Friday 10.30pm



…where the music comes from


A night sure to unearth some awesome renditions of long forgotten classics and modern hits whilst showcasing some phenomenal talent

A whole new look at how local music is presented in Belfast… Think of a real life live lounge scenario, in the Empire, on a Friday night and its free!

Roots Feature


Friday 03 March

RACKHOUSE PILFER are a fiery & exciting 6-piece Irish band who have been getting rave reviews with their Roots blend of Irish-Americana. After a storming 2014 which included being awarded 'LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR 2014' by Hot Press & Jagermeister, recording in Nashville, their first headline tour of Ireland, playing for the Irish President, headlined Europe's 2 biggest Bluegrass Festivals & loads of great Irish Festival performances RACKHOUSE PILFER are looking forward to an exciting 2015. 


Friday 10 March

Teddy Charles Jr. is the brainchild of Allan McGreevy (The Rupture Dogs). With an already impressive back catalogue of solid work if you haven't heard him already, I can confidently say you will soon. An artist with the writing skill and contemporary feel of a Bowie or Waits, he writes from the soul of someone older, it's a rare quality and shines through in his performances as he writes what he knows and believes what he sings. 


Friday 17 March


Friday 24 March

Jawbone is a relaxed evening of folk, blues, rock n' roll and lots more.


Friday 31 March

Since forming in 2009, Crow Black Chicken have earned back-pats aplenty for their charming Southern sound, most notably after their performance on the BBC Introductory Stage at Glastonbury in 2011. This power trio of Christy O Hanlon (Vocals, Guitar), Stephen McGrath (Bass) and Gev Barrett (Drums, backing vocals) combine elements of folk and hard rock with the blues rock of bands like Gov't mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zeppelin to create their greasy no bullshit blues rock sound.