Blues rock guitar hero, Simon McBride, has been following in the footsteps of the many great Irish guitarists before him, including an extensive UK tour.

Opening the show was 21 year old Irish acoustic singer song writer, Nathan O’Regan, who kicked the night off with some great tracks from his latest EP. He left the crowd suitably warmed for Simon McBride.

This show was a great turnout for a school night in Newcastle for the Irish axe man, brandishing his trusty PRS guitar. McBride is sounding great, with superb tone and his appreciation of space. It’s almost as much about the notes that aren’t played as those that are. The band play as a trio and are tight. Accompanying McBride on guitar is Gareth Hughes on bass and Paul Hamilton on drums.

Finishing reading this article and view the concert photos on National Blues Review.

About The Author

Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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