Blog of radio presenter, producer and writer Vanessa Monaghan AKA NESSY

Bronagh Gallagher: November Live Shows

Bronagh Gallagher and her band take to the stage for three live shows in November previewing some material from her forthcoming album which is due for release in Spring 2012. You’ll be able to catch her on: Wednesday 2ND November 2011 Sandinos Cafe Bar, DERRY www.sandinos.com Thursday 3RD November 2011 Oh Yeah Centre, BELFAST www.ohyeahbelfast.com...

The Shuffle on DCUfm Episode 1: 13/10/2011

Show 1 Done and dusted. Good to get it over with, wasn’t feeling great when I was on air, so yes I’m making excuses. There were a couple of technical little bits and bobs that threw me off a little in the studio. You’re always going to get that when it’s the first proper full...

Snow Patrol: This Isn’t Everything You Are (video)

I would never really called myself a fan of Snow Patrol but I’m liking what they are up to at the moment. The band have a new album, Fallen Empires, which is due for release on November 11th. ‘This Isn’t Everything You Are’ is the follow up single to ‘Called Out In The Dark’. This...

Yesterday I interviewed Leah Johnston, Festival Manager of Abära for an interview which will be aired on Wednesday October 19th on Culture Cafe on RTE 2XM. The few days sound amazing and the positivity I got from just speaking to Leah about the festival was amazing.  It’s a great inspiring way to highlight disabilities but also to highlight the...

Benjamin Francis Leftwich: Shine (video)

The ever adorable and extremely talented Benjamin Francis Leftwich releases his new single ‘Shine’ on November 7th in the UK, so Ireland should be November 4th. This cleverly coincides with Ben’s tour of the UK & Ireland and his Sugar Club date on November 2nd. Shine is taken from Ben’s album ‘Last Smoke Before The...

Tune of The Week 14/10/2011: The Chevin

I’ve been listening to this for a few weeks now and I really like it. This is the debut from The Chevin, a Leeds band who have just signed to Fierce Panda. Other than that I don’t know a whole lot about The Chevin. Upbeat indie, a little hint of The Killers, this would be...

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