About Us

Rising Tide is a newly formed music promotion group committed to bringing original live artists from Ireland and the UK to play in intimate and unique venues and settings across the Northwest of Ireland.

Working alongside local promoters, festivals and event producers, we see an opportunity to compliment the music scene in Sligo with indie, hip-hop, electronica, psychedelic rock and other alternative artists.


We are...

Dany Guest - founder of Art for Blind Records: With over 15 years in the music industry, Dany has broad experience of booking, promoting and producing live music events across the UK and Ireland.


Mark Willis - founder of Bluestack Records: Has worked with festivals and events across Ireland, including curating and promoting live music events and festivals at The Model Arts Centre and Glens Centre. Recent work also includes music programming for Sligo Live, Cairde Arts Festival and the First Fortnight Festival. His artists have played countless festival stages across Ireland and the UK including Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions, Earagail Arts Festival, Hard Working Class Heroes, Dublin’s Vicar Street and Body & Soul.


Simon Hunt - co-founder of Turn It On and member of The Gorgeous Colours and Indian: Simon brings over 20 years of live music production experience and has already brought much of his experience to Sligo audiences through his musicianship and also as co-founder of Friday Night Social at The Model.