• A Musical Celebration of Stevie Martin

    On Saturday, March 4, Derry’s Nerve Centre will host a Musical Celebration of sadly-missed singer-songwriter Stevie Martin AKA Rainy Boy Sleep. With all profits in aid of Pieta House, And So I Watch You From Afar, Making Monsters, The Wood Burning Savages, John Deery & The Heads, Furlo, Waldorf & Cannon, Rosborough, Susie-Blue, Shoot The Messenger, August and Allie Bradley will all perform in honour of the late Northern Irish artist, who passed in August last year. Tickets for the show are £12 and can be bought here. Doors at 7pm. Photo for the Thin Air by Joe Laverty

  • The First Time: Stevie Martin (Rainy Boy Sleep)

    As anyone who has ever had the pleasure of chatting with him – no matter how briefly – will know, Stevie Martin AKA Rainy Boy Sleep was a truly endearing and incredibly humble individual. For a musician so respected – for an artist with a head always bustling full of ideas – Stevie never neglected that wry smile and extraordinarily sound demeanour that he effortlessly carried around the country and beyond, guitar case & towering dreams in tow. Late last night word started to circulate around Stendhal Festival of Art in Limavady that, having been reported missing for three weeks just a few days ago,…