London-born singer/poet Arlo Parks returns to Irish shores on the 11th March for her first Irish headline show at The Grand Social, having previously supported Jordan Rakei at Whelan’s and Loyle Carner at Vicar Street.
Most people in Ireland, however, will know Arlo from her memorable performance in St. James’ Church in Dingle for Other Voices in 2019, which was broadcast on RTÉ2 on Friday night.
Having only played her first-ever show last year, Arlo Parks was picked as one of BBC’s breakthrough acts for the year in its Sound of 2020 list after a string of high-profile performances including one live on BBC’s Glastonbury coverage.
Having signed to Transgressive Records, Arlo’s most-recent EP ‘Sophie’ received a number of four-star reviews after its release in November and, with almost 1.3million monthly listeners on Spotify, the nineteen-year-old is set to hit the big time in 2020.
2020 has seen Arlo feature on buzzy new British band Easy Life’s track Sangria, while she has also released her latest single Eugene, the video for which was directed by fellow Londoner Loyle Carner.
Support on the night comes from the supremely talented Matilda Mann, who recently released a very special debut EP ‘If That Makes Sense’.
Tickets for Arlo Parks at The Grand Social are €14.50 and are available from Ticketmaster.