Win tickets for Imelda May and The Coronas
Published 22/05/2014 | 05:26
Live at the Marquee 2014 will see two of Ireland's hottest make a welcome return to the Docklands venue.
This week The Corkman in association with Aiken Promotions has a pair of tickets to give away for The Coronas on Friday, June 13 and Imelda May on Saturday, June 21.
The Dublin foursome return to the Marque for the third year in succession having sold out their gigs at the venue in 2012 and 2013.
One of the most popular bands on the contemporary Irish scene, The Coronas easy charm and breezy rock/indie sound has endeared them to music fans of all ages and backgrounds.
Formed in 2003, the band earned a well-deserved reputation for their live shows building up a loyal fanbase in their native city.
The relase of their 2007 debut album 'Heroes or Ghosts' introduced The Coronas to a wider audience, with the singles 'Heroes and Ghosts' and 'San Diego' receiving critical acclaim and massive airplay.
The 2009 follow up LP 'Tony Was An Ex Con' confirmed The Coronas burgeoning reputation as a band to watch, winning the prestigious Meteor Best Album award ahead of U2s 'No Line On The Horizon' and Snow Patrol's 'Up To Now'.
Their third album 'Closer To You' was released in Ireland in 2011 and a year later became their first UK release.
The band have become firm favourites on the Irish and international scene and sold out their 2013 European tour, which included gigs in London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Zurich and Budapest. They also played four sell-out gigs in Australia last February.
The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their fourth album due out later this year.
ANOTHER regular visitor, Imelda May will return to the venue for the fourth year in a row on Saturday, June 21.
With her recently released fourth album 'Tribal' rocketing to the top of the Irish charts and debuting at number the in the UK charts, Imelda May is riding on the crest of a wave that shows no side of breaking.
Her infectious mix of rockabilly, jazz and blues has projected Imelda May from humble beginnings in Dublin onto the global music stage.
She began performing professionally in 2003, releasing her debit album 'No Turning back'.
In 2007 she signed to Ambassador Records, releasing her critically acclaimed second album 'Love Tattoo', which sent to number one in the Irish charts and spawned the singles 'Johnny Go a Boom Boom' and 'Big Bad Handsome Man'.
Two years later Imelda May won the Best Female Artist category at the Meteor Awards, releasing her third album 'Mayhem', which topped the Irish charts and reached number in the UK the following year.
A truly unique talent, Imelda May has earned an enviable reputation as a live performer and is much in demand punctually on the festival circuit having played Glastonbury, the Electric Picnic and T in the Park among others.
She has also performed at the Grammy's with Jeff Beck, toured the US with Jamie Cullen and shared the stage with a host of stars including Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, Dave Gilmour Van Morrison and Paul Brady.