Rising Stars is a series featuring the 10 emerging acts we feel will make the biggest leap this year. These unique Ground Floor shows can range from 140 to 250 capacity, and will run one Thursday a month up until December.July’s rising star is Alex Gough
Alex Gough is a 21-year-old Drummer/Producer/Rapper and one of the most talked about artists of the new rising Irish music scene. Drumming since the age of 6, he quickly became a well-respected master of his craft and soon turned his hand to producing while also attending the prestigious ‘Cork School of Music’.His first single ‘Breakfast’, released in February 2019, is no doubt the standout track to date racking up over half a million streams while garnering immediate support in high profile playlists such as Spotify’s influential New Music Friday, Free Form and Alternative Hip-Hop. Hot on the heels of ‘Breakfast’, Alex released fan favourite ‘Step To Me’ filmed with acclaimed London/LA director Debbie Scanlan (Wolf James) and DoP Charlie Fleetwood (Vikings, The Young Offenders) the track making a progression in sound and vision that you would only expect from the current trajectory Alex finds himself on.