Seven Unmissable Gigs at Nerve Centre

Seven Unmissable Gigs at Nerve Centre

From jazz, rock to gnawa Moroccan music, Nerve Centre rounds off 2016 with a line-up of live performances showcasing sounds from around the world.

Over seven nights in November and December the venue’s newly renovated event space plays host to the best of local and international artists.

Kicking off this Thursday, November 17, the Joseph Leighton Trio will perform songs from the Oscar®-winning soundtrack to Bird as part of the BFI Black Star and Foyle Film Festival celebration of renowned actor Forest Whitaker.

The following evening (November 18) rockers will reunite for the Graham Bonnet Band, led by the former vocalist of Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG and Impellitteri. Doors open at 8pm for the one-off gig.

Nerve Centre's Musician-in-Residence Marty Coyle hosts an evening of new music on Wednesday 23 November, showcasing the unique collaboration between Derry~Londonderry musicians and Morocco’s Gantoura & Meryem Aboulouafa. An international music workshop will also be held earlier that day at 4.30pm and artists from all genres and backgrounds are encouraged to come along.

Launching the Originals Music Festival in December is one of the leading voices in the local music scene for a number of years, Glenn Rosborough. He returns to Nerve Centre on Thursday 1 December for his final performance before recording his new album. He will be supported by up-and-coming songstress Rebecca Mulhern. 

Described as 'The most amazing live band I have seen all year- bar none, end of!' by Tom Robinson from BBC 6Music, the Wood Burning Savages take to the stage on December 2. The rip-roaring four piece will be supported by local acts Scenery, Daveit Ferris and ROE

Lost Avenue, Little Arcadia and Shoot The Messenger will lead the final day of the Originals Music Festival with an electric set from 8pm to late.

There’s no better way to start the Christmas holidays but with a special homecoming record release show from Christian McNeill on December 23.  Born and raised in Derry, McNeill is a mighty force of psychedelic folk-tinged alternative rock and soul. A New Englander of the past 20 years, he is a multi-Boston Music Award winner, taking home "Male Vocalist Of The Year," two years running. He has shared the stage with an eclectic mix of artists including, Paul Weller, Bootsy Collins, The Allman Brothers and Alex Chilton of Big Star to name a few. 

In 2017, Christian will be touring the US, Canada and cities throughout Europe in support of his latest record, "Trapped On The Planet - Part One." This will be his only Northern Ireland show so fans are encouraged to buy their tickets soon.

 

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