GQ & The Mystic Blues Band at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival UK
Philomena Lynott’s very special personal message to launch Gerry’s prog celtic rock band The Nomadic Druids in Australia at their debut performance at Perth Blues Club Western Australia Dec 11th 2012 which also happened to be Gerry’s farewell Australia show – Philomena’s speech was played on the big screen to a capacity crowd, right before the band started to play their entire album .. available to hear on the next Youtube below ..
GQ & The Nomadic Druids Instrumental Progressive Rock Album
GQ & The Mystic Blues Band play
“I Fall Apart” at Ballyshannon
Rory Gallagher Festival
Gerry Quigley Plays “Weeping Willow” At The Perth Blues Club
Gerry Quigley Plays That Epic
Pink Floyd Guitar Solo
What People are Saying
“Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy. Quigley is one of that rare breed”
-Blues Matters magazine UK
“If my Philip was still alive I know you would be the guitarist in his band”
– Philomena Lynott
“Gerry is the best guitarist I have ever seen in Ireland, there are just no words to describe how good he is on the guitar!”
– Johnny Lappin, IMRO
Gerry Quigley plays The Lonesome Boatman
best ever slow blues version – Celtic Blues At its Finest!
GQ & The Mystic Blues Band
Dublin guitar wizard and composer Gerry Quigley has returned home to Ireland after 30 successful years in Australia .. where he was awarded honorary life membership of the prestigious Perth Blues Club Western Australia for his contribution to the Western Australian music scene. It’s no surprise that he continues to captivate the crowds with his band where ever he plays.
The musical magic Gerry creates with his band will leave you spellbound – with powerhouse Frank “Muddy” McNally rocking the stage on lead vocals/bass, the amazing Jimmy “Seamus” Howlett (UK) on drums, and Sharon “Rockin’ Rev” grooving on piano, hammond and synth.
Quigley will mesmerise you with his ecclectic collection of guitars and things with strings including his No.1, Gibson Les Paul to his Fender Strat, Telecaster, Dobro Slide, 12-string Acoustic, Gibson 135, mandolin and more including some seriously mad sounds from his one of a kind double-neck mandola/bouzouki named Shaun (Séan) and Sheela (Síle)!
Pumping out his own brand of spine-tingling blues, blues-rock originals and classics, along with his signature instrumentals – blues-inspired dreamy prog rock originals and mystical magical celtic blues .. Quigley and his band will at times mesmerise and take you away to another world.
It’s no wonder Gerry and the band have been invited to play some of the best festivals in Ireland and the UK so far including:
- Ballyshannon Rory Gallagher Festival 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Blackstairs Blues Festival 2017
- Cobh Blues & Roots Festival Co.Cork 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Cork & Kerry Mountains Rock & Blues Fest 2016
- Crane Lane Theatre Cork – 12 Days of Christmas Festival 2020
- Gig for Gary Belfast 2019, 2020, 2022
- Gig for Gary Dublin 2020, 2022
- Great British Rock & Blues Festival Skegness, UK 2020
- Harvest Time Monaghan Poc the Blues Festival 2019, 2020, 2022
- Festival of the Strings Dublin 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022
- Philip Lynott Birthday Party – Howth 2022
Prepare to be captivated – this Dublin boy is back!
“Wow that was really cool!”-Steve Morse, Deep Purple, after seeing Gerry and his band play.
“Man I love your vibrato!”-Roy Buchanan, USA blues legend, backstage at Perth Concert Hall Western Australia, after handing his Telecaster guitar to Gerry and asking him to play.
Founder & Guitarist/Composer
Frank "Muddy" McNally
Jimmy "Seamus" Howlett (UK)
“Best band I have ever had at The Inn”
“The best guitarist I have ever seen in Ireland – no words to describe how good he is on the guitar!”
“Exquisite progressive rock guitar mastery”
“Thanks again to you guys – amazing weekend. You must promise to play here again next year!”
“Amazing album, I hope you sell a million at least!”