Apr 25 2014
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Friday 25 April 9pm Gallery Bar £10.00
Grainne Duffy is a unique talent, raw and powerful, edgy and elegant. With early influences ranging from the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and the Pretenders, the subtle playing of Peter Green on such songs as ‘Need Your Love so Bad’ and ‘Albatross’, led Grainne to listen to other guitarists such as BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and, of course, Rory Gallagher. All the while she was developing her vocal ability by singing in her local church choir and listening to artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Linda Rondstat and Bonnie Raitt and Grainne has now become recognised as a rare, honest talent.
Her band features a full line-up of Paul Sherry on guitar, Davy Watson on bass, Gerry Morgan on drums and John McCullough on piano and this ensemble is gaining a well earned reputation as a stellar unit always delivering passionate performances – the perfect foundation for Grainne’s guitar playing and vocals. Her wonderful mix of blues, rock and soul in her original material and her treatment of a few carefully selected standards charged with true emotion and feeling can win over any audience.
“The spiritual heir to Rory Gallagher, an Irish blues singer of real integrity” Sunday Times