European Blues Award Winner 2013 (Best Band)
European Blues Award winner 2015 (Ted McKenna)

Dutch Blues Award winner 2016 (Marcel Scherpenzeel)

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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)

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Recent News
The Bass Guitar Channel Radio Show.
...The bassist for Rory’s entire recorded solo canon was John Gerrard “Gerry” McAvoy.
Unlike traditional blues rock players, McAvoy rendered contrapuntal melodies, chords, and counter rhythms which afforded Gallagher an expansive platform for his improvisational forays on stage and in the studio...
Watch here: "A Conversation With Gerry McAvoy"

Band of Friends music is now also available in Davy Knowles online store!
CD - 'Over America'
CD - Band of Friends 'Live'
CD - 'Repeat After Me'

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Tour Dates.
New and Rescheduled Shows have been added to our Tour Dates.
Please check back regularly as shows are being added all the time.

German Kultrock Festival.
The Kultrock Festival is moved to 13th Aug 2022.

Scottish Shows.
The Scottish shows in June have been cancelled!
Because of Peter McCallums decision, the scheduled shows for June 2021 in Scotland have been cancelled.
We are looking to reschedule the shows to 2022.
We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.
We will keep you posted.

..Concerts cancelled all ticket holders will be refunded..
Read the newsletter from PM Music, Band of Friends agent in Scotland here:Statement from PM Music.

Welcome to 2021.
Hi Everyone.
What a year 2020 has been.
Everything started great. In February we finished rehearsals with the new Band of Friends line up.
The 3rd of March in Frankfurt Germany, was our first show with the new line up.

By the 11th March, we were in Karlsruhe. By this stage the band were really getting tight.
It was a great feeling to play with the new guys.
Then disaster.
On the 12th March we played at Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland.The following day we set off for Seewen in Switzerland.

As we were leaving the hotel for the soundcheck, we received a phone call from the promoter of the venue, who advised us that the Swiss Government had called a halt to all live venues.
So that was the end of our 2 month European tour.

So everyone back home, and wait for some news.
Its now 31st December 2020.Still waiting.
We also sadly missed our US tour with Davy Knowles in September. Sorry to everyone. We will get back to the USA as soon as we can.

But in the meanwhile we have been putting together some on line concerts.
This, and concentrating on writing new material has kept us all busy. But it doesn't replace that feeling of a live stage and a live audience. That's you guys, and we miss you.

But there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. With vaccines on the way, we should hopefully continue that European tour in April 2021.
Keep an eye on the tour dates on the web site.
So between now and April, we are working on a new album release, also we are hoping to do another online concert.
We will keep you posted.
Happy New Year from Band of friends
Lets make it a good one.



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