Homebeat & Nialler9 in association with O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beer proudly present Future Proof – a new series of events showcasing essential emerging and established acts who are weaving themselves into the present and future fabric of the Irish music scene.

After a very full Bello on a wet Wednesday night enjoyed Come On Live Long, Proper Micro NV and Buffalo Woman, we’re back in the in the warm cosy surroundings of Bello Bar on Wednesday April 19th. Future Proof #2 features three of the most vibrant acts performing on these shores at this moment.


Cheapest tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite.

This month’s guests are:


Fresh alternative soul six-piece from Cork.


A moving, honest 19 year-old songwriter from Donegal with 2 million Spotify streams.


Brooding electronic pop artist from Galway on the up.

Facebook event

DOORS: 8pm

There are free pints of O’Haras Beers for the first 40 in the door and tastings throughout in the Bello Bar sitting room.

Poster by Ruan Van Vliet.

Posted on April 11th, 2017


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‘Awake Me’ from the Donegal singer-songwriter Rosie Carney bravely addresses the fog of depression and anorexia that she felt for much of her life.

This new solo piano and voice version from Carney strips back the instrumentation but still leaves the weight of the sentiment very much in the air. Stunning.

Rosie performs at Nialler9 and Homebeat’s Future Proof#2 on Wednesday April 19th in association with O’Haras along with Shookrah and Laoise.

Posted on April 6th, 2017


The Donegal singer-songwriter Rosie Carney is back on her own path.

Carney recently wrote about her mental health experiences with depression and anorexia on her site, exacerbated by sexual assaults and bullying. It’s a brave thing to share for anyone and very much worth a read. She writes of feeling different, desperation, of being dropped by her record label, of anxiety, hitting rock bottom, and finally getting the help she needed.

Now 19-years-old, Carney’s new song ‘Awake Me’ is informed by her life. “I’ve been a fool for more than half of my life / I’ve tried to hide” she sings and after knowing her story, those words resonante with a large impact.

‘Awake Me’ is an honest song, a beautiful song of expressive atmospheric folk which feels like the lifting of a fog:

‘Better Man’.

Posted on January 23rd, 2017


Yesterday, I revealed the full lineup of acts for the church at Other Voices, now here’s the full music trail list of acts, which are the events that are free and open to the public throughout the day and after the main gigs.

The previously announced artists are below. New are:

  • AE MAK
  • Ailbhe Reddy
  • Barq
  • Bernie Pháid
  • Brass Phantoms
  • Daoirí Farrell
  • exmagician
  • For Foresters
  • Hoodman Blind
  • Ivy Nations
  • Jafaris
  • Malojian
  • Meltybrains?
  • Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers)
  • Moon Looks On
  • New Jackson
  • Nialler9 DJ set
  • Óg
  • Phil Kieran
  • Planet Parade
  • Rosie Carney
  • Search Party Animal
  • Ships
  • Síle Denvir
  • Slow Riot
  • Stephen James Smith
  • Susie Blue
  • Swords
  • The Fontaines
  • Thumper
  • Ultan Conlan
  • We Were Giants
  • + Special guests

Yes, that’s a lot and it adds to the existing acts below. All Free. I’ll be DJing on the Friday night after the main event.

  • Bad Bones
  • Arborist
  • Soulé
  • TooFools
  • Jack O’Rourke
  • Farah Elle
  • Orchid Collective
  • Windings
  • David Kitt
  • Damolo
  • Ports
  • Rosa Nutty
  • Craig Gallagher
  • Cry Monster Cry
  • Beauty Sleep
  • Strange Attractor
  • Fangclub
  • Emily Barker
  • Majia Sofia
  • Marlene Enright
  • Land Lovers
  • Katie Laffan
  • Ruth
  • Jealous Of The Birds
  • John Cummins
  • Pat Dam Smyth
  • Ryan Vail

Posted on November 23rd, 2016


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A few weeks ago Generator NI announced Output’s daytime  series of talks with names like Andrew WK and Tom Robinson taking part. Today, they’ve announced the series of free night gigs for which Nialler9 is teaming up with Belfast magazine The Thin Air in the Black Box with Dublin electronic disco tune of the year contenders Ships,  Derry noisy pop man Autumns, Dublin electronic duo Contour, and Cork’s gazey-rock band The Altered Hours. Our amazing poster is by Stephen Maurice Graham.

But that’s not all that’s on, there are also names like Best Boy Grip, Slowplacelikehome, Ryan Vail, Rosie Carney, Team RKT, Silences,  Katharine Philippa and two go bands – Go Swim and Go Wolf among others playing on 10 stages that night. You can register for daytime events at www.creativebelfast.info

Night Lineup

Venue / time 8pm 8.30pm 9pm 9.30pm 10pm 10.30pm 11pm 11.30pm Hosts
Black Box Café Slow Place Like Home Ciaran Lavery Ryan Vail Ports Electric Mainline / Smalltown America Music
Black Box Autumns Ships Contour Altered Hours The Thin Air / Nialler 9
White’s Tavern Lipstik Lizards White Male Actors Team RKT Further Education Colleges / Broken Melody Records
Duke of York In An Instant Callum Stewart Hurdles More Than Conquerors Old Fang / Sentric
The Harp Bar Amanda St John Bernadette Morris Owen McGarry Triona Carville IMRO / Real Music Club
Oh Yeah Centre Go Swim Goldie Fawn Travis is a Tourist Oh Volcano Friday Night Mashup / PRS
The Spaniard Jessica Doherty Best Boy Grip Rosie Carney Janet Devlin Nerve Centre / Honeycomb – Creative Works
McHugh’s Jess Edlin Katharine Philippa Robocobra Silences Big Space Studio / SARC
Aether & Echo Viola Dust The Clameens Go Wolf David C Clements Generator NI / Third Bar
Voodoo Exit Pursued by Bear Joshua Burnside Michael Mormecha Emerald Armada FourAcre Music / Forfey
The Sunflower Farriers Meb Jon Sol Robyn G Shiels Arborist Folk and Tumble / Start Together Studios


Posted on September 30th, 2014


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