Bio - Gerry Quigley

Written by Druidstone.


Dublin born and bred Blues/Rock guitarist and virtuoso composer Gerry Quigley has been captivating crowds with his mesmerizing melodies in a career that spans 5 decades. 

Quigley's music is timeless as it evokes memories of his youth, from the Blues and Heavy Rock of his teenage years in 70's Dublin, through to Heavy Rock, Blues and Celtic Folk Rock of the 80's and 90's and 00's during 30 years in Western Australia.  With his present day Blues, Rock and Instrumental Progressive Rock and it's unmistakeable Celtic feel, it's no surprise that Quigley is now making his mark on Ireland, the UK and Europe once more.

Captivating the audience where ever he plays, from pubs, clubs and theatres to music festivals, when you hear Quigley play those first few notes you just know the show is going to be something special.

Known on both sides of the globe for his jaw-dropping guitar wizardry and his eclectic collection of guitars and things with strings, including a one of a kind double-neck Mandola/Bouzouki, from Ireland to the UK and Europe to the USA and Australia nowhere is safe from the effect of his mesmerizing melodies.
Prepare to be captivated!


"Phil Lynnott and Thin Lizzy. Quigley is one of that rare breed"  Blues Matters magazine UK (Feb 2017)

"Exquisite progressive rock guitar mastery" Blues Matters magazine UK (Feb 2017)

"Hard-edged Celtic Blues Rock" Blues Matters magazine UK (Feb 2017)

"Man, I just LOVE your vibrato" Roy Buchanan (Blues guitar legend) backstage at Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia, after handing his guitar to Gerry and asking him to play

"Wow, that was REALLY cool!  Steve Morse (Guitarist, Deep Purple) after watching Gerry play some of that Quigley guitar madness at Burswood Casino, Perth Western Australia:

"Great work, some tasty guitar pieces!" Eric Bell (Blues legend & former Thin Lizzy guitarist) after listening to Gerry's debut prog-rock album with The Nomadic Druids:

"Amazing album, I love it!  I hope you sell a million (at least)"  Smiley Bolger (Dublin music identity & Promoter) after listening to Gerry's debut prog-rock album with The Nomadic Druids:

"Brilliant album, I like it a lot. I've been listening to it on and off for two weeks now and I must say I really, really like it!"  Pat James (Radio Nova Dublin) on radio talking about Gerry's debut prog-rock album with The Nomadic Druids:

"I just loved your music when you played in Dublin and I know you will always do so well with your music just like my Philip.  Please show those Australians where the good music comes from, and please, hurry home because we all love you dearly and miss you."  Philomena Lynott mother of Ireland's legendary rocker Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) in her video speech launching Gerry Quigley & The Nomadic Druids in Australia:

"Gerry Quigley (The Shinkickers Guitarist) as a guitarist must be a rock/blues god in Australia. If not, may I suggest a national debate to put this right. I've not seen them live (only video), but he even looks like Rory. And his playing, wow. What a talent."  Rob Scott The Talk Magazine (UK)

"The Shinkickers from the first listen have thoroughly impressed me with their talents. The guitars, the sound and the energy behind what they play is absolutely astounding. The commitment they’ve shown thus far to their music has been proven evident with every song. These are people who love music! "  Ash Fierro The Chaos Box, 99.3 FM, Los Angeles, California


2018: Festival of the Strings: Live in Dubin (To be released)

2016: The Shinkickers - Broken Down Blues 25th Anniversary Edition

2015: The Shinkickers (Blues/Rock) (to be released)

2012: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - Gerry Quigley & The Nomadic Druids (Progressive Rock)

2007: Live at Clancy's Fremantle - The Shinkickers (Blues/Rock)

1999: Broken Down Blues - The Shinkickers (Blues/Rock)

1998: Looking at You - The Blarney Stones (Celtic Rock)

1996: Live at Perth Concert Hall: Raggle-Taggle Gypsy (Celtic Rock)








1978 Radio Dublin "Ireland's No.1 Rock Band - Raw Deal"

My 411 Source Local/Indie Music, Los Angeles California

“Best Foreign Band 2007" The Shinkickers (Blues/Rock)