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 Oâ€™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 aÂ great turnout for a school night in Newcastle for the Irish axe man, brandishing his trusty PRS guitar. McBride is sounding great, with superb toneÂ andÂ his appreciation of space. Itâ€™s almost as much about the notes that arenâ€™t played as those that are. The band play as a trio and are tight. Accompanying McBrideÂ on guitar is Gareth Hughes on bass and Paul Hamilton on drums.
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