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Hip Hop // Westport, Mayo

An experimental and ambitious artist from the West of Ireland. Uppbeat captivates audiences with raw lyrics depicting the social issues of our time. Every live performance of his hip-hop informed dance-infused anti pop music is imbued with an immense amount of passion and energy.

Uppbeat wrapped up 2020 with 5 number 1s in the Irish I tunes charts as well as featuring on records with superstar DJ John Gibbons. Uppbeat has been featured in a number of Editorial Spotify playlists such as “New Dance Rising, Misfits 2.0 and XYZ” as well as major support from Irish radio. Leaving a blazing trail of consistent anti-pop earworms Uppbeat is locked and loaded for a huge 2021.

His debut single Embers set the tone for his successive releases, one of which includes Tsunami, which has reached over 100,000 listeners on Spotify and was described as an “underground hit” by Shane McAuley of Soul Doubt. Uppbeat has been featured on festival line ups such as Other Voices and Sea Sessions as well as supporting Le boom, Chasing Abbey, John Gibbons, Little hours and Jyellowl across Ireland.

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