Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Say hello to Rita

Here's the No1 called affectionately RITA.


How she became known as Rita is many moons ago, before we could all remember our mobile phone numbers a good friend from York had some stickers made with the number on to hand out to her friends, I was given one and promptly stuck it on the back of the Headstock, 

Years passed and the guitar was stolen from my car, the police were involved and took all my details including photos of the guitar but nothing seemed to be happening.. Five weeks to the day I received a call from the police asking if I had lost a guitar as they had recovered one in Halifax ( my home town) and could I come to the station to identify it.. Sure enough it was mine.. They told me they had called the number on the back of the headstock, they were told it wasn't theirs but it was Paddy's and gave them my contact details...
The name of the girl who gave me the sticker was......  Rita.



True story.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Engine Room

The Engine Room
If NASA needed a new engine for their speed of light craft they can get their bloody own..
They Not Getting Mine



Please check out both Jamie's & Liam's own websites




Checkout Jamie's website HERE 


Checkout Liam's website HERE 


Liam James Gray with Northsyde - Free and Easy @ Cambridge Rock Festival 2014

Our new Drummer Mr Liam James Gray with the mighty Northsyde



The Meeting Room Christmas Party

Saturday 17th December
This year we have opening the night with Andy (Woody) Woods new band Into The Blue starting at 8.15pm the we'll be taking to the stage with very special guests Jules & Lorna Fothergill.

Don't leave it to the last minute for tickets as there aren't many left and this WILL sellout.

Get your tickets here www.themeetingroomelland.co.uk

This is gonna be an awesome night.

Paddy

Jenna has a new fan!

After a stonking show at The Priory Hotel in Dover Jenna seemed to pick up a new fan! Liam looks like he approved

Welcome Mr Liam James Gray

Id like to welcome to the band our new full time member the one and only
 LIAM JAMES GRAY
We've known Liam for about four years and watched closely as he's become in our opinion one of the countries best and most sort after drummers.
This has marked a turning point with the band with many dates though-out the UK & mainland Europe along with studio time 2017.  



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 

PADDY MAGUIRE BAND– THE WROTHAM ARMS, BROADSTAIRS – FRIDAY  30TH OCTOBER, 2015

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)