The Pogues Irish Whiskey Presents: A Shot at Discovery – Your Judges

Posted: Wednesday 22 February 2017

As the bands prepare to face off in The Pogues Irish Whiskey Presents: A Shot at Discovery regional heats, we proudly present your regional judges...

When the regional finalists take to the stage in their respective venues, they will not only be playing to an audience but also to a panel of very special judges. Therefore, we'd like to do a quick intro - stay tuned though, the list will continue to grow. 

If you need a reminder of what the musicians are competing for, click here

The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth (Sunday 5 March, 7pm)

Bournemouth, your judges are:

  • Jodie Copeland from Mint South 
  • Local promoter, Adam Fox 
  • Tor Byrnes, a local promoter
  • Bert Burnell from Mr Kyps 
  • Darren Hayward, a local Muso and influencer in Bournemouth.

To find out more about your heat finalists, click here.

Get your tickets here.

O2 Academy Bristol (Monday 6 March, 7pm)

Bristol, your judges are:

  • Bristol Post's entertainment reporter, Craig Jones
  • Dan Chandler from Crosstown Concerts 
  • Manager to gothic rockers, The Mission, George Allen

To find out more about your heat finalists, click here.

Get your tickets here.

O2 Academy 2 Oxford (Tuesday 7 March, 7pm)

Oxford, your judges are:

  • Local gig promoter, Simon Bailey 
  • Tim Hughes from the Oxford Mail and Oxford Times 
  • BBC's Jack Suddaby

To find out more about your heat finalists, click here.

Get your tickets here.

O2 ABC 2 Glasgow (Thursday 9 March, 6.30pm)

Glasgow, your judges are:

  • Chris Marshall, a producer at 7 West Studios 
  • Tenement TV's founder, Chae Houston 

To find out more about your heat finalists, click here.

Get your tickets here.

O2 Academy 2 Sheffield (Saturday 11 March, 6.30pm)

Sheffield, your judges are:

  • Graham Walker from the Sheffield Star and Yorkshire Post 
  • Georgia Rawson, Editor of Discovered Magazine 

To find out more about your heat finalists, click here.

Get your tickets here.

O2 Academy 2 Liverpool (Sunday 12 March, 7pm)

Liverpool, your judges are:

  • Singer songwriter and Amsterdam's frontman, Ian Prowse 
  • Jay Hynd from The Guide Liverpool

To find out more about your heat finalists, click here.

Get your tickets here.

O2 Academy 2 Birmingham (Monday 13 March, 7pm)

Birmingham, your judges are:

  • Rebecca Stanley from Native Monster / Express and Star 
  • Brum Radio
  • Kerrang! Radio's Johnny Doom 
  • Carlo Solazzo from Birmingham Promoters 

To find out more about your heat finalists, click here.

Get your tickets here.

The Scholar, Leicester (Tuesday 14 March, 7pm)

Leicester, your judges are:

  • Nik Cookie 

To find out more about your heat finalists, click here.

Get your tickets here.

O2 Academy 2 Newcastle (Wednesday 15 March, 7pm)

Newcastle, your judges are:

  • Editor of NE Volume, Lee Allcock
  • Steve Davis from SSD Concerts and Gigs North East

To find out more about your heat finalists, click here.

Get your tickets here.

O2 Academy Islington (Thursday 16 March, 7pm)

London, your judges are:

  • Roisin Galdelrab from Camden New Journal, Islington Tribune, West End Extra 
  • Claire Macleod from Xray Touring

To find out more about your heat finalists, click here

Get your tickets here.

     

About The Pogues Irish Whiskey:

The audaciously Irish spirit from the famed Celtic punk band, The Pogues Irish Whiskey contains the legendary spirit and poetic rebelliousness of the band. Carefully crafted in small batches in handmade copper stills in Skibbereen, West Cork, the whiskey is triple-distilled and aged in bourbon oak casks for three years and a day. The Pogues Irish Whiskey has a warming aroma of malts and cracked nuts. Available at select bars across the UK and from online retailers. 

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