The Lord Mayor of Irish music, John Barker, has compiled a special live album in aid of MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland). ‘TiLT The Album – Volume 1’ features 23 live performances from up-and-coming Irish Acts.

TiLT (Totally Irish Live Tuesdays), is a monthly new music showcase event held in The Button Factory, Dublin, hosted by John Barker (Totally Irish, 98fm) with live production from Sound Training Productions and students from the Sound Training College.

The events ran from October 2019 to March 2020 with 23 acts performing live at The Button Factory. ‘TiLT The Album – Volume 1’ features one track from the 23s acts who have played TiLT to date including TOYGIRL, Bullet Girl, Meghan Murray, Toshín, Fynch, TV People, Sprints, Tolu Makay, Art of Algebra and Isaac Jones.

John Barker, of TiLT and of Totally Irish on 98fm, says: “The aim of TiLT is to create a supportive and warm community within the local music scene. From pre-production to the event itself (and even afterwards with free studio time) each act works with members of the TiLT team to showcase their talent.

“We decided to release ‘TiLT The Album – Volume 1’ to highlight the wonderfully talented and diverse acts that have performed with TiLT on The Button Factory stage since October 2019. The album contains 23 live tracks from each act and represents the best of Irish music – diversity, creativity and a high standard of songwriting and performance.

“The music scene in Ireland in 2020 is at its most successful ever in terms of the standard of music being created. ‘TiLT The Album – Volume 1’ gives a sample of that standard – from the afrobeat groove of Yankari to the poetic charm of Fynch; from the punk thrills of Turnstiles to the soulful bliss of Tolü Makay; from the Stomptown Brass wall of sound to the ambient electronic feels of Marcus Woods and Art Of Algebra. Musically this album has something for everyone and there are plenty of acts to fall in love with.

“MASI is an organisation that everyone within TiLT and everyone within the Irish music scene respects. The work that MASI does on a daily basis to help support asylum seekers and to end direct provision is essential and we as a team hope to help them continue their great work by offering proceeds from this album.”

Full list of acts featuring on ‘TiLT The Album – Volume 1’

TOYGIRL, Bullet Girl, Synk, Munky, Meghan Murray, Uwmami, Toshín, Danny G & the Major 7ths, Bajjna, Abbacaxi, Stomptown Brass, CC Brez, Double Screen, Fynch, Yankari, TV People, Turnstiles, Sprints, Tolu Makay, Art of Algebra, Dania, Marcus Woods and Isaac Jones –  will be available on ‘TiLT The Album – Volume 1’ on Friday 4th December.

TiLT The Album – Volume 1′ is available exclusively on Bandcamp on Friday 4th December and ALL proceeds will be donated to Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI).  As Friday 4th December is the final ‘Bandcamp Friday’ of the year – where the platform waives its fees – and all proceeds will be donated to MASI.