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Pat McManus on stage 9.10pm
Dark Emerald Highway is the fourth album from former Mamas Boys guitarist/songwriter, Pat McManus. His most personal and introspective album to date. Recorded around the time his father passed away, this is not a mournful collection of songs, rather a collection of tracks that positively reflect on life, family, and the world around. Still holding true to his Celtic roots, and mixed with his own distinctive style of Blues Rock, it is easy to see just why Pat was nicknamed "The Professor" when he was just a boy starting out. Indeed, with the sad and untimely passing of Rory Gallagher, and then Gary Moore, Pat McManus can lay claim to the title of "The last of the truly great Irish blues rock Guitarists".
The Pat McManus Band also perform a selection of the Classic Mamas Boys hits, including Runaway Dreams, Gentleman Rogues, and the classic, Needle In The Groove.
BIG WOLF BAND
Big Wolf is a rock blues powerhouse, with a distinctive guitar style and an array of well self penned tracks, backed by the talents of Mick Jeynes(bass), Tim Jones(drums) and Paul Brambani(keys) the band delivers every time. Energy filled sets, Spontaneous improvised breaks, dynamic highs and lows, bringing a song down to a whisper before exploding with energy and power that capture the true meaning of live music!