Album stream: Rory Nellis – Ready For You Now


Having successfully completed a Pledge campaign to ensure its release, Belfast singer-songwriter Rory Nellis has released his long-awaited debut solo album, Ready For You Now.

Last month we said Nellis’ music “betrays an increasingly tangible sense of conviction and candor. Where no lyric or phrase feels throwaway, no chord progression or melodic flourish seems kneejerk or unconsidered. This almost meditative attention to detail is something that has often set his music apart from many of his peers, something that’s more than evident on his forthcoming debut album, Ready For You Now.”

A few weeks later, those words ring louder than ever. Across thirteen wonderfully varied, masterfully meditative tracks, Ready For You Now reveals a singer-songwriter at the absolute top of his game.

Nellis plays the following dates in May and June:

May 21: Love Coffee, Lurgan
May 22: Railway Tavern, Fahan, Donegal
May 25: AER Music Club, Molly Brown’s, Newtonards
May 29: Ranfurly Arts Centre, Dungannon
June 5: Kiwi’s Brew Bar, Portrush
June 6: Saints, Saintfield
June 12: Bennigans, Derry
June 20: The MAC, Belfast (Ready For You Now launch)

Stream/buy Ready For You Now below.

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