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

Dutch Blues Award winner 2016 (Marcel Scherpenzeel)

                                      picture by Haluk Gurer


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

After the tragic loss of Ted McKenna, Gerry has decided to continue with Band of Friends.
Brendan O'Neill will be joining for most of their shows.
Brendan played in the Rory Gallagher Band from 1981-1991.
"After we lost Ted, I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue with the band, but after reading
so many of your comments on FaceBook and other media outlets, I deceided to continue".
Thank you for your support.
Gerry McAvoy

The Band has just completed their 3rd US Tour, to much acclaim.
2019 will see The Band travel through Europe, taking in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary, France, Ireland, England.

2020 will be Rory's 25th anniversary.
So we are planning something special for this.
Keep an eye on the web site and FaceBook for all developments.

We look forward to seeing you all the upcoming shows.
Keep on Rocking!
Gerry, Marcel, Brendan


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