THIS Saturday night, Lethean will be hosting Thin Lizzy support act Sal Vitro, with Claire Hyland taking to the stage on Sunday evening.
In January last year, Sal Vitro burst onto the scene and wasted no time making waves. At their debut gig Sal Vitro impressed judges and fans alike, winning a live and unsigned band battle. In March last year the band won the prestigious ‘Hard Rock Café Battle Of the Bands’ for emerging artists and went on to represent Ireland in the global leg of the competition.
In May that year the group were honoured to not only perform in the Dublin City Soul Festival but to also finish in the top five of the festival’s rising stars.
Sal Vitro’s debut EP, ‘This Thing Of Ours’ was released alongside the band’s debut music video for ‘Strange Friends and Peculiar Enemies’ in August last year to good reviews and has been particularly championed by radio DJs Dave Fanning, Pat Courtenay and Marty Miller.
With UK and Irish tour dates throughout this year, including a guest slot with Jack L and a show in Camden’s finest music venue, The Dublin Castle, Sal Vitro have won a dedicated listenership. They ave also been billed at a number of Irish festivals including performances at this year’s Belly Bang, Ballinamore Fringe and Knockanstockan Music Festival, where they rocked to a packed arena.
Currently in the production stages of their eagerly awaited debut album, due for spring 2013 release, Sal Vitro have been invited as special guests to the legendary Thin Lizzy in the Olympia Theatre on December 13.
Claire Hyland is a singer-songwriter from Ballinakill, as well as a student of languages in Trinity College, Dublin. Musically, she has performed in various different groups in previous years, held lead roles in musicals, and won awards for excellence in her musicianship.
She started playing piano at the tender age of three, before beginning to experiment with stringed instruments in her teens. Recently back from gigging in California for the summer, she secured much sought after residencies in San Francisco’s busiest venues, and is now hoping to replicate her success back home. For more on these or any other gigs sure to visit Lethean’s Facebook page.