Band of Friends featuring Gerry McAvoy, Davy Knowles, Ted McKenna. Have completed 2 very successful USA tours in 2018.
Sadly after losing Ted McKenna in January 2019.The band have been joined by Brendan O’Neill on drums ( Rory Gallagher 1981-1991)
They toured the US in March of this year, and will return for another US tour November/ December 19.
For Rory’s 25th Anniversary Davy will be joining Band of Friends for selected European dates.
“ My favourite modern bluesman” Joe Satriani
“ Davy Knowles has immersed himself in the styles of many great players, emerging with his own brand, and playing with a smile on his face” Bernie Marsden
“ Davy Knowles plays the blues with the sincerity of someone twice his age” Daniel Eriksson
Gerry McAvoy played with Rory Gallagher for 20 years from 1971 – 1991. Because of this he has a great insight into the man and his music.
Gerry played on every album Rory made, and wrote a book about his experiences on the road, including his time with Rory. The book is entitled “ Riding Shotgun”
Brendan ONeill played with Rory from 1981 – 1991.
Playing on the following albums