European Blues Award Winner 2013

                                   picture by Simon Dunkerley


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)



A few words from Gerry.
Having an honour bestowed upon myself by Belfast City council, would have been something I never dreamed of.. more

"Live 'N' Kickin"
Band Of Friends live album will be released.. more

Gerry McAvoy.
On the 5th October 2015, Gerry is being honoured by Belfast City Council.. more

Newsletter (2)
The Summer’s coming to an end.
We played our last festival on 29th August at St Lambert du Lattay, France
And it was great.

Its been a cracking year so far, and once again thank you to everyone for the support.
Thank you to all the stage crews also at Bospop/ Cropredy/Winterbach/Ballyshannon/Geneva/Italy/France.
To name a few.

Time for a short break until we convene in the studio on the 11th October.
In between studio times we have a few UK dates
The Flowerpot, Derby, The Cluny, Newcastle, and The Cavern, Liverpool on the 16th/17th/18th October.
Then a return to the studio.

November will see us in Austria/Germany and France, and in December we will be in Athens, Greece.
Keep an eye on the tour dates for all info.

Once again a big Thanks to our supporters, Backstage crews, and all at Bassline UK.
Gerry,Ted,Marcel  (BAND OF FRIENDS)

Friday 16th October.
Derby (UK)

Saturday 17th October.
Newcastle (UK)

Sunday 18th October.
Liverpool (UK)


Pre-order now.
"Live 'N' Kickin" will be shipped after 21st October.




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