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Band of Friends - Celebration of the Music of Rory Gallagher

Date
Oct 24 2014
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Empire 40-42 Botanic Avenue,
T: 028 9024 9276
E: info@thebelfastempire.com

The Band of Friends is not a tribute to Rory Gallagher, more a celebration of his life and ...

The Band of Friends is not a tribute to Rory Gallagher, more a celebration of his life and music.  Band Of Friends are:  Gerry McAvoy, Ted McKenna & Marcel Scherpenzeel.

In the era of tribute acts who deliver note-perfect renditions of their heroes' catalogues, the Band Of Friends is something different.  They can do the notes played by electric blues icon Rory Gallagher.  But they can also do the sound, energy and feel - because the band helped define those essential elements.

When Rory passed away in 1995, he left behind an eleven catalogue of inspired albums, and the memory of unforgettably energetic concerts.  Bassist Gerry McAvoy appeared on every one of those albums.

Drummer Ted McKenna powered those live shows from 1977 to 1991, and appeared on Rory's Photo-Finish, Top Priority and Stage Struck albums.  The old friends teamed up with Dutch guitarist and vocalists Marcel Scherpenzeel who grew up with his band-mates music.  If they say he's the nearest thing you'll get to Rory, and that's exactly what they do say, you'd better believe them.