Perhaps one of the most underestimated acts of 2011, Rainy Boy Sleep is playing at Manchester’s Night and Day Café on 15 November.
Londonderry’s Rainy Boy Sleep, otherwise known as Stevie Martin, is one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting breakthrough acts of 2011, having played Hard Rock Calling, Reading and Leeds, Glastonbury and supporting the legendary Cyndi Lauper on tour.
Rainy Boy Sleep, is definitely an act to look out for, first making himself known with a two-track demo and a hand written press release, he has broken the constraints of the Northern Irish music scene and is now touring the UK.
The singer/song-writer’s appeal is as much about his production skill as it is his hauntingly, bitter, emotive voice that will give you goose bumps. Songs such as ‘Your Face’, ‘Manchester Post’ and ‘Yours Truly’ are catchy and soulful.
With a number of artists emerging in recent years from Northern Ireland, such as Two Door Cinema Club, Japanese Popstars, and General Fiasco, Rainy Boy Sleep’s success is even more anticipated.
There are three dates across the UK, in Belfast, Manchester and London, that will showcase a talent ready to be unleashed to a wider audience.
Tickets in Manchester are being sold for £12.50 –a small price to pay to see this raw talent.