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Soul // Ballymun, Dublin

Rapidly becoming one of the most talked about live acts in Ireland, Bricknasty emerged from Ballymun at the beginning of 2020 as a lockdown studio project that has developed into a band taking in members from across the country - singer and guitarist Fatboy, drummer Korey Thomas, sax / keys player Louis Younge and bassist Dara Abdurahman. Featured in District Magazine’s Future of Irish music 2021 feature and described by BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders as his favourite type of jazz mixed with every other genre under the sun, they draw influence from Neo-Soul while putting their boisterous and eclectic nature on full display. From infectious energy and soulful chords to its soft, woozy vocals, the band combine R&B, hip-hop and an anarchic musical approach that stems from singer Fatboy’s roots in the Balbutcher Lane flats and exposure to a range of cultures, from traditional ballads to hip-hop, rave and 90s garage.

In tandem with producer Skidmark and paired with a tight knit group of musical peers – Tebi Rex, Khakikid, Tomike, Ahmed With Love and DeCarteret - they are set on bringing their brand of sardonic, neo-soul to a broader, younger Irish audience while staying true to the classic artists that have informed their music. 2022 saw the band split their time between the studio and a series of gigs around the country, including hosting their own Bricknasty Sessions residency at the Sugar Club with a series of special guests, gigs in London and Dublin with Maverick Sabre, support on Cordae's Irish tour and slots at Ireland Music Week, Other Voices and Cork Jazz Festival. The release of the track 'Ina Crueler' in September brought them to a wider audience via major Spotify playlists and media support. 2023 began with a packed show at Eurosonic festival and new single 'Fashion' via the FAMM label (home to Jorja Smith, Maverick Sabre and Enny).