The Hennessy Sound Lounge is Back
The Hennessy Sound Lounge returns for the third iteration - this time in the brand new, state of the art Hen’s Teeth HiFi Lounge, a listening lounge connected to the gallery, store and restaurant space. Across four nights in November (2nd, 16th, 30th) and December (14th), four of the country’s most talented and accomplished artists will showcase and discuss the records that mean the most to them, in a unique and intimate immersive listening experience.
A programme of 4 individual nights, whereby the evening’s artist will share their most influential records with the audience over a premium sound system, custom crafted by Toby Hatchett and in-depth conversation hosted by renowned DJ Sally Cinnamon. The experience will be accompanied by deliciously crafted Hennessy cocktails. As each of the evenings evolve, listening moves to dancing when the artist of the night wraps up their conversation and gets on the decks for a specially curated DJ set of their favourite tunes.
As Hennessy continues to work with Irish artists and invest in ever evolving culture, proceeds from ticket sales each night will be donated to a charitable organisation of the artist's choice. Each charity will be personal to them and they’ve shared a few words explaining their choices. Attendees will have the option to donate to these charities at the shows and links to each are shared below.
WEDNESDAY 2ND NOVEMBER || PILLOW QUEENS
Pillow Queens are a 4-piece indie rock band based in Dublin comprising Pamela Connolly, Sarah Corcoran, Cathy McGuinness, and Rachel Lyons.
After the phenomenal success of their first record, 2020’s In Waiting, Pillow Queens went on to play bigger venues, festivals, and even The Late Late Show with James Corden. Music became a full time occupation for the band. At a point where most artists would get less personal and inward, Pillow Queens did the opposite. Leave the Light On is their most inward-focused release to date. It’s also very much a record about exploring the unknown, and for yearning. The band have recently just played two sold out Vicar Street shows and have played to crowds across North America and Europe over what has been a busy yet fruitful 2022.
“We’d like to pick TENI as our charity partner. We admire the work that TENI put into advancing the rights and improving the quality of trans people and their families’ lives. There has recently been an increase in violence towards trans people and we would like to contribute to the support available to the people in our trans community.”
For more information please see teni.ie
WEDNESDAY 16TH NOVEMBER || GOD KNOWS
Rap in Ireland is experiencing a revolutionary period and everyone who knows the scene knows its chief architect. Known for his vividly honest lyricism and electrifying energy wherever he sets foot, God Knows has elevated Irish hip-hop to exponential levels.
As part of Rusangano Family, God Knows was the recipient of the Choice Music Prize for 2016’s ‘Let The Dead Bury The Dead’ - the first ever hip-hop record to win the prestigious ‘Album of the Year’ award. As one of the three founders of Narolane Records, the label on everyone’s watch list, God Knows is getting ready for the most prolific period of creativity of his life. Earlier this year God Knows made his narolane debut with the release of ‘Glory’ featuring Irish singer Senita. As a collective, narolane’s creative output conveys their ethos with surety, authenticity and unapologetic ambition. That ethos is to be true to what is right, what is excellent and what is unexpec
ted. This commitment to excellence has caught the attention of the world’s most revered cultural commentators and music media, with The NME, NPR, France 24, The Irish Times, The BBC, The Guardian, RTÉ, The Fader, Vice and The New York Times all turning their attention to this revolutionary collective.
"Mary’s Meals is my charity of choice because I really like their ethos and mission statement. €18.30 to feed a child is really practical and achievable. Their website and newsletters go into detail on what they are doing on the ground and how the donations are making a difference. I appreciate the transparency. Unfortunately world hunger is still an issue in 2022 and I like Mary’s Meals approach to solving this."
For more information please see marysmeals.ie
WEDNESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER || KEAN KAVANAGH
Kean Kavanagh is a singer, songwriter, producer and co-founder of revered Irish label 'Soft Boy Records'. Kean has released solo music of his own via Soft Boy which caught the ear of XL Recordings founder Richard Russell who invited him to be a part of his last 'Everything is recorded' album alongside Ghostface Killa, Aitch and Berwyn among others.
He released his first full length project in the form of a 10 track record called 'Dog Person' which garnered him a following of his own, solidifying a fanbase of which he's played sold out shows to in UK and Ireland, he's supported artists like Vampire Weekend and Lana Del Rey, while also supporting Kojaque on his US tour this year.
"I've been wanting to do something for Guide Dogs Ireland for ages, they're a great charity and the help of the dogs that they train can be life changing for blind people, autistic children and their families."
For more information please see guidedogs.ie
WEDNESDAY 14TH DECEMBER || ROBYN LYNCH
Robyn Lynch is a contemporary fashion menswear brand based in East London, Founded in2018. Part of the British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN class of 2021/22, Lynch has established
From her debut collection as part of Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East program, Lynch uses her Irish upbringing and culture as the base of the brand’s ethos and inspiration, paying tribute to her roots with the youthful style and silhouette of traditional Irish cable knits.
“For the charity I’d like to choose Chime, the National Charity for Deafness and Hearing Loss. I chose this charity because my younger sister is Deaf and during her younger years and teenage years this organisation ran lots of workshops and adventure camps for deaf children which my sister attended and absolutely loved. She made great friends for life through these events. The cost of these camps/workshops are covered by chime through their fundraising. It will give me enormous pride to give something back on behalf of myself and my family.”
For more information please see chime.ie
Tickets at €10 inclusive of a complimentary Hennessy VS + Ginger are available at Eventbrite at this link. Doors open at 7pm, talks are 7.30 - 9pm and DJ party sets are 9.30pm - 12.30am.