Monday, November 2, 2015

The Wrotham Arms in Kent review

Here's a great review from Geoffrey Pine of the show at The Wrotham Arms in Broadstairs in Kent.
Pictures by Katie Bradley 


The Paddy Maguire Band featuring Paddy ( lead guitar and vocals ), Jenna Hooson ( vocals), Jamie Mallender on (bass and backing vocals) and Sean Fitzpatrick ( drums and backing vocals ) traveled from Halifax (not the bank) to the seaside town of Broadstairs on the east coast of Kent for a one of gig.

Playing for the first time at the small intimate venue Paddy and his brilliant band put on a terrific gig that won the locals over immediately with a vast variety of music which covered blues, rock, soul and even a bit of funk. Whatever your taste’s The Paddy Maguire Band catered for everybody.

Jenna Hooson on lead vocals was brilliant ( what a voice) belting out the following numbers: Paul Rodgers Muddy Water Blues, Tina Turner’s Nutbush City Limits and when she sang Janis Joplin’s Mercedes Benz you couldn’t hear a pin drop. The band often encouraged the audience to partake which they readily did.

Paddy commenced the second set as a three piece, minus Jenna and he showed that not only is he a fine guitarist by taking the lead vocals for three numbers, one a Stevie Ray Vaughan number. The band were joined at various times during the evening by the following  Kent musicians, a fully cloaked batman (top guitarist – Rosco Levee) who was obviously making full use of his fancy dress outfit a day prior to Halloween, plus British Blues award winner Katie Bradley on vocals and Broadstairs Blues Bash organizer, top harp player Nigel Feist.

The gig unfortunately passed by far to quickly for the crowd who were shouting for more at 11.40pm, which the band duly obliged with two rock numbers to finish the evening’s entertainment: ACDC – Whole Lotta Rosie and Led Zeppelin’s  Rock and Roll.

Many thanks to Rosco Levee for providing the PA, the sound was spot on.

The band’s high energy performance was brilliant, certainly one of my gigs of the year at The Wrotham Arms. If the Paddy Maguire Band are gigging in your location  please check them out you wont be disappointed, I am certainly looking forward to a return visit to Broadstairs in 2016.

Geoff Pine (Rock & Blues promoter in East Kent) 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Half Moon Putney Reviews

Top of the morning 'Erryone' here's a review and photos from the show we did at The Half Moon in Putney, London with our soul partners Northsyde.

Photos & Review by Alan Bates
Last night had another unexpected treat for me and that was my introduction to the music of The Paddy Maguire Band.
WOW.....what a great band. Like the mighty Northsyde, these guys are a no nonsense, bullshit free band that come out and slap you around the face with honest energy. Not only can they play, but they can entertain big style, with fun to the fore and smiley faces a plenty. Mash ups and hard driving sing along fun is this bands trademark and the infectious northern demeanor makes you feel part of the party from the opening number. But they ain't no one trick pony and the stunning delivery of the Etta James classic, 'I would rather go blind' caused many a neck hair to stand to attention, Good work Jenna

And the following Review by Richard Dunning & Photos By Luc Bunt

Last night I had the pleasure of watching two bands that not only are brimming with talent but also, and this is the important bit, know how to entertain. They so obviously enjoyed what they were doing that their enthusiasm spilled from the stage and swept the audience along for the ride. And to top it all off both bands were fronted by ridiculously talented female vocalists. So my thanks to Lorna Fothergill and Jenna Hooson Maguire and all of Northsyde and The Paddy Maguire Band. A magic night and can't wait to see you again!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Half Moon, Putney

This Thursday 15th see the band play at The Half Moon in Putney with our soul Sister & Brothers Northsyde

Tickets at The Half Moon

To say we a super excited about this one is the understatement of the year

The Kings Head, Huddersfield

Sunday 11th November saw us return to one of our favorite venues in Huddersfield and what a day!!
After setting all the gear up and feeling (as always) a little apprehensive and the crowd building nicely inside and out, I popped out for a 'Regal King Size Break' and spotted a rather curious looking red van driving around the car-park with non other than The Little Devils aka Yoko & Ray Qureshi together with Graeme Wheatley and Sara Shaw.


What a fantastic surprise! we had no idea they where showing up at the show! They were on their way from a show the previous night in Hartlepool to a show that evening in Warwickshire.
They delighted everyone with a fantastic impromptu set with Ray staying on and getting is guitar head well and truly on for a jam on a couple with us.
Checkout this fabulous band at 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Elm Rock & Blues Club

This is from the Elm Rock & Blues Club at Wisbech

So just for a change the Sunday afternoon Rock and Blues is on a Saturday night. Well the Paddy Maguire Band couldn't come on the Sunday so it had to be didn't it? Tom Harlock and Nick Pooley from Whiskey Twist will be starting the evening off at 8.00pm and Paddy, Jenna, Jamie and Sean will be on at around 9.00pm. Doors (no not the band) 7.30pm. Come along for a Bank Holiday weekend blast with two days to recover, you may well need them!

Oh and it's happening on Saturday May 23rd... Special room discount if you want to stay the night. Just tell reception Rock and Blues and the date.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Butchers Arms

Fantastic night at The Butchers Arms in Brimington....Big love to everyone who made it out to party with all rock my world.

Huge respect to Jules Fothergill  for doin what he does. ..

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday night at The Midland

We'd like to thank everyone who made it out tonight at The Midland in Killamarsh, all I can say is that we had a blast with you all!


Until next time please all be safe and keep it LOUD.

Paddy, Jenna, Sean & Jamie.