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
Bass Player Magazine
Interview with Gerry McAvoy.
..Any advice for young bass players coming up?
Exactly the same advice that Rory gave to me:
Rehearse, listen to as many people as you can,
and play with as many people as you can.
That's really important..

Click on the picture to read the article,
Or read the article in PDF here: BassPlayer.

Hi all.
Hope everyone is keeping safe.
Well at last we are back on the road.
Next week we play The Northern Kin festival, Co Durham on the 18th September, on stage at 16:05hrs.
This will be the third UK show with the new lineup.
Gerry, Brendan, Paul Rose & Jim Kirkpatrick.

Then its off to the Netherlands, where we play CC Bullekerk Zaandam (NL) 24th September.
Our German tour kicks off on the 30th September at Exil, Gottingen.
With a quick hop over to Barcelona, Spain for the Festival International Blues de Cerdanyola on the 6th October.
Back to the UK for three shows.
The Cluny, Newcastle on the 8th October.
Carlisle Blues Rock Festival on the 9th October.
And back to The Cavern, Liverpool on the 10th October, on stage 3PM
Back to Germany where we continue the tour at Kofferfabrik, Furth on the 14th October.

All these shows will be with the new Lineup.
Except for 22nd October Scheur, Idstein / 23rd October Hanseat, Salzwedel
24th October Harmonie, Bonn, Where we have our old friend Stephan Graf standing in for Jim Kirkpatrick.
We hope to see you along the way.
Come and join us. Lets have some fun together.
Band of Friends

Spotlight On The G-Man Volume 1&2
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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.



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