A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone, thanks so much for coming along to the gigs throughout the year, and listening to our music all around the world, it's been an amazing year!
We now have three lineups in three different countries, of The Shinkickers and The Nomadic Druids, and we are really looking forward to another amazing year ahead in 2016 with plenty of celebrations for The Shinkickers 25th Anniversary!
Irish Lineup News
Our new Cork band members have hit the ground running and really settling in to the music of The Shinkickers, at times giving us a heavier, rockier blues rock sound reminiscent of Gerry's Raw Deal days and we love the madness! Of course you'll still hear the slow, melodic, captivating originals and classic blues we haven't gone completely mad …
Around Ireland in 2016 you can expect to hear us play some amazing new original tracks and some new classic Irish rock favourites, which we've not yet played in Ireland, along with a lot more from The Nomadic Druids.
We have some great gigs in the pipeline at some amazing venues throughout Ireland, we aim to travel to as many Counties as we can during 2016, we are really looking forward to announcing the tour dates as they are confirmed.
UK LIneup News
With our first UK tour back in September, we are really looking forward to another amazing year ahead for UK gigs in 2016, we are busy getting ready for our next UK gigs and also our first gigs in Europe (to be announced)
Australian Lineup News
To all of our rockers over in Australia - here is the announcement you have been waiting for!
(Drum roll - thanks Leroy!)
It is with great excitement we announce our next Australian Tour, the 25th Anniversary tour of The Shinkickers in March/April 2016 !!!
Drums, percussion, vocals and smiley face. Who else would it be? Leroy Cleaver
Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone, Harmonica and anything else he might surprise us with: Geoff Bushby
Our Keyboard wizard extraordinaire, with Hammond, Synth, Piano, Vocals, and his new extra 4th keyboard and of course Piano Accordion: Terry Pugh
Creative Wizard of the Bass, and Nomadic Druid (the one and only) John McNair
Gigs (Time to mark your Diaries!)
Paddy's Day Weekend:
Thursday March 17th: 5pm (Paddy's Day) JB O'Reilly's Leederville
Saturday March 19th: 9pm The Indi Bar, Scarborough Beach with special guests Beltane Fire
Sunday March 20th: Super Sunday Session at The Carlisle Hotel, 5pm
Saturday March 26th: 9pm The Woodbridge Hotel Guildford
Sunday March 27th: Super Sunday Session at The Carlisle Hotel, 5pm
Friday April 1st: Finale at The Indi Bar, Scarborough Beach with special guests Beltane Fire
Saturday April 2nd: 9pm Finale at The Woodbridge Hotel Guildford
Sunday April 3rd: Finale at Super Sunday Session at The Carlisle Hotel, 5pm
Tuesday April 5th: Grand Finale at The Perth Blues Club, Charles Hotel, North Perth
Gerry & Sharon Quigley,
& The Shinkickers (Ireland, UK & Australia)