Reviews

Geoff Pine (Rock & Blues promoter in East Kent)

"The band’s high energy performance was brilliant, certainly one of my gigs of the year"

Photo by Katie Bradley


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.



"That really was one of my all time favourite gigs and as I said at the time" "if this was the last one I ever went to I would die a very happy man". 





"A brilliant night’s entertainment from musicians of the highest order, yes plenty to sing and dance about here, fantastic".
                                                                   
Keith Blackledge - National & international music reviewer 



The Paddy Maguire Band, they are a dynamic powerhouse four-piece recently described by America’s top selling Blues Revue magazine as ‘England’s masters of Big, Bad Kick Ass sounds’. 






In 2010, guitarist/vocalist Paddy Maguire's musical journey of exploration and endeavor has put him among the cream of the latest generation of artists reshaping and re-energizing the blues and creating music that, at its best, is as exciting, as soulful and as moving as you'll find anywhere.

At The Meeting Room Elland, he was joined by Jenna Hooson on vocals. Jenna has been nominated in the category of Best Female Vocals in the 2012 British Blues Awards and has her own unique vocal identity which has both power and passion in equal measure.

Dave Michell - The Meeting Room












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