Blues HQ

Blues HQ

Featuring Gerry Hendrick (guitar & vocals), John Quearney (bass & vocals) and Noel Bridgeman (drums & vocals).

Gerry Hendrick a veteran with 25 years of guitar playing under his belt is probably best known for the time he spent as lead guitarist for our very own blues harp player Don Baker. During his time he has also worked with The Business, Andrew Strong, Sinead O’Connor to name but a few. They will perform an eclectic mix of material from blues to progressive acoustic tunes, ranging from Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Robert Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Pink Floyd.

Noel Bridgeman – drums and vocals, is undoubtedly one of the best drummers that Ireland has ever produced. He started playing with Skid Row: Phillip Lynott on vocals, Brush Shiels on bass, Gary Moore on guitar. Noel has played and recorded with artists such as Mary Black, Mike Scott and the Waterboys, Jackson Browne, Sharon Shannon, Steve Earle, Christy Moore, Van Morrison, Mick Hanley, Donal Lunny, The Corrs, The Chieftans and Paul Brady. Apart from his ability as drummer and percussionist, Noel is a very distinctive singer. His funky, unique and very soulful interpretations of blues, rock and soul classics are a must hear for any fan of these genres.

John Quearney – bass and vocals. John began playing bass in the 60s with Dublin beat groups, playing blues by The Rolling Stones and The Beatles and like a lot of musicians at the time he played with show bands such as The Wheels, Big Jim Farelly and Roly Daniels and Stage 2. In the 80s and 90s he played with Wally Page's cajun band The Big Mistake, blues bands The Business and Red Peter's, The Floating Dublin Blues Band. In the mid 90s he formed the Heavyweights with Noel Bridgeman and played with and accompanied great singers and musicians such as Jeff Healy, Big Jack Johnston, Donavan, Henry McCullough, Jimmy Faulkner, Pat Farrell, Ditch Cassidy, Mary Stokes, Honor Heffernan, Bree Harris, Paul Brady and Johnny Duhan. John has recorded many albums as an invited session musician. In November 2008 he was a founding member of Left Right and Centre with Ed Deane, Noel Bridgeman. 

Doors 9pm   -   Adm €10

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Gigs

A Love Supreme

Saturday 25th of February 2017

Rag Mama Rag

Sunday 26th of February 2017

Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan

Monday 27th of February 2017

Dublin Guitar Night

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

GOTCHA…!!!

Thursday 2nd of March 2017

Blues HQ

Friday 3rd of March 2017

The Pyro Blues Executive

Saturday 4th of March 2017

Donal Kirk and Jimmy Smyth

Monday 6th of March 2017

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