Oliver Cole + Friends - Social Connections
Time & Location
About The Event
NEW Album ‘Father, Brother, Son
RELEASED OCTOBER 30th 2020
Catch Olliver on Social Connections -
Dec 17th - 2020 - Register for FREE tickets here
Having had some success with his first band Swampshack, Oliver Cole formed the three-piece rock band, Turn. Oliver was Turn’s singer, songwriter and main guitarist, and they soon signed to Infectious Records in London, which was home to Muse, Ash and Garbage, among others. Turn enjoyed great success and popularity, playing sell-out gigs at Vicar Street and a packed to the gills standout performance at the Oxegen festival in 2005.
They released three Irish Top 10 albums and were nominated for Ireland’s coveted Choice Music Award. Oliver left the band in 2006 to begin work on his first solo album, ‘We Albatri’, which was recorded in Germany. Upon its release, The Irish Times gave the album 5 out of 5 and made it their album of the month.
Oliver continues to progress his career as both a songwriter and solo artist, his most recent album ‘Year Of The Bird’ was released to huge critical acclaim in 2015. Oliver is a well-respected songwriter and continues to collaborate and tour with some of Ireland’s biggest names such as Glen Hansard and Gemma Hayes to name a few.
Father, Brother, Son’, is an album about recovery and redemption, the healing that begins after the acceptance of the loss. It features Graham Hopkins (Glen Hansard, The Frames, The Cranberries), Robbie Malone (David Gray) and Colm Querney (Lir) as well as his old Turn bandmate Gavin Fox.
In the short time since its release Father, Brother, Son has received praise from all quarters with RTE and Newstalk making it their album of the week. Tony Clayton Lea from the Irish Times said
‘Father, Brother Son is full of gorgeous meaningful tunes that everyone needs to hear right now’
'Father Brother Son' is Oliver Cole’s third album. Unearthing themes of life and loss, birth and death, it explores the path from grief to recovery, what we have and what we leave behind. It is available on vinyl and digital download from Bandcamp.com
This project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme.
Social Connections is a series of 16 recorded live performances by a wonderful multi genre collection of Irish based artists. The Grand Social is delighted to open it’s doors with this fresh mixture of showcases by some of Ireland's most iconic artists and a chance to explore the new breed of songwriters who are taking the scene by storm. The Grand Social has teamed up with collectives, booking agents, other venues and a multiple of friends to create Social Connections.
The Grand Social is also delighted to be a part of the Live Music Venue Collective which has created numerous days of work for the live entertainment industry during the pandemic by working together across the country. Find out more here.https://www.livevenuecollective.ie/who-we-are
Please join us this December for any or even all of these amazing performances that will embrace you in the magic of music. Invite your friends and families from anywhere to the Grand Social. All tickets are free of charge and a live link will be mailed to you once you have registered. www.thegrandsocial.ie
Line up and date is here.
Dec 15th N.C. Lawlor 9pm
Dec 16th Jem Mitchel 9pm
Dec 17th Oliver Cole + Friends
Dec 18th Aoife Nessa Frances 9pm
Dec 19th Leila Jane 9pm
Dec 20th A.Smyth 9pm
Dec 21st The X Collective w/ Toshin, Shiv, Shy Mascot 9pm
Dec 22nd The Young Folk ( Elgin) 9pm
Dec 23rd Mongoose 9pm
Dec 24th Lemoncello 9pm
Dec 25th Liam Ó Maonlaí 9pm
Dec 26th MUNDY 9pm
Dec 27th SACK 9pm
Dec 28th SON 9pm
Dec 29th The Zen Arcade (former members from the Strypes) 9pm
Dec 30th Ryan O'Shaughnessy 9pm
Each performance will be accompanied by the work of Douglas O’Connor, a Dublin based photojournalist, who has spent a life time walking the streets of Dublin, camera in hand. Since the lockdowns began in 2020 he has continued to document the city in all of it’s nakedness, shy of people. Walk the quiet streets of Dublin through the eyes of Douglas O’Connor.
This series of images is taken from his book “Eat Yer Rent, Dublin Lockdown 2020” and can be seen at:https://www.blurb.com/b/10071236-lockdown-dublin-2020