New Band Ready to Rock

Written by Druidstone.

It's official and happening!  We announced earlier that the band was ready to rehearse, and they certainly were - but the drummer got married and went away on his honeymoon.  But now the drummer is back, Gerry's local band is complete and rehearsals are in full swing!  Gerry's former lounge room has been re-possessed and the Quigley house has become "The House of Rock" once again! 

The band is busy rehearsing a new selection of classic rock, blues and original material and will soon be ready to rock at some great venues around Cork, West Cork, Dublin ... and the rest of Ireland!

The lineup for the new band in alphabetical order is:

  • Ciaran O'Reilly: Lead vocals, guitar
  • Gerry Quigley: Lead guitar selection,  mandola, bouzouki
  • Patrick Lee: Drums
  • Rob Parata: Bass guitar
  • Sharon Ponsford: Keyboard, synth, organ

Some background on the band members:

  • Ciaran O'Reilly: Lead vocals, guitar
    Ciaran is a versatile and powerful vocalist well-known around his hometown of Cork, he is also well-known in Perth, Western Australia where he was lead singer of The Blarney Stones for around six years, a successful Celtic Rock band which also featured Gerry Quigley on lead guitar.
  • Gerry Quigley: Electric guitar, slide guitar, acoustic guitar, mandola, bouzouki
    From West Cork - our amazing guitarist extraordinaire, who has played and recorded with many successful bands over the years including Raw Deal, Stab in the Dark, The Lark, Raggle Taggle Gypsy, The Blarney Stones, The Shinkickers.
  • Patrick Lee: Drums
    Also from West Cork, Patrick has played with bands at many venues around Cork, West Cork and also Dublin.  He is right at home playing the new Gerry Quigley mix of class rock, blues and originals.
  • Rob Parata: Bass guitar
    Also from Cork, Rob is a great Bass player and musician and has played with many great musicians over the years including Lesley West, Stevie Winwood and more. 
  • Sharon Ponsford: Keyboard, synth, organ
    Also from West Cork - Sharon has played piano and keyboard for many years and adds the fifth dimension to the band.

There is a rumour that the first gig will be somewhere in West Cork ... stay tuned for the name of the band which will be official very soon!