Mixing things up a little today on our features and blog is emerging electronic dance act RIFF SHOP. The popular dance act’s new song is out this coming Friday July 19th.
Shining Lights is an upbeat summer feel good song about following your passion, dreams and overcoming any obstacles that may be in your way.
Riff Shop are one the most exciting emerging Irish talents.
The band will release their amazing new single ‘Shining Lights’ on 19th July. The single will be available from Apple Music, Spotify and other streaming services. Riff Shop will also embark on a nationwide Irish tour including two dates at Electric Picnic’s Casa Bacardi Stage.
Riff Shop emerged from a spontaneous jamming session in one of Dublin’s most popular clubs. Over the course of their two year existence the band have continued to develop their unique and fresh sound.
They are now firmly established as one the most in demand live performers with a string of sold-out dates across the country.
Riff Shop made their festival debut at Electric Picnic last year. Their debut single ‘Nobody Sleeps Tonight’ made Song Of The Week on 2FM by Jenny Greene, is still playlisted of FM104 and many stations acros the country.. The band finished off the year in style with a live date to launch the Westin Maldives Resort on New Year’s Eve.
Riff Shop embark on a nationwide tour to coincide with the release of ‘Shining Lights’ including their second and third appearance at Electric Picnic’s Casa Bacardi.
Tour Dates 2019:
June 22nd – Secrets
June 28th – Forty One, Navan
July 19th – House, Limerick
July 27th – Halo, Galway
Aug 4th – O Beach Ibiza —TBC—
Aug 10th – Left Bank, Kilkenny
Aug 15th – Social 15th, Killarney
Aug 30th – Electric Picnic, Casa Bacardi
Sept 1st – Electric Picnic, Casa Bacardi
Meet Riff Shop:
At 26, drummer and percussionist AJ is the youngest of the band. After studying at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, Dublin he started his career as a session drummer working on many TV and radio projects.
Emerging onto the Irish EDM scene AJ went on to hold residencies at some of Ireland’s top clubs. AJ’s on-stage energy and charisma has seen him work with some of the UK and Ireland’s top DJ’s and producers.
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist and sax player, Conor burst onto the Dublin nightclub scene with a high energy rhythmic style of sax playing he has played some of biggest DJs in Ireland and the UK.
Conor’s vast knowledge of jazz, funk, soul, rock and ska makes him a hugely versatile player.
Pre Riff Shop, DJ and producer Steve O was one of the most sought after DJs around. He established himself with residencies in many of Ireland’s top venues and clubs.
Stevo O’s production career saw him sign tracks with renowned labels such as Toolroom Records, Perfecto, Conkrete, Discopolis and more. This led to supports with some of the world’s biggest DJ’s as well as appearances in some of the biggest club rooms including the main room in Amnesia Ibiza, Space, Eden and Boca, Bueno Aires.Shining Lights available from 19th July from Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play and all other streaming services.
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