BAND OF FRIENDS
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

"A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF RORY GALLAGHER" 

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)


 
 

Recent News
Riding Shotgun.
A revised and updated edition of Riding Shotgun is being launched on 20th November 2018.

Riding Shotgun: On the Road with Rory Gallagher, Nine Below Zero, Band of Friends, the new version of Gerry McAvoy's much acclaimed autobiography, features an extended epilogue plus updated information and several new photographs from Gerry's personal collection.



The book is available from 
amazon.co.uk or, for European and American buyers, direct from the publisher SPG Triumph by contacting the company via their website ridingshotgun.co.uk where you can order a copy using Paypal.

The book will also be available at future European and American gigs in 2018/19.

European Blues Awards.
Here we are again, time to vote for The European Blues Awards.
Get your fingers moving and vote for your favourite band, musician.
You can make your vote here:
European Blues Award.

News Letter.
HELLO ALL.
Here we are at the end of the Summer.
Getting ready to have a good time, Rocking & Rolling through Germany & Holland from 4th October to 10th November (
see tour dates)

After a couple of UK shows, Leicester & Liverpool. We head back to the USA & Canada for a tour of mostly West coast venues.
We’ve had a successful year up until now.
Enjoying playing some great festivals in the UK, Belgium,Holland, France, Germany and Hungary.
It was great to meet up with Walter Trout at the Rory Gallagher international festival, in Ballyshannon.
Hope to see you there next year.
Also it was a pleasure to share the stage with
Van Morrison and Little Steve Van Zandt at the Peer festival in Belgium.

Most of the CD’s have sold out on our online shop.
We will be restocking in the next few weeks.
Look forward to seeing you along the way.
BOF

CD's 


Temporary sold out
Available from Dec 25

Live 'n' Kickin
Available

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