Dates & Times
Team & Cast
Katie is a musician, songwriter, composer and sound designer who currently makes her own music under the name Hex Hue. She was a touring member of Choice nominated ‘Pleasure Beach’ and has worked with musicians such as Foy Vance and Duke Special as well as supporting artists like Van Morrison, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Bell X1, All Saints and many more.
As well as being MAC resident artist in 2016, Katie has worked with many theatre companies in NI including the Lyric, Maiden Voyage Dance, and Tinderbox.
She starred in the Lyric Theatre’s production of Good Vibrations, as well as being the onstage Musical Director. She was sound designer for the MAC’s co-production with Prime Cut Productions, Father the Father.
Radical art-pop sweethearts Beauty Sleep are producer and songwriting duo Cheylene and Ryan aka "the Irish King and Queen of Indie-Pop". The band are a boojie buffet of the most bewitching synths and bombastic guitars that are guaranteed to make you blush. These partners in crime released their debut album ‘Be Kind' in 2019 which saw them nominated for Northern Irish Album of the Year and garnered national radio support from BBC Radio One, 6Music, and RTE2fm.
Sasha Samara is a new voice in the Northern Irish scene, bringing a fresh vision of folk-tinged indie-pop that is honest and insightful. After launching her debut single ‘Broken Vessel’ in late 2019, her vulnerable approach to songwriting has endeared her to local audiences. With candid lyrics and girl-next-door connection, she has earned a slot at the coveted Ruby Sessions in Dublin and in November 2020, she was awarded the New Contender Award at the NI Music Prize. Her debut E.P. is set for release in Summer 2022.
Genre wise an eclectic mixed bag, Zapho draws from pop, alternative, soul, and indie influences, creating a unique sound that is truly her own. Infectious hooks, driving beats, rich electro soundscapes all wrapped up in her memorable alt-pop sound, she is an artist that has been noticeably impressing the industry since her launch in 2019. Zapho effortlessly infuses LGBT+ themes, female-focused narratives, that cross genres and push musical boundaries, with catchy melodies that feel familiar, yet totally new.