@ The Bridge House '79

by Gerry McAvoy Jam

My girl 04:30
Slow down 04:29
Route 66 09:08


Recorded on the 9th February 1979. Gerry McAvoy never ever had a bad night, he would gather the cream of British rock and blues stars who would come on down for one of his nights, queuing to get on stage and have a blow.

In this instance the musicians that turned up were; Steve Waller, who was playing regularly at the Bridge and was also chosen by Manfred Mann to join his band. Little Stevie Smith on Harmonica and Vocals. Ted McKenna and Lou Martin who were with Gerry in the Rory Gallagher band, Brendon O’Neill who became Rory Gallagher's drummer, Ron Carthy and Mick Eves on Trumpet and Sax.


released November 1, 2010

Gerry McAvoy • Steve Waller • Stevie Smith • Ted McKenna
Brendan O’Neill • Ron Carthy • Mick Eaves


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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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