Event

Mundell Music Presents

Pat McManus

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Mar 16 Thu
Pat McManus8:00 PM
Backstage at The Green Hotel, Kinross
All Ages
Buy Tickets GBP20.00

 

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 HE 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 BOY'S ' ENJOYED A 15 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 SO 'CELTUS' WAS BORN.'CELTUS'  WAS A MIX OF THE BROTHER'S TRADITIONAL PAST WITH ROCK AND 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 FERMANGH.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 15 YEAR,PLAYING HUGE FESTIVALS ,TOURS AND HEADLING SHOWS.WITHIN THIS TIME PAT HAS WRITTEN AND RELEASED 9 ALBUMS  AND 3 DVD'S AND A NEW DVD IS READY FOR RELEASE IN 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 NOW CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF THE PMB THE STORY CONTINUES WITH A FULL TOURING SCHEDULE IN 2023