Drum roll please! eLive, the second in our new monthly series of entertainment.ie gigs, will take place in The Mercantile on Thursday November 22nd (Doors 8pm) and will feature sets from Bantum, VerseChorusVerse, Twin Terrace and Empire Saints. Oh, and the best part is that it's completely 100% free!

In order to get into the gig you will need to reserve your ticket (again, it's freeeee!) at entertainment.ie/tickets and you're good to go.

The inaugural eLive took over The Mercantile on October 18th, with outstanding performances on the night from Heritage Centre, Cfit, Juliet's Rescue and Modesto. In fact, you can see our snaps from the night right here.

As with the first show, the November 22nd edition of eLive is curated by entertainment.ie music editor John Balfe and our live music facilitator Keiron Black, who have put their heads together to come up with a line-up which showcases the diversity and promise of Ireland's music scene at the moment.

If you're unable to make it along on the night, fear not! We'll be streaming the gig in its entirety on entertainment.ie and AerTV.ie so you can watch from the comfort of your living room/office/bus journey.


Ruairi Lynch is one of the finest Irish representatives of the Irish electonica scene that we've heard, well, ever. He's an incredibly diverse live performer, covering every base from acoustic chill-out to foot-tapping, heart-thumping beats and grooves. He also wears a pretty mean beanie cap. Bantum's debut long-player Legion was released in October on Eleven Eleven and is available for purchase.


VerseChorusVerse is the musical project of northern lad Tony Wright and his trusty guitar. Wright, a founding member And So I Watch You From Afar, has been writing, recording and touring incessantly since the release of his debut solo EP - VCV EP - around this time last year. A debut album is due in early 2013.

Twin Terrace

We've had our eye on Twin Terrace here at entertainment.ie for a while now. Gavin Redmond and his band were one of our critical picks from the recent Hard Working Class Heroes festival. If you haven't heard of Twin Terrace yet, you're in for an absolute treat. Debut album Plural is available now.

Empire Saints

Empire Saints have been described in the Hot Press as "tight, confident, slightly gothic, bombastic indie rock at its best" - and who are we to disagree with that assertion? These guys have been the recipients of vast amounts of airplay from Phantom FM, making them among the most air-played Irish bands of 2012. Isn't about time you saw them live?