BAND OF FRIENDS
European Blues Award Winner 2013 (Best Band)
European Blues Award winner 2015 (Ted McKenna)
Dutch Blues Award winner 2016 (Marcel Scherpenzeel)
picture by Haluk Gurer
"A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF RORY GALLAGHER"
Rory’s music reached a massive audience from Norway to Spain, from Japan to the USA, Covering all parts of the globe and producing some of the greatest rock/blues albums of the 60’s 70's and the 80's.
Sadly we lost Rory on 14th June 1995, to his devoted fans and followers this was the ultimate tragedy.
The BAND OF FRIENDS is not a tribute to Rory,
more a celebration of his life and music.
'Please be assured that this is no tribute band.
Think a rendition of a composer's former work performed by those who have a full right to both perform it and choose their musicians.
RG would approve. No Doubt'
Noel Buckley, (Get Ready to Rock UK)
'Having had the privilege of seeing Rory Gallagher live (as well as several tribute acts),
I can honestly say that this gig is the closest that anyone will ever come to his sound, style and sheer energy of delivery.
This wasn't a gig, it was a concert.
This certainly was a 'Celebration of the music of Rory Gallagher' and it's great to see they are doing a fantastic job of keeping the music of this great musician alive.'
Rob Dodgson, (Annular Media UK)
"RIP to the the greatest Rock & Roll poet of all time.
Without you a lot of us wouldn't be doing what were doing.
Thank you for the music and inspiration."
Interview with Gerry McAvoy
"Er wordt mij wel vaker gevraagd of Band of Friends aan mijn verwachtingen voldoet.
Ik heb eerlijk gezegd nooit iets verwacht.
Kijk, ineens dient zich een kans aan, die pak je en het begint te lopen.
Je slaat vervolgens op een bepaald moment een richting in zonder precies te weten waar je uitkomt.
Het enige wat ik altijd zeker wist is dat de muziek van Rory nog altijd overal tot de verbeelding spreekt."
Read the complete article here: BluesMagazine
The new album is out now!
Our brand new studio album "Repeat After Me" is released today, and to celebrate we're giving away a FREE download of "Don't Ever Change".
Thank you Athens & Thessaloniki
The album is now available to buy on the website and through the usual digital channels(iTunes/Amazon).
1 Don't Ever Change
2 The Man I Am
3 Repeat After Me
4 A Sense Of Freedom
6 Soul To Soul
7 Nothing For Nothing
8 Wanna Be Next To You
9 Pick Up The Gun
10 Parisian Girls
11 King Of The Street
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