Irvine Library will play host to two of Scotland’s ‘brightest’ new musical talents as they take to the stage later this month.

Hamish Hawk and Rianne Downey will be playing a matinee performance at the library on Sunday, July 17.

Hawk is an Edinburgh-born rock musician who released his latest album Heavy Elevator to critical acclaim last September.

The local gig will kick off a slew of shows throughout the summer for Hawk and soon after he’ll be heading to the Latitude festival in Suffolk.

Throughout his decade long career, Hawk has not only gained a strong fanbase but has had time to develop his sound that’s been influenced by bands like The White Stripes and Franz Ferdinand.

Bellshill-born country/folk artist Downey released her latest single Devil’s Gonna Get You in March of this year, which was named Tune of the Week by BBC Radio Scotland.

Beginning her career by posting covers during lockdown of 2020, Downey’s explosive success has seen her play in the prestigious SXSW festival in Austin, Texas and tour the UK all within two years of her first upload.

Downey will be fresh from her set at the TRNSMT festival in Glasgow Green on July 10.

Organised by Get It Loud In Libraries (GLIL), the company have showcased hit artists such as Florence & The Machine, Clean Bandit, Jessie J, Adele, IDLES, and Sam Fender at the start of their careers.

Stewart Parsons, head of the organisation, said: “The show features two of Scotland’s brightest new talents. I hope you can support Irvine Library and this fresh, innovative event.”

The company also host the GILIL Academy where young people can learn how to work as artists as well as be taught skills that will allow them to venture into behind-the-scenes roles within the music industry.

The show is suitable for all ages with tickets costing £10 (£11 with the added booking fee) and doors opening at 2.30pm.

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