Johnny Gallagher and the Boxtie Band coming back to Castlebar

Johnny Gallagher and the Boxtie Band will be in Castlebar on Saturday, October 19.

Johnny Gallagher and the Boxtie Band will be in Castlebar on Saturday, October 19.

Saturday night next October 19 the Garbo's venue showcases Johnny Gallagher and the Boxtie Band - a man who first played here in the legendary Desperate Dans.

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest guitar players touring the European circuit, Johnny Gallagher with the Boxtie Band is a full on rock'n’roll show combining his own material with stunning personal versions of selected classics.

His guitar playing covers a unique range of rock styles and country pickin, with which he can naturally and masterfully turn himself into a true blues man. To top it all, Johnny possesses a truly unique and expressive voice which show cases his songs with the dynamics to swoop from a scream to a whisper.

The Boxtie band packs the double punch of Pauric and James Gallagher - the twin brothers of Johnny Gallagher who have toured extensively all over Europe. Jamesp lays a solid consistent punchy bass, always powerful and never too busy. Pauric switches between his unorthodox organ and boogie piano style while Johnny displays his wizardry on both electric and acoustic guitars.

The Boxtie Band have a force that doesn't appear out of nowhere, Its like an ageing process that takes time to mature. They also visit the unknown on stage, ad-libbing, jamming, improvising and that's the magic at all their live shows as it also gives the audience the power to express themselves. That's the ultimate connection, that's what its all about. Its plain and simple Rock 'n' Roll..

Johnny Gallagher and the Boxtie Band play Saturday, October 19. Admission is €10 and doors open at 10pm, tickets available at the door and on www.ticketweb.ie

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