Fundraising Concert for Northern Ireland Hospice. Featuring Anthony Toner, Conor Scott and the Belfast Ukulele Jam.
Anthony Toner is a singer songwriter based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He’s currently working on Our Lady of the Wind and Rain - his ninth album of original material, and hatching plans for an extensive run of tour dates in the first half of 2019.
Famed for his engaging between-songs patter and his accomplished guitar playing, he is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular live acts, chalking up dozens of live shows a year as a solo acoustic artist, ‘In the Round’ with friends, and also on electric guitar, playing slide blues in the Ronnie Greer Blues Band. In each setting, his command of the instrument and his voice are pressed into service to deliver some of the finest lyrics you’ll hear in contemporary roots music.
He’s been described as ‘James Taylor meets John Prine in a second hand book shop’, and that about captures his style – literate, warm, insightful and connected.
Belfast Ukulele Jam are an energetic, happy-go-lucky ukulele band whose main aim in life is to have fun and infect those around them with the same vibe.
The ukulele collective are definitely crowd pleasers and provide an enjoyable and often immersive experience. They go beyond being merely family friendly and come across as a happy family themselves. With their extensive catalogue of songs they have something for everyone, and are a must see at any festival or night out.
A distinctive vocal range of melodic dulcet tones to powerful heart-wrenching chants accompanied by pulsating guitar rhythms. Belfast singer/songwriter Conor Scott dwells bang centre within the Indie-Pop-Folk-Rock spectrum and most definitely is an act to catch live. Either when standing solo with just an acoustic guitar displaying the emotive release of his balladic infused jams or with full band capturing a complete sonic & visual representation of infectious grooves and transcendental singalongs. With new music recently being released for the first time in 3 years, a mixture of anticipation, excitement and preparedness can be expected.