Theatre Royal, 13th August 2022, 8pm
Ward is the alias of Sean Ward, an 18-year-old multi-instrumentalist and producer from Waterford. Only producing music for under 2 years, the ‘one-stop-shop’ artist has progressed rapidly, quickly turning himself into an artist who is regularly churning out radio ready pieces of bedroom pop. Signing to Waterford’s independent Egg Twelve Records in early 2020, ‘In Two Minds’ and ‘Childsplay’ garnered huge support across National, Dublin and Regional radio stations. The first track of the EP ‘Childsplay’ made it into the Top Ten Irish Breakers Chart as well as securing features across Hot Press, Goldenplec and many more.
Ward’s previous single ‘In Two Minds’ was crowned ‘Track of the Week’ on RTE 2FM and Spin South West alongside features in music bloggers and tastemakers such as District Magazine, Nialler9’s Irish tracks of the week, Thin Air, Hot Press and Goldenplec.com and many more.
‘Strawberry Jam’ is the debut EP from young Irish musician Ward. It is a tribute to summer times, and the relationships built up and broken down within them. The EP features groovy basslines to match heavy drum grooves, contrasted by light and danceable keys, all complemented by dashes of guitar goodness deposited throughout the running time. This instrumentation is used as the canvas for the catchy melodies and punchy lyrics that Ward delivers on each track.
€15.50, https://theatreroyal.ie/event/ward/ 051 874402
The Theatre Royal, The Mall, Waterford