Half Moon presents:

Pat McManus Band

Pat McManus Band

Half Moon - Putney, London

£13 Adv / £15 Door
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
General Admission (e-ticket)
$18.30 + $1.83 s/c

Led by the former Mamas Boys Guitarist and Songwriter, Pat McManus can lay claim to being the last of the truly great Irish guitar heroes, and with his rock solid rhythm section of Paul Faloon and Plunkett McComb, The Pat McManus Band deliver one of the tightest, rocking, blues shows around.

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GROWING UP IN A FAMILY STEEPED IN TRADITIONAL MUSIC, PAT'S FIRST INSTRUMENT AT THE AGE OF 4 YEARS WAS THE VIOLIN. BY THE AGE OF 7 HE WAS ALSO PLAYING THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND PERFORMING LIVE WITH THE FAMILY BAND. BY 14 YEARS PAT WAS ' ALL IRELAND CHAMPION ' ON THE VIOLIN AND WAS OFFERED A PLACE AT THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC, BUT BY 18 YEARS HE WAS SEDUCED BY ROCK N ROLL.......AND SO HE PICKED UP THE ELECTRIC GUITAR. AFFECTIONATELY KNOW AS THE 'PROFESSOR', PAT HAS BEEN IN RECENT YEARS HAILED IN THE PRESS AS ONE OF THE TOP 5 IRISH GUITARISTS

IN 1978 PAT AND HIS BROTHERS FORMED THE SHORT LIVED 'PULSE' . BY 1979 THE BAND'S NAME WAS CHANGED TO ‘MAMA'S BOYS' AND WITH PAT NOW ALSO THE SONGWRITER FOR THE BAND,THE RISE TO FAME WAS RAPID. WITH HIS TWO BROTHERS JOHN AND TOMMY ,’ MAMA'S BOYS' ENJOYED A FIFTEEN YEAR CAREER WITH WORLDWIDE SUCCESS AND TOURING ALONG SIDE MANY OF THE GREAT ROCK AND ROLL BANDS. THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF PAT'S YOUNGER BROTHER TOMMY, BROUGHT A CLOSE TO THE 'MAMA'S BOYS' DAYS ...AND AFTER A BRIEF HIATUS,PAT AND HIS BROTHER JOHN REINVENTED THEIR SOUND AND RETURNED WITH THEIR NEW BAND 'CELTUS',WHICH WAS A MIX OF THE BROTHER'S

TRADITIONAL AND ROCK N ROLL PAST .THE BAND WERE VERY QUICKLY SIGNED TO SONY. UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF MUFF WINDWOOD AND PRODUCER RUPERT HIND THE BAND PRODUCED SEVERAL HIGHLY REGARDED AND AWARD WINNING ALBUMS.

IN 2001 PAT MOVED FROM LONDON BACK TO HIS NATIVE FERMANAGH. HE HAD FELT HE NEEDED A BREAK FROM MUSIC, BUT THAT LASTED ALL OF A FEW MONTHS AS SOON HE WAS PLAYING, RECORDING AND WORKING WITH A VARIETY OF BANDS AND MUSICIANS. IN 2007 PAT FINALLY FORMED HIS OWN SOLO BAND..' THE PAT MCMANUS BAND ' AND RELEASED HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM.THE BAND HAVE TOURED AND TOURED FOR THE PAST 17 YEARS, PLAYING HUGE FESTIVALS, TOURS AND HEADLINING SHOWS. WITHIN THIS TIME PAT HAS WRITTEN AND RELEASED 9 ALBUMS AND 3 DVD'S AS WELL AS SONGWRITING FOR AND PERFORMING ON OTHER ARTISTS ALBUMS. A NEW PMB LIVE CD WAS RELEASED IN JULY 2023.

THE PRESENT LINE UP OF THE PAT McMANUS BAND INCLUDES LONG TIME MEMBER PAUL FALOON ON DRUMS AND PAT'S FORMER CO - PRODUCER AND TOP SESSION PLAYER PLUNKETT McCOMB ON BASS.

.......AND SO THE STORY CONTINUES .

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