News: BAND OF FRIENDS featuring Gerry McAvoy (Rory Gallagher) hit the road 15 April – 2 May 2015

This is an edit from an interview in November 2014 when Gerry McAvoy chose some of his favourite tracks for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (4:51)

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Band of Friends - The Great British Rock & Blues Festival 2015
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Band Of Friends, the band featuring long-time Rory Gallagher bass player Gerry McAvoy, hits the road from 15 April for a series of dates.

Gerry McAvoy and drummer Ted McKenna worked together with Rory Gallagher on the three albums ‘Photo-Finish’, ‘Top Priority’ and ‘Stage Struck’ whilst McAvoy appeared on all of Gallagher’s studio albums. Together with Dutch guitarist-vocalist Marcel Scherpenzeel they transcend a mere tribute act and have now released a collection of their own songs.

Says McAvoy: “‘Too Much Is Not Enough’ is a line in the sand for us. We’re always going keep Rory’s songs alive – but we’re creative artists too and it’s time to make that point.

“The tracks came about when we did a writing session in Cumbria last year…I think you’ll see a direct line from the DVD (also included in the package) through our cover of ‘If I Had A Reason’ to the new tracks.  We’re looking forward to discovering where it’ll take us.”

APRIL 2015

WED 15th The Chichester Inn 38 West St, Chichester PO19 1RP Doors 8pm Band 8.30pm £15 Tickets from the Inn or by calling 01243783185

THURS 16th The Globe, Cardiff, 125 Albany Road CF24 3NS Cardiff +44 7590 471888
The Globe Cardiff 7.30pm £15+ B/Fee £1.50

FRIDAY 17th The Borderline, London Orange Yard, off Manette Street W1D 4TB London +44(0)207 734 55 47 7pm ( 10.30p Curfew) £17.50 Adv Tickets: Ticketweb

SAT 18th Town Hall, Ripley Town Hall Ripley Ripley, Harrogate North Yorkshire HG3 3AX Doors 7pm for 8pm start (support) and 9pm (main) £12 members and £15 guests and non-members.

THURS 23rd Square and Compass, Windmill Hill Windmill Hill, Ashill llminster, Somerset Tickets: 01823 480 467 Doors 8pm £14 Adv £16

FRI 24th Robin 2 Bilston 20-28 Mount Pleasant Bilston, Wolverhampton WV14 7LJ 9pm £15 Adv £16 Door

SAT 25th Hessle Town Hall, South Lane Hessle (Hull) HU13 0RR Doors 7pm Start 8pm £14 30 inc B/F

SUN 26th Yardbirds Rock Club Grimsby Church Street (off Freeman St) Grimsby NE Lincs DN32 7DD 44-(0)7771 520 374 7pm £14.30 inc

THURS 30th The Musician, Leicester Clyde Street Leicester LE1 2DE +44-116 251 00 80 Doors 8pm 15.40 inc B/F Tickets wegottickets


SAT 2nd The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh 9c Victoria Street EH1 2HE, Edinburgh Midlothian +440131 225 2564 7pm £18+£1.75

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