Paper Tigers were formed in 2018 by Michael Smyth with Hayley Norton on vocals and Stevey Henry on bass. 2019 saw them come out swinging, gigging incessantly and releasing debut single ‘Gucci Smiles’ which earned them a nomination for the NI Music Prize Best Single. This was followed by sophomore single ‘Flames’, released at the very beginning of the global pandemic. The two songs have over 20,000 streams with accompanying videos hitting over 10,000 views. These releases earned them tours with LIFE and Hundredth, international radio play including attention from iHeart Radio as well as accolades from press with Chordblossom declaring ‘This is rock and roll’.
22 year old Jordi Kelly is a songwriter from Co. Armagh, bringing a Rock twist to a hook filled set of Original songs he’s written across the past 7 years of his life.
He can also be found playing in such bands as inde act “Birches” and with his former mentor “Martin Rafferty”.