blues” BBC 6 MUSIC

“Skeletal Blues is a stunning collection…hooks everywhere” BEEHIVE CANDY

“Works from where Lou Reed or even an older Leonard Cohen might have left it…takes the listener by storm” THE REVUE (CA)

“Exhilarating…an exciting new band” (9/10) LOUDER THAN WAR

Tickets £5 adv HERE