The CU Marquee in the Darnley Lodge Hotel is your home for live music over the Blue Jean Country Queen weekend.
Saturday May 30th
Multi-award winning and platinum album selling artists The Blizzards are one of the most powerful and impressive live acts to ever come out of Ireland. A four-piece power punk pop outfit, their charisma and untempered energy charm all who witness their magnetic and commanding performances.
Propelled by melodic and dynamic hooks, at the core of their sound is guitar-driven songwriting that houses a heart of pop, and a soul of distinctive lyrical storytelling.
Priorland is an original Irish band consisting of four members Calvin, Tommy, Davie and Conor. Their style ranges from Rock, Reggae, R&B, Soul, Blues and Pop. With such a wide range of writing styles stemming from the influences of these young band members, their songs are ripe with lyrical meaning, instrumental proficiency and melodic hooks that strike home.
Sunday May 31st
Liverpool born but Irish based, Jake, still only 21, has already made a name for himself in the world of creative arts through his victory on Dancing With The Stars as well as some acting roles in a number of stage shows. While he enjoys the disciplines of acting and dancing, music is Jake’s first love.
Having always had a passion for music and performing, Jake began gigging at just 15 years old; learning and honing his craft. He has lived in Ireland for the last three years and has quickly gained recognition on the Irish pop music scene thanks to tunes such as 2019’s Supernatural and 2018’s Take Me Dancing with The Saturdays’ Una Healy.
Continually tweaking and adjusting his sound since his debut single in 2016, Jake has this year begun working with Dublin-based studio Diffusion Lab, which has become synonymous with some of Ireland’s newest and most-exciting acts such as FLYNN, Soule, Jafaris and Rushes.
Jakes describes his new sound, which he has labelled as “energetic pop-funk”, as having taken influence from artists such as Olly Murs, Justin Timberlake, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth and Wild Youth.