Join us this Sunday (June 15th) in Drogheda at The Irish Maritime Festival 2014 – Gerry Simpson and the Augustinian Gospel Choir- we will be singing our hearts out and giving it all we’ve got at 1pm at the Ballast Sound Stage!
Come along, clap along, sing along- you will be uplifted and you will be feeling HAPPY! 😀
I’m delighted to announce I have joined Gerry Simpson and the Augustinian Gospel Choir band for their upcoming concerts in Drogheda, Co. Louth this November!
I will be playing bass guitar alongside Dermot Roche on electric guitar and Alan Barton on drums.
This is the biggest production yet of the Augustinian Gospel Choir with their special two night show in the Barbican Theatre, William St, Drogheda, November 9th and 10th with a full camera crew and special guests Pat Coldrick (amazing classical guitarist) and Gerry Mulroy. They will be launching their new DVD and everyone joining them will receive their latest CD- free!
Tickets are available at the Barbican venue itself and in CD World, Town Centre, Drogheda.
I’m very, very excited and hope to see my friends there!
Trouble with a capital “T” came to Drogheda last night! The Trouble Pilgrims played a secret gig and rocked Clarkes Bar!
Delivering high energy rock since 1974, the Trouble Pilgrims are the current members from the Radiators From Space- Steve Rapid (vocal and theremin), Pete Holidai (the Devil’s guitar and vocal), Johnny Bonnie (drums and vocal), Paddy Goodwin (bass guitar and vocal) and are joined by Tony St Ledger on rhythm guitar and vocal. The Radiators are without founder member, vocalist/guitarist Philip Chevron.
The Trouble Pilgrims live set includes material from all of the Radiators From Space albums, classic cover versions as well as songs from Pete Holidai’s solo album The Devil’s Guitar.
The band are playing small venues in preparation for their big performance in the Olympia this August.
It was a personal delight to catch up with Pete Holidai and watch him rock out with his devilishly handsome leftie Burns Hank Marvin white electric guitar and red 1976 Fender Strat. Pete is a huge inspiration to me as a guitar player, music producer, song-writer and teacher.
I’m a huge fan of the sound of Pete’s white Burns guitar in particular, clean yet crunchy with plenty of sexy Rez-o-tube tremolo, it’s the unmistakeable sound of the Devil’s guitar! I’m MAD to own a Burns Hank Marvin guitar myself now (because the nine guitars I already have aren’t enough!).
Pete’s solo album The Devil’s Guitar is a personal favourite of mine, it being the main album I listened to the second half of 2011! The Trouble Pilgrims treated us to “Jack of Hearts” which was the very first song I heard from The Devil’s Guitar before the mix was even finished in early 2011!
My favourite song from The Devil’s Guitar (that baritone guitar gets me every time!):
Wonderful live sound, wonderful performance and a wonderful atmosphere! If you get the opportunity to see the Trouble Pilgrims in an intimate venue near you, I urge you to go! They rattle cages and pull chains!!!
The Full Moon Boogie Band are on the road and are on their way to a town near YOU!
We are a five piece band, made up of passionate, energetic and professional musicians, playing songs from Elvis to Rihanna, Wanda Jackson to Beyoncé, all with a full moon rock n roll flavour.
This Sunday we are playing The Spectacular Vintage Wedding Fair in lovely Corks’ The Imperial Hotel cork with Escape Salon & Spa… There’s gonna be tons of gorgeous vintage style clothing, yummy food and of course bopping’ tunes.. Do come along and if you’re looking for something a little authentic for your Big Day, tis the perfect place for ya!
We are also heading up to Dundalk next Friday the 25th of January for a good old fashioned, rock n roll show at the Spirit Store! We promise to create an awesome party atmosphere with our rockabilly sound! Check out the Facebook event here: Fri 25th January Full Moon Boogie Band Tickets €5.