Abbacaxi + Pier – Saturday April 20th


Connollys of leap produce presents Abbacaxi  & Pier

Saturday 20th of April. Doors at 7pm, €15 + BF

  • Abbacaxi –

Abbacaxi is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Ireland/Sierra Leone. Beginning his career as a teen playing rock and funk, he later dove deep into crafting songs strongly rooted in House music, influences that continue to inform his sound.

The release last year of his debut EP Endless garnered some international airplay, a spot on Rolling Stones ‘Highlights of the Week’, BBC introducing, and supporting artist slots for Elder Island and Elderbrook.

An Abbacaxi live show takes you on a trip with plenty of emotional peaks and troughs. Playing instruments and synths, looping from a library of his own sounds and singing, he goes from trip-hop to house. Hands-in-the-air moments to singalongs and back again, all with the sort of melodies and top-lines you don’t soon forget. He draws on his love of jazz, funk and proper songwriting, harking back to a time when dance music was made by live musicians, but comes with very modern dynamics.

  • Pier 

In blending 90’s alt rock & Sardinian folk influences, Pier, born Pierfrancesco Dessí, provides a soundscape which is entirely his own. Guitars swell from ambient to aggressive while powerful vocals soar above.

After gigging extensively around Sardinia — and briefly moving to Finland to work in a steel factory, Dublin has been home and his base of operations for several years now.

Having played across all the major Dublin venues including, and with an appearance at Brighton’s The Great Escape, Pier enthralled a packed crowd at the Workman’s Cellar for this year’s Ireland Music Week.

His singles ‘Hollow’ and ‘Campari’ were both recorded in Dublin’s Sonic Studio by Ber Quinn (Lisa Hannigan / John Grant / James Vincent McMorrow / The Divine Comedy etc.)  and mastered by Ruairi O’Flaherty of Nomograph Mastering ( Lana Del Rey / Rufus Wainwright / Taylor Swift etc.) in LA.

Pier is currently busy working on his debut EP, which will be out in 2024.

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