Central Arts is very happy to announce one of Ireland's most renowned Reggae artists Cian Finn will be playing for one night only April 27th!
Hailing from the west of Ireland, Cian initially broke onto the Reggae scene as the front man of the band Intinn, playing a unique Celtic-Dancehall style of Reggae and gaining a reputation as one of the most formidable live-acts on the Irish circuit.
In 2010 he started working with producer Radikal Guru releasing many singles and remixes on Moonshine Records. This led to a world tour of clubs and festivals encompassing Poland, Scotland, Germany, France, England, Finland, Spain, Russia, Romania, Switzerland, Slovakia and South Africa. As a solo artist, Cian has performed in the Philippines, Prague, China, Colombia, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, India and Kenya. Throughout Europe, he worked and performed live with dub legends and many of his musical inspirations such as Alpha and Omega, Iration Steppas, Alpha Steppa, Mungos Hi-Fi, Dougie Conscious, Mad Professor, and Zion Train.
His long awaited debut album is due for release on October 31st, first on CD and digital download, to be shortly followed by its release on vinyl and usb.Produced by Prince Fatty, the album has all the hallmarks of a classic. Recorded live in studio and featuring some of the worlds finest Reggae musicians, like Horseman, Black Steel, Digistep (Dubkasm) and Leroy Horns (Roots Garden/Resonators). It also features guest vocals by Hollie Cooke, Dub Judah and Max Romeo.
The album is a stunning fusion of vintage and modern reggae, with some beautiful Irish harp to boot. The album kicks off with the aptly titled ‘So Nice’, with upbeat major chords and a bubbling bassline,‘‘so nice, buckle your seat belt and enjoy the flight”. Those familiar with Cian’s work with Intinn will recognise ‘Come Away’ as an absolute heart-stopper. Here, it’s anthemic nature is pushed to it’s limits with a relentless ‘steppers’ style rhythm and an instantly memorable hornline. The title-track ‘This Applies’ finds Cian in vocal combination with bonafide Reggae legend Max Romeo, where they extol the universal virtues of living a conscious and positive lifestyle. Cian proves himself to be an extremely versatile singer across the album, shifting from the hushed and soulful signing on the track “Look to the Future” to the energetic fast flow of “Trouble Bubble”
Doors are at 9pm, This is a BYOB Event, ID is Required.
Tickets are €15 and are available here