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Belfast record label to host gig at Out To Lunch festival

Public Sector Records, a Belfast-based record label featuring some of Northern Ireland's top up-and-coming artists, is to host an evening of music as part of the Out To Lunch festival.

The night will feature a set from singer-songwriter John McGurgan, who will be performing with a full band. John is launching his third album Can’t Sentence a String Together and limited edition vinyl will be available on the night.

Also appearing is Stevie Scullion, former lead singer of Snow Patrol favourites Cat Malojian. Stevie currently trades under the name Malojian and will be performing songs from his debut album which is due out later this year.

Public Sector Records describes itself as a "fully-functioning, community-spirited record label, with a truely independent ethos."

The label is home to an eclectic mix of musicians, including Pat Dam Smyth - whose album The Great Divide received widespread critical acclaim on its relase - and Lurgan singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery, who is fast building a reputation as a local live favourite.

The label also has a US branch, based in Portland, Oregon. This presumably explains the link with Jerry and the Mippets, a one-man act from "rural America" who produces music exclusively through a 4-track recorder. Public Sector plan to release his debut album later this year.

Public Sector Records in association with Out To Lunch presents John McGurgan with support by Malojian, 25 January at The Black Box, 8.00pm. Tickets: £5



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