The Oliver Plunkett Doors 8:30 pm - Admission: €10
ĎA new song for a new yearí. That was the simple unassuming remark that Jamie Lawson chose to accompany his Wasnít Expecting That video when he posted it to Youtube at the start of January. What Jamie really wasnít expecting was the incredible reaction to the song in the weeks since, particularly in Ireland, where people seem to have embraced itís simple, love story as an antidote to the turmoil that surrounds daily life.
Sitting with approximately 1000 Youtube views on the 13th of January the video exploded in popularity following airplay on a national irish radio station and now sits on circa 200,000 views and growing thanks to continued radio airplay and itís popularity on Twitter. Jamie has since performed on RTEís The Late Late Show on 28th January where he received an amazing response.
Originally planned for release on Jamieís next album later in the year, the songís popularity forced him to record it as a single for immediate release where it went straight to Number 1 on the irish iTunes chart and number 3 in the official Irish Singles Chart.