Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Music Snippets # 18 - Rory

Hails From : Donegal, Kilcar
About :
Rory Gallagher played lead vocals and Bass in Irish Indie band "the revs", he is now gone the solo route. The revs had 2 top 5 albums and toured all over the place for several years but now rory has released a solo record by the name of "God Bless The Big Bang" and is back firmly on the music scene. This was hatched back in august 08 in Germany and written mainly in his now homestead Lanzarote. I had the pleasure of seeing the guy live in a bar in Lanazrote 3 years ago and again just last month in Lanzarote again. The guy plays several bars throughout the week in Puerto Del Carmen. He plays mainly covers , with a few of his own thrown into the set. The simplicity of the songs are fantastic and are instantly likable. The album is quite the gem and his years of covers have clearly influenced his sound and you can hear bands such as Ocean Colour Scene, U2, The White Stripes, The Beatles and so on creep in. The album was born out of a chance meeting of a Co.Clare man Alan Logue. Alan was holidaying in Lanzarote and offered to help get his new solo material out in the world. Rory comes from a very musical family and his dad even features in his new album playing the pedal steel guitar, brilliant job too I might add. Rory is a very friendly guy and if your in Lanzarote you should check him out, until then go buy his album. I took a few videos of his solo stuff on holidays, the visual is too dark due to the lighting in the pub but the audio is top class, check them out below. I look forward to another new album soon which by the looks of his demos on myspace will be a cracker, he starts recording this new album in Barcelona in August, Best of Luck.
GO CHECK HIM OUT HERE: http://www.rorymusic.org/home.htm

1 comment:

aine said...

brilliant!

Áine