Kilkenny is rarely seen above ground

RARELY Seen Above Ground will be performing in his hometown of Kilkenny this Saturday July 21. Performing in the Set Theatre, RSAG will be supported by Carried By Waves. Tickets are only €10 for this gig.

RARELY Seen Above Ground will be performing in his hometown of Kilkenny this Saturday July 21. Performing in the Set Theatre, RSAG will be supported by Carried By Waves. Tickets are only €10 for this gig.

RSAG aka Jeremy Hickey is a multi-instrumentalist. Jeremy records, performs and produces all the material in his home studio. Live he has being experimenting with the idea of a virtual band collaborating with visual artist Paul Mahon (Geppetto) creating silhouettes of himself projected on screen backing his live drums, percussion and vocals.

Influences and comparisons have included ESG, Talking Heads and Joy Division (post punk) and Chemical Brothers and Aphex Twin with a new flavour of Dub Step rhythms (electronica).

Rarely Seen Above Ground has been making waves since 2008 with a seriously explosive live set and a double album release, ‘Organic Sampler’ the debut which received a 5 star review from the Irish Times as well as gaining a Choice Music Prize nomination in the same year. In 2009 Jeremy worked with leading remixer, programmer and producer Leo Pearson (U2 & Elvis Costello) who produced the follow-up album ‘Be It Right Or Wrong’ which gave him a new and interesting approach to fine tuning a more vocally driven album.

After a trip State side to the major SXSW festival and some gigs in New York, Jeremy is currently back underground to find a new sound which represents his future ideas of where he wants to go as a musician and as a producer. The first taste of this new style can be heard in his online single ‘This Winding Sheet’.

Jeremy has performed at several music festivals including Castlepalooza, Body and Soul, Oxygen and numerous European festivals as drummer for the Parisian Electronic outfit Bot’Ox. Major gigs include The Montreaux Jazz Festival -Switzerland, Calvi On The Rocks – Corsica and The Electron Festival –Geneva. Jeremy has also played the length and breadth of France including the Tsugi festival and the renowned L’Olympia theatre, Paris.

A few TV appearances have been thrown in along the way for good measure including The Raw Sessions, Other Voices and The Saturday Night Show. His new album is due out nezt year. For more on gigs, visit www.set.ie.