THE Barry McGivern Band (a Rory Gallagher Tribute Band) will appear at The Piper Inn, Clonmel on Saturday, August 11th next.
“Simply, absolutely brilliant”, says Rory Gallagher’s brother Donal about the Barry McGivern Band.
Barry is a self-taught musician who plays by ear. Barry first saw Rory on TV performing in the Taste Band in 1969 and since then has had an enduring relationship with Rory’s music, having seen Rory perform over 30 times at various gigs throughout Ireland and the UK.
The Barry McGivern Band has been playing Rory’s music the length and breadth of Ireland, featuring at the Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon and at the Belfast City Blues Festival.
The band plays an average of thirty Rory Gallagher tribute gigs a year and with ten years on the road the band delivers an authentic Rory Gallagher performance that belies their hero Rory’s passion, energy, guitar technique and “pedal to the metal” performances.
The Barry McGivern Band featuring songs from the Taste era right through to Rory’s final line up.
Indeed, the band covers the full spectrum of Rory’s music.
The Barry McGivern Band consists of long-serving bass player Rodney Hunter who is not only a great bassist, but is also a mean guitar player in his own right.
New boy on the drums is Dan McQuillan whose style is a cross over ofJohn Wilson’s jazzy style blended with Ted McKenna’s power hitting.
The rhythm section takes the band from euphoric highs to “hear a pin drop” depths.
Not many guitar players get this close to what Rory was doing, but Barry McGivern delivers the goods every time.