Braid Real Music Club presents Villiers & The Villains & Gareth Dunlop

When's it happening?

Times: 8:00pm
Admission: £10
Ages: All Ages

What's it about?

Braid Real Music Club favourites Villiers & The Villains return this September. Holed up in the studio in the first half of this year recording their third album, the band are coming to The Braid fresh from a successful summer residency with our friends at Belfast's American Bar. 


Premiering songs from the new album, along with an already acclaimed back catalogue this promises to be an unmissable evening of sublime blues and Americana music. 



Lead singer Tony Villiers will be complemented by the fine musicianship of The Villains; Doc Doherty on guitar, Aidan McGillian on percussion and Kevin Mahoney on bass guitar. We'll hear influences ranging from Bob Dylan, Leadbelly and Jimmy Reed to Lou Reed, Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie"



With songs featured on numerous US television shows and films and a string of accolades, Gareth Dunlop has quickly become one of Northern Ireland’s most revered and successful songwriters. It’s a reputation based on a wonderful singing voice and a strong body of material, influenced by soul, country, folk and blues.


Belfast native, Gareth, has spent the last few years traveling between the sister cities of Belfast and Nashville (TN), working for several publishing companies as a staff writer. 


The poetic vulnerability in his songs and distinctive, soulful voice has led to Gareth’s music being featured in a wide array of television shows including Bones, House, Lucifer, Switched at Birth, One Tree Hill, and NASHVILLE to name a few. His music has also been used in major motion pictures Safe Haven’ & ‘Best of Me’ as well as upcoming film ‘No Postage Necessary’, which sees him make his acting debut also. His songs have been used in TV commercials for Disney, Subaru, Discover Ireland and many more. Over the years Gareth has toured in the UK and US opening for a diverse group of artists including Van Morrison, The StereophonicsJames Morrison and more. Gareth’s debut album ‘No.79’ is available now. 



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