Gig: Sinnerboy + The 55s – Poulton – 18 Sep 2010

Posted on: Monday, Sep 13, 2010


The next towerblues show at Poulton community Hall, Breck Road is on Saturday Sept 18th and features not one but two great bands.

The Uks No 1 Rory Gallagher tribute Sinnerboy returns to The Fylde with support from exciting local quartet The 55s

Guitarist and singer Barry Barnes is one of Europe’s most active enthusiasts working to keep alive the music and memory of Rory Gallagher. Since 1996 Barry has organized the annual Rory Gallagher tribute gig at Dukinfield Town Hall, near Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, making this the first, and the longest running Rory Tribute in the world.

Currently established as one of the main events on the Rory calendar, and forced to re-locate to Sheffield, it continues to grow and now ‘The Rory Gig’ attracts audiences in excess of four hundred people from throughout the UK and abroad. The same impetus to celebrate Rory’s genius led Barry to form a tribute band with two like-minded musicians – bassist Dave Burns and drummer Steve Tansley. Both Dave and Steve are lifelong Rory fans, not just some rhythm section that Barry has cobbled together, and it shows! Together as Sinnerboy and driven by belief, enthusiasm and passion, it’s the bands stated aim to be amongst the best Rory Gallagher tribute acts in the world. Sinnerboy are ever-presents at all the major Rory festivals throughout the world and were Donal Gallagher’s choice of band for the first London festival at Hammersmith (Donal calls them his favourite ‘boy’ band!)

Playing live is what Sinnerboy do best. Anyone who has seen them will tell you, it’s all about energy and passion, strong songs played with verve. But how else could you approach playing Rory’s music? Their repertoire numbers over forty songs (and rising), with material from every stage of Rory’s career including his early days with Taste. Bullfrog Blues, Walk On Hot Coals, Tattooed Lady, Shadow Play, Moonchild and many more are the essential ingredients of every Sinnerboy set.

For Sinnerboy, keeping the music of Rory Gallagher alive and live for people who love to hear it is all that matters.

The 55s were formed in 2009 from the remnants of top flight Blackpool acts Hellicopter, The Movement & Striker. The bands blend of soul, and knack for a good song, coupled with a full on live act have seen them quickly become one of the most in-demand bands in the North West. The band comprises singer/songwriter/guitarist Paul Hughes, drummer Scott McMillan, Bassist Aaron Pouncey and Mark Sharples on lead guitar.

The guys are presently recording a nerw album of 15 songs and recently played at Blackvegas at The Grand Theatre and Tommyfest. On September 24th they will be supporting Dr Feelgood at The Marine Hall, Fleetwood.

Doors 8.00, show starts 8.30, £10 on the door

The 55s

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