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Simon McBride

May 17th 2018 @ The Voodoo Rooms

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
I Was There
About Simon McBride
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
7:30 PM
The Voodoo Rooms
19a West Register St, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
13 RSVPs
The young Irishman they are calling the rightful heir to Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore is back on the road in 2018 with his jet-fuelled band.

The end of 2016 saw McBride touring with Ian Gillan, filling the shoes of Ritchie Blackmore in a programme of Deep Purple songs that played stadiums across Europe. Then in 2017 he toured and recorded with uber-keyboardist Don Airey (another member of Deep Purple), followed by an outing with Whitesnake offshoot, Snakecharmer.

With his band of fellow Irishmen Marty McCloskey (drums) and Dave Marks (bass) Simon delivers his own distinctive songs (“Hugely accomplished” MOJO) along with crowd-pleasers from the likes of Hendrix and Free.

His guitar skills (“Among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world” GUITARIST) have made him a go-to guitarist on the British Blues-rock scene, admired among professionals, followed by enthusiasts, and endorsed by some of the biggest brands on the guitar scene.

Rewind to the early nineties and you didn’t have to squint to spot future greatness in the unassuming kid from Belfast, who picked up his first guitar at ten, eschewing formal lessons to bend his fingers around the music of Free, Jeff Beck and Hendrix. At 16 he turned pro, leaving education behind to wow the world as a hired gun in projects that ranged from filling Vivian Campbell’s shoes in Sweet Savage, to R&B and soul with ex-Commitments vocalist Andrew Strong. Touring in his own right he has supported Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck and Joe Bonamassa and played major festivals around Europe.
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June 7th 2014
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July 29th 2013
Great show from Simon and his band , first gig with Marty so there a a wee gaps in between songs...playing was sublime and Simons's not a bad singer...good show !!