Artist: Band Of FriendsTracklist:
Title: Live 'N' Kickin
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Self Released
Genre: Blues Rock
Total Time: 47:14
Total Size: 335 MB
1. Last Of The Independents (4:58)
2. Moonchild (5:19)
3. I Wonder Who (6:43)
4. Sing It With The Band (3:30)
5. Leap Of Faith (4:20)
6. Philby (3:14)
7. Calling Card (6:31)
8. Succubus (4:06)
9. Bullfrog Blues (8:28)
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.
Ted McKenna (Drums): Best known for his work with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, drumming legend Ted McKenna played with Rory Gallagher from 1978-81.
Marcel Scherpenzeel (Guitar/Vocals): Grew up with Rory's music and Gerry promises, "This is the closest guitarist to Rory you will ever hear".
2015 proved to be another eventful and highly successful year for BAND OF FRIENDS. To acknowledge spending most of the year on the road, the Band released their live album "LIVE 'N' KICKIN" ; whilst Ted McKenna was awarded "MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR" at the European Blues Awards, and Gerry McAvoy received a Civic Award from Belfast City Council, for his services to the town and the music industry - it was a very prestigious affair!
2016 is looking no quieter for the band with shows booked throughout Europe, and recording is well underway for their 2nd album of original material, which they hope to release in the Summer.
As Winners of European Blues Awards "Band Of The Year" in 2013, and boasting rave reviews from every show, it's clear to see why the band continues to be so popular.
In the era of tribute acts who deliver note-perfect renditions of their heroes' catalogues, the Band Of Friends is something different. They can do the notes played by electric blues icon Rory Gallagher. But they can also do the sound, energy and feel - because the band includes people who helped define those essential elements.
When the Irish guitarist-vocalist passed away in 1995 he left behind an eleven album catalogue of inspired albums, and the memory of unforgettablyenergetic concerts.
If they say he's the nearest thing you'll get to.