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.

Friday, April 10, 2015


en nog 1 van 4 april met Paddy Maguire in Cafe-zaal de Reunie

Posted by De Reunie Geleen on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tonights Show

Tonights show is a new one for us! we've heard some fantastic reports from traveling around about The Old Crown in Staningley so bring it on

The Address
The Old Crown
146 Town Street
LS28 6ER

Show starts at 8.30pm

Would be awesome to see you there.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Recording Day 1

Well after being natter'd and winged at for many's a year its about time we got our arse's into a studio and record an album!!
Truth being known I hate the studio environment with a vengeance!! but we're at The BackStage Academy for the next couple of weeks to record the way we like it 


This is our home for the next couple of weeks

We're gonna be blogging our thoughts and views as we fumble head first into the strange world of recording but from the comfort of where we belong naturally..The Stage.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Crosskeys, Siddal

Our next show

The Crosskeys
2 Whitegate

Sunday 8th From 3.00pm

Back at our 'Local' for some wild & wonderful shenanigans as always!! 

One of the most asked question I get is "When are you playing back in Halifax, West Yorkshire" Well tomorrow is the day for all our debauchery to come home!!

Paddy Maguire on Guitar & Vocals 
Jenna Hooson Maguire on Vocals 
Sean Fitzpatrick on Drums & Vocals 

And the one and only Jamie Mallender on Bass & Vocals 

Its also our last show before we record the bands first 'proper' album!! so expect a whole plethora of new and never before played songs!! (Gulp)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Victoria Inn

Hey lovers, groovers, happenin' dudes and funky movers! There's only one place for the cool people to be on Saturday - The Paddy Maguire Band will be throwing a full-on Blues/Rock party for all the awesome cats in town.

9 pm Start 
S43 3TR

We'd love to see you there for some 100% live music, shennanigans and a bit of a sort of love-in type happening, with beer.

We 'might' have one or two very special guests joint us on stage!! but you'll have to be in to win!!

Miles Gilderdale from The BlueFlies with our Paddy

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Jeni Hendrix

Tonights Show

Tonight we're gonna be 'Balls to the Wall' at The White Lion in Sheffield 

Checkout their website

The White Lion
615 London Road
S2 4HD
0114 255 1500

So get your dancing pants on and your drinking heads engaged and see you there.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Recording News

Just to keep you all in the loop! we have been writing new material for an up and coming recording sessions in March, We are producing and all original album with an added extra which is going to be written by you guys!! (More details to follow on that one!!!)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gibson Rainbow

Feelin the need for some Gibson technicolor tones this afternoon.

Rory & Me

One of the greatest moments in the never-ending evolution of music was the invention of the Blues. 

The second was electricity!!!! and i love nothing more that mixing the two together!!! 
(Paddy Maguire)

One of the 'life altering' experiences for me was meeting a certain Mr Rory Gallagher back in Ireland oh so many years ago, after a long chat and a little jam we parted with Rory telling to "keep it up son" and that's exactly what I've done.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Welcome to the new website

Hey guys hows it going? all good I presume.
Welcome to the new look site, please feel free to have a look around although a lot of content is still be written as we speak!!

This weekend we're at The White Lion in Sheffield, please have a look at the Gig Page  

Would be bloody awesome to see you.