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Jafaris, Nealo, Bantum, God Knows & Denise Chaila & more for Fresh Mode series at The Well this month

Jafaris, Nealo, Bantum, God Knows & Denise Chaila & more for Fresh Mode series at The Well this month


Fresh Mode is a three-night Thursday residency this November featuring the best new emerging Irish music right now that will take place in a brand new venue The Well on Stephen’s Green (at the top of Grafton Street) in association with Franciscan Well with all nights curated by Nialler9.

On the site of the old Dandelion Night Club, the Fresh Mode series launches The Well’s basement space as a new regular live music and gig venue, and gives Dublin city a new creative space, in a time when they are in short supply.

Nialler9 has put together three nights of the freshest acts from across the spectrum of Irish music. 

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Thursday November 14th

Jafaris, Melina Malone @ The Well (7.30pm)

Thursday November 21st

Bantum + God Knows + Denise Chaila (collab set), Celaviedmai @ The Well  (7.30pm)

Thursday November 28th

Nealo + guests@ The Well (7.30pm)

Tickets for each night are €12 including booking fee with a complimentary pint of Franciscan Well’s Pilgrims Session Pale Ale.

. Doors are open from 7.30pm. The upstairs bar at The Well also serves Dublin Pizza Company so you can pop in after work for dinner and join us after for the gigs.

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Thursday November 14th

Jafaris, Melina Malone @ The Well (7.30pm)


Two times Choice Music Song of the Year nominee, Soulé’s style is genre-bending, having evolved from a new cross-genre generation, her music draws on various influences from electronic pop to neo-soul, dance and hip-hop.t Her upbeat, catchy hits ‘Troublemaker’ and ‘What Do You Know’ have surged well past the coveted multi- million streams and only recently released summer banger Love Tonight has earned her the number 1 spot on Irish radio charts.

Love Tonight

SOULÉ - Love Tonight ft. C Cane

Melina Malone

Dublin born artist Melina Malone has a voice that belies her young years. A vocal graduate, Melina’s early music is awash with classic US Soul influence often compared to Neo Soul trailblazers  Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and D’Angelo. Following the years after graduating from college, Melina has been developing her skills as an artist, collaborating in 2018 with Mango x Mathman, Diffusion Lab,  The RTÉ Concert Orchestra and more. Her newest venture is a bustling electro-soul fusion with fellow Dublin musician and producer Steven McCann (Booka Brass, TooFools, JYellowL) which infuses a fresh electronic R&B twist to  Melina’s soulful roots akin to the likes of NAO, Tom Misch and Kaytranada.

Now or Never 

Thursday November 21st

Bantum + God Knows + Denise Chaila (collab set), Celaviedmai @ The Well (7.30pm)

Recently debuted in Cork as part of Sounds From A Safe Harbour, three of the best in the biz make their collaborative Dublin debut with a special set drawn from their own discographies and their collaborations thus far. Big vibes guaranteed.


Cork producer Ruairi Lynch AKA Bantum is a Choice Music Prize-nominated electronic artist, arranger, composer and remixer. Most recently, Bantum has teamed up with Loah on a series of singles and live shows, and has made tunes together with God Knows, Farah Elle and many more.

Strongest Thing:

Bantum - God Knows - Farah Elle - Ben Bix - Strongest Thing

God Knows

God Knows is rapidly becoming one of the most electrifying souls in music in Ireland. An MC with no concern for boundaries, he has consistently smashed all live-shows and guest appearances around the country. Along with being the founding member of Shannon’s Random Acts Of Kindness collective and one third of Rusangano Family, his unique MC fusion of grime, rap and spoken word has firmly established him as one of the most formidable front-men in Ireland.


See Also

Crown (feat. Awir Leon)

Denise Chaila

Denise Chaila is an Afro-Diasporan rapper, singer and poet. She hails from Chikankata, Zambia and is now based in Limerick, Ireland. Her music blends spoken word and rap to give voice to a transatlantic odyssey exploring identity, belonging, and home from the heart and mind of a diasporan dreamer. She uses her hyphenated identities to weave a narrative spanning continents, cultures and genres to “make space for what doesn’t yet ‘make sense’”. Her music marries art with a passion for justice and social change to build space for often forgotten stories and voices in dynamic and compelling ways.. Her unique take on rap and spoken word has firmly established her as one of the most important voices in Ireland.

Copper Bullet:

Denise Chaila - Copper Bullet


Celaviedmai is a Galway rapper becoming one of the most influential and most recognised names in Irish music industry and internationally after features from global platforms like Vice, Notion and New York Times.

She opened up for well-known artists such as Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Hoodie Allen, Tinchy Stryder, Sneakbo, Section boyz, Jimothy Lacoste and recently Jafaris.

For Me:

Live At Electric Picnic –


Thursday November 28th

Nealo + Special guests @ The Well (7.30pm)

Nealo is a hip hop artist cut from a different cloth. Having spent 10 years touring in hardcore punk bands, he settled down, got married and went off to college to get a law degree. After a few years working in a solicitors firm, he heard the calling to return to music, but this time in a completely different way.

The Dublin born rapper & singer began making beats and writing lyrics in 2018 as a form of catharsis to find a home for his thoughts and poems on paper. Over the course of the next few months he managed to sell out 3 headline Dublin shows and finished the year closing the Dublin Literary Festival in a memorable night in the GPO. Nealo’s laid back blend of introspective hip hop over jazz-influenced beats is a complete contrast to what you would expect from an ex hardcore punk vocalist, but it has worked its magic to carve him out a loyal following, in Dublin.

Angel On My Shoulder

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