Thursday, February 09, 2012

Red Bull Bedroom Jam

Spreading their Wings: 1. Heather Mulligan & Ashlee Dickinson; 2. Freya Drohan & Karl Miller; 3. Laura Webber & Maeve Kenefick (Pix: Brian McEvoy)

The Workman’s Club on Wellington Quay played host to the launch of the Red Bull Bedroom Jam initiative. Up-and-coming Irish talent can raise their profile and further their careers as Red Bull wants to push young Irish bands to expand their "wings".

Back with a beat in 2012, the competition is open to acts nationwide, giving young Irish bands the opportunity to perform at Ireland’s biggest music festivals in 2012 and one lucky act the opportunity to record in the Red Bull Studio with a top producer in the Autumn.

Judges on the panel include Stuart Bailie and Brian Boyd. The Minutes launched the project and over the coming months Irish bands such as Kanyu Tree and Rams Pocket Radio will be giving Red Bull Bedroom Jam support gigs in Dublin and Belfast at venues including UCD and the Speakeasy at Queens.