The Gerry Quigley Band (Australia, Ireland)

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

“I’ve never seen so many jaws hit the floor at once when Gerry started playing!” – comment on Social Media following a Gerry & The Shinkickers show at Ballyshannon International Rory Gallagher Rock & Blues Festival (Ireland)

The Music:

The Gerry Quigley Band guarantees an energy-packed show filled with fun, musical mayhem and madness!

You’ll hear a captivating mix of  Quigley originals along with a diverse range of classics selected from the legends who have inspired Gerry including as BB King, Peter Green, Paul Kossoff, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, The Doors and more.

What others are saying about Gerry Quigley:

“Unique brand of hard-edged Celtic Rock and Blues”
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:

“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’s Prog Rock band Gerry Quigley & The Nomadic Druids at their debut gig in Australia.

The Quigley Story:

Gerry was born and raised in the Dublin music scene of the 70’s, where he was instantly mesmerised the first time he ever heard an electric guitar played live.  Gerry was just 10yo and the guitarist was none other than the young Gary Moore, rehearsing with Brush Shiels and The Real Skid Row in the basement of the Quigley family house.   Gerry knew from that first special moment that all he ever wanted to do when he left school was play guitar.

Gerry’s musical journey continued, in the true Irish tradition he grew up as the youngest of a very musical family, and bands rehearsing in the Quigley house each week included rock legends Thin Lizzy in their early years.  At 14yo Gerry had his first and only guitar lessons with Eric Bell, Thin Lizzy founding guitarist.   It was Eric who taught Gerry about the Blues, as he introduced Gerry to many of the world’s guitar greats and the importance of listening,  and encouraged Gerry to  develop his own style.

Gerry achieved success with his 70’s heavy rock band Raw Deal before emigrating to Perth, Western Australia in 1982 where he spent the next 30 successful years touring and recording.  Gerry is among very few to be gifted with honorary life membership of the prestigious Perth Blues Club for his contribution to the Western Australian music scene.

Gerry is now a master and a  guitar legend in his own right.  The high calibire of musical influences in his childhood is evident in his playing and in the captivating, spine-tingling music he writes.

Gerry tours his homeland of Ireland extensively each year and is currently planning his European Tour 2018.

One thing is for certain – prepare to be captivated!

For more information see artist page for:

Gerry Quigley & The Shinkickers

See Youtube links below:

Youtube: Gerry Quigley original “Weeping Willow” filmed in Perth Western Australia during Gerry’s 2016 Australian tour.

Youtube: Gerry Quigley & The Shinkickers: The Lonesome Boatman – Trad.Irish Finbar Furey – Banshee Records (Arranged by G.Quigley, Druidstone Records)

Youtube: Ballyshannon 2016 Gerry Quigley & The Shinkickers – Tattoo’d Lady

Youtube: Gerry Quigley – Sunset Instrumental plus at 3:55 the Dick Dale classic Misirlou!