R51

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R51 Short Info

R51 formed in 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Self-produced, their debut EP “Pillow Talk” was championed by BBC Introducing’s Across The Line, with the band performing at BBC stages at Reading and Leeds festivals in 2015. Pillow Talk went on to be critically acclaimed by Irish magazines and music blogs and saw R51 touring Ireland throughout 2015 & 2016, playing all major festivals in Northern Ireland, as well as performing underground clubs Germany and London.

They performed with Lonely The Brave on the Doc Marten’s “Stand for Something” Tour 2015, also appearing at a sold-out Ulster Hall celebrating the 30th anniversary of BBC Introducing in Northern Ireland in 2016, which was broadcast live by the BBC. they performed with artists such as THERAPY, DIVINE COMEDY, VILLAGERS & SOAK. In October 2016 they also supported FEEDER at a sold-out show in their hometown. Founding members Melyssa Shannon, Jonny Woods, Aaron Black and Anton Hughes began their career in 2013 when they were chosen to be featured in the prestigious music industry mentorship programme “Scratch My Progress” in the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast. They were joined by drummer Matt Killen in 2014 while self-recording their debut EP.

In 2014, they gained attention from across the Atlantic when live streaming secret gigs from dive bars in Belfast through their website, and their self-produced and released second EP “NO CHILL” (released 12th September) has had raving pre-release reviews. On the release of NO CHILL, R51 plan to tour as constantly as possible throughout 2017.

R51 formed in 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Self-produced, their debut EP “Pillow Talk” was championed by BBC Introducing’s Across The Line, with the band performing at BBC stages at Reading and Leeds festivals in 2015. Pillow Talk went on to be critically acclaimed by Irish magazines and music blogs and saw R51 touring Ireland throughout 2015 & 2016, playing all major festivals in Northern Ireland, as well as performing underground clubs Germany and London.

They performed with Lonely The Brave on the Doc Marten’s “Stand for Something” Tour 2015, also appearing at a sold-out Ulster Hall celebrating the 30th anniversary of BBC Introdu...

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Past Gigs R51

  • 02 | 2017 Belfast Output 2017 Festival
  • 12 | 2016 Berlin The Loophole
  • 12 | 2016 London The Good Ship
  • 10 | 2016 Belfast Ulster Hall - Televised LIVE - BBC Introducing Across the Line 30th Anniversary
  • 08 | 2015 Reading Reading Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Leeds Leeds Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Hillsborough, NI Sunflowerfest
  • 04 | 2015 Bangor Goat's Toe
  • 04 | 2015 Derry Nerve Centre
  • 03 | 2015 Belfast Absolutely Nothing EP Launch
  • 03 | 2015 Belfast Oh Yeah Centre's Internation Women's Day
  • 02 | 2015 Belfast QUBSU Bar Sub RADAR
  • 11 | 2014 Belfast Oh Yeah Centre's "Scratch My Progress" EP Launch
  • 08 | 2014 Belfast Pavillion Showcase
  • 08 | 2014 Hillsborough Sunflowerfest 2014
  • 07 | 2014 Inverness goNORTH festival
  • 05 | 2014 Belfast Aether and Echo "Slowhound EP Launch"
  • 03 | 2014 Belfast Lavery's Pavillion
  • 02 | 2014 Belfast Headline show
  • 02 | 2014 Belfast Supporting Amidships
  • 10 | 2013 Lisburn Hagues SONI Halloween Headline Slot
  • 10 | 2013 Belfast Empire Music Hall

Discography R51

  • 2015 Pillow Talk EP | Madame Mazu
  • 2014 Slowhound Single | Madame Mazu
  • 2013 Boxkite Single | Madame Mazu

Media

  • Video R51 - Elephant
  • Video R51 - Pillow Talk
  • Video R51 - Surrender
  • Video R51 - Seaweed
  • Sound Skelf

Fan Radar

2,320 Fans
9,326 Plays
828 Follower

Origin

  • Belfast GB

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Melyssa Shannon Vocals
  • Jonny Woods Guitar/Vocals
  • Aaron Black Guitar
  • Anton Hughes Bass
  • Matt Killen Drums

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