SOAK set for special homecoming gig

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Derry singer songwriter SOAK is set to play a unique gig in the city in a hotly anticipated return performance to her home town.

The intimate show by the critically acclaimed local singer will take place at Christ Church in Derry on Friday November 7.

The teenage star’s highly anticipated new single ‘B A Nobody’ on Rough Trade Records is due for release on 3rd Nov having had its first play on BBC Radio 1 recently.

The singer, whose real name is Bridie Mons Watson, last year signed a publishing deal with Universal.

The Prehen teenager joins an impressive list of some of the world’s highest ranking artists at the prestigious label including, Snow Patrol, Elton John and Elvis Costello.

Described in the press as a “teenage musical prodigy” the 16-year-old former Oakgrove College pupil has caught the attention of BBC Radio One. She also enjoyed an appearance on RTE’s Late Late show recently. In a glowing review in the Guardian the singer’s music was described as:

“A vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking: intricate, ambiguous psychodramas chewed over in her distinctive Derry accent, a bit like a young Paul Brady if he were singing Joni Mitchell or reading aloud the diary of Anne Frank - songs are generous and outward.” Tickets, priced £10 + booking fee, are now on sale from Ticketmaster Ireland outlets.