The Stunning

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*This is a standing show and strictly over 16’s only. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The Stunning formed in 1987 in Galway, Ireland and had their first top twenty single just a year later, followed by two more top ten hits before their debut album ‘Paradise in the Picturehouse’ hit the number one spot in 1990 staying there for 5 weeks. The band were now a household name and became the soundtrack to a whole generation of people brought up in Ireland during the 80’s and 90’s. Over the next year or so, there were four more hit singles, followed by another number one album. They released a live album in ’93 before splitting up a year later. After an absence of almost ten years, the band reformed for an 18-date tour, which turned out to be one of the highest grossing tours of 2003 in Ireland. Just a few years ago, around 30,000 people turned out to see them play a free concert in their old hometown of Galway city, a testament to the timeless quality of their music. And more was to come: in May 2017 they released a brand new single ‘Brighten Up My Life’, which has received over 1700 plays on Irish radio to date. Another new single ‘Always You’ was released in November of the same year, the day before their first sell-out London show in 23 years. On 6th March 2018 the band released ‘Twice Around the World’, a re-recorded version of their number one album ‘Once Around the World’. It topped the charts again and was the biggest-selling album in Ireland that week. The Stunning are most definitely back, sounding as fresh as ever.

Supported by Alice Lynskey

Alice Lynskey is an extremely talented singer/songwriter originally from Dublin and now living in Wexford. Five years ago, as part of RTE’s ‘The Hit’ Alice’s song “Run and Hide” was chosen and recorded by The Stunning and made it to No 6 in the charts.

In April of this year, Alice released her debut single “Devil in Me” followed in June by “Lovesick Rollercoaster”. Both made regional and national play lists and received national and international airplay. Referred to by Hot Press as “hypnotically fresh with seductive vocals”, Alice’s music is a mix of a folk/country sound combined with pop and her voice has been likened to both Lana del Rey and Connie Francis.

Tipped by many to be one to watch, Alice has supported many great artists including Paddy Casey, The 4 of Us, Don Baker and Rob Strong. Follow her on Facebook @alicelynskeymusic for updates on upcoming gigs. Her next release will be in early October.

Both of her singles are available on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Google and most other online music stores.

 

 

October 20 2018

Details

Date: October 20
Time: 10:00 pm
Time: 10pm
Cost: €28

Other

Time:
10pm

Venue

Wexford Spiegeltent Festival

The Quay
Wexford, Ireland

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Information

  • Standing Show
  • Strictly over 16's only.
  • Under 18's must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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“The Stunning were the biggest band in the country; tracks such as Brewing up a Storm, Heads are Gonna Roll and Half Past Two are still alternative anthems.” — Irish Times