BARQ Single Launch “THAT THING YOU LOVE” – MAY 29th Upstairs @ Whelans/ Tickets €5 On Door/ Doors @ 7.30pm.
BARQ are a high energy 4-piece, fronted by acclaimed vocalistJess Kav.
Jess had a great 2015 as a successful session-vocalist. Highlights included playing with Lethal Dialect, Le Galaxie, Kodaline and Jape. After years of making a name for herself, BARQ is Jess Kav’s debut fronting an original project.
Alongside Jess, BARQ consists of some of Ireland’s finest musicians; Stephen McHale (Lethal Dialect, Loah, Róisín O), Tommy Gray (Monster Monster, Zaska) and Neil Dorrington (Ryan Sheridan, Damien Dempsey).
In March 2016 BARQ released their debut single “Gentle Kind of Lies” to critical acclaim and a surge of media attention. The track was picked up Spotify’s new music playlist in both the UK and Brazil, as well as being included on IASCA’s playirish USA.
BARQ have now been confirmed for a number of the leading festivals around the country including; Longitude, Indiependence, Groove, Body + Soul, Canalaphonic, Bray Jazz, Carlow Arts Festival, with more to be announced soon.
Following on from this success BARQ are having a launch party for their second single “That Thing You Love” upstairs in Whelan’s on May 29th.
The single was recorded by Alwyn Walker at Westland Studios, mixed by Scott Halliday at Orphan Recording and mastered by Grammy-Nominated, Andrei Eremin (Hiatus Kaiyote, Chet Faker, Miami Horror).