Gerry McAvoy (Bass Guitar) played, recorded and toured with Rory for 20 years, from 1971 to 1991.
Gerry played on every album Rory ever made.
His 2005 book, ‘Riding Shotgun’ follows his career and life with Rory
(available from
Gerry also played with Deep Joy, Champion Jack Dupree and Nine Below Zero.

Brendan O'Neill (Drums) Brendan and Gerry grew up together in Belfast.
Attending both the same Primary school and Secondary school.
They formed their first band together at school in 1967. The band was Pride.
Pride developed into Deep Joy.
They went on to play together for a few years, until Gerry got the call to join Rory.
In 1981 when Rory was looking for a new drummer, Brendan stepped up to the rostrum.
He then played with Rory and Gerry for a further 10 years.Then played with Nine Below Zero for more than 20 years.
Brendan is now playing most shows with Band of friends.

Paul Rose
 (Guitar) A guitar players guitar player.
He has played with some of the top names in the business.
He was picked by Rory out of 1000 young guitarists to win the Fender sponsored best guitarist competition.

Jim Kirkpatrick (Guitar/Vocals)
Jim kirkpatrick grew up listening to Rory's music.
He also plays with his Band FM.

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