Simon McBride

Simon McBride

Saturday, 19th May 2018

Doors Open: 7.30pm   Show Starts at: 8.00pm

Prices: In Advance £16.00   On the door £18  


The Irishman they are calling the rightful heir to Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore is back on the road in 2018 with his jet-fuelled band.

Having toured with Ian Gillan in 2016, filling the shoes of Ritchie Blackmore in a programme of Deep Purple songs that played stadiums across Europe, Simon went on to tour and record with uber-keyboardist Don Airey (another member of Deep Purple) throughout 2017 followed by an outing with Whitesnake offshoot, Snakecharmer.

With his band of fellow Irishmen Marty McCloskey (drums) and Dave Marks (bass), Simon delivers his own distinctive songs along with crowd-pleasers from the likes of Hendrix and Free. His guitar skills have made him a go-to gun for hire on the British Blues-rock scene, admired among professionals, followed by enthusiasts, and endorsed by some of the biggest brands on the guitar scene.

Rewind to the early 90s and you didn’t have to squint to spot future greatness in the unassuming kid from Belfast who picked up his first guitar at ten, eschewing formal lessons to bend his fingers around the music of Free, Jeff Beck and Hendrix. At 16 he turned pro, wowing the world in projects that ranged from filling Vivian Campbell’s shoes in Sweet Savage to R&B and soul with ex-Commitments vocalist Andrew Strong. Touring in his own right he has supported Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck and Joe Bonamassa and played major festivals around Europe.