Pat McManus Band
Powerful three piece Blues/Rock
The Pat McManus Band are a powerful three piece Blues/Rock Trio, headed up by the former “Mama’s Boys’ and ‘Celtus’ guitarist/violinist virtuoso and true gent Pat McManus (AKA ‘The Professor’). The ‘PMB’ line-up is completed by two other Irish musicians,the powerful drummer Paul Faloon and the fabulous bassist Marty McDermott, both of whom have served their time with a variety of top Irish acts and as top session men working all over the globe.
Pat is today considered to be one of the last remaining individual guitar hero’s of a generation of Irish guitarists,after the sad and early loss of both Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore and is prehaps best know for his previous band ‘Mama’s Boys‘, which he formed with his brothers John and Tommy in the eighties. ‘Mama’s Boys’ although very young, soon proved to be a great success in the world of Rock’n’Roll and were one of the greatest rock bands to come out of Northern Ireland. They are perhaps best known for their hits ‘Needle in the Groove’ and cover of Slade’s ‘Mama We’re all Crazy Now’, but during this time Pat wrote a huge amount of songs many of which are still strong favorites with the loyal fans right up to this day. During the eighties and nineties the band toured the world working along side such acts as Bon Jovi, Sting, Ratt, Y&T, Black Sabbath, The Scorpions, Hawkwind, Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Gary Moore, Wishbone Ash, Deep Purple, Marillion, Rush, Twisted Sister and so,so many more. They held the house record for the prestigious Marquee Club in London and were the only unsigned act to play the Reading Rock Festival at that time and also played such great UK Festivals as Knebworth and Milton Keynes. During their career the band recorded eight albums and scored hits both at home, as well as in America and Japan.