Sunday 9 April at 7-10:30pm, door open from 6pm.
It’s no coincidence that the Gaelic meaning of the name Cian is ancient, far and enduring. It aptly applies to Irish reggae, dub and soul artist, Cian Finn, who’s traversed the planet from Goa to Kingstown (Hot Press) …just on his way from magical India to his mother’s land, on 9th April he will pop in to Hive Dalston to drop some positive vibes and words of wisdom.. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED, HIVERS!
Hailing from the west of Ireland, Cian initially broke onto the Reggae scene as the front man of the band Intinn, playing a unique Celtic-Dancehall style of Reggae and gaining a reputation as one of the most formidable live-acts on the Irish circuit.
In 2010 he started working with producer Radikal Guru releasing many singles and remixes on Moonshine Records. This led to a world tour of clubs and festivals encompassing Poland, Scotland, Germany, France, England, Finland, Spain, Russia, Romania, Switzerland, Slovakia and South Africa.
As a solo artist, Cian has performed in the Philippines, Prague, China, Colombia, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, India and Kenya. Throughout Europe, he worked and performed live with dub legends and many of his musical inspirations such as Alpha and Omega, Iration Steppas, Alpha Steppa, Mungos Hi-Fi, Dougie Conscious, Mad Professor, and Zion Train.
His long awaited debut album This Applies was produced by Prince Fatty and it has all the hallmarks of a classic. Recorded live in studio and featuring some of the worlds finest Reggae musicians, like Horseman, Black Steel, Digistep (Dubkasm) and Leroy Horns (Roots Garden/Resonators). It also features guest vocals by Hollie Cooke, Dub Judah and Max Romeo.
The album is a stunning fusion of vintage and modern reggae, with some beautiful Irish harp to boot.
Tickets £5/ £8.