On Saturday, November 12, Larry Richardson and his band will play a charity concert in aid of Rape Crisis Centre, Nenagh. The gig will take place at the Abbey Court Hotel and tickets cost €12 with all proceeds going to the charity.
Rape Crisis Centre provides free one to one and telephone counselling to survivors of rape, sexual abuse and incest. The Nenagh centre is based at Silver View. We receive no government funding to cover the overheads associated with this centre and we therefore rely heavily on fundraising events such as these concerts to keep the doors open.
The Richie Laurence Band is a four-piece group based in Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Their set list consists of many hits from the 50’s right up to the present day.
The band cover many genres from Rock, Country, Blues to Waltz’s and much more.
Band leader Larry Richardson is a highly respected and accomplished guitarist/ vocalist and has toured and performed all over Ireland, the UK & Europe for many years. Lead vocalist/ guitarist Larry grew up listening to and being influenced by the likes of Irish guitar hero Rory Gallagher and was also heavily influenced by English group John Mayall’s Bluesbreaker’s and the 60’s British invasion bands from that period. The band is also influenced by Americana and country roots based music such as Creedence Clearwater Revival among others.
The band have had a recent line up change and now include a brand new rhythm section.
Each member of the group brings their own particular flavour and style to the mix.
The band is strongly rooted in Bluesy guitar driven rock.
Everyone is catered for at the bands gigs as the band fire out everything from waltz’s to quick steps and good old fashioned rockers. Tickets are available from the Abbey Court Hotel or Richardson School of Music; ph: 067-41633. They will also be available on the door.