Irish Up-and-Comer Somebody’s Child Sells Out The Academy

By Donal Long


Fresh and exciting Somebody’s Child performed at The Academy Dublin as he continues to build his following with his Artic Monkeys, Sam Fedner style of sound. The show sold out well in advance of the day of the gig, meaning there was a jammed crowd in the iconic music venue. He carried a big sound and energetic perfromance in The Academy Mainroom.  

The Indie-pop act’s show would round off the Ireland and UK poriton of his gigs. A successful tour would see ten out of his fourteen performances to date sell-out. Somebody’s Child, also known as Cian Godfrey, will now head to Europe for the remaining shows in the likes of Paris, Amsterdamn and Berlin.  

The singer is still only in his early 20s, but is beginning to make a big impact in the Irish music scene. Godfrey was RTE’s Rising Artist of 2020, as well as being included on BBC Radio 1’s ‘Next Wave’ artists. He can also look forward to playing top music events around the country in 2023. Some places you could see Somebody’s Child perform this year include Sea Sessions, Trinity Ball and a variety of festivals in the UK.  

His performance in the Academy was nothing short of electric. From the very start of the show to the end, Cian Godfrey and his band were able to get the crowd going and invested in his music. He played his biggest hits such as ‘We Could Start a War’ and ‘Jungle’, as well as songs from his new, self-titled album ‘Somebody’s Child’.  


Posting on Instagram after the event, Somebody’s Child said: “Dublin we love you. That was special. Thanks to all that came and sang your hearts out.”  

For anyone who is interested in indie-pop music, there is definitely a good chance that the artist who grew up in Paris’ music is for you. According to Spotify, Somebody’s Child has just under 300 thousand monthly listeners. However, based on his trajectory you can expect that to rise. 

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