Pat Egan Presents:
Sean and Connor Price + support from Alfie Sheard
Live at Borderline, Soho
Tickets go on sale on Friday September 7th via Ticketweb.
14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Sean (18) and his brother Conor (16) are from Blessington in County Wicklow and appeared on X Factor 2017.
They started busking on Grafton Street in Dublin, famous for its busking, since Conor was 11 and shared their songs with the crowds. In 2016 the brothers released their debut EP called Change. There are four original songs on the EP, which went to number 9 in the Irish album charts.
Their first audition on X Factor 2017 was in Edinburgh and they chose to sing Jimi Hendrix / Bob Dylan classic All Along the Watchtower. But it was not a straight cover – with the brothers bursting into a rap in between the famous chorus. The busking brothers blew away the judges with their modern rendition of All Along the Watchtower, complete with a funky rap. After a huge applause, Simon Cowell told the duo: “This is probably one of the best auditions we’ve had. I’m going to say something to you guys – I don’t want to change a single thing from what I saw and heard today.”
This audition has proved to be the 3rd most watch video on YouTube in Ireland during 2017. Their journey on the Live shows brought them through three rounds and then into the quarter finals where they journey finished, earning them a spot in the top 10.
Since X Factor, Sean and Conor have released 3 singles, “Be Like You”, “Get Lost” and “Quit”, each reaching number 1 in the Irish iTunes Charts.
This summer Sean and Conor performed on their headline tour of Ireland, selling out famous venue’s such as Dublin’s Vicar Street.
They are planning their upcoming mini album/EP release, due in October 2018.
Alfie Sheard is a singer-songwriter who rose to popularity following a video of him busking went viral exceeding more than three million strikes. Alfie was plucked off the streets and whisked to the US to perform in front of millions after being talent spotted by TV star Ellen DeGeneres.
Alfie Sheard was filmed singing and playing his guitar for pocket money on the streets of Doncaster in south Yorkshire and the video went viral with three million hits. The film caught the eye of the American comedian and she invited Alfie to appear on her talk show which is filmed in Burbank, California and watched by four million people.
DeGeneres told the audience that ever since she saw the video she had been dying to meet him and added: “Wait ‘til you hear him sing, this guy is amazing.” And there was an even bigger surprise for the youngster when Ed Sheeran appeared with a recorded message and a present for Alfie – one of his guitars which he signed. Since then has had in excess of 6 million views on his YouTube channel.