News: BAND OF FRIENDS (feat. Gerry McAvoy, Ted McKenna) play UK dates 17-19 October

Band Of Friends

Band Of Friends UK dates in October

Band Of Friends – bassist Gerry McAvoy (Rory Gallagher/ Nine Below Zero/ Champion Jack Dupree/ Deep Joy), drummer Ted McKenna (Rory Gallagher/ Sensational Alex Harvey Band/ Greg Lake/ Gary Moore) and guitarist-vocalist Marcel Scherpenzeel (Wolfpin) – play UK dates this month.

McAvoy appeared on every Gallagher studio album until the bandleader’s passing in 1995. McKenna appeared on ‘Photo-Finish’, ‘Top Priority’ and ‘Stage Struck’ as a member of the group from 1977 until 1981.

The Band Of Friends were formed after McAvoy played with Scherpenzeel in 2010 and realised the Dutch artist was “the closest thing to Rory you’ll ever hear.”

OCTOBER 2014 DATES

Fri. 17th: Newcastle – The Cluny 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ Tel: 0191 230 4474 http://www.thecluny.com/ £15 8pm

Sat 18th: Leicester – The Musician, 42 Crafton Street West (off Clyde Street)
LE1 2DE Leicester http://www.themusicianpub.co.uk/   £14 adv / £16 door http://www.wegottickets.com/event/265181

Sun. 19th: Liverpool – The Cavern Liverpool, 10 Mathew Street L2 6RG http://www.cavernclub.org/ 3pm £15

More information (Band website)




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Featured Albums w/c 18 October 2021 (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 TAO Prophecy (Tarot Label Media)
12:00-13:00 LEVERAGE Above The Beyond (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 JOE TILSTON Tightrope (Our Records)

Power Plays w/c 18 October 2021 (Mon-Fri)

ABOVE SNAKES Nothing To Lose (indie)
FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS Cookin’ (Greenway Records)
LEADFINGER The Fall Of Rome (Golden Robot)
FEMEGADES Stealing Numbers (Regent Street Records)
TIGERSIDE Any Contact (indie)
INDYA Love Like Champagne (indie)
EDGE OF DESTINY Forsaken (indie)



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