Favourite Tracks: Gerry McAvoy
Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists
9 November 2014, 17:00
Thursday 13 November, 22:00
1 February 2015, 16:00 repeat
Long-standing Rory Gallagher bass player Gerry McAvoy chooses
his favourite tracks
Gerry McAvoy was playing in a band called Deep Joy before
the opportunity arose to join Rory Gallagher in his new "power
trio", in 1970. Deep Joy were signed to the same
management as Gallagher and came to his attention when they
played gigs in London in the late-1960s.
became Rory's regular, and long-term, first lieutenant remaining
with him from 1970 until 1991 and appearing on all the classic
seventies albums including the legendary live 'Irish Tour '74'.
subsequently joined Nine Below Zero and worked with them until
2011. Since that time he has performed as Band Of Friends
with one-time Gallagher drummer Ted McKenna and Dutch guitarist
Marcel Scherpenzeel. They have so far released one album -
'Too Much Is Not Enough' - and tour regularly.
Gerry has also performed at the Rory Gallagher
celebration in Ballyshannon, Donegal.
released two solo albums: in 1980 Bassics and 'Can't Win 'Em
All' in 2010 (Angel Air Records). In 2005 he published his
autobiography Riding Shotgun: 35 Years on the Road with Rory
Gallagher and Nine Below Zero.
also Rory Gallagher
Tour '74...box set)