this dublin boy is back …
Are you ready to be traumatised by some seriously good music?
“If my Philip was still alive I know you would be the guitarist in his band”-Philomena Lynott
“Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy. Quigley is one of that rare breed”-Blues Matters magazine UK
“Exquisite progressive rock guitar mastery”-Blues Matters magazine 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 ..
“Wow that was really cool!”-Steve Morse, Deep Purple, chatting to Gerry after seeing Gerry and his band at Burswood Casino
“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.
gerry quigley – guitarist/composer
Dublin guitar wizard and composer Gerry Quigley has returned home to Ireland after 30 successful years in Australia .. it’s no surprise that he continues to captivate the crowds where ever he plays.
As Rick Steele, renowned Australian blues artist, Founder and President of the prestigious Perth Blues Club in Western Australa said about Gerry’s music, when he named it “Celtic Blues” over 30 years ago – this is some serious stuff!
When you hear Gerry Quigley and and his band play his signature style of celtic blues-prog – you just know that you are in the presence of something special ..
Still remembered by many as “Metaller” the mad lead guitarist of Dublin’s late 70’s heavy rock band Raw Deal (voted No.1 Irish band by Radio Dublin in 1978) who acheived international success. From those first few magical notes you know why Gerry is so often compared to his own guitar superheroes including Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Peter Green, Paul Kossof, Jimi Hendrix, Roy Buchanan and of course his own childhood guitar teacher, living guitar legend and Thin Lizzy founding guitarist Eric Bell.
The musical magic Gerry creates with his band will leave you spellbound – with powerhouse Frank “Muddy” McNally rocking the stage on lead vocals/bass, Jimmy “Seamus” Howlett (UK) keeping it all together on drums, and Sharon “Rockin’ Rev” grooving on piano, hammond and synth.
Quigley will mesmerise you with his eclectic 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 entrance you and take you away to another world.
Gerry Quigley and his band captivate the crowds as the resident blues band every Sunday night at Cork City’s Crane Lane Theatre. 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
- Gig for Gary Belfast 2019, 2020
- Gig for Gary Dublin 2020
- Great British Rock & Blues Festival Skegness, UK 2020 (by invitation)
- Harvest Time Poc the Blues Fest Monaghan Ireland 2019, 2020
- Festival of the Strings Dublin 2017, 2018, 2020
Prepare to be captivated – this Dublin boy is back!
years on the road
of a kind
“Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy. Quigley is one of that rare breed”
“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!”
“Wow that was REALLY cool!”
“Best band I have ever had at The Inn”
“Man I LOVE your vibrato!”
“If my Philip was still alive, you would be the guitarist in his band!”
“Wow did he really just do that with the guitar?”
“Amazing album, I hope you sell a million at least!”
Founder & Guitarist/Composer
Frank "Muddy" McNally
Jimmy "Seamus" Howlett (UK)