Band of Friends
Band of FriendsA Celebration Of The Music of Rory Gallagher + support SpeakEasy
- Date: Friday 23 Mar 2018
- Hall: CreativeColors Stage
- Doors open: 19:30
- Start: 20:30
- Presale: 24,75 (incl. service charge)
- At the door: 26,-
In 1995 Irish blues rock guitarist and singer Rory Gallagher sadly passed away at the age of 47. Gallagher was a legend in his own lifetime. In 2011 his former band mates Gerry McAvoy (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums) formed Band of Friends. Bands of Friends is not a tribute to Rory Gallagher, but rather a celebration of Rory's life and music, performed by musicians who we very close to him.
Taking on the daunting task of playing and singing Rory’s parts is Dutch guitarist Marcel Scherpenzeel. Marcel Scherpenzeel grew up listening to Rory and it shows! Gerry McAvoy: “This is the closest guitarist to Rory you will ever hear…… when I heard Marcel I knew he had it all. Close your eyes and it’s there.” Band Of Friends is something different. They can do the notes but they can also do the sound, energy and feel – because the band includes people who helped define those essential elements.