September 26, 2023

This Saturday, July 22nd, Galway is hopping to the sound of record breaking chart topper, Jazzy as she continues to dominate the house scene. Already making waves internationally, she is set to gig at the award winning Monroe’s Live venue on Dominick Street. As the craic at the Galway International Arts Festival continues to unfold, there is a wealth of exhibitions, culture, theatre and music to explore. Not only that, but the highly acclaimed Elaine Mai will perform tonight at the Róisín Dubh, and a DJ of world renown, DJ Flip is set to bring his energy to DNA.  Coupled with a wealth of home grown talent such as Footloose, Tobi Kaye and 3 Legged Dog, it’s a whirlwind of music and song this Saturday in Galway.

Monroe’s Live

10:30pm: Record Breaking Chart Topper Jazzy to Perform at Monroe’s Live

In the wake of becoming the first Irish female to reach number one in the official Irish singles chart in 14 years, 26-year-old artist Jazzy is set to bring her club and dance anthems to Monroe’s Live on Saturday, July 22nd.  Already making history on the music scene, her debut solo single, ‘Giving Me’ hit the coveted top spot in May, surpassing Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding, Loreen, Libianca and Lewis Capaldi. This phenomenal success came hot on the heels of topping the Spotify Ireland Top 50, making her the first Irish female artist to do so, since the streaming platform launched here in 2012.

For Jazzy, the catchy and compelling house track represents letting go of the responsibility for the hurt experienced from a past relationship, and getting back out on the town. The Irish-Jamaican singer from Crumlin, is already at the pinnacle, as her feel-good dance music continues to soar at home and abroad.

With driving beats and rhythms powered by her strong vocals and punctuated by hand claps, ‘Giving Me’ is a snapshot of what is to come from the talented Dubliner. She is crafting a musical legacy of her own, following acclaimed collaborations with dance-duo Belters Only on their hit singles ‘Make Me Feel Good’ and ‘Don’t Stop Just Yet’.

With the aim to bring her upbeat and bright style of Irish house to the masses, Jazzy has a relaxed edge that has turned ‘Giving Me’ into the sound of the summer. Now, she is bringing her unique dance and house music, alongside her chart topping hit to Monroe’s Live on Saturday, July 22nd at 10:30pm.  Tickets to Jazzy, with support from John Murphy, cost €15 and are available from Monroe’s Ticket Link to Jazzy

Róisín Dubh

7:30pm: Elaine Mai

Currently crafting her eagerly awaited follow-up album to ‘Home’, Elaine returns to her roots with a headline show at the Róisín Dubh this Saturday night. The electronic powerhouse has captivated fans and critics alike with her mesmerizing performances and unique blend of emotive dance music. Her critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Home,’ garnered her two RTE Choice Music Prize nominations, while a recent publishing deal with dance music industry icon Nick Halkes only amplifies her unstoppable ascent. Named ‘a vital Irish artist’ by Clash magazine, this producer and song-writer has been releasing music as Elaine Mai since 2011. Don’t miss this unique live performance by the ever-evolving artist. Ticket link here Roisin Dubh Ticket Link to Elaine Mai

The Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen

Tobi Kaye

Describing himself as “Marvyn Gaye if he sang weird pop tunes”, Galway’s Tobi Kaye is set to perform tonight at The Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen in the heart of Eyre Square. A regular at the bustling venue, Kaye writes original music, having played since he was 4-years-old. The singer-songwriter released his single ‘Another Love Song’ earlier this year to critical acclaim.  An artist with a vision, Kaye’s versatility is such that he channels the lyrical soundscapes of the likes of Coldplay and Sam Smith, with a searing emotional intensity and overtones of blues, rock and gospel influences. Kaye also gives classic songs his unique twist ensuring his audience is always calling for more.  Renowned for his work ethic, this rising star came to prominence following his appearance on ‘The Voice UK’ and has been busy behind the scenes, writing, and recording alongside his regular Galway gig appearances. Don’t miss your chance to catch Galway’s answer to Marvyn Gaye this Saturday night at the Skeff.

Seven on Bridge Street

Four Mile Circus

From Led Zeppelin, to Talking Heads and Gloria Gaynor, Galway band 4 Mile Circus are ready to provide the perfect soundtrack to Friday night at Seven on Bridge Street. Having spent the last few years establishing themselves as one of the country’s most electrifying live acts, this dynamic party band specialises in classic retro disco hits that are guaranteed to have you on the floor and dancing. Fantastically fun and furiously funky, they understand how important music is.

Four Mile Circus is comprised of some of Galway’s most seasoned musicians and is led by show-stopping frontman Steven Sharpe. Lauded for his charismatic stage presence and virtuosic vocal abilities, Steven has all the skills when it comes to wowing crowds. He and his well-dressed ensemble have over fifty years of combined performing experience, and they put their heart and soul into every note until the very last song. Afterwards, join DJ John Murphy for a night of thumping tunes.

The Cellar


Party band Footloose are set to shine at the Cellar bar on Eglinton Street this Saturday night.  A Galway staple, the reviews for this dynamic and flawless cover band speak for themselves. Described as one of the city’s “best bands” their rousing renditions of classic hits and rock anthems have secured their place as one of the city’s most beloved cover groups. Their ability to deliver back to back tunes with flair and panache is the reason so many return to see Footloose in action time and time again.  Don’t miss your chance to catch Footloose at the Cellar this Saturday July 21st.


11pm: ITF World Scratch Champion DJ Flip

Recognised internationally as one of the world’s best DJs, DJ Flip will hit the decks at DNA this Saturday night. The turntables will be dusted off as the ITF world scratch champion and Red Bull Threestyle vice champion will put on a show on DNA’s main stage. DJ Flip is an electrifying force in the world of music, renowned for his exceptional skills and dynamic performances. With a career spanning over a decade, he has carved a niche for himself as a trailblazing disc jockey and producer. The moment DJ Flip hits the turntables, the crowd becomes immersed in a musical journey, dancing to his seamless mixes.

His innovative approach to remixing and blending genres has earned him a devoted fanbase, eagerly anticipating his next move. DJ Flip’s versatility shines through, effortlessly transitioning between hip-hop, electronic, and dance music, delivering an unrivalled fusion that captivates audiences worldwide. As he continues to shape the sound of tomorrow, DJ Flip remains an influential figure in the realm of contemporary music. Not only that, but DJ KM is live and loud in the Basement.

The King’s Head

1pm: The Laughter Loft Comedy in The Ruby Room

Join comedian John Colleary in the Ruby Room at The King’s Head. Queue early, as this is first come first served and is always an afternoon delight. The talented actor and mimic is a favourite at Ireland’s top comedy clubs and festivals.  Apart from being one of the most in demand comics in the land, he has also co-written and starred in IFTA nominated television shows and spent much of 2022 supporting Tommy Tiernan on his sold out tour to tens of thousands of comedy fan He has also scooped an IMRO Award for his topical sketch writing and performance on Today FM’s drivetime flagship, The Last Word. Now is your chance to see John Colleary up close and personal in the intimate surrounds of the Ruby Room.  You never know what the outcome could be!

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