Bassics

by Gerry McAvoy

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about

Gerry McAvoy, bass player extraordinary and former member of the Rory Gallagher Band.
The Gerry McAvoy Jams became notorious at the Bridge House, Blues at its very best, attracting top musicians who would hang about in the audience waiting for a nod from the bass man to come up and blow their piece. The bass player became a vocalist and started writing his own songs, he approached Bridge House Records to make a album. Yes sir, said Mr Murphy.
What Gerry did was record a live gig and then went into the studio with all our favourite players, Steve Waller, Stevie Smith, Dave Edwards, Graham Foster, Brendon O'Neill, Ted McKenna, Davey Smythe (who owned the studio he used),Lou Martin, Ron Cartney and Mick Eve.
He decided to make one side live and the other side studio based.

credits

released August 1, 1979

Steve Waller, Stevie Smith, Dave Edwards, Graham Foster.Brendon O'Neill, Ted McKenna, Davey Smythe, Lou Martin, Ron Cartney, Mick Eve

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Bridge House Music London, UK

The Bridge House was a unique live venue. Tucked away under some pylons off the Canning Town roundabout in the deepest part of the East End of London was a large pub that had live music every night of the week. Managed by Terry Murphy, it was where bands such as Iron maiden, The Blues Band, Depeche Mode stared their careers and others such as Rory Gallagher and Stevie Marriott finished off theirs. ... more

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